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!
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.
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!
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!
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.