Did you know that January 29 is National Puzzle Day? Puzzles are not only a great form of entertainment, they have been shown to enhance brain activity in children and improve memory in adults.
My 3-year-old granddaughter received a Melissa & Doug puzzle for Christmas from her great-aunt back home in NYC and it’s easily become her favorite gift of the season.
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This Melissa & Doug wooden puzzle features 10 friendly insects. It helps develop their fine motor skills, which are essential for holding a pencil or crayon.
Use the magnetic butterfly catcher to capture the insects and then release them “back into the wild”, to their favorite hangout spot in the puzzle. The magnetic catcher is a wonderful addition to this puzzle and helps develop hand-eye coordination needed for feeding themselves and writing.