Lock the wooden pieces into one another in the correct sequence to solve and complete the puzzle
This creative jigsaw puzzle is fascinating for children who lock each piece together by trial and error till they realise the colour pattern on the puzzle. Once they manage to do so, they find it more fun to repeatedly dismantle and rearrange the blocks.
As children analyse and retain the shapes' attributes and match the pieces together to make the complete picture, they use sequencing and deduction which develops overall logical reasoning. Building with jigsaw blocks of different shapes gives children an insight on various aspects of geometry. Since the shapes are both symmetric as well as non-symmetric, there is an understanding of direction as well. Children love to explore and create new patterns with these jigsaw blocks. This enhances their creative and thinking ability. Inserting the jigsaw blocks in one another helps children develop fine motor skills and fosters dexterity.
Once children have learnt to apply their knowledge of identifying and creating patterns in a linear manner, they are ready to try and do the same with more complex patterns (See How).
Set includes 16 chunky wooden dyed jigsaw pieces, a wooden tray, a detailed instruction manual all packed in an elegant Skola Doodle Box.
Size of wooden tray with pieces: 26 cm x 26 cm x 2 cm Image dimensions on current website: 25.7 cm x 25.7 cm x 1.3 cm
Take the pieces out and show the child how to connect the blocks by placing the extension into its complementary pair and creating patterns.
Ultimately the child has to fit all the blocks into the square for it to go back to its tray. Initially children may end up creating long patterns by randomly connecting all the blocks. This is a great exploratory and creative activity.