Wednesday, April 17, 2013

After Hours Puzzlin'

Each night, from 8-8:30, our eldest gets time to herself. She reads, plays with toys, pretends to be Harry Potter, writes notes and...

she does puzzles.
puzzles for children
Lots and lots of puzzles.

I go upstairs and find them lining the floors, and as slippery as they are in the dark—can't complain. Puzzles are good for the brain!
Unless you wipe out on one on your way to the bathroom and smash your head against the wall...

Cleaning up is good. 
Although our daughter has mastered these puzzles, the cleaning up part—not so much.

Yet still, we all really dig these jigs!

I honestly believe they're great to have around, at all stages of kid-dom. 
Such great challenges in spatial organization, fine motor skills, problem solving and planning. 

Late night favorites are her Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles and her Ravensburger Disney Princess jigsaws. She has also been rocking out a simple Curious George lunch box tin puzzle for quite some time. 

Need to justify all those PIECES strewn all over your rug? Check out this article from Parenting Today about why puzzles are good for your child's development.

Let's get brainy!
There's nothing better than watching the wee ones start piecin' it all together. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!
XOXO From My Hearth to Yours

*This is not a sponsored post. We're just super psyched to see our pipsqueak taking such an interest in puzzlin'!

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