I mentioned some time back that one of the other products I bought from Grolier was their Fun Thinkers puzzle game. Well, here it is…
Similar to the Piccolo puzzle, it comes with books covering three categories – Math, English, and Thinking Skills.
To play the puzzle, you set up 16 tiles in number order as shown.
Open the book to the page of the puzzle you want your child to work on and align the board as shown below. Pick up the first tile and find its corresponding picture on the opposite page and cover it with the tile.
The puzzle below is from the “Thinking Skills” category. Your child is supposed to complete the picture on the left page by finding its other half on the right page.
Once all the tiles are placed in their answer boxes, you can close the board and flip it over to match the colours from the underside of the tiles with the picture in the top right hand corner of the book. A correct match means all questions were answered correctly.
Although this product isn’t as ideal on the go as the Piccolo is, it is still a fun activity to do at home. It is self-correcting, so your child can check his own answers. Gavin likes the Piccolo puzzle, but I think he enjoys playing Fun Thinkers even more.
Here is a video of Fun Thinkers in action on Youtube: