Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's Puzzling . . .

We LOVE puzzles in our house. At least once a day, you will find someone in the house working on some sort of puzzle. We have board puzzles, wooden puzzles, cube puzzles, almost any kinds of puzzle you can think of.

The older kid-lings are great at helping the littles with puzzles. For some reason, it is hard to pass up a puzzle in progress and not help in some way.

I picked up some new "jewels" at our local Costco. I think they are our favorites. Everyday since we have gotten them, the littles have asked to work on them.

Each box contains four different puzzle sets. I paid $15 for each box. The box that says for 1 to 3 year olds I would maybe rate for 2 to 3 year olds. It would be fun and entertaining for a 1 year old, but Mom or Dad would be doing the work. The concepts that the puzzles reinforce are age appropriate and done in a perfect way.

This box contains the following puzzles:

-Colors and Shapes Puzzle
-Matching Colors and Textures Puzzle
-My First Puzzles
-Puzzles, Spin and Match

The box that is labeled for 3 to 6 year olds is age appropriate. JJ (he is 3) could put the puzzles in this box together and with my help could incorporate some of the learning. Peaches (she is 5) did a great job with the puzzles as well and I especially love the word puzzles for her. This will help to reinforce her reading skills.

This box contains the following:

-20 Word Picture puzzles
-A Day at the Fair puzzle
-Build a Town puzzle
-3D Word Puzzle Set

Some of the puzzles are "3D". Some of the pieces connect in a vertical manner to the puzzles. This is fun and I think it helps to incorporate an extra bit of understanding to the task. I would reccommend these puzzles to ANYONE with children or grandchildren between the ages of 1 to 6.

** a side note: Ky and Bugaloo ( ages 11 and 9 1/2) also liked to do the more difficult 3D Fair puzzle. Something for everyone!**

When I searched for the puzzles online, I found them sold separately ( only 1 puzzle) for about $10 each. Each of these boxes comes with 4 puzzles, a much better deal. I couldn't find them online in these sets.

1 comment:

Callie said...

I love puzzles for my kiddos too but dislike the mess and losing the pieces. Any advice for keeping them cleaned up and organized??