Collection: Puzzles

Simple jigsaw puzzles help children develop finger strength, perseverance and problem solving skills. Picking up, moving and twisting the pieces of a puzzle helps children to develop finger strength and hand-eye coordination.  

Puzzles are a great way to help the brain function properly later in life but what benefits do they have for young children? We've come across some key facts to prove that puzzles are the perfect brain food, no matter your age. 

Basic concepts and skills

A puzzle teaches young children about the concept of a 'whole' and that each piece is a fraction of the bigger picture. It also helps develop basic skills such as shape recognition, concentration, goal setting, patience and a sense of achievement, which will stand children in good stead for school. 

Physical skills

Puzzles help develop hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills due to the precise nature of matching each piece exactly. Some correlation can be seen in a child's ability to complete puzzles and their handwriting skills as they have to work carefully.  

Problem solving

Critical thinking, judgement, visual-perceptual skills and memory are all tested with a puzzle. There is only one way to complete a puzzle and it can not be cheated. Children will find that their time improves with each puzzle as they start to think more logically and develop tactics.  

Team work

Sometimes children will take on the challenge of a larger puzzle with a friend. One child could be in charge of finding the outside edges while another focuses on an element within it – communication and working things out together is key to the completion of the puzzle.

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  • My First Clock puzzle
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  • Australian Map peg puzzle
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  • Wooden Number maze
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