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Why Are Puzzles Great For Vacation Days?
May 29, 2024

Why Are Puzzles Great For Vacation Days?

Are you looking for summer vacation activity ideas that don’t involve screen time?

Want to help your child build some skills without realizing it?

Then consider looking out your jigsaw puzzles, borrowing some from friends, or stocking up on a few new ones!

From toddlers to teens, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to practice some visual perceptual skills - like figure-ground perception, visual discrimination, visual scanning and visual closure skills, to name just a few!

And on top of those skills, your child will learn to strategize, pay attention to detail and to persevere when it seems tricky!

The great thing about jigsaw puzzles is that they are something the whole family can do.

As a parent, you can help a young child learn the basics of putting a picture together, sharing in their joy when they complete it, and displaying it for a few days!

And nothing beats the satisfaction of putting a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle together as a family over a few weeks of vacation, seeing the picture come together before your eyes and with everyone feeling like they contributed!

If jigsaw puzzles are not yet part of your child’s life, and if you are unsure how to help your kids get started, I have some pages on my site that are packed with tips and strategies for kids of all ages. So pop on over and be inspired!

Tips and Strategies To Teach Your Toddler To Do Puzzles

Tips To Help Your Child Master Jigsaw Puzzles!

Strategies To Help Your Teen Enjoy Jigsaw Puzzles!

I hope you find these pages to be useful!

Please do feel free to share this info with anyone you think would benefit.

Thanks so much for joining me again this month. All the best as you help the children in your life!


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This information and the suggested activities on my email and website are meant to promote your child’s normal development. If you are at all concerned about your child's development, please consult your health professional. The information on my email and website is not intended to take the place of an occupational therapy evaluation and treatment!

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