V-CUBE 3 Flat (3x3x3): White

V-CUBE 3 Flat (3x3x3): White

V-CUBE 3 Flat (3x3x3): White V-CUBE 3™ is the 3x3x3 version of the V-CUBE™ family! This is the classical flat-shaped version in WHITE! V-CUBE 3™ is a multicored, three-layered cube with exceptional More ยป

Danlock Puzzle

Danlock Puzzle

Danlock Puzzle You’ll be amazed by the complexity of having to open this puzzle.  This lock is made by taking an ordinary lock and changing it into a very difficult lock to open.  Made by Dan Feldman

Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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Mexican Train & Chicken Dominoes Double 12 (NUMBERS)

Mexican Train & Chicken Dominoes Double 12 (NUMBERS)

Mexican Train & Chicken Dominoes Double 12 (NUMBERS) Age:  6+ Includes: 91 Easy to Read NUMERICAL  Dominoes2 in 1 Mexican Train and Chicken Dominoes Electronic Hub9 Train Makers / 2 Chicken MakersStorage Case  

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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Romanian Secret Book Box – Dark Tinted

Romanian Secret Book Box - Dark Tinted

Romanian Secret Book Box – Dark Tinted This is a hand crafted wooden puzzle box which is surfaced with shiny lacquer.  This particular version features an almost black-looking color with subtle highlights or tints of blue, green and brown.  It is a great conversation piece to set on your coffee table. Discover the secret of opening this book – there are no pages to turn, just a hidden design.  As its name implies, this beautiful, uniquely crafted book box was made in Romania. Please note that there may be very slight variations in dimensions because of their hand-made nature.

The first thing you see when looking at any puzzle is the photo or illustration of the completed puzzle. On choosing, remember that the image should have some educational value but also be something the child can relate to. If the image is familiar to the child or fulfills the educational objective (like learning colours or naming objects), the experience of completing the puzzle will be all the more enjoyable, satisfying and productive. The image should be easily recognizable so the child can identify it as something they see around them in their everyday life. It should also have distinguishable features to help them decide where to put the piece so that it ends up in the right place.

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Cast Arrows

Cast Arrows

Cast Arrows Remove the arrow shaped pieces from the heart and try to place them back on again. Designed by Andrei Ivanov

Provides a focus for chatting about what is shown in the picture Improves the child’s hand-eye coordination Develops the child’s ability to rationalize size/shape recognition Encourages the steps that are taken by the child in a logical sequencing process Enhances spatial awareness Develops the child’s ability to identify alphabet letters later because doing puzzles has helped them to recognize shapes Encourages perseverance in completing an activity once it is started Builds a child’s confidence and sense of achievement when they complete the puzzle Above all doing puzzles is fun!

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Pick Lock Box

Pick Lock Box

Pick Lock Box Made from wood and metal by Jean-Claude Constantin.  Open up the box and store your valubles inside.  Not as easy as it might look.  Great for the puzler who likes a well made puzzle box. Jean-Claude Constantin lives in Germany, where he designs and manufactures many different laser-cut wood puzzles, as well as metal puzzles and magic tricks.

Wooden puzzles are an up-to-date version of a traditional toy, and are designed with education in mind. They are exceptional value for money considering the number of positive rewards you can get out of just one toy. It’s an activity that can be shared with friends or family, one which provides a tremendous sense of satisfaction when the last piece is fitted, making the child want to do the puzzle again and again.

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Romanian Puzzle Box – Small Tan

Romanian Puzzle Box - Small Tan

Romanian Puzzle Box – Small Tan This is a small hand crafted wooden puzzle box which comes in black, brown, red, blue and green colors and is surfaced with shiny lacquer.  It is a great conversation piece to set on your table.  As its name implies, this beautiful, uniquely designed box was made in Romania. Please note that there may be very slight variations in dimensions and design because of their hand-made nature. Inside compartment measures approximately 5.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 1.8 cm / 2.1 in x 1.3 in x 0.7 in.  

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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Shutter Box – Style A

Shutter Box - Style A

Shutter Box – Style A Product may not be exactly as shown because each box is individually handmade. This is a beautiful hand-made jewelry puzzle box from India inlaid with antique-looking decorative brass inserts.  It is made to look old but is brand new.  This intricate box requires several moves in order to unlock all of it’s compartments.  In today’s world of mass production, finely handcrafted boxes bring elegance and personality to home interiors and everyday life.  The rustic finish assures a mysterious ambience for memorabilia, treasures and jewelry. Note: This is a large item.  The box exterior measures approximately 24.6 cm x 18.9 cm x 17.8 cm / 9.7 in x 7.4 in x 7 in.

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines early childhood as the ages between one and five years, encompassing the toddler and pre-school periods. Early childhood development occurs rapidly and is widely recognized as extremely important in setting the foundation for future learning, including the social, cognitive, and motor skills needed to handle the demands of pre-school and kindergarten. During these formative years, parents and other caring people in their lives, have the ability to enhance this development by wisely choosing activities that stimulate and challenge their minds.

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Universe II Wooden Puzzles – Set of 4

Universe II Wooden Puzzles - Set of 4

Universe II Wooden Puzzles – Set of 4 Challenge your brain with this 4 puzzle set made by Mi-Toys.  Consists of 4 different difficulty levels ranging from “Simple” to “Unbelievable”.  For ages 6+.  

Are you a person who loves a good mystery? Me too, I also love jigsaw puzzles and you should know the two are now combined to make a mystery lovers life more challenging. These unique puzzles aptly name mystery jigsaw puzzles use the book to spin the tale but to get to the bottom of who dun it the answer lies within the puzzle itself, you cannot solve the mystery without it. There is just one more bit of sleuthing to do the puzzle doesn’t match the jigsaw picture on the box!

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Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium This is an exchange puzzle from IPP 38 (International Puzzle Party) in San Diego from Allan Stein and Siebenstein-Spiele. This appealing packing puzzle’s objective is to fit the five little fishes together with the 8 plexi-plates into the frame.  The background of the “aquarium” is made in a striking variety of wood and each fish has its own unique color. Made in laser-cut wood and acrylic by Siebenstein-Spiele. Based in Munster, Germany, Siebenstein-Spiele was founded in 1992. Although the company is mainly known for board games, Siebenstein-Spiele also makes many wooden puzzles, several of which have been designed by company founder Jürgen Reiche. Wood Colors May Vary.

Trying to see how pieces fit and re-assessing where they might go when they don’t fit is a good exercise in checking and re-evaluating choices. Each piece can only go in to one place so there is none of the compromising and trading-off that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to constantly re-evaluate their decisions, and teaches patience with the process as it is an integral part of the game.

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3 Key Puzzle Lock – With Silver Design

3 Key Puzzle Lock - With Silver Design

3 Key Puzzle Lock – With Silver Design Made from solid metal, this Trick Lock is more complex than it appears, and unlike regular locks, a key is not the only answer. The hidden mechanism is deceiving and requires a more careful inspection to unlock it. These locks are hand made, there are small variations in each lock.  These are replicas of ancient Indian locks.  They are made to look old but are brand new. SIZE: Approx. 14.5 cm x 6.8 cm x 4.3 cm / 6.1 in x 2.7 in x 1.7 WEIGHT : Approx. 530 Grams

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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