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FREEBIE: 1001+ Mazes - Online and Printables (ALL)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Child Lost in Maze, by Nicolas DEBRAY on PIxabay
Mazes are a great activity, they help children develop muscle tone, strength, and balance. Problem-solving with mazes helps your child interact and concentrate in a fun way. Age isn't always an advantage when it comes to problem-solving in mazes - chances are your children might beat you to the end of the maze.
Mazes and Handwriting Skills
Long before your little ones are ready, their hands are getting ready to write. A series of small muscles in their hands and fingers need to be developed to help begin handwriting. Fine motor activities, such as mazes and dot-to-dot activities, are the perfect way to help develop these muscles.
The Benefits of Mazes
Mazes might look like just another fun way to pass time, but they're actually a valuable learning tool for children. Here's why:
  • For children, completing mazes is a great way to boost their problem-solving skills.
  • Solving mazes also boosts their patience and persistence and teaches them about the rewards of work.
  • Mazes can also help improve a child's cognitive thought processes.
  • Solving mazes are wonderful for improving hand-eye coordination.
  • Concentrating on a maze also helps with memory too
(This above was written by Linda Drummond for Kidspot, Australia's largest educational resource.)

Image: Mazes | Activities for children and adults
Check out these Books: Fun and Challenging Mazes for Kids 8-12, Fun First Mazes for Kids 4-8, School Zone - Preschool Mazes Workbook, Amazing 3D Mazes Activity Book For Kids 7-12, Maze Racers - The Exciting Maze Building and Racing Game, Brain Games - Mindful Mazes, From Here to There: A Book of Mazes to Wander and Explore, Totally Awesome Mazes and Puzzles: Over 200 Brain-bending Challenges, The Ultimate Maze Book, Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone, and more!

Image: Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone | Hardcover: 36 pages | by IC4DESIGN (Author), Hiro Kamigaki (Author). Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Translation edition (September 1, 2015)

Pierre the Maze Detective:
The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone

New Maze printables:
✏️ Mazes, Free Printables, Easy to Hard | KrazyDad
✏️ Easy Mazes from KrazyDad
✏️ Intermediate Mazes by KrazyDad
✏️ Challenging Mazes by KrazyDad
✏️ Tough Mazes by KrazyDad
✏️ Super-Tough Mazes by KrazyDad
✏️ Kingdom of Mazes (PDF)

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