Modern children are accustomed to technology. Some even call them the "button generation", meaning that the habit of pressing buttons is now formed from a very young age. As a result, the child thinks differently, perceives the surrounding reality and school subjects differently.
Many games, riddles and puzzles, which were easily solved by children several decades ago, now cause difficulties. Children's hobbies, relevant in the middle of the 20th century or even at the end of it, are now incomprehensible to children. They even watch different cartoons.
One of the few fun things that have not lost their appeal are game mazes.
The labyrinth is one of the most ancient puzzles of mankind. According to legend, the first labyrinth was built in order to hide the minotaur from others. Since then, they have been built in many parks and gardens.
Mazes for children are attractive and interesting in any form.
It is interesting to lead through the labyrinth of a fairy-tale hero using a pen. With such assignmentsmany educational and entertaining books are sold. Maze games for kids are very useful. They develop simultaneously several qualities that will be needed for study. This is memory, and attentiveness, and foresight of the consequences of one's actions. To get through a worthy labyrinth, you will have to show perseverance and patience. These qualities are very important in school.
There are also labyrinths with small balls, which must be brought to the right place by the correct tilt of the toy. Board games based on tangled paths and roads are in constant demand.
There are lovers to sit with a puzzle in a quiet place. Labyrinths for children with communication problems - an opportunity to relax and unwind.
But such a thing as a labyrinth exists not only on paper. They are installed in some parks - as an attraction. Of course, this is not a test of survival, as in the famous Harry Potter book, but simple mazes for children made from boards or low bushes.
There is another modification. These are special game labyrinths, which are also called soft playgrounds. Usually in the closed space of such a site there is a pool with balls, small slides, stairs and swings. You need to buy a ticket to such a soft platform and you can climb there for half an hour or an hour.
Why are mazes attractive for children?
First of all, any maze is a game of space. A person gets confused in it because he sees the same passage or corridor differently in different situations. And since children are aware of the space around them, they experimentwith him, for them it is very important. Boys especially need such spatial experiments.
They learn to navigate the terrain, develop the parts of the brain that are responsible for this. Boys have the ability to navigate genetically in the same way that girls have the ability to communicate with babies.
Among the many modern entertainments, mazes are perhaps the only ones that are beneficial.
Labyrinths are offered to small children, in notebooks and toys they are present in the life of a child from the age of three. Labyrinths are used to prepare for school and for relaxation in adulthood. Truly, this is an eternal puzzle!