Puzzling Can Help Boost Wellbeing in Public Libraries

Clue Detective is of the firm belief that puzzling can help boost wellbeing. It stands committed to help public libraries actively respond to the mental health issues left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital for people to remain connected, especially in times of isolation and lockdown, while remaining safe in their […]

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Fighting Dementia with a Puzzle

The challenge of fighting dementia is seen as one of the biggest health crises of our time.  A lot has been said and done to promote healthy living and incorporate various aspects of it in our everyday lives – avoiding junk food, exercising, taking vitamins etc. have all been a major points in the check-list […]

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COVID puzzling

by Catherine Eagleson COVID puzzling activities such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are all wonderful for keeping us engaged and focused, individually and in a group.  Research shows that these educational and engaging pastimes have never been more popular during our months of COVID lockdown.  They boost mental stimulation, as well as improving […]

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Solving crosswords at a social distance

By Asuquo Udofia Two is company, three is a crowd – and literally so these days in cities across the world because of COVID-19.  Social distancing… self-isolation… lockdown.   These terms have been added to vocabularies with the spread of the coronavirus. In many parts of the world, social distancing has meant a lockdown of […]

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Puzzling via your library aids mental health

In our new COVID world, staying connected is vital.  Puzzling via your library is a fun way that will encourage social interaction among patrons, as well as promoting a love of lifelong learning. Form a library puzzle club Catching up to solve puzzles with a group of friends (via the library) has many advantages.  Puzzles […]

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Spelling By Numbers

By Catherine Eagleson The traditional way of learning to spell is essentially by sounding out the letters, as well as studying them to memorise them.  Essentially we have learned to spell (and read) by sight and rote  We all remember the old adages such as “I before E, except after C”.  Well at Clue Detective, […]

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Putting Solving Puzzles on the CUSP

Solving puzzles has a huge range of benefits that can, and should be appreciated from a young age.  Puzzling is definitely not  just a pastime you pick up when you retire! Clue Detective has come up with an acronym that embraces the benefits of solving puzzles for health and wellbeing, as well as active learning and […]

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Word Puzzle Games Make Learning Fun!

If you have school-age children, crosswords and other types of puzzle games are great activities to supplement with their regular schoolwork.  They don’t have to stop learning just because they have come home.  If you have several children at school,  having a spelling bee around the dinner table is a great idea! You can choose […]

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Make Learning to Spell Fun

Good spelling forms a solid foundation for developing the skills to solve crosswords and other word puzzle games. Spelling bees are a great educational tool to help children boost their vocabulary and general knowledge.  In many ways they are just like a puzzle game that needs to be solved.  They are fun, but they can […]

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Word Puzzle Games For Kids

Word  puzzle games are great to incorporate in your child’s education.  Popular games include easy crossword puzzles and word searches and many others. These can become more complex as they grow and develop their thinking, and behavioural patterns. Provide a learning challenge for kids The beauty of word puzzle games is that they always provide […]

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