Latest Puzzle Stories

2013-05-29 23:27:00

Easy to pick up, hard to put down, KenKen puzzles are now available wherever you may roam. Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The wait is finally over, the worldwide logic puzzle sensation KenKen® is now available for free on Android enabled devices. The KenKen app possesses a progression mode, along with a choose-your-puzzle mode and many other exciting features. Whether you like to play KenKen® alone, with family and friends, or in the classroom you can now play whenever and...

2013-05-22 23:27:42

Lava Jigsaw HD for the iPad offers a unique multi-screen play area which supports puzzles of over 900 pieces, as well as an extensive and growing puzzle library to suit players of all ages. Adelaide, South Australia (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Lava Jigsaw HD brings the fun and challenge of real jigsaw puzzles to the iPad. It offers a unique multi-screen play area with pieces of consistent size, making it suitable for players of all ages. Puzzle pieces are fully 3D rendered and look and play like...

2013-04-03 23:03:07

Facing intense pressure from alternative information sources, newspapers are focusing on creative youth-oriented content as a means of competing in an electronic age. The Philadelphia Daily News is now launching the nationally syndicated, Kids Across Parents Down collaborative crossword, joining other major market newspapers in their efforts to leverage the intergenerational puzzles in cooperation with parents and teachers to establish a three-pronged synergy that improves literacy and brings...

2013-03-02 23:00:12

Now there is a way for parents to spend quality time with their children while helping to build problem solving skills with a new Puzzle app which can be played electronically. (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 Spending quality time with young children while helping them build lifetime skills is important to a child´s growth and development. Jujuba Software recently released a new Modern UI app for Windows 8 called Puzzles which provides a new way to help children build problem solving skills in...

2013-02-08 23:04:42

Monkeying Around will be exhibiting their award-winning Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure — Book 1 at the American International Toy Fair in New York City from February 10-13. Join them at Booth 6224 on level 1 as they “connect” the missing puzzle pieces to unearth the secrets and bring the mysterious gift the Adventure Book holds together. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Connect the dot puzzle publisher, Monkeying Around, is proud to announce they will be exhibiting...

2012-12-02 05:02:30

The Thinking Skills Club online after school program will be opening clubs in Australia and California in the new year, as well as several in its home town of Toronto, Canada. (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 The after-school program called the Thinking Skills Club is going Down Under. A tutorial business in Tasmania, Australia will be starting a small club for four children per session early in the new year. As well, a parent in Modesto, California is planning to volunteer to run one at her local...

Hyenas Solve Problems Faster When They Think Outside The Box
2012-08-09 11:56:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Trying many different solutions is required for solving innovative problems. That´s true for humans and now researchers from Michigan State University show that it is also true for hyenas Steel puzzle boxes with raw meat inside were presented to wild spotted hyenas in Kenya. The hyenas had to slide open a bolt latch to get the meat. Only nine out of 62 hyenas succeeded even though most of the animals had many opportunities to...

2012-07-23 23:02:45

KenKen Puzzle LLC is ready to present the 2012-2013 KenKen Classroom Program. Don't miss out on signing up for the upcoming academic school year! Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC is ready to present the 2012-2013 KenKen Classroom Program (KKCR). Calling all teachers, get ready to sign up! The KKCR Program is one set of puzzles that range in size from 3x3 to 5x5, with two 6x6 teamwork puzzles. Puzzle sets are sent to teachers once a week, usually on Sundays. The...

2012-02-16 14:13:48

Children who play with puzzles between ages 2 and 4 later develop better spatial skills, a study by University of Chicago researchers has found. Puzzle play was found to be a significant predictor of spatial skill after controlling for differences in parents´ income, education and the overall amount of parent language input. In examining video recordings of parents interacting with children during everyday activities at home, researchers found children who play with puzzles between 26...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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