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The best way to keep our minds active & firing 

Did you know jigsaw puzzles do more than just provide hours of fun for kids?

As we get older, our brains still need to be kept active to improve our memory, mood and can assist in preventing major illnesses. Building puzzles as a regular part of our daily lives can be as important as going out for a walk or run everyday.

Various studies have shown that by keeping the brain active through puzzles and problem-solving activities, it can reduce the amount of brain cell damage
in Alzheimer’s patients and assist in the growth of new nerve cells and the connections between them.

And, according to research published in the Frontiers in Aging NeuroScience, it was found that jigsaw puzzles might be a protective factor for visuospatial cognitive aging and led authors to conclude that
doing jigsaws long term “can be considered for recommendations regarding healthy cognitive ageing”.

Some of our customers are already seeing the benefits of our puzzles:

"Intriguing puzzle, an excellent gift for a jigsaw enthusiast. So much more fun that the conventional puzzle because of how the pieces slot together"

AND 

"We ordered 3 puzzles for birthday and christmas presents covering ages from 11 to 70 years old. Fantastic quality, fast and efficient ordering and delivery, couldn't recommend these more"

Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle

Orchids - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle

$59.00

The puzzle pieces that make up this Ernst Haekel piece of art are all based around the flora, fauna and gardening. They will keep keen nature lovers finding spades, geckos, flowers, birds and everything nature inspired.

This puzzle highlights the natural beauty of these plants. Having a realistic but surreal feel to his image. This puzzle will surprise puzzle lovers with endless joy.

About the art and artist

The image is part of the Ernst Haekel art collection named Orchidae.

Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species of orchids.

Pieces: 219 puzzle pieces
Shape: Rectangle
Width of puzzle: 25cm x 35cm
Made of: high quality plywood
Difficulty level: medium

Disclaimer: this puzzle is not suitable for children under 3 years old. Small pieces are a choking hazard.

 

 

 


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So, how do we exercise our brain?

Doing puzzles is considered a complete brain exercise as it allows us to use both right and left sides of the brain. The right side oversees our creativity, emotions, and intuitive thinking while the left side works on the logical, methodical and objective side. Allowing both sides of the brain to work and communicate together helps prevent cognitive degeneration.

When we need to pay particular attention to detail to help us complete an image, we are training our eyes to find small differences in colours and shapes. The connection between colours and shapes is a skill learnt in early childhood development and will continue to grow and develop well into your older years.

Our jigsaw pieces are all hand-drawn and specifically designed to get those cognitive brain neurons firing, so don’t be surprised if you find a dancing ballerina shape in your butterfly jigsaw puzzle! 

Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle

Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle

$65.00

This majestic animal is a delight to build for all ages. The puzzle itself is of an elephant and is made up of safari animals pieces.

Get the kids to name the safari animals and share one fact along the way, to combine facts and puzzle fun. Boredom will not come into it when putting this elephant together.

The bright, bold and colourful flower tapestry on this puzzle makes it simple a joy to construct.

Pieces: 174 puzzle pieces
Shape: Elephant
Size of puzzle: 41.5cm x 29cm

Made of: high quality plywood
Difficulty level: medium

Disclaimer: this puzzle is not suitable for children under 3 years old. Small pieces are a choking hazard.

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How can we develop our spacial awareness?

Spatial awareness refers to your ability to be aware of objects in space and your body’s position in relation to them. As adults, we can also work to improve spatial awareness by staying active, taking up hobbies like photography, or doing jigsaw puzzles. Jigsaw puzzles allows us to develop and grow our spacial awareness through assembling different shapes and sizes to create a larger and more comprehensive image.

Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Brilliant Butterfly Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$59.00
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle
Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle

Ellie Elephant Jigsaw Puzzle

$65.00
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle
Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle

Hummingbirds - Ernst Haekel Jigsaw Puzzle

$59.00
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