Jigsaws {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has always loved jigsaws. We have so many wooden peg jigsaws where she has to fit the right character in the right position but most of those puzzles she can now do without any thought, she is swiftly outgrowing all of them.

At Christmas LP’s Great Aunt and Uncle bought her a big farm floor puzzle and ever since LP has been obsessed with the box it came in – taking the pieces out of the box and then putting them back in again. She is fascinated by it!

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This new puzzle fascination recently stepped up a gear and LP decided to actually make the puzzle. It was great to see how her mind would work. First, she put any pieces together, figuring out how a puzzle worked but paying no attention to the picture.

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LP then started to realise that there were animals on the puzzle – She pointed out a cat and dog, then cows and sheep. LP started to understand that the puzzle pieces made a picture!

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Before we knew it, LP had worked out that she could put the picture together herself! Literally in the space of half an hour playing LP went from the puzzle pieces being put together randomly to putting together a section of jigsaw all by herself! I was amazed – The speed at which LP is learning constantly surprises me!

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Jigsaws have been a regular part of our lives since LP was very small and they will continue to play a part in our lives now LP has found this new love of floor puzzles. I can’t wait for Little Man to be a little bit bigger and to start enjoying jigsaws too.

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15 Comments

  1. February 16, 2014 / 8:55 am

    This puzzle is my son’s new favorite puzzle to do. What a great moment to capture. I love these ordinary moments that we can focus on because they grow up ever too quickly.

  2. February 16, 2014 / 9:32 am

    It’s amazing how quickly they learn and witnessing it is awesome! We have puzzles ready to get out, looking forward to it! x

  3. February 16, 2014 / 11:59 am

    My 4 year old loves puzzles – she’s got 5 or 6 now, and we tend to do at least one every day. She’s gone from needing a lot of guidance to doing them all by herself now. I love them too – it’s made me want to buy a puzzle for myself! Great ordinary moments post xx

  4. February 16, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Fabulous! What a clever cookie! I have to put them together in this house, then the fun bit it destroying them!

  5. February 16, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Aww – she looks so serious concentrating on her puzzle!

  6. February 16, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    My kiddos love jigsaws too. It is wonderful to see them work them out. x

  7. February 16, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    How clever is LP? Watching them learn and figure things out is just brilliant isn’t it.

    • February 16, 2014 / 8:53 pm

      Our posts had similar themes this week! πŸ™‚ x

  8. February 16, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Oh bless her, she is such a cutie! And very clever too. Mads used to love jigsaws but she isn’t as into them at the moment, even though she got some really nice ones for christmas. x

  9. February 16, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    That is amazing, how lovely to be able to watch her figuring it out for herself. My little boy is just starting to get to grips with puzzles and I love to watch him too x

  10. February 16, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Lovely! I’ve passed my love of jigsaws to our little bear. Just this morning (after a lovely lie-in!) while still in our pjs, we did all of her jigsaws one after the other. We had great fun πŸ™‚

  11. February 16, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    ahh clever girl! I love doing jigsaws and F used to be really into them but now just wants to race cars all day! its a really nice thing to do together i think x

  12. February 17, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    Ah wow thats so amazing, what a clever little lady πŸ™‚
    The pictures are great showing the progression brilliantly!! x

  13. Double Trouble
    February 18, 2014 / 12:07 am

    We are also a big fan of puzzles here, my little man has always loved doing them but now the trouble is his little sister enjoys destroying it all leaving him really frustrated. I hope one day she will enjoy it as much as my little man does.

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