There are many benefits to working on and completing puzzles. Not only is it great for brain function, but it can be a mood booster as well. In this blog, I will discuss our experience with the Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle, and why you’re going to want to get your hands on one.
The Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle is a one hundred piece jigsaw puzzle. It is four feet tall when completed, and is an accurate cross-cut of the entire human body. There is also a diagram included that identifies each part of the body, as well as fun human body facts. This puzzle costs $24.99 and is designed for ages 6 and up.
My son loves learning about the human body. When he saw that we were going to put together the Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle, he was so excited. We enjoyed looking at the diagram and reading the human body fun facts. He was, admittedly, a bit overwhelmed by the number of puzzle pieces. But, those feelings were put at ease after I assured him that we would be working together. My son, daughter, and I laid out all of the pieces and got to work.
We have done a few puzzles together as a family, but this puzzle is unlike any that we’ve done previously. Our usual strategy is to first grab the corner pieces and use them as a starting point. With a four foot tall puzzle shaped like the human body, we quickly realized we needed a new strategy. Little by little we began piecing together the puzzle. Unfortunately, after about 35 minutes my 3 and 5 year old were ready to throw in the towel. We needed another set of hands ASAP to help us literally put together the carpal bones. Luckily, my husband was able to step in and help speed up the process.
When my kids were able to really see the human body coming together, their energy was renewed and they got back to the task at hand. I didn’t have my eye on the clock, but I estimate that it took us about an hour to complete the Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle.
Was this puzzle challenging? Immediately, yes. Would I recommend the Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle to other families? Absolutely. It’s a beautifully designed puzzle that has all of the intricacies of the human body on display. My kids marveled at the completed puzzle. They pointed out the body parts that they knew, and learned more about the parts that were unfamiliar. This is a puzzle that we will pull out again and again. It was challenging, but it was also fun. If you’re looking for something to add to your human body unit study, or you just want your kids to learn more I would highly recommend grabbing your own Dr. Livingston Jr. Human Body Floor Puzzle.