Pieces are shaped like individual countries so that children acquire geography knowledge as they put the puzzle together. The puzzle includes the names of countries, capitals, and major bodies of water. They help to build fine motor, cognitive, language, and problem-solving skills. Includes 58 pieces. Dimensions are 19 x 16 inches. Ages 4 to 104.
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I plan to use this puzzle until I have all the counties and their locations down cold, but I'm not your typical customer for I am 78 yrs. old and my recommendation probably wouldn't be useful to you. To me though the puzzle is very important because when I read The Christian Science Monitor about what's happening all over world and I can't keep the countries straight in my mind and don't even know all their names. Can I still have a coupon? Incidentally I'm the needy person below.
As a child I spent hours with my United States puzzle and knew well all of the states and capitals.
However, I was not educated well in world geography and so for my children I searched all Seattle area toy stores for map puzzles of other countries. It was such a shock to be informed that there were none.
It is now thirty years later and I am delighted to have found GeoPuzzles at Fat Brain for my grandchild. He loves these puzzles, enjoys all of them and will have a much better understanding of his world.
I bought this puzzle to help my kids learn geography. We worked it together the first time, and then I have put together the frame and timed them as they put together the continent. I have them do this 2-3 times per week and race against their own best time.
The puzzle works well for this, it is a great puzzle! The pieces are as small as they could be without making the very small countries microscopic. I do wish that ALL of the countries were separate pieces, but it is still a great puzzle. The country-shaped pieces really help to assure that they are learning precisely where each country is located in relationship to the others.
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