Seems like playing puzzle can stop them from running around the house and sepah-sepah with other toys, i bought more puzzle..aneen is very hardworking..she'll try to do the puzzle and try to finish it..and ayyen is like, try and error..more error will kill his spirit to move on..then he'll stop playing with this puzzle and trying to do another one..and it goes on.."man"..
Last 2 weeks, daddy was away during weekend, again..so i was thinking, how i want to distract the kids and less their gaduh time..and since i'm almost bored with the barbie movies, i bought new one - SNOW WHITE..yay!! got princess, got prince, got songs..deal!! and as to give her more interest, i bought the disney puzzle on snow white..3-in-1 puzzle - 3 puzzles in a box..hopefully they'll enjoy the cd and the puzzle..
Hehe..the idea works..alhamdulillah..aneen enjoyed the show..now she'll watch either snow white or barbie..well, at least, tak lar barbie all the time kan..buhsan weii..juz imagine, all her uncles a.k.a my brothers, know the songs..all this while, takde siapa peduli pasal barbie dalam rumah tue..
Yesterday when i came back from work, aneen continued playing with the puzzle..in few minutes she could settle the thing..and suddenly she asked me, in marah-like-tone, "mummy..kenapa tak beli puzzle pieces baru utk aneen??" owh..sudah bosan ka?? as usual, my answer would be, "nanti mummy beli.."..she took it as a promised..i sms her daddy, who was still at the office..and i remind myself, sogo this week because need to buy puzzle for aneen..demi anak lar katakan..;)
Dah memang dasar anak manja kan, when daddy got home, he showed them the new puzzle..adoiii..a box of 2 puzzles for aneen and a box of 4 puzzles for ayyen..yea..more puzzles..hehe..and them, happy lar...
this is one of the puzzle that daddy bought last nite
When aneen was still in my tummy, i'll make sure at least i solved 1 puzzle crossword a day..maybe her interest on this came from that habit of mine..alhamdulillah..ada jugak benda baik yang aneen ikut dari mummy..when i bought puzzle for them, i knw somehow the solving might generate their mind and will make them be more creative and teach them how to think..mission accomplished..
Here are some info on puzzle that i found on the net..
A puzzle is a problem or enigma that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to piece together objects (puzzle pieces) in a logical way in order to come up with the desired shape, picture or solution. Puzzles are often contrived as a form of entertainment, but they can also stem from serious mathematical or logistical problems — in such cases, their successful resolution can be a significant contribution to mathematical research.
Solutions to puzzles may require recognizing patterns and creating a particular order. People with a high inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving these puzzles than others. Puzzles based on the process of inquiry and discovery to complete may be solved faster by those with good deduction skills.
Puzzles are a great way for your child to exercise his brain cells and work out solutions, so make sure you have an adequate supply of puzzles. Don't give them to your child all at once! Give him one puzzle at a time. Let him spend time solving it. He may solve it a few times before he gets bored. Don't expect him to entertain himself by solving the same puzzle again and again. Once he tires of one puzzle, hand him another.
In addition to exercising your child's brain, jigsaw puzzles also help improve a toddler's hand-eye coordination, since your child will need to fit the pieces together. It helps your child recognise shapes, and this is an important step towards developing reading skills.
Certain puzzles increase your child's reasoning abilities. For example, a puzzle may be in the shape of man, in which case your child can figure out where the head, arms, torso and legs go, and fit the puzzle accordingly.
Asal-usul puzzle..what an info..semua di hujung jari..
The predecessor of the modern jigsaw puzzle was invented by John Spilsbury in 1767. It was used as a teaching apparatus to help children to learn the geography of England and Wales. It was a wooden map with no interlocking pieces. In fact, interlocking jigsaw wooden puzzles were not introduced until much later, with the invention of saws that could cut raw materials such as wood with the accuracy needed to produce the interlock. From this beginning through the 1800s, jigsaw puzzles caught on and grew as a popular pastime.
A'ah..makin banyak puzzle, makin banyak nak kena kemas..tapi mummy dah buat syarat, tak masukkan puzzle yang sedia ada, tak boleh bukak puzzle yang lain or tak boleh main toys lain..berani lawan cakap mummy??