Category Archives: Toys/Games

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: Will Strijbos

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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4 Piece Metal Puzzle

4 Piece Metal Puzzle

4 Piece Metal Puzzle This is a high quality metal puzzle.  Take apart the four jigsaw pieces and put them back together again.  Will need some dexterity to get these back together.  Designed by Will Strijbos

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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Gear Cube Extreme – White

Gear Cube Extreme - White

Gear Cube Extreme – White The Gear Cube Extreme is made with a white ABS plastic body. The Idea of this puzzle is to scramble all of the colors and then organize them backmto the start position. This cube has gears throughout its mechanism which causes edge pieces to rotate out of their normal square position, unlike the original Gear Cube, this puzzle has four pieces that are non-geared, which allow two of the six faces to turn at a 90° angle, as opposed to the other four faces that rotate at an 180° angle. The designer of Gear Cube Extreme, Oskar van Deventer from Leidschendam in the Netherlands, started designing puzzles when he was 12, and has now been designing for over 30 years. Oskar originally designed the four non gear edges independently, so that one could convert their Gear Cube into the Extreme version, which he called the Anisotropic Cube. The Gear Cube Extreme is now manufactured by Meffert’s Rotations Puzzles. Uwe Meffert, born in Wernigerode, Germany, not only manufactures the puzzles, but has designed many of his own puzzles as well.    

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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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 quality and incredibly smooth rotation. The player is required to discover a strategy to achieve uniform colored sides on her/his V-CUBE 3™. V-CUBE 3™has approximately forty-three quintillion possible permutations and weights only 98g! It consists of 26 smaller pieces, and the solid cross that supports them, enabling them to rotate independently on based axes.

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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First Kiss

First Kiss

First Kiss Ah….young love, or maybe just warming their noses on this winter day. The snowman appears to be averting his eyes from the scene, while the cardinal perching on his carrot nose holds his attention. The details in this image by artist Wendy Edelson are just wonderful, especially the colorful patterns in the knitted hats, sweaters, and scarves. Check out the kids’ boots as well! 1000 pieceFinished size Approx. 24 in x 30 in / 61 cm x 76 cmArt by: Wendy EdelsonMade by: White Mountain Puzzles

Are you a person who loves a good mystery? Me too, I also love puzzles and you should know that the two are now being combined to make the life of a mysterious enthusiast more challenging. These original puzzles give the right name to mysterious puzzles. Use the book to run the story, but to find out who finds the answer in the puzzle itself, you can not solve the mystery without it. There is just a little more research needed to make the puzzle not match the image of the puzzle in the box!

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Stand By Cube 2

Stand By Cube 2

Stand By Cube 2 DESIGNER:     Gregory BenedettiCRAFTSMAN:     Eric FullerMATERIAL:     Maple, LeopardwoodRELEASED:     12.11.2017SIZE:     2.9″ x 2.9″ x 2.6″ Gregory is one of the most talented designers out there right now, releasing consistantly elegant and creative designs. The Stand By Cube series reflects that. With the addition of a base and attached “stem” piece, he turns the played out 3×3 cube on its head. There are three designs, each increasing in difficulty. They were purposely made with the same woods so that once you solve them all there is still the ultimate challenge; disassemble all three and mix up the pieces, then reassemble them!43 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines early childhood as the age of one to five and includes the periods of the child and the kindergarten. The development of early childhood takes place quickly and is widely recognized as extremely important in laying the foundation for future learning, including the social, cognitive, and motor skills needed to meet the demands of kindergarten and kindergarten. During these years of formation, parents and others who care for their lives have the ability to improve their development by wisely choosing activities that stimulate and challenge their minds.

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4x4x4 Master Cube – Black Body

4x4x4 Master Cube - Black Body

4x4x4 Master Cube – Black Body Smooth movement.  Does a small amount of corner turning.  Black borders enhances the look of the edges of this 4×4 cube. Brand: Meffert’s

Although there are countless references to the benefits of reading books, games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden puzzles as a catalyst for learning young children. Even with the many electronic gadgets and gadgets, children are often attracted by simple things like a bouncy castle, an interesting book and intriguing, well-designed and intriguing puzzles.

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Overlap

Overlap

Overlap Overlap consists of four very simple burr pieces which get all snuggly in a small open ended container. How designer Tim Alkema managed to create a CRAZY unique level 8.7.14.4.3 solution (indicates the breakdown of moves to free each piece sequentially) out of these components is a mystery that maybe you can figure out!  Simply disassembling it is a challenge!Construction of this puzzle is extraordinary, with highly polished Birdseye Maple and a precise fit. Part of the Signature Series, there are only 43 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Tim AlkemaCraftsman: Eric FullerMaterial: Birds Eye Maple, Black WalnutSize: 2.7 in x 2.7 in x 2 in / 6.9 cm x 6.9 cm x 5.1 cmRelease Date: 12.11.2017

Wooden puzzles are an updated version of a traditional toy and are designed for education purposes. They offer an excellent price-quality ratio, given the number of positive rewards that you can only get from toys. It is an activity that can be shared with friends or family, which gives a huge feeling of satisfaction when the last piece is put together, so that the child wants to repeat the puzzle over and over again.

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limCube Master Mixup Cube Type 4 – Black Body

limCube Master Mixup Cube Type 4 - Black Body

limCube Master Mixup Cube Type 4 – Black Body Try limCube’s latest puzzle – the Master Mixup Cube (Type 4).  Perfect for the cubers’ Collection!

It provides a focus to talk about what improves in the image the hand-eye child coordination develops the child’s ability to streamline the recognition of size and / or form stimulates the steps taken by the child in a logical order places increases spatial insight Develops the ability of the child to later identify letters of the alphabet because puzzles help them to recognize them Encourages perseverance in completing an activity after it has started Creates the confidence and feeling of satisfaction of a child through the above puzzle to complete everything, making jigsaw puzzles is fun!

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Packed Pyramid

Packed Pyramid

Packed Pyramid This is the same as the “Pyramid IV” puzzle, except it is in a box/tray. The challenge is to remove the blocks from the tray, assemble the pyramid than return the blocks to the tray. An additional challenge is to build the pyramid in the tray.  A beautiful handmade, high quality wood puzzle by designer Bill Sheckels. 

The first thing you see when you look at a puzzle is the photo or illustration of the finished puzzle. When choosing, keep in mind that the image must have an educational value, but also something that the child can identify with. If the image is familiar to the child or meets the educational purpose (such as learning colors or name objects), the experience of completing the puzzle will be more enjoyable, satisfying and productive. The image must be easily recognizable so that the child can recognize it as something that they see around them in their daily lives. It must also distinguish functions to help them decide where to place the piece so that it is placed in the right place

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