Wooden Picture Puzzles
My son loves doing puzzles, it’s a real pleasure to watch him figures out how to get all the pieces in the right place.
It’s also a reliable way to distract him and calm him down when we are trying to quieten things down before bed time.
Puzzles for Toddlers
The first puzzles to look at are the ones where you need to fit cut out wooden shapes into the appropriate holes.
Every child is different so it can be hard to choose the right level of challenge for the right toddler. If you are buying a gift for someone else’s kid then I would suggest a safe bit is to go for something more advanced if you are unsure. Then at least they will be able to grow into it.
For what it’s worth I can share my own experience, but of course all children develop at their own rate:
- By the age of one my son was happy to play with the basic puzzles, for example simple shapes such as circles and squares. But he got the hang of these soon after.
- The next level would be to buy a puzzle with more complicated shapes and more places to put them. It now takes greater skill and dexterity to finish it off.
- After the age of two you might want to consider basic jigsaws, but probably only up to half dozen pieces or so.
Puzzles are great fun for toddlers and an activity I enjoy alongside my son too.
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