Riddling is beneficial in child development in African society for its significant role in improving children' cognitive development in numerous ways than one can imagine.
- Riddling introduces children to intellectual humor which is a good way to promote laughter and capture children's attention by breaking their boredom in learning while simultaneously keeping their brain working.
- Riddling is a great way to establish relationship with children as the bond created during the sessions helps them in developing relationships with others by enabling them break through existing social issues they might have. This creates an avenue where children can create strong social relationships with others in the future.
- Riddling improves children problem solving and critical thinking capabilities by stimulating their understanding and creativity in learning.
- Riddling expands children vocabularies increasing their capacity to reinforce their understanding of different concepts taught through the discussions and inquiries they make with their peers, teachers or parents regarding the riddles.