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5 Fun Games to Play During the June Holidays to Keep Your Mind Active

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The June school holidays are coming soon! Starting on 28 May 2022, students will finally get their well-deserved break.

As a student, it is time to let go of the books and start going out with friends, spend time with family and binge-watch your favourite Netflix series.

However, keep in mind that you still have to keep your brain stimulated and active in preparation for the next semester.

Here are some fun and stimulating games that you can play to keep your brain active!

Rubik’s Cube

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The infamous Rubik’s Cube! It is a 9 by 9 cube, and the goal is to arrange all the same-coloured squares onto the same face.

This 3-D combination puzzle improves your concentration and problem-solving ability (preparation for E-maths!).

As you solve your way through, you find that you process your thoughts faster too!

Scrabble

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Scrabble is an incredible way to learn new words and keep your brain active. It is also a great game to play with your friends!

Studies show that scrabble improves visual word recognition and memory. It also prevents brain degeneration and keeps brain cell activity going.

The board game comes in English and has a Mandarin version too (to those seeking to improve their Chinese)!

Wordle

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Wordle has a similar effect as Scrabble. This online 5-letter word game also exercises specific brain muscles that involve visual word recognition.

It also improves concentration and problem-solving skills.

Wordle is currently limited to one game per day. So instead of playing on The New York Times, this game is available on Wordle Unlimited or on Wordle Archive

Although Wordle does not have as many benefits as Scrabble, it is a great alternative to keep your mind occupied.

Sudoku

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The objective of this puzzle game is to arrange numbers in a 9 by 9 grid. Just ensure that each row, column, and 3 by 3 section contains digits 1 to 9.

Studies show that Sudoku stimulates your logical thinking and improves your memory and recall.

Though numbers may put you off during your holiday, it is a great way to relieve stress from the previous semester as you concentrate on solving the puzzle.

Since Sudoku is time-consuming (an average of 20 minutes for a typical puzzle), it can help pass time too! This way you will not be bored over your holidays!

Jigsaw Puzzles

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Jigsaw Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. It caters to different stages of expertise as well (so if you are new to jigsaw puzzles, fret not!).

This tiling puzzle requires you to assemble interlocking pieces to form a complete picture.

This simple game improves concentration and problem-solving skills as it exercises your mind.

Studies show that doing jigsaw puzzles improves cognition and visual-spatial reasoning.

Conclusion

Holidays are an opportunity for you to kick back and relax from all the stresses of the previous term. But you also need to be prepared for the next semester.

These fun games allow you to relieve stress while still keeping your brain active and stimulated.

Have fun playing these games! Let us know what other games you play to keep your mind active!

Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors. You may try out his free home tutoring services via smiletutor.sg or by calling 6266 4475 directly today.