Melissa & Doug Children Around the World Floor (48 pc)This wonderfully illustrated 48-piece circular cardboard floor puzzle features twelve children from around the world dressed in traditional ethnic clothing
It introduces children to various cultures, and helps them notice differences and similarities. Unique multi-cultural puzzle measures 32" across. The extra-thick pieces are 20% thicker than the competition's. Its easy-clean surface keeps puzzle looking new.
All Melissa & Doug puzzles are wonderful and fun for children (and adults) to do, but this puzzle is extra special. For starters it is a giant circle-shape. Also, the theme of Children Around the World is very appealing, especially to my 6 1/2 yr old grandson who has been learning about this topic in school. After we have finished the puzzle each time, we talk about the "kids from other countries" and we pick our favorite ones. Each time we have done the puzzle we have discussed the children and to me this ..
My 3-year-old and I really like working on this puzzle together. (She can't do it alone. I expect a 4-year-old could. The recommended 6-9 age seems too old.) I think the size of a floor puzzle gives her more of a sense of accomplishment than a standard sized puzzle.The pieces link nicely so that you get a bit of the next person as you go around the circle. (The last piece of the American boy links into the Chinese girl so you know which character to look for next.)The pictures of kids from other countries g..