Picture Perfect Puzzles for your Little People
It can be hard these days not to freak out when we look at the world our kids are growing up in! This fast-paced digital world with its throwaway culture can leave us feeling a bit deflated. However, despite our kid’s childhoods looking vastly different to our own, we can take comfort in the fact that some of the classic games and toys that we enjoyed as kids still remain a staple in many homes today.
One toy that has stood the test of time, and for good reason is the humble puzzle. It’s not hard to see why kids love doing puzzles, and why parents secretly love helping them. Kids love a good challenge and puzzles provide the perfect opportunity for problem solving, even better with mum or dad as assistant. Kids also love creating things and puzzles provide an opportunity to recreate a masterpiece, yes someone else may have produced the original artwork but the Puzzle Master gets to become the new artist and create it all over again. And finally it provides an opportunity for a little peace and quiet if your child (or mum) needs a little me time or down time.
Puzzles also provide amazing developmental opportunities for young minds. From developing cognitive skills, fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination to problem solving and developing social skills, puzzles are worth their weight in gold! Luckily for parents puzzles are still easy to come by in stores but not all puzzles are created equal.
The Crocodile Creek range of puzzles offer unique artwork created by a number of different artists from countries including UK, Canada, Netherlands, and America. Each artist has thoughtfully created the puzzle artwork using their own childhood memories and playful imaginations. These stunning puzzles are fun and interesting to look at, ensuring your child will love recreating them over and over again.
A child’s brain development is influenced significantly when they have the opportunity to act on or manipulate the world around them, such as when they are working with puzzles. Therefore it is important to find puzzles to suit the age and ability of your child. Crocodile Creek noticed there were lots of puzzles available for very young children, and lots of more complicated puzzles on the market but they were harder to find for the ages in between. The Crocodile Creek range has a plethora of puzzles with gradual increases of complexity, so that as your child’s ability increases so do the challenges of slightly more complicated puzzles.
And as an added bonus, long before it was popular to do so, Crocodile Creek have been making their products eco friendly and toxin free! They have moved to using soy-based inks and 100% recycled paper to make their puzzles, far exceeding NZ safety standards. Check out a few from their range below that will make the perfect addition to your families collection, and visit the crocodile creek website here to see the rest of their range.
Your little princess will love the Croc Creek Mini Shaped Little Princess Puzzle, just 24 pieces perfect for 3 year olds and up.
The Crocodile Creek Space Race puzzle is 36 pieces and perfect for your 5+ year old.
Croc Creek Above & Below Backyard is perfect for your little animal love, its 48 pieces and recommended for 4+years.
For a bit more of a challenge the Crocodile Creek Wild Safari puzzle is perfect.