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Jigsaw Puzzles. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets, No. 3 [microform] / Marilyn Fleer
Bib ID 5574753
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Fleer, Marilyn
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
19 p. 
ISBN 9781863230117
ISSN 0156-0999 

This booklet examines the educational value of jigsaw puzzles and gives practical suggestions on how to select and make them for use by children ages 1 through 8. It asserts that jigsaw puzzles provide children with the opportunity to develop problem-solving strategies, and discusses a theory of adult-child interaction that encourages the development of such strategies. In addition to problem solving, the booklet discusses how jigsaw puzzles help children to learn about various mathematical concepts and to develop eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination, and social skills. Practical suggestions are given on how to purchase jigsaw puzzles and how to organize the jigsaw puzzle area. A number of techniques for making puzzles are offered. Jigsaw puzzles for special needs children are also discussed briefly. (AS)


Availability: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Child Relationship.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Educational Games.  |  Eye Hand Coordination.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Interpersonal Competence.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Mathematical Concepts.  |  Motor Development.  |  Problem Solving.  |  Puzzles.  |  Visual Discrimination.  |  Visual Learning.  |  Jigsaw Puzzles  |  Australia Special Needs Children
Form/genre Collected Works, General.
Other authors/contributors Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson
Available From ERIC 


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