Learning geography, especially the U.S. states and their capitals, can actually be a pretty cool activity for kids, starting as
early as preschool. And now, thanks to a local artist, you can make it even more fun — and a project for the whole family
— with a whimsical, 1,000-piece USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle. Joel Lueders, a former Brain Coach at Marbles: The Brain Store at the Mall of America, created the puzzle to make geography fun and help kids build their visual perception skills.
Lueders, a University of Minnesota elementary education graduate currently working toward certification, now works for Peace Coffee of Minneapolis. His colorful artwork of classic Twin Cities landmarks and vistas is available at joellueders.com. You can buy his puzzle, which measures 19 inches by 27 inches when completed, at marblesthebrainstore.com.
In July's edition of Minnesota Parent Magazine you'll find the puzzle I designed for Marbles: The Brain Store!
Thank you Sara Dorison, Editor of Minnesota Parent Magazine, and thank you Marbles.