Jigsaw puzzles were the invention of an Englishman, John Spilsbury right back in the 1760’s. His original idea was to attach a map of the world to a piece of board, and then cut out each country. The aim being it was a fun and functional way to learn about the world. So, they've been an educational toy right from the start. Now-a-days, jigsaws still have an educational role. The difference is they come is bright colours and have numerous themes.
We now have some wonderful handmade preschool puzzles in stock. Made of rubber wood, they are perfect for little hands. Perhaps you have a dinosaur fan or maybe an animal obsessed pre-schooler? Better still they all come with a cotton bag for storage, so no more missing pieces under the sofa! Each puzzle has either an alphabet or number theme, making it the perfect educational toy.
For the older child, the Melissa & Doug fantasy jigsaw puzzles make a gorgeous gift. Each 48 pice puzzle comes in its own wooden tray, again making storage each.