A Puzzling World of Fun

by Amanda Taylor

Who doesn’t love a puzzle? Whether you’re young or old, puzzles can provide a fun and relaxing form of entertainment and even learning! As a child, puzzles are an educational toy that can be enjoyed alone on a rainy day indoors or together when “there’s nothing to do.” Puzzles help children develop fine motor skills, thinking and strategy skills, and can even help a child learn basics like shapes, colors, and even anatomy.

Preschool children love to work with puzzles, never even realizing the educational value they’re getting while playing. Learning through play is one of the most basic, yet critical ways to get a child to develop skills throughout life. Preschool puzzles are generally designed to help children learn colors, letters, shapes, and word association. Spectacular 3-d style puzzles for preschoolers can help a child develop fine motor skills while enjoying playtime with other preschoolers, alone or, even better yet ,with a family member. Again, utilizing puzzles as a learning tool is a wonderful way to introduce an easy and effective learning process without the child feeling as though they’re being “taught.”

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Many people don’t realize the amount of fun a child of any age can have with a puzzle. While it may not strike people in this day of “electronics” as an exciting gift to give a child; the truth is that puzzles can serve to be a wonderful form of entertainment that not only stimulates the brain but can be a form of entertainment for the entire family. Setting up a table with a puzzle on it is an instant invitation to many who walk through your door to help you “find that one piece” and can be a wonderful way to enhance a social visit with people of all ages. While puzzles should be age appropriate, family and friends of all ages can enjoy a gathering around the table together as you share a moment of fun and adventure together.

While the days of family dinners are quickly becoming obsolete, puzzles can be an invitation to enjoy time together and stimulate conversation. Older children often enjoy the challenge of a 3D Puzzle that can take up free-time that would normally be spent vegetating in front of a television, computer, or video game. Instead, setting up an area where anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun can create an amazing set of memories. We guarantee that years later your child will mention how they recall that “card table” or “porch table” that was always set up and ready for someone to join in on the fun of creating something fun and exciting. In the end, the sense of completing a task is amazing and the sense of companionship will be forged forever between family and friends.

Whether you’re just starting your little one out with a fun and sturdy wooden puzzle or you’re bringing the family together on a stormy day or late summer night with a jigsaw puzzle, we guarantee that it will be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Memories will be made, brains will be stimulated, and conversations will be enjoyed as you bring the puzzling world of puzzles into your home or the home of a child you love. Start stimulating minds and creating memories today with a puzzle.