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  • December 28, 2020
  • MKB Team

How can puzzles be your child’s best friend?

Puzzles have always been a favourite pastime for children. The right kind of puzzle can be your child’s best friend! Exposing kids to puzzles at an impressionable age makes learning fun and interesting. The best thing about a puzzle is the trial and error process, incorporating patience and cognitive development in children. What better playmate can one ask for?


Here’s our pick of the 10 best puzzles for toddlers and children!

Do write to us if you have a great puzzle in mind that’s not on our list. We’ll be happy to hear from you!

1. Wild Animals Wooden Puzzles
Age: 2 years+
What it is: A wooden puzzle where the cut out pieces have to be placed into their respective places.

Why we love it: It’s self-corrective and improves hand-eye coordination. Children learn from their mistakes as they play.
Available from: Amazon

2. Large shape wooden puzzle
Age: 3 years+
What it is: A wooden puzzle tray with knobs, and pieces in the shape
of numbers from 1-20.

Why we love it: This colourful puzzle teaches children numbers,
counting and hand-eye coordination. The child can also use the
puzzle pieces as stencils to practice writing the numbers.
Available from: Amazon

3. Sound Puzzle - Vehicle 
Age: 3 years+
What it is: An 8-piece wooden peg sound puzzle with a full-colour
matching picture.

Why we love it: The sound; the light activated censors and the
vehicles are like a miniature light and sound show. The child has to
place a puzzle piece correctly to hear realistic sounds like a toot,
beep or rumble!
Available from: Amazon

4. Sort and Spill Butterfly - Fisherprice 
Age: 2 years+
What it is: This is a fun butterfly with 6 colourful shapes for baby to
easily grasp and sort.

Why we love it: Younger babies have fun with fill and spill play,
learning colours and shapes. The matching block shapes enhance
thinking, manual dexterity, problem-solving skills and motor skills.
Available from: Amazon

5. Geometric Shape Blocks
Age: 18 months+
What it is: A geometric shape sorter toy teaching shapes, size, height
and colours.

Why we love it: It’s a great learning toy for pre-schoolers, identifying
initial shape and colour sorting.
Available from: Amazon

 

People also ask

Are puzzles good for toddlers?

Puzzles help toddlers develop fine motor skills. These require small, specialized movements that puzzles provide.

How many piece puzzles should a 2 year old do?

Puzzles for 2-year-olds should start with 3 big pieces and gradually increase as the child develops.

At what age should a child do puzzles?

Babies can start playing with simple puzzles at around 6 months of
age or when they can sit up on their own.

At what age should a child do a 24 piece puzzle?

By the time a child is between four and five years old, a 24 piece puzzle should be within their grasp.


6. 2 piece puzzle
Age: 18 months +
What it is: “First Puzzles-Jungle Animals” is a set of 6 shaped puzzles
each with two pieces. Identify and match the right pairs of pieces
depicting common jungle animals.

Why we love it: Six colouring sheets of animals tap creativity, enhancing concentration powers and hand-eye coordination.
Available from: Amazon

7. 3 piece puzzle
Age: 4 years+
What it is: A set of 15 pictures form a 3 piece puzzle. Identify the pictures jumbled together; select the right pieces to join to get a complete picture.

Why we love it: It’s a simple yet challenging matching activity that improves a child’s visual sense and observation powers.
Available from: Amazon

8. 9 piece puzzle
Age: 1 year +
What it is: A wooden jigsaw puzzle with 9 pieces, containing 6 different puzzles.

Why we love it: The 6 colourful and attractive images make learning
exciting.
Available from: Amazon

9. 4 piece puzzle
Age: 2.5 years+
What it is: A wooden jigsaw puzzle with 4 pieces and matching
pictures, with 6 different puzzles.
Why we love it: This puzzle is built to last. It is a great travel
companion and suitable for group play. It boosts motor skills, hand- eye coordination, logic, visual-spatial reasoning skills, imagination,
observation, and shape recognition.
Available from: Amazon

10. 7 Animal Puzzles with Sound: This puzzle comes in two categories:
Farm Animal Puzzle with Sound - Wufiy 

Wild Animals Puzzles with Sound - Wufiy 

Age: 18 months +
What it is: A 6-piece wooden peg sound puzzle plus soundboard. The first puzzle features farm animals and the latter, wild animals.

Why we love it: These puzzles are educational and entertaining with beautiful illustrations for animal recognition. Sound recognition of animals with the characteristic sound of each animal is featured. They bring about manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Children learn colours, shapes and matching.
Available from: Amazon

11. Path Finding Board Puzzles: This puzzle comes in two categories:
Path Finding Board Puzzle- Wild Animals - Wufiy 

Path Finding Board Puzzle - Vehicles - Wufiy 

Age: 2 years+
What it is: In the first puzzle, match the right animal with the matching point. In the second, take the vehicle to its destination.

Why we love it: It boosts brain development, logic, visual sense and problem-solving.
Available from: Amazon

12. Colour Puzzle - Wufiy 
Age: 18 months+
What it is: This introduces children to the concept of primary and secondary colours.

Why we love it: Colour theory hasn’t been explained better in a fun way.
Available from: Amazon

13. Egg Shape Sorter 
Age: 2 years+

What it is: 12 interactive eggs in 6 colours teaching children colour, shapes, numbers, and matching skills.

Why we love it: This puzzle improves memory and enhances eye- hand co-ordination and motor skills.
Available from: Amazon

 

We hope you find what you are looking for!

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