Escherstern

Escherstern

Escherstern Please note that wood colors vary. A perplexing puzzle based on M.C. Escher’s interlocking cubes design. Several of the singular looking triangle shapes are joined together to form a total of 10 oddly-formed elements. The objective is to remove all pieces and place them back in the star-shaped frame. Each piece is composed of similar-looking patterns, so finding the correct arrangement is very difficult. Made in laser-cut wood by Jean-Claude Constantin. Jean-Claude Constantin lives in Germany, where he designs and manufactures many different wood and metal puzzles, as well as magic tricks and other intellectual toys and games.

While there are a plethora of references regarding the benefits of reading books, playing games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden jigsaw puzzles as a catalyst for learning in early childhood. Even with the many electronic gizmos and gadgets, oftentimes children are attracted to simple things like a bouncy ball, interesting book and well designed, intriguing jigsaw puzzles.

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