Puzzles For Growing Hands

October 30, 2006

As I type these words, my husband and our three and a half year old daughter Maya are sitting on the living room floor working on a skeleton puzzle. Tomorrow is Halloween after all!

Since she was a baby, Maya has been fascinated with puzzles; starting with the fuzzy farm animal pieces that endured daily teethings! It is one of our favorite activities to do with her and I can definitely see us working our way all the way up to the 1,000-piece nightmares eventually.

For now, we’ll stick with the child-friendly puzzles from Galison/Mudpuppy. The company was originally launched to bring museum collections to the public in high quality paper products. With Mudpuppy, they not only offer educational toys and puzzles (the Map of the U.S.A is one of our favorites!) but also bring popular children’s books’ characters to life. The quality is exceptional and the easy-to-carry cases guarantee years of torture from our kids’ sticky hands.

Check out Eloise, Curious George, Olivia and more at Galison’s own web site, starting at $9.00. Although most of their products are marked for kids 3+, even a two year old can handle their mini cube puzzles.

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