Winner of Creative Child Magazine's Puzzle of the Year Award, each side of this beautifully photographed solid wood cube puzzle is part of a different picture depicting common and familiar community helper jobs … so this is like getting 6 different puzzles for the price of one!
The Real Life Learning Community Helpers Cube Puzzle includes 6 full-color fun facts cards. One side of each card provides a solution guide for the completed puzzle, and the other side lists fun and educational facts related to the picture. The pictures on this cube puzzle, along with the included fun facts cards, offer a great avenue to discuss what kids want to be when they grow up, or the different people they may meet in their community!
The Community Helpers Cube Puzzle is made from solid wood. Safety tested, lead-free paint (rather than stickers) is used to apply the pictures directly onto the cube… which means no peeling, and helps ensure durability for years of fun.
Each side of the puzzle features a slightly different pattern on the border, helping kids get the cubes all onto the correct side. And, every one of our cube puzzles within a category has a different colored border to make sure the cubes don’t get mixed up! For example, in the “community and self” category of puzzles the active kids puzzle border is green, the community helpers puzzle border is yellow, the positive interactions puzzle border is blue, and the healthy habits puzzle border is purple.
Putting together puzzles helps to develop the ability to reason, deduce, analyze, and sequence, and directly effects logical thinking and problem solving skills. Physically, puzzles provide practice for hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. In addition, the twelve 1 ½ inch wooden cubes in the puzzle are great for stacking, building and counting!
The community helpers cube puzzle is 6 puzzles in one! The 6 puzzles, with matching fun fact cards, are: Doctor, Police Officer, Firefighter, Dentist, Soldier and Mail Carrier.
The following are free resources for Activities, Lesson Plans, Record Keeping Aids and Articles related to the Community Helpers Cube Puzzle:
"I Need Help" Lesson Plan