Crossword puzzles enhance deductive reasoning skills and increase vocabulary! They also provide entertainment that helps sharpen focus and concentration. In this 32-page Activity Zone book, a paragraph of information comes before almost every puzzle. Fill-in-the-blank and other questions based on these short readings--most of them related to science--provide answers for completing the crosswords. Your child learns about each of the puzzle topics and develops reading comprehension--one of the most important skills to master for school testing situations and lifelong learning. Funny, fabulous, full-color illustrations keep it lively. The slim, 32-page size is just right for tucking into totes and luggage.