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Puzzle-App for Kids

Colouring Pictures

GraviTrax Video Tutorials

Craft Activity Ideas

About Independent Play

Puzzle-App for kids

With the Ravensburger Puzzle Junior app, little puzzle fans can enjoy their first experience of puzzling. The app has been designed with the abilities of pre-school children in mind. Puzzle pieces cannot be accidentally turned, and the table is fixed in the middle, enabling children to fully concentrate on putting the puzzle together. More than one child can do a puzzle at the same time.

Designed with children in mind, everything is explained with easy to follow icons and animations – there is no need for your child to be able to read to enjoy the app.

72 varied puzzle images offer hours of puzzle fun. Whether they like cute animals from all over the world, princesses, pirates, tractors or even unicorns – there is something for everyone.

Features:
  • 72 varied images (half illustrations and half animal pictures)
  • 4 different part numbers (6, 12, 20 and 35)
  • No reading ability necessary
  • Interactive help that only becomes active if needed
  • Original Ravensburger quality - no two parts are the same
The app can be downloaded free of charge from the following app stores:

Ravensburger Puzzle-App für Kinder

Colouring Pictures

Animals

Colouring Picture

Butterfly

Colouring Picture

Moon & Stars

Colouring Picture

Tree

Colouring Picture

Colouring Pictures - Painting by numbers

Cat

Painting by numbers

Dogs

Painting by numbers

Rabbit

Painting by numbers

Colouring Mandalas - Lamas

Lama 01

Mandala

Lama 02

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Lama 03

Mandala

Lama 04

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Lama 05

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Lama 06

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Lama 07

Mandala

Colouring Mandalas - Tropical Pictures

Tropical 01

Mandala

Tropical 02

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Tropical 03

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Tropical 04

Mandala

Tropical 05

Mandala

Tropical 06

Mandala

Colouring Mandalas - Unicorns

Unicorn 01

Mandala

Unicorn 02

Mandala

Unicorn 03

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Unicorn 04

Mandala

Unicorn 05

Mandala

Einhorn 06

Mandala

Einhorn 07

Mandala

GraviTrax Video-Tutorials: Tricks & Tracks

Track 01

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 02

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 03

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 04

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 05

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 06

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

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GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

Track 08

GraviTrax Video-Tutorial

GraviTrax Academy

Perfect for budding engineers or experienced architects, the GraviTrax Academy offers a variety of building challenges kids can solve to work their way up to become an Expert GraviTrax Master. All the challenges promote critical thinking and problem-solving to complete. With three levels to choose from, every child can begin where they feel most comfortable. Learn more about GraviTrax Academy.

Craft Activity Ideas - Print at home, then make and glue your own mosaic tile pictures

Butterflies

Mosaic

Flamingo

Mosaic

Mermaid

Mosaic

Craft Activity Ideas - Make it yourself

Make yourself

Hold it!

Make yourself

Bracelets

Make yourself

Dream Catchers

Make yourself

Egg Nests

Make yourself

Lavender Pillows

Make yourself

Paper Plate Ping-Pong

What about playing alone?

At the moment, many of us are facing the challenge of juggling family and work life at the same time and in the same place. Over the coming weeks there will be times when your child will need to play on their own. Rest assured that children can benefit from some independent play time. After all, everyone needs time and space now and then to concentrate on themselves and reflect.

Why is playing alone so important, especially for children?

Playing alone is important because it strengthens children's own self-efficacy from an early age – this is the sense that ‘I can do this’. Independent play helps build concentration and the development of self-efficacy - these are important skills that can be used as a basis for further learning experiences.

When can children start playing alone?

Small children can play alone for up to half an hour, children from the age of three can enjoy solo play for longer periods of time. They begin to enjoy being alone and like to retreat from time to time to play, paint or do crafts.

How can I help to create independent play time?

Try to create opportunities for playtime alone when you can. In normal, everyday life, it’s not always easy to find undisturbed time. Use the time in the next few weeks to bring out toys that have been put aside for a long time. If you can, involve your child in the choice of activity. How about creating a fun, play environment by making a new play corner together?

Is playing more than just "occupation"?

Absolutely. During independent play, children are developing a variety of essential skills and exploring their imaginations.

How can children keep busy on their own?

Every child is different. Many children love creative activities such as painting or handicrafts. Others like to read or enjoy puzzles – puzzling can encourage focus and relaxation, and offer a great sense of achievement when they finally find a long sought-after piece. Logic games and tricky challenges appeal to other children. All very different activities but all with one thing in common – they enable children to take some time out and focus on the here and now.