Educational Insights Puzzles for Kids: Teaching Them about Money, Time, and Vocabularly

Educational Insights is a company dedicated to making learning an interactive, enjoyable experience for kids. Based in Southern California, they manufacture products that have serious educational value–while maintaining the interest of your little ones. The designers of these products are seasoned educators and parents themselves, people that know best just how important it is for learning to be fun.

We carry several Match It Up! puzzles from Educational Insights. These puzzles are aids to keep your kids’ brains working while they play and learn about the concepts of reading and vocabulary (specifically synonyms and antonyms), money, and telling time.

These puzzles are perfect because with them, you can do two very important things that keeps learning fun for kiddos:

1) You can help them and play with them, making learning a special, social time, and 2) You can match up things your child is interested in–like cartoons, animals, or dinosaurs–and use it to encourage them in their quest for more knowledge.

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Match It Up! Antonyms Puzzle by Educational Insights. 48 pieces.

Each set for each special skill comes with 2 puzzles, both of which have no clue as to what image your child will be building. Instead, they will look to the tray where they place the pieces and the back of the puzzle pieces. They will match up the concepts that go together. For example, on the antonyms puzzle they will match up “day” and “night” to correctly place a piece. On the money puzzle they will match up a written number such as “21.75″ with a photo of two ten dollar bills and three quarters. At the end, they’ll see the full picture that all their knowledge has helped them build!

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Match It Up! Synonyms by Educational Insights. 48 pieces.

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Match It Up! Money Puzzles by Educational Insights. 48 pieces.

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Match It Up! Time by Educational Insights. 48 pieces.

Building puzzles is one of the best ways to combine learning, fun, and other essential skill developments. They will:

  • Hone their fine motor skills

  • Develop problem-solving techniques

  • Master shape recognition

  • Improve their memories

These skills will translate to so many areas of your child’s life. So not only will these puzzles help teach kids new concepts, it will be helping them in ways that are harder to see but just as important too! Inspiring a love of games and puzzles in youngsters will help ensure that they maintain engagement with activities that have so many benefits and that wards off cognitive decline far into their futures, making for a full, happy, and healthy life.

 

Winter Themed New Yorker Magazine Cover Puzzles

The New Yorker magazine debuted in February of 1925 when Harold Ross and his wife Jane Grant (a reporter for the New York Times) wanted to create a sophisticated humor magazine. Now, although the magazine still boasts elements of humor, it is more well-known for its publication of serious fiction. There is at least one short story in every issue, as well as literary reviews, journalism on politics and social issues, and many single-panel cartoons.

The magazine is also very well-known for its illustrated and often topical covers. Because of this, several covers have been turned into beautiful jigsaw puzzles. We have 19 New Yorker cover jigsaw puzzles that are very fun and popular. Not only is the art charming, these covers are a little piece of history. You can see how things have changed through time. For instance, in the beginning, the magazine cost just 15 cents. As you go through the years, you can see it jumps up to 20 cents, then $1.50… eventually landing at $5.99.

Check out these New Yorker winter-themed magazine covers that we offer. Make a night of doing one of these puzzles and reading some works by some of the very famous authors that had stories published in one of the issues (from John Cheever to Roald Dahl to Haruki Murakami to J.D. Salinger) for a very cultured night in!

The New Yorker – Winter Weekend by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces.

The New Yorker – Tree Shopping by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces.

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The New Yorker – Holiday Ornaments by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces.

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The New Yorker – Snow Day by New York Puzzle Co. 500 pieces.

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The New Yorker – Santa’s Dog by New York Puzzle Co. 500 pieces.

The New Yorker – Baby It’s Cold Outside by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces.

Winter Folk Art

Summer seems like the season for folk art, what with farms bursting in bloom and color. But winter makes just as great of a subject for folk artists, including Debbie Mumm and Jane Wooster Scott, who take their talents to the holiday season in these cheerful and fun snow scenes. Check out our selection below:

jane wooster scott winter puzzle

Turning Back the Clock by Ceaco. 750 pieces.

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Snowfall in in Goose Creek by Ceaco. 750 pieces.

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Sweet Shoppe by Ceaco. 750 pieces.

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Yuletide Cheer by Ceaco. 1000 pieces.

Santa’s Workshop by Ceaco. 300 pieces.

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Here Comes Santa by Ceaco. 300 pieces.

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Winter Wonderland by Ceaco. 300 pieces.

Old Montreal by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.

Meeting the Train by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

Unique Christmas Puzzles

Whether they’ve got special shapes, glittery pieces, or hidden images, a unique puzzle with a Christmas theme is always an extra fun holiday gift!

Frosty Family by Springbok. 400 pieces. Family puzzle with larger pieces on the outside for new puzzlers and smaller pieces on the inside for experienced puzzlers.

Enchanted Christmas Snowman by Master Pieces. 500 pieces. Glitter puzzle.

I Spy – A Very Sweet Holiday by Briarpatch. 500 pieces. Hidden images puzzle.

Santa and Sleigh by Ravensburger. 54 pieces. Puzzleball.

 

Ready for the Season by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Shaped puzzle.

 

Towards the Light by SunsOut. 600 pieces. Shaped puzzle.

A Pile of Presents by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Shaped puzzle.

O Star of Bethelhem by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Shaped puzzle.

Old St. Nicholas by Peaceful Wooden Puzzles. Pieces vary. Wooden puzzle.

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: 1000 Piece Christmas Puzzles

One thousand piece puzzles are one step up from 500 piece puzzles, and these Christmas ones should really get you in the holiday spirit! Get a few family members together and these puzzles will come together quickly and easily, hopefully with lots of laugh and laughter to share while you do them!

Nutcracker Collection by Springbok. 24 x 30.

santa on the roof puzzle

Special Delivery by Springbok. 24 x 30.

cat christmas puzzle

Chasing Snowflakes by SunsOut. 27 x 35.

family christmas puzzle

Trimming the Tree by Cobble Hill. 26.625 x 19.5

Santa’s Flying Merkel by Cobble Hill. 19.25 x 26.625.

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Quilting Santa by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Santa’s Cat Nap by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Try out these!

Gift Card Maze, $5.99

Gift Card Maze - In order to get the gift, the recipient has to roll a ball through a bi – level maze to unlock the gift! Talk about an incentive! It is so much more fun than just getting a gift card! Plus, it is fun to watch the person work to solve the puzzle.

Family Talk – Faith Edition, $6.74

Family Talk: Faith Edition - A fun portable conversation game designed to keep today’s busy families connected. The game includes 100 conversation cards. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising and often hilarious glimpse into the hearts and minds of your family members. Diverse topics reveal surprising answers, even from hard-to-talk-to teens. This new Faith Edition features reflective questions to inspire a caring, giving and faith filled attitude.

Christmas Puzzleball – Santa and Snowman by Ravensburger. 54 pieces.

Puzzleball - Santa and Snowman holiday puzzleball features perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces that fit together exactly for an easy to assemble puzzle sphere that looks great as a Christmas ornament or decoration for the holiday season. Each puzzleball is 54 pieces and measures 3″ in diameter when assembled. No glue required – the plastic pieces snap together and stay in place when complete.