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Wooden Mother Duck Educational Jigsaw Puzzle
Develop dexterity, problem-solving and reasoning skills, hand/eye coordination, color, shape, size identification, and more with these big, bright, multicolored WOODEN JIG-SAW PUZZLES. The pieces are light in weight, large in size (about 3/4 in. thick for easy handling), and interlock loosely so even pre-schoolers can assemble them easily. All are precut, safe, sturdy, and water-resistant. The colors are non-toxic stain-like impregnated finishes. The Mother Duck is approximately 11-1/4 in. high, 9-1/4 in. wide, and is Yellow in color.
You will note that the Mother Duck design is very educational in its reassembly. The main body component part in the middle, has interlocked into it, 2 feet attached at the bottom, a tail at the back end of its rump, then with a neck on the top front of the body, with a head on the end of the neck. The cuts are designed to aid the child in determining reassembly of basic body structual component parts of an animal. In this case a simple adult duck.
I can't stress enough about how simple we must make our designs. As adults, we may see these designs as too simple,
but I kid you not, the kids see them as an answer to questions they may not know how to ask yet. Believe you me, kids learn a tremendous amount from having fun with visual aids at an early age. How wonderful it is to be an adult, but still a kid at heart. To have all of that experience behind you, and still have fun being a kid.
THE PUZZLE-MAN TOYS
Our wooden toys are created for the safety and education of all. We started designing for young children, but soon found that every person in the family was the kid having fun. While having fun, learning skills are very apparent. These wooden toys help develop dexterity, hand/eye coordination, color, shape, size identification, problem-solving and reasoning skills, plus many others.
All of our Jig-Saw Puzzles are created without a frame to insert the pieces into, as most others are. We want the child to match and compare body parts that go together or structural shapes to each other, in order to reassemble each design. Not put a piece into a frame that matches the frame, having no consideration for the relationship of the components that make up the design. The grain of the wood plays an important part as all designs are cut from a solid piece of wood.
This toy has the following qualities and capabilities:
Non-Toxic (safe in child's mouth).
Interlocks loosely (very easy to attach one piece to another).
Washable in the Sink or Play With in the Bathtub.
Can be Hot Plates and Coasters.
Decorative & Conversational throughout the house.
All puzzles will hang together on the wall with no hook or gluing. (It will hang from just a small finishing nail in the wall).
And last but not least, this item is part of our entire line of:
Educational Wooden Toys/Games & Children's Play Furniture.