A brilliantly colourful 100-piece jigsaw showing a busy, bug-filled scene, plus a 24-page picture puzzle book presented together in a sturdy box.
The jigsaw measures 59 x 40cm and both the jigsaw and book, illustrated by Gareth Lucas, are full of insects to spot.
Can you find an ant in a deckchair, a butterfly blowing a trumpet, a dragonfly riding a broom and lots more?
(The puzzle book is a condensed version of the hardback book Look and Find Bugs.)
Pages: 24 page book
10 reasons why jigsaw puzzles are fantastic:
- 1. Fine motor development
- 2. Hand and eye coordination
Playing with jigsaws requires trial and error. If a piece doesn’t fit, a child must put it down and try another one. This is all fantastic practice for developing a child’s hand and eye coordination.
- 3. Problem solving and logical reasoning
- 4. Spatial awareness
Clinical trials* have proved that by working out how smaller pieces fit into the bigger picture children develop their skills of movement, depth and distance perception – known to neurologists as visuospatial functioning!
- 5. Cognitive skills
- 6. Improved memory and attention span
- 7. Self esteem
“I did it!” Completing a jigsaw puzzle gives children a great sense of satisfaction and pride in themselves. It’s a great boost to self-confidence and self-esteem, which will give them confidence to take on other bigger challenges whilst keeping a positive growth mind-set.
- 8. Teamwork
By working together as a family or collaborating with a friend over a jigsaw puzzle, a child is practising valuable life skills, such as communication, sharing, turn taking, allocating tasks in order to succeed, and lending support to their team member.
- 9. Meditative benefits
As children concentrate on a jigsaw puzzle their minds are completely focused. Whilst tasked with searching for colours and shapes, they’re allowing their brains to let go of any stresses and anxieties, creating calm and well-being.
- 10. Last, but not least – It’s FUN!
Children of all ages love jigsaw puzzles. As do adults. Don’t just reserve jigsaw puzzles for rainy days, enjoy them together at any time and reap the benefits. A puzzle keeps the whole family entertained for hours on end.