Thicker Puzzle Pieces

We (Cortney and Val) are both the parents of four kiddos spread 10 years apart. We both love when we experience having bought something for our oldest child that is still in wonderful shape and able to be enjoyed by our youngest child. When we started to decide on the pieces we wanted to use […]

Family Time: It Matters

Families spending quality time together

Family time is extremely important for kids as it contributes to their growth and happiness. In today’s fast-paced world, where schedules are often packed with various activities and commitments, dedicating quality time to family is essential. Belonging and Security Family time provides children with a sense of belonging and security. The family unit serves as […]

Made in the USA

United States of America flag

At our first trade show we were asked repeatedly why we didn’t want to produce our puzzles in China. We thought through this at the inception of our company and here are the reasons we are so pleased our puzzles are made in the USA: 1. Quality and Craftsmanship Products made in the USA are […]

Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Red Panda Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles, often seen as a simple pastime, offer a surprising range of cognitive and emotional benefits. Research suggests that putting puzzle pieces together isn’t just about the final image; it’s a workout for your brain with positive impacts on memory, focus, and even mood. Enhancing Cognitive Function One key benefit of jigsaw puzzles is […]

Good Fathers of the Animal Kingdom: Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are known for their exceptional paternal care, which is somewhat unusual among arachnids. Here’s an example of how wolf spiders exhibit good fathering behavior: 1. Nurturing Egg Sac  After mating, female wolf spiders produce an egg sac containing numerous eggs. Instead of abandoning the eggs, as seen in many other spider species, wolf […]

Why Is Our Logo a Rhino?

There are only two northern white rhinos left on Earth. Both of them are female, as the last male white rhino, Sudan, died in 2018. Does it matter? We think it does, which is why our logo is a rhino.   There are eight million species on Earth, and around one million animal and plant […]

Biophilia: What It Is, and Why It Matters

Biophilia: the love of life and all that is alive

What in the world is “Biophilia,” and why is it so important for children? Biophilia: What It Is Harvard University entomologist Edward O. Wilson wrote in his book Biophilia, “Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life” (1984, p. […]

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