Timberdoodle Puzzle Globe — A Review
You may remember that Mr. Smackdown LOVES puzzles. During his rest time each day, he works on whatever 300-500 piece puzzle happens to be under construction in our bedroom on his work table. Sometimes when I resist the pull to be an adult, I join him as we hunt down the missing puzzle pieces. Our conversations are always unique and special.
And to be honest, while Mr. Smackdown was super excited about the Timberdoodle Puzzleball Globe by Ravensburg, I think that I was more excited about the Timberdoodle catalog was was included in the packaging materials! I discovered that Timberdoodle is an excellent resource for homeschooling curriculum and materials.
Why Give Your Child A Puzzle To Teach Geography? Puzzles can be educational in so many ways because they stretch your child’s brain and improve the way his mind solves problems. While he’s solving a puzzle, he’s really teaching his brain to work in new ways. As your child solves a geography puzzle he is mentally drilling himself with physical facts, such as what country goes next to the one he has just completed. Unconsciously he is making a number of associations as he searches for the next piece.
More Realistic Than A Flat Puzzle: Flat puzzles of spherical items are easier to assemble, but what if you could hone your geographical skills on something more appropriate, more true to life? Now you can with Puzzleball Globes. These sturdy plastic 3-D puzzles come in different levels suitable to be used with beginners or for a refresher for both your pre-teens and older children.
No Glue Required! Each Puzzleball Globe comes with beautiful, vibrantly-colored, and perfectly-crafted curved puzzle pieces that allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled with no glue required!! A stand is included to display your work of art, but you will have so much fun putting it together that you shouldn’t be surprised if the stand gets little use!
Done! Let’s do it again!
Mr. Smackdown actually commented on how strong the globe was after it was constructed. In fact, much to my dismay he began to play ball with it and roll it around on the floor!
For children in the early grades, consider the 96-piece Puzzleball Globe. Large pieces and child-friendly graphics make this a perfect puzzle for a six-year old. Bright, colorful, and adorned with animals, your young students will get a kick out of assembling and reassembling this puzzle. The cost of this GREAT Christmas gift is $12.75 and can be purchased at Timberdoodle. (Yes, that was a plug that I didn’t write . . . but I wholeheartedly agree with the statments!)
This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by: Timberdoodle for this review. I do not have to purchase or return the Puzzle Globe. No way! I’m keeping it!