ToddlerT loves puzzles. She might still be young enough to need lots of help and encouragement, but it is still an activity she enjoys immensely. No surprise then that my Mom got her a few puzzles as a gift.
Among these were some amazing 3D puzzles that are constructed entirely out of punch-out, pre-cut pieces. No glue, no scissors needed. No mess at all! (I loved this part) All we had to do was remove the cut outs and place the pieces on matching numbers. That is it!
The puzzles come with four boards – one for the base with numbered positions to place the pieces from the other three punch-out sheets. Suitable for kids 3years and up, I loved the time T and I spent assembling and fixing. Plus, T got to use her motor skills and number recognition and object matching techniques as well; so, it was educational. I was impressed that she managed to stay immersed for the entire ninety minutes to assemble the puzzle. (And hugely pleased too!)
The puzzle does take time. Kids will need to be helped and parents (with unwieldy, large fingers like mine) will need patience even when fixing the puzzle themselves. So many little pieces to put together after all!
But the efforts were well worth it, especially since we hardly had any cleaning up and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!