Recommendations and Instructions:


  1. Attach the animals, trees and clouds to the mountain by pressing down. Pull gently to detach. The accessory pieces may be placed anywhere on the mountain.

  2. The animals come in three shapes, cylindrical, cuboid, and prismatic, that correspond to the shapes of the holes located about halfway up the side of the mountain. Children will learn about shape, volume and space by matching the animals to the appropriate caverns. Once they find the opening that fits, they can push an animal into the cave.

  3. Show your child how to open and close the cave door and snow cap, and push the accessory pieces through these openings. This makes for a valuable lesson in directions and an efficient way to clean up.

  4. The trees and clouds are stuffed with crinkle paper. This is intended to stimulate an infant’s auditory senses. Particularly if your child is slightly older, talk about the sounds, such as those of rustling leaves or a gust of wind, that the crinkle paper simulates.

  5. Teach your child mountain-, tree- and weather-related words. Point out the part or piece that corresponds to each term.

Recommendations and Instructions:


  1. Attach the animals and trees to the globe by pressing down. Pull gently to detach. 

  2. Globe can be rolled and tossed to boost hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills on younger child.

  3. Name the animals, the continents and major bodies of water. Introduce cardinal directions (north, south, east and west) with an older child.

  4. There are seven animals in the set, one for each continent:

  • Buffalo – North America

  • Jaguar – South America

  • Polar Bear – Arctic

  • Panda – Asia

  • Koala – Australia

  • Reindeer – Europe


Talk to your child about where each animal belongs and why. Try linking the concept of an animal’s natural habitat to that of one’s home.

  1. Point to your home and name some of the plants and animals in your neighborhood. 

  2. Introduce the concept of environmental stewardship by brainstorming ways in which we can take care of our planet and our co-inhabitants. 

Here is a short video showing how our puzzle tees can be played, and how it stays intact no matter how active your child is:

  1. Give your child time to investigate the puzzle with his eyes, hands, and even ears, nose and mouth. Ask questions about shape, color, texture, scent, taste and sound (i.e., when a piece is dropped on the floor) to encourage further inquiry and the development of communication skills.

  2. Let your child arrange the pieces on a flat surface in the picture or pattern of her choice. 

  3. Once the puzzle is attached to the shirt, it won’t fall off, no matter how active your child is! She can, however, pull the pieces off when she wants to design something new. Show her how to affix the puzzle to the shirt and detach it.

  4. Talk to your child about his creation and what it means to him. Enrich his learning experience by comparing shapes and colors, using appropriate vocabulary, and helping him relate his picture to real-life experiences.