With every puzzle, comes a card that provides at least three questions and their answers that will not just make them ponder but helps keep them engaged. Here is an example of an excerpt that you would find with our puzzles.
Don’t you wish you had a pretty red mask? Nooooo? Me neither! Only pheasants…and only BOY pheasants, called roosters, get that privilege. Girl pheasants, called hens, think the red is really pretty and therefore it is a good quality to catch a girlfriend! Sometimes he may protect as many as 7 hens from the other males at one time. Although his feathers are BEAUTIFUL, they are not wonderful for flying! He is considered to be a “game” bird. These birds do fly, but they only fly for short distances. They love to have a good wind that helps them fly further without working very hard.
The card will continue to lead you to understand fun characteristics of this bird.
Looking at the picture see if you can answer these questions:
1. This bird has another name, based on another characteristic that is VERY clear in this picture. What is his whole name? Can you make some othe...
In the rehab setting: The physical therapist can position the client correctly to assemble the puzzle, the O.T . can assist the client in grasping pieces, crossing midline as the client reaches to place a piece, releasing , and manipulating pieces to place them correctly. The speech therapist can facilitate conversation, both expressive and receptive as they work together to assemble the puzzle. A therapist whose focus is cognitive retraining, or education, will be able to use the educational card in several ways, reading, questioning, looking closer to notice details about the animal that are not at first obvious.
In the school setting, all the previously mentioned ideas can be used. The participation of wonderful peers and friends can bring about natural social interaction for the student. Their added input can model for the student how to put a puzzle together. Additional students will ask different questions, and notice different details of the puzzle than the student might notice. The added peer involvement will only enhance the student's educational experience.
In the home setting, all the previously mentioned ideas can be implemented but with the priceless opportunity for the family member who is disabled to be able to participate with the rest of the family in an activity that all of them are engaged in is priceless.