ERIC Number: ED374914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Jigsaw Puzzles. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets, No. 3.
This booklet examines the educational value of jigsaw puzzles and gives practical suggestions on how to select and make them for use by children ages 1 through 8. It asserts that jigsaw puzzles provide children with the opportunity to develop problem-solving strategies, and discusses a theory of adult-child interaction that encourages the development of such strategies. In addition to problem solving, the booklet discusses how jigsaw puzzles help children to learn about various mathematical concepts and to develop eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination, and social skills. Practical suggestions are given on how to purchase jigsaw puzzles and how to organize the jigsaw puzzle area. A number of techniques for making puzzles are offered. Jigsaw puzzles for special needs children are also discussed briefly. (AS)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Eye Hand Coordination, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Motor Development, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Visual Discrimination, Visual Learning
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia