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All you ever wanted to know about jigsaw puzzles

Updated on March 2, 2012

Musings over the contrast between life and jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle stories!

The Christmas Library is a charming collection of interesting items, including books, stories, poems, music, a turkey hunt, Advent Calendar, match game, puzzles of the jigsaw and slider varieties, as well as many different kinds of links relating to the festive season.

Under Welcome to Jigsaw Puzzle Country, you will find a fascinating collection of jigsaw puzzle stories, for your entertainment.

Read 20 Fascinating Facts about Jigsaws and you will find many interesting things about them that you had no idea about!

Treasures-By-Brenda asks whether you are puzzled by jigsaw puzzles, as she presents Fascinating Facts From the World of Jigsaw Puzzles. Her facts include: history, types, rare and famous people, celebrations, quotes, 500, 1000 and 2000 piece puzzles, books, mats, screensavers, as well as the purchase of puzzles from Ebay and Amazon.

Puzzle history is an American site with an abundance of useful information - much more than just jigsaw history! It has categories of puzzles, countries, artists, records, FAQ and also includes a tour of the site.

Read all about the World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle by Royce B. McClure. It had 24,000 pieces and LIFE - The Great Challenge, as it was called, is now officially registered as the world's largest commercial jigsaw puzzle by the Guiness Book of Records!

Benefits of jigsaw puzzles for children

Puzzles can help develop a child's reasoning and problem solving skills. Even the simplest jigsaw puzzle will require them to think about what they have to do as they try to put the puzzle together.

Puzzles can also help a young child to develop their fine motor skills. Having to pick up individual pieces and put them into place without breaking up the bits they have already completed can be a complex task for a child to learn. Puzzles can also reinforce some skills that are essential for child development.

Puzzles will also work on the child's hand-eye co-ordination and their understanding of shapes and colours. The subjects on puzzles can also be used as educational aids. Alphabet or number puzzles, for example, will be fun for the child to complete, but they also provides a good opportunity for parents to chat with the child as a way of reinforcing their learning.

Solving a puzzle can do wonders for a child's self-esteem. As puzzles get more challenging, children can also learn useful life skills, such as seeing things through to completion and trying different approaches to solving problems.

Jigsaw puzzles provide brain food for young minds. Eye movement and eye-hand coordination help prepare children for reading later on. Experiences between the ages of 0 and 3 lay the foundation for lifelong self confidence and problem solving, as they empower children to explore, make mistakes and learn.

Benefits of jigsaw puzzles for seniors

Keep the fun in your life and take on the hobby of jigsaw puzzles! They are a relaxing way to pass the time and of socialising with your friends, while keeping your brain moving! It is a good way to help your memory and problem solving too.

Before inviting your friends over to do jigsaw puzzles, you should create a relaxed environment for them. Having the right music is very important, as it will set the mood for the evening. Perhaps you could even have music associated to the theme of the puzzle you have chosen to work on. The activity might last for a few hours, so you should also have some food and drink ready for your guests and that way you will help to make it into a memorable experience!

Make sure there is good lighting and that there is enough room to spread out comfortably. Who knows, if the event is successful, you might decide to turn it into something that is held on a regular basis. One of the advantages of puzzling is that it helps to keep your mind active and alert.

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