The Magnetic Puzzle is a great source of fun and learning for kids. Different shapes can be used to create various scenarios and help in storytelling and Imagination. The box comes with black and white board on either sides to draw images and practise writing which is great for fine motor skills. The box comes with colourful puzzle pieces, white board marker with eraser, chalk set and a duster.
Helps in: Story telling, Imaginative and Cognitive Skills
Skills: Imaginative, Cognitive
Minimum Required Age: 2 years old.
The three basics of what Magnetic Puzzle do for your child
When your child is alone with a puzzle you can expect three basic skills to be built:
- Physical skills — from holding puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit
- Cognitive skills — as they solve the problems of a puzzle
- Emotional skills — they learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle
Looking at the specific skills behind the three basics
Each of the three basics break down further into specific skills that a puzzle can build for your child. I’ll look at them in point form under each heading, for further reading check out this article from Parenting Today or this one from B — Inspired Mama.
- Hand-Eye Coordination — your child will develop a keen relationship between what their eyes see, what their hands do and what their brain relates to this information.
- Gross Motor Skills — Larger puzzle pieces and stacking puzzle games can enhance the large movements of your child to the point where they can then work on their fine motor skills.
- Fine Motor Skills — small and precise movements, such as the movement of fingers to get a puzzle piece in exactly the right spot, are built and can lead to better handwriting and typing skills.
- Understanding the surrounding world — there is no better way for your child to gain an understanding of the world around them than by letting them literally manipulate the world around them.
- Shape recognition — the first puzzles we use are simple shapes — triangle, squares and circles. From there more complex shapes are used until the abstract jigsaw puzzles are used.
- Memory — Your child has to remember the shape of pieces that don’t fit fir when they will fit later on.
- Problem solving — Either the puzzle piece fits or it does not. Your child uses critical thinking skills to solve the puzzle and, best of all, you can’t cheat a puzzle!
- Setting goals — The first goal is to solve the puzzle, the next goal will be a series of strategies your child comes up with to solve the puzzle. Such as putting familiar shapes or colors in one pile for future reference.
- Patience — Puzzles are not like sports, you can’t just step up to the plate and swing until you knock it out of the park. You must practice patience and slowly work through the puzzle before you reach the ending.
CforCat offering The next step in puzzling, our Magnetic Puzzle
The other side is Black Drawing Board:writing and drawing their creations on the chalkboard, improve kids capability of learning and writing. There is a protective film on this whiteboard that needs to be taken off prior to using The wooden box is designed with a removable board lid which can stand up in the box Including A Dry Erase marker with an eraser on the end cap, a Three piece Chalk set , an eraser for the chalk and an idea booklet for arranging the shapes Double sided art board, both white dry erase and black chalk board. various colorful different styles of themed wooden pieces with full magnetic backing.