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Puzzled over what to do when your kiddo is saying, “Mom! Mom! Mommy! I’m bored. Do you know what I can do?” for the umpteenth time? Fret no more! Beat summer boredom with the Usborne Jigsaw Puzzle Gift Set Series. I only recently discovered these phenomenal books and matching jigsaw puzzles. These are perfecto for quiet time when little siblings are napping, when it’s too hot to get outside or on a rainy day.
Story Books with matching jigsaw puzzles
Cinderella: This set includes a beautiful 30 piece puzzle perfect for the young puzzle lover. The puzzle portrays Cinderella she hastily leaves the castle. While the puzzle is geared towards the 4 and up crowd kiddos of all ages can enjoy the classic story that comes along with it.
Noah’s Ark: This is another beginner puzzle. This 30 piece puzzle features a scene of Noah on the Ark with some of the animals. The book recounts the story of Noah and the Ark with beautifully drawn illustrations.
Picture Puzzle Books and matching Jigsaw Puzzles
Dinosaurs: Designed for the 6 and up crowd this set perfect for a more intermediate puzzle lover. Little man and I spent part of the afternoon working on this and it was just the right difficulty for us to complete together. He loved working through the different parts of the puzzle and I loved hearing him get excited over connecting pieces together. The puzzle itself portrays a fun scene jam packed with many of L’s favorite dinos which he excitedly pointed out as it all came together. The dinosaur picture puzzle book that accompanies it is chock full of things for you and your littles to spot on each page. It is very similar to the Highlights seek and find page that my younger brother and I used to fight for in the monthly Highlights magazines my mom used to order for us.
In the Jungle: This is another set designed for kiddos who are aged 6 and up. This one has a fun jungle scene and accompanying book.
The World, Atlas and Jigsaw Puzzle: This puzzle is definitely more advanced at 300 pieces and designed for kiddos aged 8 and up. This map of the world allows you to explore the world from the comfort of your own home. Discover the continents, oceans and the animals that can be found there. It comes with a 24-page world atlas that will allow you and your kiddos to learn more about geography as you play.
Flags of the World: This set will be coming to my store soon! It targets the same age range and difficulty level as The World puzzle set. This 300 piece puzzle shows the flags of the world and is accompanied by a Flags to Color coloring book which allows kiddos to see and color the flags of different countries.
Not only are these sets great to have on hand to defeat boredom at any time of year but they’re also magnificent gifts. Which one of these would the kiddos in your life enjoy the most?
(Article originally published on Sassy Direct on June 24, 2018)