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The puzzle season is on!
Or why jigsaw puzzles make our children smart!



The adventure begins at the crib age. The children's eyes shine when they discover a familiar motif such as a cat, cow or hedgehog in cheerful colors. With their clumsy fingers, the babies grab individual puzzle motifs from the wooden frame and try to put them back in.
 
 In the beginning, the tangible details are determined according to the principle of “trial and error“Stuck in the robust openings until the right solution is usually found by chance. With every attempt, the eye-hand coordination improves, the child recognizes the correct contours for the motifs to be inserted and guides the handle button specifically to the appropriate opening.
 
The little fingers fish the right fragments like tweezers. Fine motor and cognitive skills are trained and the sense of shapes and contours is sharpened.
 
Above all, puzzles with mom and dad are fun ! Every correctly found particle is praised by adults and rated as a success. The child feels appreciation and that makes them want a new challenge .
 
As the child grows up, the level of difficulty increases. The child is not only required to recognize contours. The individual parts look more like the cut shape, but are smaller, more detailed and differ only slightly from the color gradation.
 
Jigsaw puzzles are brain jogging !  

When doing jigsaw puzzles, children have to deal with many tasks. First, the entire image is "scanned in" and saved. Visual perception and imagination are trained.
 
In the next step, the little ones feel their way through the individual fragments until a suitable selection is made. Kind of a memory game! Sorting puzzle pieces multiple times trains short-term memory.
 
To put together a 45 piece puzzle, the child has to think of a strategy at the age of 4. At this point, parents / educators are not only asked to act as motivators. You can show the child different strategies. The child can either start with the frame or with individual figures. It learns one of the most important skills in life - to think analytically and to find structured solutions to problems. And the 4 year olds can already master this challenge successfully - AMAZING !
 
In our dynamic times, shaped by social media, our children are exposed to clip art perception. The psychologists warn that the attention span of young children is getting shorter and shorter.
Putting together a puzzle, piece by piece, step by step, trains concentration and stamina in children. The little ones learn to stick to their point in order to find a hidden particle to complete the picture.
These skills do not come by themselves, but must be practiced in the course of life.  
 
The ORTHOPUZZLE massage mat is not only brain jogging, but also a whole-body workout !

While the little ones put individual modules together, their brains are challenged. The parts should be connected  to each other via the ingenious click system . The lively fingers stick the parts together. They train hand and finger dexterity as well as hand-eye coordination.
 
The next step is to try out the doormat. The children run over the knobbed surface, move their feet up and down, jump and hop on the spot.
The rounded knobs trigger the stimulating effect. The pebbles, the grass, the forest branches and the sandy seabed provide a pleasant change. The feet touch successive soft and hard surfaces. A real barefoot feeling!
By imitating natural surfaces with convex and concave curves, the children train their balance .
The arch of the foot is specifically stimulated and the circulation gets going. The foot reflex zone therapy increases blood flow and the organism's self-healing powers are activated.

Advantages of the ORTHOPUZZLE massage mat:
  • Child-friendly design and colors
  • Easy to use
  • Real barefoot feeling through imitation of natural surfaces
  • Countless application possibilities indoor / outdoor
  • Easy cleaning
  • Exercise instructions for pure fun are included