Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Highlights Photo Puzzle Mania! Will Save the Day when a "Sick" or "Snow" Day Hits (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Winter is here, and with that comes snow days and the dreaded sick days.  It seemed liked for the whole month of December our whole house was sick.  We started with the stomach bug that was going around, and then managed to pick up the nasty head cold at the pediatrician's office, that lingered for weeks.  Everyone in the house was battling one illness (or both) during December, and it was definitely no fun...especially all the laundry and cleaning that was done to keep the germs away.  I felt like I had two babies again in the house with the 2-3 loads of laundry a day, and then up and down with the girls all night.  Thankfully, we have turned a leaf and January is off to a better start.  No more illness, and I am crossing my fingers it stays that way. 

As you can imagine being stuck in the house for the month, my girls were going stir crazy.  Even with all the new toys Santa brought, they still found themselves bored at times and looking for things to do.  Thankfully, Nana saved the day by dropping off a box filled with old Highlights magazines she had bought at a rummage sale, for the girls to enjoy.  I first introduced my girls to Highlights a few years back when I signed them up for the monthly magazine subscriptions to the door. Each month when the magazines would come, we would snuggle on the couch and read the stories, before grabbing pens to complete all the fun puzzles, including the Hidden Pictures puzzles.  I loved seeing the girls get excited when they found the "banana" and other tough to find hidden objects.  And, our Highlights magazine time let me relive my childhood, as I was a huge fan of these puzzle magazines and books, and would look forward to new magazines to arrive each month, and then spend hours enjoying the stories and puzzles, with my mom.

My girls went through the entire box of Highlights magazines my mom brought to keep them busy, and they were definitely a life saver.  They would lay on the couch or in their bed and flip through the magazines looking for fun things to do, with pen in hand. :-)  Even after they started feeling better, they continued to enjoy these magazines, and asked for more.  I ended up signing them pack up for a Highlights magazine subscription through a great Groupon deal.  While they wait for their monthly puzzle magazines to arrive, they are enjoying a new Photo Puzzle Mania! book we were recently sent from the folks at Highlights to enjoy.

"From the beloved and renowned Highlights brand comes the interactive and engaging Photo Puzzlemania. An intricate, full-color booklet, the photos have been cleverly turned into favorite puzzle types, like Hidden Pictures® scenes, Check and Double Check, Hidden in Plain Sight, mazes, matching activities and more.

It’s full of delightful and stimulating puzzle solving, and terrific for gift-giving, too. "

This book is jam packed with all the fun puzzles kids (and adults) love from Highlights, combined into one big book (144 pages to be exact).  From hidden pictures, hidden pieces, matching, hidden in plain sight and check...and double check, there is an amazing assortment of puzzles and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.  And, at only $12.99 for this new puzzle book from Highlights, you can't go wrong with this purchase.  Kids will be provided with hours on non-gadget and TV time as they try to complete each of the puzzles and activities, and it makes keeping them entertained on unexpected snow and sick days easier (and more bearable).  

So, with winter in full swing, why not consider picking up this new Photo Puzzle Mania! book from Highlights, as well as other puzzle books available through the Highlights website, as well as over at Amazon?  You will be thanking me, when you find your kids coming to you asking "What can we do?...we are bored!"  To learn more about this Puzzle Mania! and other products from Highlights, head on over to https://www.highlights.com today.  

Then, get ready to put your puzzle solving skills to the test, as you enjoy quality family-time with your kids.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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