“ Brand: The Wooden Toy / Age: 12 months / Type: Jigsaws & Puzzles „
We have this fantastic puzzle at work and it is very popular with the adults and children. The puzzle is made from wood so it is long lasting and easy to clean. There are nine different shapes and they are different colours.
The puzzles are suitable for any age and the great thing about it is the diversity of the toy. A young baby can explore the different pieces they always explore through their months, which is not a problem as the shapes are large enough so they will not be swallowed and there are no sharp edges.
The puzzle attracts children because it is such a simple design and it has a lot of colour so it looks fun and interesting. Adults enjoy the educational side of the puzzle. This puzzle promotes so much development in children from hand eye co-ordination placing the puzzle pieces into the slots to identifying and naming colours and shapes.
When we use this puzzle with older children (5 years) we say things like can you find the blue piece or the square etc? This puzzle provides opportunities to promote language development by introducing shapes and colours to children.
The puzzle is safe for young children so they can play with it alone safely. The pieces fit well in the correct slots.
I think this puzzle is great quality and a good value item. It is made from treated wood so it will last for a long time and it is strong. The only problem you may have is losing the pieces, as they will fall out the slots quite easily which is a shame when a child completes it then tries to bring it over to show you and the piece fall out!
Puzzles are a great way to help children develop concertration and co-ordination. This puzzle is great for that and it can also further thier development as they can learn about shapes and colours too.
This puzzle was bought from a small high street toyshop and cost £9.99 in a sale they were having.
Big chunky pieces makes it easy for small hands.