In case it didn’t make it on your calendar app, consider this a friendly reminder that January 29th is National Puzzle Day. I love puzzles and some of my favorite memories as a family involve puzzles. I remember my grandparents always had a puzzle in the living room to work on and buying puzzles on vacations to remind the kids of where we had been. That’s why I was excited to learn that Highlights launched National Puzzle Day to encourage children and families to celebrate the wonderful things that puzzles give us. And speaking of celebrating, what better way to celebrate National Puzzle Day than a Highlights puzzle, be it jigsaw or hidden picture.
As I child, the Highlights magazine was my favorite! One of my “highlights” (see what I did there…hehehe) of going to the doctor was that I would get to sit in the waiting room and do the Hidden Pictures puzzle from the Highlights magazine. I have such fond memories of enjoying the magazines and I’m now enjoying passing on the Highlights tradition to my little one! She got her first Highlights magazine this month!
Highlights helps children become curious, creative, caring and confident through engaging content and experiences that are focused on nurturing and developing the whole child. Through stories, poems, puzzles, jokes/riddles, science experiments, art activities, and more kids are encouraged to think, problem solve, and build their literacy skills, all while having fun. Children from infancy to 12 years old can enjoy Highlights as a magazine, digital app, or through our toys and games, offered by subscription or at retail. An essential to childhood, Highlights incorporates classic favorites like Hidden Pictures® puzzles, Dear Highlights letters and more. Engage with Highlights anytime, anywhere.
If the kids can’t get enough search-and-find fun, the Hidden Pictures® 2018 Book Set is here with more of what they love! The 2018 puzzle book set includes Horsing Around, Barnyard Fun, Road Trip and Rainy Day Play books. Each seek-and-find book has more than 350 hidden objects in all, for tons of discoveries. Every Highlights Hidden Pictures book in this set has single- and double-page, black-and-white scenes full of hidden hockey sticks, baseball caps, bells, flags and more. You won’t be able to resist helping your kids work through all the hidden-object games, (I know I’m a goner). As always, there’s more to Hidden Pictures scenes than just fun. Each picture puzzle is also great for building skills that help with school, like increased visual perception, vocabulary and descriptive skills, concentration and attention to detail.
And you’ll be wowed by the Hidden Pictures Puzzle to Highlight. You’ve never seen a Highlights Hidden Pictures® puzzle book like this before! For the first time ever, their world-famous search-and-find scenes are printed on black paper, so kids can use their own highlighters to illuminate the hidden objects and create glowing neon picture puzzles. This new kind of Hidden Pictures book includes more than 80 find-it games with over 900 total objects to seek.
Lastly, don’t forget about your baby on National Puzzle Day. Highlights have taken baby board books to the next level! Their new Find It: Lift-the-Flap board books add even more fun to Find It puzzles like those found in Highlights Hello™ magazine. Each flap has simple questions about objects in the puzzle scene, with the answers hiding under the flap. Each sweet Find It book gives little ones a chance to build vocabulary, plus practice fine motor skills as they grasp and lift the flaps. The cheerful illustrations in this board book set gently encourage learning and development. They’re great for helping parents and babies bond with each other, too.
Click here for the National Puzzle Day web page.
Click here for the Hidden Pictures Puzzles to Highlight activity book.
Click here for more Hidden Pictures products.
WIN: 24/7 Moms and Highlights are giving away a Highlights Puzzle Bundle!
Puzzle Bundle Includes the Following:
- Highlights Hidden Pictures Wildlife Puzzles
- Hidden Pictures Puzzle to Highlight
- Find It — On the Farm and Find It — Things That Go Lift-the-Flap board books
Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below. For every entry you do it’s an extra entry to win.
US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on February 10, 2018.
Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Highlights in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.