Kid Puzzles - Some of the Best Educational Toy

You may be wondering how kid puzzles can help your child's learning and improve skills. The truth is puzzles are some of the best educational toys for any mind.

Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor PuzzleTo mention a few advantages: Puzzles develop hand and eye coordination and challenge children to finish what they start. They can actually see the final product. And each piece of a jigsaw puzzle is shaped differently and cut on various angles to keep the challenge and stimulation.

The truth is... kid puzzles are THE toys almost all parents acknowledge as being truly educational. Few parents doubt the educational value of puzzles.

Puzzle Groups

Number of pieces

Melissa & Doug See-Inside Alphabet Peg PuzzleJigsaw puzzles come in various sizes and pieces. You can start using them for children aged 3 and up. And they're often available with as few as 2 or 3 pieces to over 3000 pieces!

I've seen that manufacturers are often over-optimistic about the number of puzzle pieces any age group should build. However, I agree that some children can build puzzles with more pieces than what you would normally expect at that age.

A rough guide to choosing puzzles with the right number of pieces is...

  • 3 years... 2-4 pieces
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Fish Bowl Jumbo Knob Puzzle Melissa & Doug Pets Jumbo Melissa & Doug Stop Sign (Vehicles) Jumbo Puzzle
  • 4 years... 4-12 pieces
Melissa & Doug On the Farm Jigsaw (12 pc) Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw (12 pc) Melissa & Doug Giant Fire Truck Floor Puzzle
  • 5 years... 20 pieces
Create Your Own Puzzle (1 puzzle pack) - 20pc 20 Piece Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle 4 In 1 At The Farm Puzzle 20pc
  • 6 years... 30 pieces
Melissa Doug Construction Site Cardboard Jigsaw Puzzle (30 pcs) Learning Journey All About Math Interactive Floor Puzzle Learning Journey Spelling Interactive 30-pc. Floor Puzzle
  • 7 years... up to 60 pieces
Melissa & Doug 60 Piece Land of Dinosaurs Jigsaw Puzzle Ravensburger Hush Little Horsie - 60 Pieces Puzzle Ravensburger Alien Friends - 60 Pieces Puzzle

Knobs for easy handling

For the young ones they come with knobs for easy handling. And to teach shapes and forms... fit-in puzzles are often recommended.

Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each knob puzzle piece. A great activity to encourage eye-hand and visual perception skills. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jungle Friends (Safari) Jumbo Knob Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob Wooden Farm Puzzle

Themes

There are various puzzle themes. Some of these include: cartoons, animals, fantasy art, 3D, shaped, mystery, military, scenic pictures of the world, impossi-puzzle and many more.

3-D Wooden Puzzle -Little ButterflyIt offers a wide selection of choice. So, you're bound to find a jigsaw puzzle theme that suit the taste and learning development of your child.

One aspect I really like about kid puzzles - they're light-weight. So shipping cost is low... which means shopping and ordering online becomes that much cheaper.

Soma Cube 3d - puzzleAs you probably already know, one of the greatest aspects about shopping online is that you can do so at your own convenience, in the comfort of your own home. To make this experience even better, most leading online kid puzzles stores are designed to make searching easy.

Select from the many categories the stores already have listed, or type in your own keyword search.

The puzzle products that are displayed, often shows you the picture of the puzzle, the title, price, puzzle size (ex. 100 pieces), puzzle dimension (ex. 350 x 250mm), the manufacturer (ex. Falcon, Ravensburger) and finally the puzzle description. The description often informs you of the recommended age group for the puzzle (ex. 100 piece puzzle suitable for ages 6+) .

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