Do your children love puzzles? Then I highly recommend trying the unique FlipStir Puzzles by Enlivenze LLC. For this review we received the Rainbow Pencils Level 1 Puzzle. It contains 10 3D puzzle pieces. These puzzles are great for ages 7 and up. Personally I think they are fun for the whole family.
The FlipStir Puzzles come in their own contained canisters. This means that the puzzles pieces are all in this canister and they don’t come out like a regular puzzle. You use a wand to maneuver the pieces to solve the puzzle. It’s really simple, you just shake, stir and solve. I love this idea for puzzles because the pieces cannot get lost. It’s a little more challenging to solve the puzzle, but it can be done.
The one nice perk about this is that the tactile wand helps improve fine motor and dexterity, which is something we have been working on with my son. My son can do this puzzle and have fun at the same time, with out knowing that it can benefit him. Another thing that I find beneficial is that it helps improve hand-eye coordination and spatial relation skills.
How We Used This:
There was excitement when the FlipStir puzzle arrived. I had asked my daughter if she was ready to try a unique way of doing a puzzle. She was really excited. I don’t think she really knew what she was in for. She was very determined to solve the puzzle. It took her a while at first but she did figure it out. After you do the puzzle once it does get a whole lot easier to figure out how to solve the puzzle as you know where the pieces go.
We got kind of competitive and started timing each other to see who could solve the puzzle the fastest. Let’s just say that it wasn’t my husband who won!
I tried the puzzle first and I did solve it. It really didn’t take me long. I know the first time I did it, it took me under 10 minutes to solve it.
My Overall Thoughts:
I think one of my favorite things about the FlipStir Puzzle is the fact that all the pieces are contained and you can’t lose them. I thought that this was challenging for everyone, yet it was fun to do at the same time. My daughter absolutely love the puzzle. She kept asking after everyone’s turn – “Can I shake it?”
I found the kids to be engaged with the puzzle, as well as the adults. It’s nice to be able to take this puzzle anywhere as it fights easily into a backpack and doesn’t take up much space. It’s nice not having to worry about losing pieces.
I did use this puzzle more with my son though. The reason is we work on fine motor and dexterity a lot as he has problems. Even though it did take him the longest to do the puzzle he still really enjoyed it.
These puzzles are fun for the whole family.
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