Puzzles


Puzzles date back to the 1760’s when a London engraver and mapmaker John Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut around the borders of the countries.  The end product as an educational pastime was designed as an aid in teaching British children their geography.  The idea caught on and, until about 1820, jigsaw puzzles remained primarily educational tools.

Since times puzzles have been a nice way to stay at home for a quiet evening.
Puzzles encourage logical thinking because they involve putting related pieces together to form the big picture. Puzzle making  involves concentration with minimum interference. Quiet activities are highly recommended for kids
Puzzles come in various shapes and sizes. There are lots of puzzles for various age groups starting from kids as young as a year and a half. These are basic puzzles which involve few pieces, typically inserting them into slots onto a wooden board. As your child grows, you can introduce him/her to the more traditional and sometimes, complicated puzzles. Learning can be made easier with puzzles. I recommend that you use different puzzles according to their different age. Low piece count puzzles are suitable for younger kids. Even two piece puzzle sometimes can be challenging, so please choose your puzzles wisely.  If they are too chalenging, your mission to get your kids do one of these will fail.

The best way is to start with smaller number of pieces and together with your kids, so they will feel more and more comfortable during the process of solving them.

Puzzles can be a very though provoking activity for the whole family. It’s such fun to solve puzzles together, not to mention a great family bonding experience.
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