What do wooden trains have that children like so much? There are many factors that influence this toy to be a favorite of the kids: they have a perfect shape, the touch is wonderful and provides them with the necessary fun and entertainment. Despite the progress of time, wooden trains continue to be enshrined as one of the most fun and original toys. Through train model kit , children can develop their imagination, creativity and great skills. All this, while they learn and enjoy. Why it is good to play with wooden trains First of all, playing with wooden trains invites you to create fun and entertaining stories that will help you express yourself in a different way. With this toy they can create stories, build emotions, enjoy people and their surroundings. You will feel that with this toy you are able to change things. In addition, it is a game that they usually perform with other people, whether they are other children or with adults. Therefore, it also helps them to relate and learn to communicate and socialize. It is a toy with which you will feel that you have the ability to change things. You can find solutions […]
Have you heard of Lidl’s wooden toys? Surely you’ve heard wonders about them, and you don’t know very well if they are worth it or not. LIDL toys 2020 What is promised is debt! I can already share a preview with some of the Lidl 2019 wooden toys, and eye that comes better than ever: If you are interested in the kitchenette, I advise you to take a look at this post about wooden kitchens, since every year there are more price-adjusted options, and you may decide not to wait for Lidl’s. I must tell you that, although in the Lidl catalog it said that the kitchenette would only be sold online, they have just announced that they will sell it in store coinciding with Black Friday, and also $ 10 cheaper. If they usually run out in minutes, this time I think it will be crazy. In those cases they indicate it in the catalog, and also put when they will go on sale. As you can see there is a lot of variety, and more than adjusted prices; If you compare the price of these toys with others of the same characteristics, you will see that they are […]
No doubt toy trains are some of the favorite toys of many children in the house, especially those that work alone riding their tracks. These toys can arouse a very nice hobby for scale trains but, of course, we must first see how our sons and daughters behave with some good initial toys. In ALI Toys you will find toy trains, both for babies and for children a little older . In this article we will recommend some of them! Toy trains for young children Before thinking of toy trains with lots of parts and tracks separately, we must think about the age of our little one and follow the recommendations of the manufacturers . If we are big fans of trains at home, or if our little one shows some interest in these vehicles since childhood, we can start with some toys designed for boys and girls of 1 year and a half. It is true that not all trains for these ages include their own track, and none of them moves automatically. They are toys with large and stackable pieces , designed to maximize the safety of babies and, at the same time, improve elements such as fine […]
Where do the puzzles come from? The puzzles come from the maps. Or, put another way, the first puzzle was a map. John Spilsbury , a former apprentice of the royal geographer of the English crown, invented the world’s first puzzle around 1766. As a cartographer, he mounted one of his maps of Europe on a wooden board and saw the edges of each one very carefully. of the kingdoms. The idea was to use it for children to learn geography ; When assembling the pieces, students studied the bonds of union between countries. Entertaining as well as easy. Its occurrence became a fad and in just two years, Spilsbury had already put up puzzles for sale with the themes that he thought the parents of theEnglish high society : the world, the four continents (at that time only Africa, America, Asia and Europe were known), England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Little by little, the theme was diversified and also used to teach mathematical tables, genealogies or scenes from the Bible. The puzzles remained mostly a pedagogical tool until 1820 when they began to be sold as a game for adults as well . They stopped calling themselves “dissections,” […]
It is not the first time that we try to advise you on the exciting, as well as complex, task of completing a puzzle . Do you remember this post that we left a few months ago? Well, as we like to give you a hand in everything we can, today we present this top 10 tricks and tips to assemble your puzzles successfully . But as more ideas will arise and other friends will have their particular recommendations, we do not want this to become a closed list, but that you contribute your own experiences and knowledge below in the comments to increase the list and continue helping all the puzzlers of the world World!
Something that inspires you, some beautiful place that you would love to travel to, a monument that you visited in the past and that brings you such good memories … Any motivational image that matches your tastes is a good choice to want to see it done and cheer you up in every step you take in its assembly. Surely you find a lot of puzzles that you want to build, you just have to choose yours!
