When Freddy was offered the chance to try out the one hundred piece Spongebob Squarepants Puzzle from Ravensburger, he was very pleased. He loves Spongebob and the design on this puzzle features hundreds of characters from Bikini Bottom, making it really appealing and just the right level of challenging.
The 100 XXL format makes this puzzle perfect for his age as the pieces are a good size, making it less fiddly to put together. He isn't the best at doing complicated puzzles, as he has inherited my lack of spatial awareness! It doesn't come naturally to him. So if a puzzle is too hard he quickly loses interest or gets frustrated. This was the perfect level for him, keeping him occupied and allowing him to successfully complete the challenge.
The quality of the pieces is really good, they are sturdy and they fit together well. The puzzle is 49cm x 36cm and the finished picture is very detailed with lots of Spongebob fun to explore. There is lots of visual humour to discover and lots of familiar characters to spot. Children's observation skills will be developed as they try to spot their Bikini Bottom favourites including the Frying Dutchman, Barnacle Boy, Mermaid Man, Mrs Puff and Pearl as well as Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy, Mr Crabbs and Squidward.
Freddy was very pleased with himself for completing the puzzle. The 100 extra large pieces make this a good transition from baby puzzles to grown-up ones. Freddy was able to match the pictures and the shapes without getting frustrated and he enjoyed the challenge of completing it.
Ravensburger have a great range of puzzles in the XXL 100 format, featuring lots of kids' favourite film and TV characters. You can find them at www.ravensburger.com/uk/products/children-s-puzzles/age-6.