This delightful pack contains a 100-piece jigsaw of a beautiful forest scene for children to assemble, as well as a 24-page picture puzzle book teeming with forest animals and objects to spot, match and count.
There is also a black and white version of the jigsaw picture for children to fill in with their own pens.
Dimensions: 242 x 200mm
10 reasons why jigsaw puzzles are fantastic:
- 1. Fine motor development
- 2. Hand and eye coordination
- 3. Problem solving and logical reasoning
Completing a jigsaw puzzle successfully can’t be cheated so your child needs to use critical thinking, reasoning skills and problem solving – all skills which are valuable in later life.
Children will find that their completion time improves with each puzzle and they begin to think more logically and develop strategies for problem solving, such as sorting pieces by colour and pattern and searching for pieces in certain shapes.
- 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
Jigsaw puzzles are especially good at reinforcing existing connections between our brain cells and therefore improving short-term memory. One study** reveals that playing jigsaw puzzles can reduce our chances of developing certain types of mental illness, memory loss and dementia later in life. It also helps children to improve their ability to focus for long hours, learning perseverance and patience along the way.
- 7. Self esteem
- 8. Teamwork
- 9. Meditative benefits
- 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. Browse Usborne jigsaw puzzles – there’s something for children of every age.