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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