How to Introduce Puzzles to Toddlers? – Our way of doing it.
Are you clueless on how to introduce puzzles to your little toddler?
I was once there too and I needed help in picking up the right ones for my little peanut 🙂
Did you know that puzzles help the child in so many aspects from logical thinking, hand eye coordination, decision making skills, grasping skills, pincer grasp and most of all PATIENCE ?
So, we as parents have a huge responsibility of introducing the appropriate ones, easy yet challenging enough for the child’s age.
When I decided to introduce jigsaw puzzles to my boy- we started with this 9 piece jigsaw puzzle which is like a copy puzzle.
I call it a copy puzzle because it has the same image below and the little peanut has to match each piece with its objects.
On the first day, he and I sat through as we spoke about various objects we found in the picture and matched with the jigsaw pieces.
Once he cracked the way of doing it, we finished another 4 different picture puzzles in one go 🙂
This morning we revisited our first puzzles and I thought I should share our puzzle journey with you guys. And my search for complex puzzles began from here. 🙂
P.S: It is okay if your little candy doesn’t get to crack his first puzzle in the first go. In that case, pull it back from the play shelf and introduce later 🙂
In my next post in this series, I will share my best puzzle finds from Indian stores.