Jigsaw Puzzles

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Interactive Jigsaw Puzzles are great for stimulating the mind, reminiscing, armchair travel and hand/eye coordination. The colourful photographs which are used for the puzzles present a more realistic view of the world than perhaps cartoon-type illustrations aimed at children.

These Jigsaw Puzzles (not MAC compatible) have been a big hit in aged care. They're an excellent alternative to physical paper, board or wooden jigsaws which some people are not able to manage if they have problems with their hands. Best of all you can't lose the pieces.

Each CD in the series costs $25.00 and contains 25 interactive jigsaw puzzles which can be played on a personal computer or laptop. Five photos have been made into jigsaw puzzles of 12, 24, 40, 104 and 260 pieces (suitable for different skill levels and something for the carers as well). Instructions are included on the CD. Preview the movie clips below showing how to do a sample 12-piece and 24-piece jigsaw puzzle (from African Animals and British Buses CDs ). 

Keep scrolling down for the complete list of 23 Interactive Jigsaw Puzzles CDs.

These Interactive Jigsaw Puzzles are just so easy to do as you can see from the examples above and they can be played over and over again.

People don't need to know how to use a computer, they just need to be taught how to use a mouse or a laptop touchpad/mousepad. A touch screen computer/laptop is even easier to use and of course, for some people, the bigger the screen the better.

Some older people do enjoy learning a new skill and they do have the capacity to learn new tricks. Don't underestimate them. However, in some instances, it is better to say "screen" than "computer" because people tend to be more accustomed to a TV screen rather than a computer.

(The photo above is of my mother, Edna, who was 95 years old at the time. She had moderate dementia but was able to do the 12-piece jigsaw after some training. Many of my products were road tested by her and she certainly gave me her opinion!)

There's an audible click when pieces are placed in the correct position and the player is congratulated when the jigsaw puzzle is complete, giving that sense of achievement. 

Interactive Jigsaw Puzzles almost become giant apps when used with an interactive white board (left) or a TV sized touch screen. 

Internet access is not required but it is handy to research some of the places in or subjects of the puzzles. A true learning resource which can be the basis for activities.

While Interactive Jigsaw Puzzles are not printable, the JPG of the five photos used for each puzzle is printable and can be kept in a plastic folder along with the JPGs of photos off other puzzle CDs.

To view more details about and buy the CDs click on the titles below.

Here's a Review about the jigsaw puzzles.

"Hi Fran, I think your beautiful digital jigsaw puzzles are fabulous and easy to use. I work in community and have begun using them with a number of clients, including 1 client who has quite advanced Dementia and has never used a computer. We put the disk into his wife’s laptop and asked him to have a look. He immediately pointed to pieces and showed where they should be placed (correctly). He has a past history of years of doing jigsaw puzzles, but no longer able to manage too many pieces. This was a lovely way of being able to reconnect with his jigsaws but also an enjoyable activity to undertake together. I have shared this information and your contact details with some colleagues (who also had a bit of a play) with a very positive response. Well done." Fay, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

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