In my childhood, no one knew the word puzzles. Of course, various puzzles were popular at that time, but puzzles didn’t occur to me or my peers before.
But our children are familiar with this simple, but fascinating game from early childhood. My daughters first puzzles appeared in two years. These were vivid pictures with very large details. These puzzles were pasted on a soft substrate, resembling thin foam rubber.
The puzzles consisted of only 8 parts, so my smart little girls very quickly sorted out with them, and they got bored. Puzzles were abandoned in the far corner of the basket for toys.
Then I found a way out. I printed out colored pictures with the image of animals or fairy-tale characters on the printer, and then cut them into small details with scissors. The girls put such homemade puzzles with great pleasure!
A little later, I began to use old greeting cards instead of puzzles. I had a lot of them! It was a pity to throw out, and such toys were a joy to children.
Now, of course, children have grown up, and their interests have changed. Puzzles, they still love to fold, only more complex.
And at what age did your children start to get involved in puzzles?