@username We’ve got a 3yr old that loves puzzles. The 4/9/12/16 pc puzzles from last week are too easy for him. But I bet he’ll love these. We did one of the cheap donuts puzzles and did a donut or two each night for a few nights
@username I feel like @caffeineguy’s kid might be a bit of an outlier. My two year old can do a six piece puzzle on her own, and my four does a twelve piece easily, but I doubt either has the endurance or attention span to take on 100 pieces. I think it really depends on the kid, but in a general sense, I’d say six or seven is around the typical age most kids are going to be able to pause and focus long enough to solve a puzzle this size.
@jitc@username The puzzles from last week were ‘BooKid’ 4pc, 6pc, 9pc and 12pc. My 3.5yr old didn’t have any trouble w/ the 12pc, and at $12 for 4 was a decent deal.
For today’s offering, I bough the glow in the dark one because it’s the only one NOT labeled as being from ‘Page Publishers’ (who made the REALLY crappy ones w/ identical pieces). With any luck the glow-in-the-dark ones will be halfway decent.
@caffeineguy@username I bought the same ones—my 4 year old solved the 12-piece with a fair amount of ease, but he explicitly said he wasn’t interested in anything more challenging, haha. 100 pieces is quite a leap from 12, and I have a feeling the number of pieces would likely overwhelm him, not to mention the attention span to finish it just wouldn’t be there unless puzzles were really his thing. He’s more interested in buttons, switches, and things that rotate right now.
The BooKid puzzles also have fairly big pieces, which might be more approachable from a small motor perspective. We have a Melissa and Doug set of four 12-piece puzzles made of balsa, but the pieces were at least half the size of the 12-piece BooKid puzzle, and he takes little to no interest in them.
Got a bunch of these Page Publication puzzles last time. Not very high quality unfortunately. The shapes of the pieces are very limited, so it’s easy to make damn near any piece fit anywhere if you try hard enough. The image also wrapped down into the grooves making it a little difficult to be sure that the piece was a correct match. We got the 1000 piece puzzles last time, so maybe they are better with larger and fewer pieces, but as much as I would like to get these for my daughter, I think they would be more frustrating than they are worth.
Thanks, you saved me!! I was wondering if these where going to be those thin flimsy pieces or if the top layer with the picture falls off. My mother in law is notorious for jamming the wrong pieces in if it’s a “close fit”. I thought the 100 piece would be perfect to try since she’s been getting discouraged with the 300 piece.
@trimpe Damn-- Yeah, our previous puzzles from Page were a huge disappointment. These would have been perfect, with the fun designs, but hard pass. Dozens of pieces stuck together, and if you pull them apart they tear. All pieces have Identical shapes, so they always ‘fit’. Shame.