I always encourage learning through play. Jigsaws are a strong favourite here as I quite like doing them myself.
I think with Jadyn I did a lot more of these but with Ethan, I kind of overlooked this and I though a little late, I want to encourage him to attempt more of these.
I was sent a Avengers Age of Ultron 100 piece jigsaw from Ravensburger and I knew that this would be of interest to him as he loves the Marvel superheroes.
The puzzle is of a great quality as one associates with Ravensburger. I thought that it is age appropriate as it is challenging but can still be done by a child aged 6+. Ethan will be 7 in November so this was ideal.
There are some bits that can be tricky and one has to carefully choose the bits but trial and error works well here. The pieces fit perfectly so there is no confusion about putting the wrong piece into the puzzle.
The puzzle features all the Avengers heroes from the new film Age of Ultron that is soon to be released in the UK. It has Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Black Widow. Once complete the picture is quite interesting as the characters are clearly identified and it does suit the Avengers theme.
Ethan was quite involved in this and though Jadyn helped too, he got quite of bit of it done himself.
Jigsaws are important because they enhance
- Hand to eye coordination
- Problem solving skills
- Shape recognition
I saw these put into practice when Ethan was solving the jigsaw and was pleased that it got him off online games for a good while.
Jigsaws are also great as you can redo them at a later stage and get better at it each time.
The puzzle is priced at £7.99 and is good value for money. I woul recommend this to Avengers fans and jigsaw fans.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above puzzle for review. All ideas and opinions are my own.