Tomorrow we begin Toy Fair with visits to both Mattel and Hasbro. This week our mail boxes are FULL of new toys vying for attention at this year’s fair.
This one got my attention: Ravensburger’s largest commercially available puzzle (according to the Guinness Book of World Records). Complete with 32, 256 pieces. It will measure 17′ x 6′ –so the family dining room table will be out of the question!
The puzzle features the artwork of the late Keith Haring. It weighs 42 pounds and comes with it’s own hand truck!
If you have a Thomas & Friends fan at home, chances are they will love the new jumbo floor puzzles from Briarpatch. Working on a puzzle with your preschooler is a great way to build their problem solving skills and ability to stick with a task. Click here to read our complete review.
Looking for a great way to build your child’s patience and ability to stick with a task? Puzzles are a wonderful way to connect and talk about problem solving skills. Give your child some strategies–”can we find all the flats?” “all the pieces that are green?”
The idea is to find puzzles that will build confidence. Save the 1,000 piece puzzles for you! Some kids take to puzzles very easily–for others they are just pure frustrating…that usually means the puzzle is too hard. This set from Briarpatch comes with four puzzles. Our suggestion — take on the pieces out for one puzzle at a time and leave the rest in the box! Read our complete review and shopping info on our site.
This week it’s all about speed..skating, skiing. So I was interested when I got a press release about speed painter, Dan Dunn. He’ll be doing puzzles for Serendipity this year. It will be interested to see how his work translates to puzzles. In the meantime, you can watch him paint (FAST) at a recent Super Bowl event.