The magic on tangrams and an entertaining activity book in one! Tangram Puzzle Fun by Highlights brings hands-on problem solving and brain teasing logic puzzles together in one book.

Inside is a magnetic board with tangram pieces so that kids can manipulate shapes to fit a shadow design. Each page includes a tangram puzzle and a themed brain teaser on the opposite side. For instance, fit the tangram pieces to make a whale, then solve the word puzzle to answer a riddle: What do you call a whale that talks a lot? … a BLUBBER MOUTH.

Tangrams are a unique way for kids to practice concentration and critical-thinking skills through play. The magnetic board and pieces let kids solve each tangram repeatedly for endless puzzle fun. Kids practice skills like spatial awareness, fine motor and visual perception. Our tangram’ing kiddos even worked cooperatively as they talked through revisions to create their shape.

As children manipulated the geometric shapes to match the given shadows, they practiced logical reasoning and critical thinking. The brain teaser on the opposite page further developed those exact skills. Everything from reading a map, to deduction and math skills — kids’ brains were working and they enjoyed puzzling together. These problem-solving experiences develop a mindset that’s adaptable and resourceful, essential qualities for navigating challenges in academics and everyday life.

Puzzlers ages 6 and up will enjoy the brain-teasing fun of solving each tangram, plus more engaging activities like Hidden Pictures scenes, logic puzzles and more. “Tangram Puzzle Fun” is encourages spatial awareness, problem-solving, and social engagement as kids worked cooperatively.

Available at Highlights and Amazon