My sister and I like doing jigsaw puzzles but neither of us had thought to bring one along to Merida, Mexico. It took a little searching but finally I found a good selection in an educational toy store in a large mall. I bought one for our house in La Ceiba and one for my sister’s house in Merida. I decided to go with Mexican themes for both of them. The one at my house was a picture of Mexican food. It was not an easy puzzle but over a period of a couple of weeks and in between visiting and eating and glasses of wine and lunches and phoning our Dad together and cups of coffee we got it done. The puzzle at my sister’s house was very challenging!! I admit I only put in a couple of pieces. Luckily my sister had friends visiting for a week and they are both excellent puzzlers so they helped Kaaren do the puzzle.
I found a couple of websites that list all the benefits of adults doing jigsaw puzzles. It can improve your short term memory, develop problem solving and visual spacial skills and boost your intelligence quotient. It can lift your mood, help stave off dementia, lower stress levels, increase attention to detail and foster cooperation and collaboration. And I would add provide an opportunity to do something enjoyable, challenging and fun with your sister.
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