Mudpuppy are the makers of beautiful products for children, including puzzles, games, stationery, diaries, cards, building sets, stickers and a whole lot of other fun products - all beautifully illustrated.
We like the puzzles!
There are several categories of puzzles which range in difficulty from very easy to challenging.
First Puzzles won the iParenting Best Products Award 2006. Each box contains 16 pieces which are color coded and form four 4-piece puzzles. They are appropriate for ages 2+
Construction First Puzzle ($10.00)
Nine-piece Two-sided puzzles teach about opposites. The Day/Night puzzle is a 2003 Parent's Choice Approved Award Winner, a 2003 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Product, and has received a 2003 Creative Child Magazine - Seal of Excellence Award.
Day/Night Puzzle ($10.00)
The Mudpuppy Block Puzzles contain nine 2-inch cubes that form 6 pictures. These are great for children over three who can also build with the colorful blocks.
Garden Bugs Block Puzzle ($14.00)
Arielle has recently mastered floor puzzles with 24 jumbo pieces. She reviewed the Map of the U.S.A. Floor Puzzle.
Map of the U.S.A. Floor Puzzle ($17.00)
Arielle loves geography. She is fascinated with maps and locations. So, this puzzle was perfect for her. She was muttering about how Hawaii was in the wrong location and "Where's Texas? I need Texas." She is rapidly beginning to recognize the states and know their locations.
And in no time...
She was done! Linnea (who dressed herself today) admires Arielle's work.
These puzzles are challenging for early threes, but I bet by the time she is four, Linnea will have mastered this one.
The Color Me Puzzles are two-sided. Children four and older can color within the lines on one side with the crayons that are included in the set. The other side is printed in color. What a great snow day project!
Enchanted Kingdom Color Me Puzzle ($14.00)
Arielle is ready to try the 36-piece Mini Cube puzzles.
Eric Carle Santa Puzzle ($10.00)
Soon, she can try the 63 Piece Puzzles that come in round canisters with a colorful rope handle.
Monsters 63 Piece Puzzle ($14.00)
Finally, Mudpuppy's 100-piece jigsaw puzzles in collectible tins will challenge those serious puzzle masters. These are for ages 6 and up.
They won iParenting Greatest Products of 2005 Award.
Fairy Tales Puzzle ($14.00)
All the puzzles have nice sturdy pieces. The greyboard used to make Mudpuppy puzzles is from 90-100% recycled paper, and the colors are printed with nontoxic, soy-based ink. All puzzles are CE and ASTM tested to ensure safety.
Puzzles make great educational gifts. They help with cognitive skills, fine motor skills,hand-eye coordination, geometric and spatial relationships, and even teach children to deal with frustration. And, they are so easy to wrap.
You can win a Map of the U.S.A. Floor Puzzle just like the one Arielle reviewed. To enter the giveaway go to the Mudpuppy website and pick a favorite product. Post a comment, and make sure that I can contact you if you win.
In a recent giveaway, I had a winner named Anonymous with no details or contact information. I had no way of knowing who that was.
The winner will be announced on December 15th.