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Positively puzzling with Ravensburger’s Dog’s Delight

Ravensburger's Dog's Delight

If you’re looking for a screen-free activity to keep the kids busy then look no further than a jigsaw puzzle. We’ve always enjoyed an activity that the whole family can enjoy together and puzzles tick all the boxes for us. The dining room table is the heart of our home and the perfect place to sit and puzzle.

The history of the jigsaw puzzle

Did you know that John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767? He used a map, and since then, pretty much anything has been made into a puzzle, keeping children and adults busy for hours.

Positively puzzling with Ravensburger’s Dog’s Delight

Ravensburger kindly gifted us one of their puzzles, a 500 piece puzzle, called Dog’s Delight.

Say ‘sausages’! This puzzle has a perfect pick of posing pooches by artist Howard Robinson. These dogs certainly are a delight! As we recently bought a puppy we thought this dog themed puzzle was perfect for some family time.

Ravensburger's Dog's Delight

We use a big board to do our puzzles. We like a puzzle the whole family can get around (and it can be moved when we need the dining room table back!). The children couldn’t wait to start the puzzle and we kept it out for over a week, adding a little bit each day.

The puzzle features 6 different dogs, we all had our favourites, and it was fun watching them appear before our eyes. I have to admit that our puppy enjoyed the puzzle too. One of the children dropped some of the puzzle pieces on the floor and the puppy found them! He had a nibble of the pieces but I think we rescued them before he totally destroyed them…

puppy ate the jigsaw puzzle

A puzzle can be the perfect escape from daily hustle and bustle, offering mindful moments and a soothing way to keep the brain active at whatever age. So why not pick a puzzle and join us in #positivelypuzzling this spring!

#positivelypuzzling with Ravensburger

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  • Reply
    Claire Roach
    March 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    How ironic that your dog ruined your doggy puzzle, naughty pooch. I love anything to do with dogs 🙂

  • Reply
    March 23, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Ooh naughty pooch! That said, it looks fabulous now it is finished, it has been years and years since ive done a puzzle and now is probably a good time to be doing one!

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