The wet season is here. It has been raining every day , usually in the afternoons and early evenings. Besides the usual wet weather activities like painting, playing play dough and doing household chores (a wonderful excuse to clean the house together), it was time for our jigsaw puzzles to come out of the storeroom!
There’s just something relaxing about being inside on a cold day and listening to the rain. Hearing the pitter patter on the window pane, piecing a puzzle, and having cookies with milk.
A favourite puzzle that the family enjoys is Infantino’s “Learn About Animals of the World Puzzle”. It is a 45-piece puzzle that allows the child to learn about the world, animals and their homes.
We play it every so often that Hannah can now piece the puzzle almost independently now. It’s a fun and useful learning tool to learn about the countries and its native animals. For instance, we learned that the grey wolf can be found at the boreal regions of Russia, and the giant tortoises are found in the Galápagos Islands.
What’s more, we got to learn a number of famous monuments/places around the world; like the Taj Mahal in India, Mount Fuji in Japan, Table Mountain in South Africa, and Eiffel Tower in France.
The puzzle also includes several fun facts about the featured animals. Did you know that the sperm whale can live for about 80 years? And the octopus can change colour to match its surroundings?
A multifaceted learning tool that’s worth every penny.
Do you know of any other wet-weather activity to help me tide through these few months? Please share them with me!