My family loves puzzles. Interestingly, our biggest advocate for puzzles has been our youngest son, now 4 years old. If you’re now picturing those adorable wooden toddler puzzles you’d be greatly mistaken. This kid prefers nothing less than a 500 piecer to keep us going for days.
Yes, it’s true he can’t complete a puzzle on his own. But he can actually do a lot more than I originally gave him credit. And it doesn’t matter that he can’t do it all himself. He’s learning so much about problem solving and perseverance.
Even if you don’t have a puzzle-loving four year old in your house, you should have puzzles. Maybe you don’t need to always have a puzzle on the go on the coffee table. That’s fine. But during the holidays especially, as family and friends come to visit, a puzzle is an excellent contribution to the event. As people gather around to place a few pieces into the puzzle they have a low pressure setting with which to start talking. Puzzles are especially great during the waiting times.
When our family was travelling last year we had a puzzle on the go in the condo. As we inevitably played the waiting game for other members in the party, or food, or whatever, it was so helpful to have the puzzle. Regardless of age, the puzzle drew us together and smoothed out some rough edges. (The only person who didn’t actively participate in the puzzle has vision issues. However she sat on the couch in the same room, participating in our conversation.)
As we have amassed our puzzle collection it quickly became clear to us that there is no puzzle greater than a Dowdle puzzle. From the quality of the box to the quality of the pieces to the detail in the art to the “no missing piece” guarantee, the Dowdle puzzles are my favourite.
So to kick off Polynesian Christmas I have a special gift for you. Dowdle is graciously offering their brand new Kauai puzzle to one lucky reader. Keep it for yourself and a lifetime of enjoyment, or give it as a stunning gift that will certainly be appreciated. (Or donate it to me, haha. I don’t have any of the Hawaiian puzzles yet.)
This is not a sponsored post. I contracted with them for a giveaway for one of you, because I love you so.
So hurry up and enter the giveaway! It’s quick and easy, but so is the length of this giveaway period.a Rafflecopter giveaway