Learning RX in Waukesha Marks National Puzzle Day

Kevin Pasqua from LearningRx was a special live guest Friday on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m. to talk about National Puzzle Day.

He's a big believer in the brain benefits for children, teens, adults and seniors.

As part of National Puzzle Day, LearningRx is hosting an Open House on January 29 from 2-8 p.m.

The Open House will showcase a variety of new puzzles and games and will include competitions and prizes.

The shop is located at 21075 Swenson Dr., Waukesha.

On this day, or any business day really, parents, children, teens and seniors are all invited to stop by to try a puzzle or game and learn how they can be used at home to improve cognitive skills like memory, reading and reasoning.

“Puzzles and games are great brain exercises because they require a child, teen or adult to use cognitive skills like visual processing, logic and reasoning, attention and processing speed,” says Pasqua. “Strong cognitive skills are important for successful learning later on.”

Cognitive skills are the underlying tools that enable everyone to focus, think, prioritize, plan, understand, visualize, remember and create useful associations, and solve problems. Students with weak cognition may struggle with reading or math, might be labeled as having ADD or ADHD or experience a host of other learning challenges.

“Watching your child do a puzzle can give you some insight into which brain skills are already strong, and which need to be strengthened. Puzzles are just one brain exercise but other household games like Connect 4, Uno and Stratego can also help children build their cognitive skills,” explains Pasqua. “It’s also important for parents to know that repetition and increasing the speed of completion are vitally important when doing brain training exercises.”

LearningRx specializes in brain training that increases the speed, power and function of the brain and reduces or eliminates learning problems for people of all ages.

For more information call 262-395-2250. 

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