Keeping the kids busy while waiting at the doctor’s office, or while I’m grocery shopping, or anywhere else that I can’t keep them constantly entertained, is really a pain! If they had it their way, they’d be on the iPad or my phone playing Angry Birds 24/7. But I want them to do more than play video games all day! Whatever happened to simple games that utilize simple eye-and-hand motor skills while stimulating their very busy, always-want-to-be-doing-something, active brains?Â That is why I think that Eni Puzzles are so cool.
These puzzles are not designed as a brain teaser that has a simple solution requiring the memorization of maneuvers, but they are a multi-solutioned puzzle that allows creativity to form and keep the mind inquisitive and challenged. Much like a real jigsaw puzzle, your child has to focus on moving a puzzle piece into a specific place. Simple problem solving, spacial relationships, dexterity, creativity, and temperament are all enhanced with the Eni Puzzle.
Think of it as a multiple solution creative “drawing” toy that’s goal is to align complex patterns.Â The object of the puzzle is to place the tiles into patterns by making the rotating and sliding moves that manipulate the empty space. Remember those little puzzle games where there were nine tiles and ten spaces on a little plastic board, and you had to get the numbers in order? That’s what this reminds me of.
Want to see how it works? Check out the video at the link below!
The larger ones cost around $15 or so. What do you think of the Eni Puzzles? Would it keep your kids busy? Mine are still a bit young, but I might get one for my son to play with!
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