If it is your first puzzle choose one with few pieces and increase the difficulty , as in any hobby or sport, you have to go slowly. Do not want to be the Rafa Nadal of the puzzles if in your life you have put together two pieces. Although do not make one too simple, because then it will not have any grace either. It is good that it is a challenge , and that you think about it, but that it does not frustrate you or fall short. All products indicate the recommended age, the number of pieces and the difficulty, so it will be easy for you to find the most suitable for your level.
That will be your particular puzzle corner , so you will have to be well organized and calm (chaos and disorder are great enemies of the puzzles, because they add an additional difficulty to finding the right pieces). Very important! Make sure that children and pets cannot easily access your work, as they could spoil it in a matter of seconds. And watch out for food and drinks that can spill, we don’t want a puzzle with “lamparones”.
Always have in front the image, photograph or reproduction of the complete puzzle : it will serve as a guide and you can look at each of the parts.
In some puzzles it is also possible to find pieces with very rare shapes and different from the rest. They are called zippers and are often used to join two different patterns. Therefore, if we identify these pieces they can also become another reference point. We already said in this other post with recommendations that it is good to also classify the pieces by colors and textures.
Now we can use technology and use tools such as Photoshop to scan our image , section it into parts and increase each one of them all we need to access all those small points of graphic information that can be very useful. Of course, the image must have a good resolution so that we can “stretch” everything we need. Another option is to load the image of our puzzle on a tablet and go enlarging it as we please.
Also looking for references such as heaven and earth is something that is very useful.
If a piece does not fit, it does not fit , do not force.
A lot of patience , look for your moment of relaxation , spend a little time every day you can, perseverance and practice make us improve in this activity. And, above all, do not stress or get angry , if it is not your day, look for another moment without judging yourself, even the most pro puzzlers have bad times. Cheer up and don’t give up!
Get motivated , value every step you take in your challenge, think about how good you will feel when you see it finished and with these little hands! It can also be a motivation to do it with your partner , with a friend, or with your children … It will be your time to do a pleasant task together and create union, remember all the benefits of assembling a puzzle with yours .
And above all enjoy that moment , allow yourself the luxury of having fun , of laughing with mistakes and of getting excited with successes, remember that it is your hobby, and as we already told you in this post , having a hobby has a multitude of positive effects for physical and mental health.
There you are, an almost finished puzzle in front of you and a lot of pieces to place on your right. The image that a few weeks ago could not even be intuited, now it appears almost completely before your eyes. This piece over here. This one with this side up here and finally the last piece! Placed. You have completed the puzzle! You smile with satisfaction for a few moments, you let that sense of challenge overcome you get in your head and then you panic. What do I do now with the puzzle? Dismantling it is NOT an option. In this post we are going to give you some tips that will be useful to you at this moment in your passionate puzzle story. Pay attention. The simplest thing is that you disassemble it (calm down, do it only in a few parts and large enough so that you can easily rebuild it later) and put it back in its box. You can put paper between the layers of the puzzle so that they do not stick together and, incidentally, add one of those bags of silica gel balls that you find inside the newly purchased shoe boxes; […]
In previous articles we have talked about the 10 fundamental reasons why children should do puzzles . The benefits that this activity brings in your cognitive development are very important. We also tell you why the puzzles are also a children’s game , in which we highlighted simple tricks so that the little ones become fond of this activity that has so many virtues. How to get kids to exercise their minds by puzzle Today we are going to tell how to get kids to exercise their minds by Puzzle them in order to maximize positive effects possible and ensure that small become fond puzzle ride throughout his life, because it’s not just a game children or young people, but increasingly have demonstrated their wonderful qualities to maintain agile and active neurons and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s in older people. Puzzles are a good concentration activity . Getting to fully focus attention on an activity is essential for the development of children, who are able to silence the mind and focus on the task they are doing. That is why it is perfect to assemble them from an early age, provided we choose the type of puzzle properly. Let’s […]