This classic activity provides endless fun for a toddler. It will improve concentration, problem-solving skills and strengthen fine motor skills. The satisfaction children feel when they finish the puzzle and can see the full picture really boosts confidence and makes them want to do it again and again. Simple two- or three-piece puzzles help children learn how to join the pieces together and make a good introduction to the jigsaw concept before progressing onto puzzles with more pieces.
Puzzles also increase hand–eye coordination, as children need to work out where pieces go and maybe turn or twist a piece to fit it into the correct place.
Puzzles can also introduce toddlers to new topics, such as What Do I Do? by Orchard Toys. This is a collection of 3-piece puzzles, that can help children learn about different occupations (such as a fire fighter or a postman).
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