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TAS Country : April 28th 2011
28 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 29, 2011 2011 BRIGHT: Glenn Noble at the puzzle workshop with Sylvia Ranson working in the background. Picture: LEIGH WINBURN Piecing together fun times EMMA HOPE THE Puzzle People make bright, colourful puzzles that will edu- cate children as well as keep them entertained. Owners and operators Glenn and Maria Noble, of Moonah in Hobart's northern suburbs, have been running the business for five years. They say they feel satisfaction at the enjoyment children get from their products. ''Puzzles in general, by their nature, are educational because they promote problem solving, even just a regular jigsaw puz- zle,'' Mr Noble said. ''We have an educational line that is very popular but we sell fun puzzles as well.'' Mr Noble said educational puzzles were the most popular. ''Our name puzzles are our biggest single line. They teach kids how to spell their names, which is very important. ''We have two designs of alphabet puzzles, one with just plain letters on a big green board and the other is a picture puzzle so children can learn the letters associated with words. ''We have a clock puzzle which is for learning numbers and learning to telling the time. The couple's educational range also includes a counting hands puzzle. ''We have a rocket ship puzzle which is for learning basic geometric shapes, but it's made a little more interesting so boys will play with it,'' Mr Noble said. ''One that has educational elements to it is our house puzzle with pictures under- neath, like Santa under the chimney, worms under the garden path, and under the roof a spider spinning its own web.'' The Puzzle People sell their puzzles at Hobart's Salamanca Market and online. ''Word of mouth is our biggest promoter.'' Mr Noble said that the couple's puzzles were largely handmade and they used quality materials. ''We make every single puzzle we sell here in Tassie and use child-safe Australian ma- terials.'' G 02 Pavilion G 2024192-110429 • Housing • Road Side Products • Matting • SARG-B Poly Marketing manufactures a broad range of products across many industries and we supply government bodies with products which meet strict speci cations. As such our factory has always prided itself on the highest QA and to match this we o er a 25 year guarantee on our Masada D5 Building Board and a 3 year guarantee on most of our other products. We also o er our clients the ability to return all o cuts from building sites or products at the end of it s design life so as we can recycle it into other products which don t need to meet speci cations. CHEVRON Manufactured from recycled waste uPVC Temporary Collapsible Chevron Delineators ORANGE BOLLARDS Manufactured from recycled waste uPVC. Temporary Orange Bollards Bollards are supplied in quantities to order & manufactured in nominated heights. TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY ROAD LANE MARKERS A quickly installed lane marker post. Ideal for emergency road works, tra c accidents, spills etc. SARGU s (Self Assembled Recycled Garden Units) Flower Beds / Vegetable Beds / Tree Guards Compost Bins / Worm Farms. Environmentally sustainable ~ 100% recyclable SUPA FLEX ROAD EDGE GUIDE POSTS Extreme exibility of Supa-Flex- Markers minimizes damage to vehicles striking them and enables them to continue to function as road edge guide posts even after repeated collisions. s Cnr Main Road & Victoria Street, George Town, Tasmania Ph: 03 6382 1844 ~ Fax: 03 6382 3011 www.polymarketing.com.au
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