Travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world–without even leaving the comfort of your home! Paris makes for one of the prettiest subjects of puzzles, whether it’s a photograph or a painting. Put together the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame in the best of the France-themed travel puzzles that we are Puzzle Warehouse offer.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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:
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!
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!
Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Try out these!
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 – 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.
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.
‘Tis the season, everybody!
Today check out our great 500 piece Christmas puzzles for the intermediate puzzler. Tomorrow be sure to return for our post on 1000 piece Christmas puzzles, and Monday you’ll see us feature some of our special and unique Christmas puzzles.
5 Star Review for “Homage”: “This puzzle ‘Homage’ is one of the nicest ones I have ever done. So beautiful when finished, I will frame it for sure.”
5 star review for “Spirit of Christmas”: “Genuinely captures ‘The Reason for the Season’… St. Nicholas holding, pausing, reflecting, reckoning Christ in CHRISTmas. A puzzle I display year round. So detailed. Brilliantly colored. Awe-meditative facial expression. A must have puzzle.”
5 star review for “Christmas Eve”: “Challenging but fun to work.”
Remember, you have until Tuesday December 17 to ensure Christmas Eve delivery!
Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Check out these fun gifts!
Our famous 3D puzzle slowly comes to life before your eyes! These hard plastic pieces present an interesting challenge to even experienced puzzlers because there is more that one surface to work on. A great take on an old classic.
Puzzle expert Akio Yamamoto brought us this Hanayama Level 5 Cast Puzzle – Amour masterpiece by joining two separate yet linked loops to create this challenge. Remove “Adam” and “Eve” from the metal plate, which has been crafted in the shape of an apple as the “Forbidden Fruit. It really is that easy. Then bring the lovebirds back together to complete the puzzle.