Monday, November 23, 2009

Nov23_RavPuzzle_SM

We have our fair share of $1 Target puzzles, and Anna likes them OK, but still struggles with the concept of frame pieces, especially for the puzzles that don’t have a frame around them. This Ravensburger puzzle, however, is special. We got it from our friends visiting from Germany. In the beginning it was a little difficult for Anna (the puzzle says 4+), but surprisingly after a couple of guided efforts the concept really clicked with her. The back of the puzzle has outlines of the puzzle pieces, and each piece is very unique. I think Anna likes the fact that she is not forced into selecting frame pieces first, but can attempt to match any piece to an outline instead. She puts this puzzle together now in no time at all, and I keep an eye open for Craigslist offerings, since the puzzle is quite expensive if bought new. Of course, German relatives have been notified of Anna’s love of this puzzle (hint, hint).

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7 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I LOVE this style of Ravensborger puzzle - I remember them from my own childhood! We recently acquired a hand-me-down dinosaur one for the kids, and Emma really enjoys it too.

Debbie said...

This sounds like a neat puzzle. I really need to do more puzzle work with Selena.

Mom and Kiddo said...

We have a few ravensburger puzzles. My son loves them, and they seem very well made. They don't warp like some of the cheaper puzzles we have.

The girl who painted trees said...

I LOVE ravensburger! I don't have any of their puzzles, but I have three of their games from when I was a child. They are super durable. I'm glad Anna is enjoying puzzles more now.

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Ticia said...

I love their products. I'll admit I don't get too many of their puzzles because we have a tendency to lose puzzle pieces (I'm still upset about our 2 missing states from our BRAND NEW 50 states puzzles). So, for us right now the target dollar puzzles are great. But, I do drool over the Ravensburger ones.
And they have GREAT games!

Susana said...

We, well Joe, also really enjoys their puzzles!

Shannon said...

I will have to look for those! Faith & Ben are both puzzle fiends and I can't keep up with them. ;o)

Ben also really likes the Melissa & Doug ones, the framed ones that are around 48 pieces or so.

We just had family puzzle night, 500 pieces which was, well, intersting with two kids!