• Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors – Strengthen Your Brain!

    If you are getting on in years, like me, then you know it’s pretty much true what they say, “The memory is the first to go”. It may be hard to understand if you haven’t gotten to that point in life yet, but it’s really frustrating not to be able to remember the simplest of things. That’s why it’s so great to know that there are ways to combat memory loss, such as jigsaw puzzles for seniors. Brain Exercise Any puzzle is helpful for your brain, but jigsaw puzzles are especially helpful because when you work them your WHOLE brain is working together. That means your whole brain is getting…

  • Puzzle Fun – for All Ages

    You might think that jigsaw puzzles are an activity designed for grownups, but nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, people of all ages enjoy these puzzles, and today there is such a wide variety that virtually anyone can find one to suit their own style of puzzle fun. Toddlers Small children LOVE puzzles! I had many different ones for my own children as they were growing up and they always had a lot of good fun working them. What’s really great too, is that the kids can always work a puzzle, no matter what the weather is like outside. So, it’s an activity that is always…

  • Jigsaw Puzzles – Health Benefits

    Have you ever heard that working jigsaw puzzles is good for your health? Well, believe it or not, it’s true! There have been numerous scientific studies that prove how helpful working puzzles can be to your brain, your memory, and more. Here you will find all sorts of information on how working jigsaws can help not only your brain, but also help your overall wellness. Jigsaw Puzzles – Brain Health When you work a jigsaw puzzle, your whole brain is involved, both halves working together to find the solution. The left side of our brain is the analytical side. It logically tries to sort out all of the puzzle pieces.…

  • History of Jigsaw Puzzle Games

    Origins: Ever wonder how jigsaw puzzles games got started? Back in the 1760s, mapmakers in Europe would paste maps onto wood and then cut that wooden map into small sections. Those map puzzles later became an educational tool. An engraver and mapmaker named John Spilsbury is attributed with making the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. By Creator: John Spilsbury – This file has been provided by the British Library from its digital collections. Catalogue entry., CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31453143 The Name: The first “jigsaw puzzles” weren’t called by that name. They were called “dissected maps”, which was fitting since the first puzzles were created from maps. These early puzzles were sold to…

  • About Moon

    Hello, and welcome to Jigsaws 4 Health! My name is Moon, and I will do my best to show you how doing jigsaw puzzles can lead to better health, as well as being a fun activity for the whole family. In My Youth I was born and raised in Texas, but now I live in Oregon. As a kid, my family didn’t have a lot of games, but we always had some jigsaw puzzles…and they were always loads of fun. My brothers and I put all kinds of jigsaw puzzles together time after time, and we never grew tired of them. Those are some fond memories that I cherish to…