Which puzzle to start with? What puzzle should I introduce next?
Where do I find these puzzles? Will they be pocket friendly?
Do I prompt when my child is trying to solve the puzzle?
I have tried to answer all these questions below. We have our SEQUENCE listed out here.
This way your little one will not struggle with the puzzle at any stage. You don’t have to Prompt or help them with it.
Also, I have done the research for you and have listed the most pocket friendly ones. You can trust me on these recommendations.
- Shapes Puzzle- Sometimes shapes can be tricky. Noticing the outline lays the foundation for all the puzzles they would solve in the later days. We use simple shapes like triangle and oval here. Later they would move on tow jigsaw puzzles. And I love how chunky these puzzles are. Toddlers will have an easy palm grasp on this puzzle. We started this by 18- 20 months. I got ours from Little Fingers at Work shop 4 years back for Rs. 280. Biblubox will stock this in the future. Alternatively, Melissa and Doug has a similar kind.Also check out for Shumee.
- The Image-match 2 piece puzzle- Again these are chunky puzzles. A little complex from the shapes one- it has 2 or 3 jigsaw pieces. However, the images underneath will help them solve it easily and boost confidence.
- Creatives 2 Piece Puzzle– this one is also 2-piece jigsaw puzzle. A floor puzzle which has 2 large pieces. Without the picture- but easy because they have already worked on a similar one before. Sit back and watch them solve this in marvel.
- Creative Head and Tail Puzzles– these aren’t jigsaw puzzles. They are linear puzzles(as i call it). This will also be easy when done in a sequence. This does not stick to a theme like the earlier ones. You will see a mix of animals, vehicles etc. Just giving them a heads-up 😉
- 3 Piece Linear Puzzles- You must know the drill by now 😉 This one is from Biblubox. I like how much strategic thinking and problem-solving skills are put to use.
- The cognition Puzzle– this one is more of a match game, but I’d like to add it to the list. I like how it slowly prompts that there could be multiple answers for each card. Also we use it along with our shapes puzzle(no.1 on this list) for object picture matching as well. Don’t skip this one as well 😊
We start with simple ones and scale up later as they grow. Follow us to know how we proceed to the next ones.
Once you are done with this- it is time to start with simple yet challenging jigsaw puzzles.
Before we introduce those- we need this Copy Puzzle. Costs just Rs.50. Please pick it up any time you find it in the market. Read here about it .