Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reclaimed Wood Puzzles To Learn Geography

Does this continent look familiar?

 Easier now with a few names?

If you guessed Africa, you are correct!

I read recently that children who play with puzzles between the ages of 2 and 4 have better-developed spatial skills, which can be a predictor of whether kids will later excel at math and science. When I saw these puzzles, I wasn't thinking about the kids, I wanted them myself! These are the creations of Steven Mattern Design on Etsy. Although pricey, they look like puzzles that could be enjoyed over the years. He even states the scale (Africa puzzle scale: 1:66,000,000), in case you appreciate precision.