Sure, Sophie and Xander like little wooden puzzles meant for infants and toddlers, but they would much rather take on puzzles that are a bit more complicated. Sophie does surprisingly well for her age, and Xander basically just observes. He will be fitting pieces into puzzles in no time though, I am sure.
So when I learned about the brand new, 3D interactive puzzle games from Popar Toys, I just knew my kids would love them. We have one of their augmented reality 3D story books, and it never ceases to amaze my kids. Seeing the story come to life, literally, is pretty neat. (I wish my books and puzzles could do that when I was a child!)
You see, these are not ordinary puzzles at all. Sure, you construct them like an ordinary puzzle, but that's when the fun begins. The real magic happens after the puzzle is completed! So unlike an ordinary puzzle, these come with tons of play value and hours of fun, even after the puzzle is done.
How does it work? Well, it's simple! Yes, you will need an mobile device, such as an Apple or Android phone or tablet. There is a free app you can download, and this allows the puzzle to become 3D and completely interactive!
As a matter of fact, the Princess 3D Interactive Puzzle Game already won the Summer 2013 Tillywig Toy & Media Awards. Here’s what the judges said about why it won:
“…Popar has just added a line of premium puzzles that utilize their special technology, giving this traditional play medium new life. Just download and open the free app and point your mobile device at the assembled puzzle. A princess springs to life before your eyes, waving, twirling, or dancing atop the puzzle surface according to directions chosen via an onscreen menu. The princess's appearance is customizable. Choose from a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hair styles and colors, as well as dress patterns, styles, and prints. You can save and load your newly personalized princess to the play section of the app for round after round of fun and action. A variety of effects can also be activated, ranging from a 3D castle to snow, rain, and circle or diamond confetti swirling down over the princess and her tableau.”
How cool is that!? We got the opportunity to try a couple of these puzzles out for ourselves. We chose the 100 Piece Princess Interactive Puzzle Game and the 300 Piece Planets Interactive Puzzle Game.
Princess 3D Interactive Puzzle Game :
Here is the finished puzzle. I just love how colorful and cheery it is!
Planets 3D Interactive Puzzle Game :
When the puzzle was complete, there a gorgeous, colorful depiction of our solar system emerged, complete with scientific facts about the planets and space. So yes, this puzzle is educational, and wonderful for any kids who are interested in science!
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