Today is international puzzle day . Give us a reason to celebrate and we will run full steam ahead.
We had puzzles that worked with magnets.
We had large floor puzzles.
We had puzzles that were just a little too difficult to do.
Our day actually started with puzzles. Puzzle pancakes anyone ?
We also had homemade puzzles!
A puzzle teaches young children about the concept of a ‘whole’ and that each piece is a fraction of the bigger picture. It also helps develop basic skills such as shape recognition, concentration, goal setting, patience and a sense of achievement, which will stand children in good stead for school.”
I will admit right now, I hate puzzles with kids. Where are all the pieces? We started with all the pieces here? No, it won’t fit that way. No , we can’t dump a 30 piece puzzle and let it sit on the table. Why do I even have a 30 piece puzzle? So many puzzling questions.