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A Gift for All Ages – Puzzle Review

Ever tried to find a perfect Christmas or Birthday gift to span across various age groups. A gift to give a family of young and old? An educational and learning gift that challenges the mind and engages the receiver for more than 10 minutes?

Books are great but not everyone likes reading, or the same genre. Then there is edible gifts but choosing an appropriate food means you now have to factor in gluten free, dairy free, lactose free and vegan options. Too many families have food intolerances that must be considered. It is too hard.

Enter the 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Shannxi Toy Manufacturer.

jigsaw puzzle

Puzzles are excellent toys for fostering the development of logical thinking and intelligence. Puzzles are not only educational, but essential in children’s intellectual development as they promote spatial awareness and understanding of shape relationships. These three dimensional skills are especially important in creative pursuits, design or engineering careers.

Shannxi 1000 Piece Balloon Puzzle

I was kindly gifted a wonderful Jigsaw puzzle from Toy Manufacturer Shannxi Classical Trade Co. Their jigsaw puzzles are made of thickened paper, are strong and durable, and suitable for ages 7 – 107 years of age.

The puzzle in a box complete with separators for sorting the various styles of puzzle pieces. It defintiely helps to sort the light blue from the dark blue when it comes to placing sky tones.


As it happens, my neighbour is somewhat of an expert in jigsaw puzzles. At 91 years young, she is fit and sharp minded, something she attributes to her love of completing jigsaw puzzles.

old woman completing puzzle

Peg is the authority so here is what she thought of the puzzle:

Review of Shaanxi Hot Air Balloon Puzzle

Likes

  • Border is easy to figure out and complete
  • Two puzzles in one – the reverse side is printed as another puzzle
  • Template Mat included, is a great reference tool and can be used as a sorting mat
  • The puzzle is a lot of fun
  • Reverse side gives a clue for difficult areas of similar color
  • Puzzle box has separators to categorize and sort pieces – very useful and a great idea
  • Design will please most adults
  • Fosters patience and hand dexterity and great for those prone to arthritis in the hands
  • Puzzle can be completed by doing one section at a times due to dual printing on both sides
  • Constructed using high quality wood and paper pieces

Peg’s Dislikes

  • The blue sky was tricky and required perseverance to complete
  • The pieces were hard to retrieve once inserted in the puzzle. ie. if they are inserted in the wrong place and are changed. A small piece broke off from the printed underside of the puzzle piece when it was switched around.
  • The design could have benefited from some smaller balloons in the distance for higher visual interest.

My Recommendations

  1. I am very happy to recommend this product for children and adults.
  2. The puzzle is challenging enough to engage and adult and child for many hours.
  3. It has the therapeutic advantage of being great practice for fine motor dexterity and hand control.
  4. It is educational in the sense that it uses the mind to compute shapes and spatial relationships.
  5. Delivery was timely and email communication with the company was without problem.

Shaanxi also have fully customized options and 3 D puzzles for your enjoyment.

If you are interested in purchasing a Jigsaw puzzle for Christmas or that special gift, Jason and the team will be happy to assist you with various delivery options to meet your personal needs.

Shaanxi Classical Grain Trade Co. +86 15829369901

We chat: +86 15829369901

Email: 982067068@qq.com

*I received no monetary incentive for this review.

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