Thursday, February 12, 2009

Storing puzzles...

Ok, so this picture is crooked, even though I tried to fix it. I just switched to Picasa, and I'm currently mad at it because any editing I do there isn't showing up when I try to post the pictures. I'm storing them under "My Pictures" in folders there. Help anyone?

But, anyhoo, here is my current solution to the puzzle storage dilemma. Seth likes to do puzzles with me, and if I put them in pile on the floor, inevitably the pieces would fall out and get jumbled. It wasn't working. So I thought, "How do I store these without buying one of those expensive wooden puzzle holders like they had when I taught preschool?"

Then I thought, "An office supply store might have something that would work." Sure enough, stackable letter trays are the perfect fit for most puzzles. You can get 6 of them for $9.99 at my local Staples. Seth is learning to slide them in and out all by himself, and that's a nice fine motor skill development task anyway...

3 comments:

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

That is really smart.

Jenny said...

If you "save" your pics in Picasa after you've edited them, you should then be able to access them to post or whatever -- just remember where you save them to:) Good luck!

Ellen said...

Thanks, Jenny. I read through the tutorials and figured that out the day before you mentioned it. I appreciate the info...