Play that includes the arithmetic – this play focuses on reasoning and sequencing. This benefit of play will improve children’s problem solving abilities, concentrating on numbers and patterns, logic and sequencing. Children with logical interests desire to see processes and to experiment with the world, searching for patterns and sequences in everything they do and see. Toys that are ideal for this developmental benefit of play are puzzles, logic games, arithmetic problems, and strategy games – everything that will help children focus on logic and sequence. These mathematical minds won’t settle for a simple 2+2 game!