This Week’s Puzzlers…

Baby boy playing with puzzle pieces on sofa in the living room at home

Monday Jan. 25th-Friday Jan. 29th Celebrate Puzzles!

We’ll have an assortment of puzzles out to play with all week in the stores. Take a guess at the number of puzzle pieces in our Puzzle Jar and you could be one of our puzzle winners! On Friday the 29th, we’ll have all jigsaw puzzles 20% off.

Puzzles are a great activity for all ages and developmental stages. We have a big puzzle out in the family room all winter long. It’s a versatile family activity in that one person can walk by and add a piece or two with a few minutes or several family members can sit down for a longer session with everyone cooperating. Even younger family members can help with a many-pieced puzzle by sorting by color or shape.

Puzzled by what to do with the puzzles your kids have already played with and pushed to the back of the closet? Amy Mascot of Teach Mama, a website focusing on educational parenting tools, has some clever ideas in her “5 Cool New Ways to Play with Puzzles” blog post. The first one she suggests is so easy and simple.

To play Puzzle Mash-Up, pile the pieces of several large to medium sized puzzles in the middle of the floor. Shout “GO”! The person with the most completed puzzles wins.

Learn about four more easy ways to play with puzzles at:

http://teachmama.com/5-cool-new-ways-to-play-with-puzzles/

Want to know which puzzle is right for your child?

Check out this guide from Melissa and Doug.

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