Aluminum Cylinder

Aluminum Cylinder

Aluminum Cylinder This is a very high quality puzzle coming from Will Strijbos.  The object is to open up the cylinder.  Looks very nice and is quite challenging to open. Designed by: More ยป

Mouse Trap – Puzzle Master

Mouse Trap - Puzzle Master

Mouse Trap – Puzzle Master In this fast paced world, we sometimes feel like mice following a maze.  In this puzzle you will have to pretend you are the mouse to find your way out of this maze.  Maker:  Puzzle Master

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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Buttonhole Puzzle

Buttonhole Puzzle

Buttonhole Puzzle   How can a small puzzle with a piece of string and wire be so challenging to solve? You will never look at a shirt the same way again. The first step is to attach the puzzle to any regular buttonholes on a shirt. After the puzzle is set-up, preferable by another person, try to remove the Buttonhole Puzzle from the shirt. A classic puzzle that is so simple and yet can be quite frustrating. The Buttonhole Puzzle is from our own brand, PuzzleMaster and comes in a clam shell packaging.

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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Tangled Nails

Tangled Nails

Tangled Nails   The Tangled Nails are actually two regular nails bent and entangled together. The object is to just find a way to separate them. As an added challenge, try to entangle them back again, which can be even harder. This simple and yet fascinating design uses two identical pieces and the solution is based on a beautiful symmetry. The Tangled Nails are from our own PuzzleMaster brand and come packaged in a Clam Shell.

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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Tree Puzzle

Tree Puzzle

Tree Puzzle   A different take on the classic Chinese Rings puzzle. Manufactured using strong 3mm nickel plated wire, the object is to free the handle from the frame. With over 80 moves, your task will be extremely complicated, especially if you want to put the handle back in its starting position, since you need to learn the correct sequence. One of the most difficult puzzles in our PuzzleMaster Wire Puzzle collection.

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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Arrow Dynamics

Arrow Dynamics

Arrow Dynamics   You don’t need a degree in aerodynamics to study the motions of this puzzle. Made from nickel plated wire, the Arrow Dynamics is one of our hardest wire puzzles. The goal is to remove the arrow from the wire frame, but with over two dozen sequential moves it won’t be an easy task. Can you return the arrow to its original position afterwards? The Arrow Dynamics is from our brand of Wire Puzzles, PuzzleMaster.

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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Parallel Dimensions

Parallel Dimensions

Parallel Dimensions   If you thought parallel dimensions was a thing of science-fiction, you need to try and solve this puzzle. Made from 3mm nickel plated wire, for a smoother and shinier look. The object is to remove the string, but to make things more complicated there’s a cube and a bead attached to both ends of the rope that won’t get through the wire openings. A very difficult puzzle from our own brand of PuzzleMaster Wire Puzzles.

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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Infinity

Infinity

Infinity   You won’t have to go to the infinity and beyond to solve this puzzle, but you might get close. Made from high quality nickel plated wire for smoother handling, the Infinity puzzle requires you to remove the string from the symmetric frame through a series of planned movements. It’s very easy to end up with unwanted knots, so be extra careful when solving it. Made at our PuzzleMaster shop in Canada for our Wire Puzzle collection.

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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Annihilator

Annihilator

Annihilator   A fiendish puzzle made from 3mm nickel plated wire and rope, the Annihilator is amongst the hardest puzzles in our collection. This time you won’t be removing the usual string, only the handle instead. The string will be blocking most of your movements, so you need to discover which ones it doesn’t. Remember how you solve it, since you’ll need to learn the correct moves to put the handle back in its original position. Manufactured at our PuzzleMaster shop in Canada.

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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Fantastic Five

Fantastic Five

Fantastic Five   Made from 3mm nickel plated wire, this challenging pentagon will have you wishing you’d never picked it up. The object is to remove the golden ring from the frame, but for that you’ll need to learn new skills, as you try to find the correct sequence of movements. For an extra challenge, try to return the ring to its starting position. A perfect gift for an experienced puzzler. The Fantastic Five belongs to our wide range of PuzzleMaster Wire Puzzles and comes in reusable clam shell packaging.

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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Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Mirror Image   Our own version of a classic wood puzzle, made from 3mm nickel plated wire. The object, contrary to what it appears, is to remove the handle, not the string. You can’t simply pull on the handle, as the string is tied to it and has a bead attached to complicate matters worse. A very well designed puzzle with a symmetric frame, hence the name Mirror Image. Produced at our PuzzleMaster shop in Canada for our own brand of Wire Puzzles.

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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