How DJECO Puzzles Promote Childhood Development

May 25, 2018

When parents are interested in purchasing a unique toy for their children, they don’t necessarily want another electronic gadget that needs new batteries. Instead, it’s a good idea to stock your toy or gift store with high quality products that promote child development in different ways. At Hotaling Imports, we’re proud to stock a large selection of DJECO puzzles, which are uniquely designed and illustrated. Here we’ll explain how puzzles promote childhood development and showcase our line of DJECO products.

What Puzzles Do for Childhood Development

Patience & Goal Setting

Completing a puzzle isn’t something that can be done in five minutes. A child has to sit down and learn how to complete the task patiently. Fortunately, there is some real satisfaction in seeing a completed picture, which is why it’s not too difficult to promote patience with puzzles. The key is to start a child off with an age-appropriate puzzle. If it’s too easy, they’ll be bored with it and won’t want to do it. If it’s too difficult, they’ll quickly feel overwhelmed.

With larger puzzles, children have to learn how to set small goals to reach the big goal. First, you’ll complete part of the picture in this corner, and eventually you work your way around the puzzle. Children can feel rewarded when a section is done and set small goals for each day without feeling pressured to complete the entire puzzle in one sitting.

Fine Motor Development

Completing a puzzle requires a lot of fine motor skills. Children must use their spatial perception to find the pieces that could fit. Hand-eye coordination is needed to manipulate the piece into the right spot. Knowing which piece can’t fit due to its shape takes time, practice, and proper visual perception. It’s normal for children to try pieces that you can easily see won’t fit, but you shouldn’t discourage them from trying. Of course, you can gently guide them if they ask for help or seem to get frustrated.


When you build a puzzle, you’re using your memory to fit a piece in a new spot when it didn’t fit in another spot you found earlier. The brain is also remembering which pieces fit together and making the connection to the finished picture. Younger children can also learn shapes, animals, and colors just by doing puzzles for fun.

Our DJECO Puzzle Selection

Our DJECO puzzle selection includes four different types of puzzles, where everyone is bound to find what they’re looking for. Here we’ll introduce each type and explain the differences.


The silhouette collection includes charming puzzles with animals, princesses, and fairy tale characters. The puzzle boxes are uniquely shaped to represent a piece of the puzzle, and they make a cute addition to your child’s shelf. The puzzles are in rectangular format, and the child can rediscover the big image from the silhouette box.

Mini Silhouette

This silhouette collection is using the same idea as the regular collection. Each puzzle box is uniquely shaped to draw your eye towards it on the shelf. The picture on the box can be found inside the rectangular puzzle. These puzzles have fewer pieces and are more suitable for younger ages or kids who are just getting started with puzzles. Whether your child likes ice cream trucks or rocket ships, you’ll find something they’ll enjoy.

Observation Puzzle

Doing a puzzle can take some time, but these observation puzzles keep entertaining even after they are completed. Each puzzle has a unique border with images around it. These images can be found inside the bigger image. Children can take turns finding the pictures. With puzzles ranging from 35 to 350 pieces, this collection is suitable for a wide range of ages. The motives vary and include animal, princess, and adventure scenes.

Gallery Puzzles

These puzzles are more challenging as they have between 100 and 500 pieces. Each of them illustrates a story or theme in a unique way to engage children with the topic and get them interested in painting. Whether you choose a unicorn garden or a picture of forest friends, the images are sure to delight and challenge kids between the ages of 6 and 12.

Completing a puzzle can be fun for the entire family. It allows parents to bond with their children and everyone to feel accomplished with the picture they’ve created. Whether you want to add some challenges by racing to finish or slow down to encourage mastery of the jigsaw, at Hotaling Imports you can find the right DJECO puzzle for the occasion.

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