Jigsaw puzzle games for kids can be played by children of all ages! They are puzzles designed just for toddlers, usually with large wooden puzzle pieces. They are games for preschool kids and also for children that have reached school age. Puzzle games for older children usually include a larger number of smaller pieces and more complex color patterns.
Puzzle games have many benefits. They can improve basic skills such as hand-eye coordination as younger children manipulate small objects. Children can also acquire spatial skills as they have to visualize a puzzle piece and to mentally rotate it to find the accurate fit.
They can also promote the child's brain development. For instance, they can increase children's perceptual skills, their ability to process information, analyze and solve problems. Puzzle games can also boost the child's self-image as he completes the puzzle.
For toddlers (ages 2 and up), we recommend the animal puzzle Ravenburger African Animals. This puzzle is made of large pieces and is made from the highest quality material. It features a serene Serengenti scene of zebras, monkeys, elephants, etc, ideal if you want your little one to learn about animals.
For preschool kids, we recommend the Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Chunky Puzzle. It is an ideal first puzzle game. Designed for ages ages 3 to 6, it helps toddlers recognize letters and learn about the alphabet. Furthermore, the thick chunky puzzle pieces are specifically designed for small hands. If you're looking for a puzzle game for your little one, we really recommend this one.
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For older children (ages 6 and above), we recommend puzzles that can teach about history or geography. For instance, as you child completes a puzzle with a map of the United States, he will familiarize himself with the geography of the United States. A puzzle can also familiarize a child with a historical event.
We recommend the World Puzzle by GEO Toys. It helps kids learn about world geography, learn about countries and cities and it won the Dr Toy Award.
GEO Toys offers 3 puzzles: the World Geopuzzle, the Geopuzzle US and Canada, and the Geopuzzle Europe: