The importance of “Rubik’s” cube in the development of children’s skills
POSTED ON20 Dec 2017
“Rubik’s” cube is one of the most popular puzzle games in history. Almost one-fifth of the world’s population played this puzzle and tried to solve this mechanical 3-D combination puzzle. The puzzle involves rotating each side of the cube to arrange them in an identical way without breaking it. It was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Ernő Rubik. And ever since, this game has become the most globally sold game!
Rubik’s cube is considered one of the most mentally challenging games for children, and in many instances, we see some children achieving world records for completing it within a certain period of time.
But, is Rubik’s cube just fun and games or does it help in the development of children? In this article, we will focus on some of the benefits of the game that helps develop children’s capabilities in many aspects, including:
- Mathematical and logical intelligence development: The game allows the children to perform simple trials of geometrical calculation operations when it comes to arranging the cube correctly. This brings a positive effect on their mental development, nurturing their cognitive skills through sequencing, matching and categorizing.
- Spatial intelligence development: This kind of intelligence is represented by measuring the 3-D ocular relations and skillfully grouping the cubes by recognizing ways and directions. It is not strange for a child to have a poor performance in school and yet be gifted when it comes to mechanical works.
- Motor skills development: This game helps in developing the fine muscles in the eyes and hands. There is a connection between the works of the eye and the hand when it comes to skills of ocular recognition of colors and following quick reactions of the hands when it comes to arranging the cubes in the right directions.
Hence, Abjadiyat presents virtual gifts to children who have already passed a certain level in the app and introduce them to Rubik’s cube. Since this game is an example of perseverance and intelligence, it will encourage them to show the best of their skills, capabilities, and creativity.