My son loves puzzles and if you come visit chances are there will be puzzle pieces, or completed one laying on the floor. Sometimes it is both since there is not point of cleaning up if he will just dump it and start making it again. For me the puzzle making is a a gift that keeps on giving. My son is a early morning riser, unlike his twin sister that loves to sleep in. On a typical day he comes to my bed at 7 squeezes gently in and says “mommy I wanna make a puzzle”. Perfect, this way he can occupy himself why I rest my eyes, almost like a human snooze button.
He can make the Gabagaskar Puzzle in couple of minutes
The Sweck one takes longer since it is made of 100 pieces and technically geared for 5+ year olds.
Those used to be tough. His attention span would not last long enough to complete it. The small pieces would be easily pushed out of spaces which caused a shriek (alarm sound) and statement “mommy I gotta be careful”.
But now since he is getting used to the set backs it is getting easier. Today he made the Dingle Bell puzzle, which he really wanted to finish before school. He sat and sang “Dingle Bell Dingle Bell Dingle all the way”.
Maybe I should show him some Disney movies, I bet his sister is ready for princesses and fairies.