Friday, March 24, 2017

J is for Jigsaw Puzzles

One of my daughter's favorite things to do as a child were Jigsaw Puzzles. I noticed over the years she was spending less and less time completing them until her MOST recent accomplishment. She completed a 750 piece Alice in Wonderland puzzle which inspired her interest in doing more Jigsaw Puzzles. I loved seeing her face when she added the LAST piece to this puzzle - it was as if she couldn't believe she finally completed it. She was persistent and didn't give up.

Puzzles are cheap and affordable. They require very little work space which makes them an ideal activity. They can be done independently or collaboratively. Puzzles are an excellent activity for your brain. You can build logical, cognitive, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills which will hopefully transfer to life situations. I hope Alyssa's interest in Jigsaw Puzzles will continue to spark.
Do your children like jigsaw puzzles?

Thank you for visiting A Learning Journey. I will link this post up at Blogging Through the Alphabet hosted by A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool. This week the focus is on Letter J. 
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1 comment:

  1. I can't get my lad to do a jigsaw puzzle for the life of me. :) BUT I like doing them. I think they are fun.