Do you remember the Push Pull Puzzle? About 17 years ago, my company, Kids Express Train, created an amazing two-sided puzzle with magnetized pieces that matched on the front of the puzzle. The magical part of the puzzle, though, was the back side. When you turned that puzzle around, the same puzzle pieces were embedded into a picture with holes on the back. You asked children to locate a specific picture and children would poke their finger through the hole. The same picture would fall out the other side. Do you remember the Push Pull Puzzle? Check out this review here in 2010 about my creation. You are probably wondering what happened to it? There were 5,000 of those gems, and they are gone. Although that puzzle is no longer available, we have a substitute for it.
A customer in search of my old puzzle
I recently received a message from a woman who wanted to get another Push Pull Puzzle. I could not sell her another Push Pull Puzzle but was able to share my new product, the Blast Off Board, with her. My new board can be essentially 40 puzzles in one as compared to just 1 set of pictures for my old Push Pull Puzzle.
A well loved puzzle makes my heart sing
This customer sent me photos of her very well-loved Push Pull Puzzle. I wish I could have sold her a replacement. Instead, I could, sell her replacement magnets. There are still some left, so if you need a replacement set, send me an email to Info@TalkItRockIt.com.
We have a substitute for the Push Pull Puzzle
I shared my excitement about my Blast Off Board Sound Sequencing Set, Articulation Set, and Language Set. It is true that the Blast Off Board is more expensive than the puzzle was back in the day, but it is more versatile. One board expands to 40 puzzles by purchasing additional overlays and magnet sets. The Blast Off Board is also manufactured in Minnesota allowing me to purchase smaller quantities. Ordering another puzzle in overseas was just not possible for me for a variety of reasons.
I created the Push Pull Puzzle and the Blast Off Board because I needed a motivating tool to help kids practice their speech and also learn how to point to pictures. These two tools have helped kids develop the power of pointing countless times.
If you haven’t looked at out Blast Off Board, please check it out here. Kids with speech and language needs benefit from activities that are fun and motivating.