My Grandmother loved puzzles.
I remember spending hours staring at 3,000, 5,000, and 15,000 piece puzzles over Christmas holidays. Searching for just the right shade of blue sky or cloud. Spinning piece after piece hoping to find the right shape to finish the scene we were working on.
Looking back, I see that it helped me develop a keen eye for shape and pattern. It taught me to work hard, to keep the goal in sight, and it taught me that sometimes it's time to go play in the snow for a while :)
Here are my top choices for some time spent puzzling yourself.
1. Floor Puzzles
Not much beats spreading out some huge pieces with my kids and creating something amazing!
We love the Jumbo Dino Floor Puzzles! For any dinosaur fans, they are a great exploration. With their full-colour print on one side and skeleton on the other, they provide hours of dino fun.
Fascinated by Big machines? This set of jumbo floor puzzles is for you! Create a tractor, fire engine, and an airplane while you talk about different jobs and how we work together.
2. Chunky Puzzles
Chunky puzzles are great for little hands that need visual clues. Not to mention that satisfying click when you find the right spot!
3. Sound puzzles
Not everyone is a fan of sound puzzles, but I have to say they can be pretty amusing (for adults as well as kids).
And after all that you can always do what my Grandmother did, take them apart for next time, or glue them into a frame and hang them for everyone to enjoy.
Have a good time being puzzled!