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The final piece – Just Jigsaws review

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Despite my best intentions of keeping life at home moderated when it comes to screen time, there is no point pretending that You tube, Roblox and Netflix haven’t featured way more heavily than I’m comfortable with. But there is one trump card that engages the girls without fail, makes us all put down our screens, and sets us to a challenge in which we are all focused and present together; the humble jigsaw. Both girls have been through their favourite jigsaw phases in our home; some of which could eventually be completed with their eyes closed. The memories will remain...

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Why is teaching kids about feelings so important?

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Why is teaching kids about feelings so important? For a small child, big feelings can feel scary, strange and simply overwhelming. Making space for your child’s strong emotions and validating their experience allows your child to develop a healthy acceptance of their emotions and feelings. We think and please let us know what you think, but the first step in coping with emotions is being able to identify them in the first place. When you familiarise your child with a wide vocabulary of emotion language, they are better able to pinpoint what it is they are experiencing. Knowing what are why you are feeling...

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REVIEW: SUM FUN- ADDITION JIGSAWS BY JUST JIGSAWS

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We’ve been having great fun practising addition this week whilst playing with Just Jigsaws’ Sum Fun Addition Jigsaws.   This fantastic set of ten jigsaws isn’t just beautifully hand made with gorgeous images, it’s also a brilliant way to sneak a bit of maths into your child’s play! Great for at home learning and for schools. The set comes complete with ten, chunky wooden puzzles. Each puzzle is made of three pieces that connect to create a picture and an addition sum. Not only do children they develop fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and memory skills completing these puzzles but they...

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Science and nature Range By Just Jigsaws

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Science and nature Range By Just Jigsaws In this range there are 5 beautiful 24 or 80 piece puzzles that come with some true interesting teacher’s notes. When opening this puzzle you will be pleasantly surprised by the booklet that is included. Inside the booklet there is a list of all of the animals in the Rain Forest puzzle along with a few facts about each animal it’s a sheet that you will just get lots in it’s such a fantasising read. The booklet includes information about an array of different animals including Forest Elephants, Boa Constrictors and Scarlet Macaws...

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Is the Discovery Range the secret gem in the Just Jigsaws range?

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Discovery puzzles are great for children that are full of curiosity why you may ask? Well rather than just rushing, and putting all together like a normal jigsaw puzzle you will notice the animals going up on the side of the puzzle, why is this important? This can lead to a wide range of topics like what noises the animals make? What’s the name of the animal? Where does it live? This will create a unique bonding experience between the children and parents as they can make the funny sounds together and you might have to look up what the...

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