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Children's Jigsaw Puzzles

Children's jigsaw puzzles were originally made by painting a picture onto a piece of wood, and then cutting the picture into smaller pieces using a tool known as a "jigsaw". In 1760, John Spilsbury, who was a London-based mapmaker, is credited with making the first commercially available jigsaw puzzles. The latest production methods and accurate machinery means that cuts are cleaner, shapes are sharper, and printing is clearer than ever.

In order for these puzzles to be reasonably priced, most mass produced ones are made of rigid cardboard. They come in all shapes and sizes – square, rectangular, round, and even 3D ball shaped plastic puzzles made by Ravensburger. For the junior members of the family, chunky wooden puzzles in the shape of animals or people are very popular.

The very young are catered for with very simple 2 piece jigsaws whereas the experts are challenged by a massive 18,000 piece set! Another innovation has been the introduction of special shapes into the traditional format, and children love picking out the outline of an elephant, a tree or the moon as an added enjoyment factor. Jigsaw libraries have been set up in many towns, and many people find the challenge of completing a difficult puzzle both stimulating and relaxing.

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Huge choice of jigsaws for babies, children or a seasoned jigsaw fanatic.

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Captain Neil's Toy Chest

Traditional and online toy shop selling baby toys, puzzles and games.

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The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store

Huge choice of jigsaws with suppliers including Gibsons and Orchard Toys.

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Megan's Jigsaws

Personalised children's name jigsaws as well as educational and animal jigsaws.

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