At 18 months old, Abigail is more interested in puzzles than ever. She gravitates towards the brightest ones and loves spending time figuring out the pieces and finding their placement. As we know, puzzles aren’t just for playing. They are beneficial on many levels including building physical skills, emotional skills, and cognitive skills in your child.
At this stage, the puzzles you choose don’t have to be complex. In fact, simple forms and shapes are excellent for young tots to recognize and be eager to play with. If they are a little bit challenging, toddlers do develop patience as they work the puzzle and are rewarded when they solve it!
We love designs from Melissa & Doug, Animo, Skip Hop, and Grimm’s – to name a few. Toy libraries are also a great resource to check out puzzles that your toddler can master and switch off for a new one.
Do you have a favourite puzzle from your childhood or one that you would recommend for babies and toddlers?