Wooden Puzzles Toddlers Love
Are you shopping for the best wooden puzzles for toddlers? Puzzle are great toys for toddlers and children, and wooden puzzles really last.
Puzzles are a great tool for teaching children about shapes, colors, animals, etc. and it also helps develop fine motor skills. They are also a great toy for kids to do together, IF they will share!
Shown here: Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob Wooden Farm Puzzle
Kids love putting in the puzzle pieces and making animal noises at the same time. The barn, animals, and farmer are all very well done with bright colors. The large knobs are easy to grasp, and to chew on. That last part is not a normally advertised feature. These chunky wooden puzzles for toddlers are perfect for ages 1 and up.
Melissa and Doug Chunky Puzzles – Wooden Puzzles For Toddlers
Melissa and Doug has a bunch of great chunky puzzles that are perfect for little fingers. These are great first puzzles for your little ones. They are interesting to little children, but not so complex that they will get frustrated and not enjoy playing with the puzzle.
The great thing about the chunky puzzle line is that the pieces don’t just work as a puzzle, but can be used in play as well.
This colorful shape sorting puzzle is rated for ages 2 and up. This is a fun way for little kids to learn their shapes, while developing coordination and using their fine motor skills. The puzzle pieces are chunky so little hands can pick them up and move them. One of the most popular Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles.
Kids love bugs. This fun puzzle will hold their interest for a long time. It is rated for ages 2 and up. Their is a full color picture of each insect under its puzzle piece. The pieces can be used for imaginative play also. This is a hand painted wooden puzzle.
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The peg puzzles are the next step up from the chunky puzzles. These require more fine motor skill and many of these puzzle will also stimulate the first steps in the direction of learning letters and things like that.
Peg puzzles are the perfect way for young children to practice fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination. Using the pegs, the child lifts the puzzle piece into the correct spot on the puzzle board.
Fish Colors Mix N Match Peg Puzzle: focuses on teaching colors. The bright colors of the fish are attractive to children and this puzzle gives them a chance to mix and match. The tails are the puzzle pieces, so the child can either match up the pink tail with the pink fish, or they could add the pink tail to the purple fish. A unique puzzle!
This vehicle puzzle appeals to many kids, not just boys. Little kids are fascinated by things that go VROOM. There are pictures of the vehicle underneath the puzzle piece. Kids can use the pegs to put the puzzle pieces into the right spot on the board. This is a good time to teach them the names of the different vehicles. A great wooden puzzle.
A peg puzzle that teaches shapes. This puzzle is perfect for little kids working on their shapes. Each shape is labeled with the shape name next to it and has cute animal decorations. Each puzzle piece has a picture under it for added fun. This puzzle is rated ages 3 and up.
Melissa and Doug Floor Puzzles – Wooden Puzzles For Toddlers
Melissa and Doug have a great selection of floor puzzles. They have shaped floor puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and giant floor puzzles. The puzzles come in varying levels of difficulty, based on the number of pieces.
Beautiful puzzle of our solar system. This is not only a fun puzzle for kids ages 3 and up, it is educational. It helps with matching skills and teaches about the solar system. Excite your child’s imagination with this wonderful puzzle!
This fanciful fairy castle Melissa and Doug puzzle measures 2 feet by 3 feet when done. It has an easy to clean surface, bright colors, and a pretty princess riding a unicorn.
A reader writes:
“My son got this floor puzzle for his birthday. It is big – REALLY big. At over ten feet long, I couldn’t take a photo of it completed. It is such a great puzzle. The animals are life-like and there is a good mix of familiar animals and unfamiliar ones. The animals are all in circus train cars, so it is easy to figure out where each puzzle piece goes.
It also makes a perfect road or balance beam when the puzzle is finished!”
This shaped fire truck puzzle is a huge hit with kids. It has 24 pieces and is perfect for starting a simple conversation about fire engines. It is about 4 feet long when done.
University of Chicago researchers examined the interaction between 53 pairs of children and parents, and found that children who played with puzzles between 26 and 46 months of age had better spatial skills when they were 54 months old. ~ HealthDay News
The image in the introduction is courtesy Boston University, Family Resources Dep.