Struggling to find a wooden puzzle for your child? We don’t blame you! There are wooden puzzles that are specifically for building fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and so much more.
There are so many options out there it would be hard to settle on just one. How do you know which one to pick?
For many parents, trying to make sense of the large variety of formats and styles can almost be like a puzzle anyway.
So, to make things easy for you, we’ve decided to put together some wooden puzzle suggestions for toddlers, older toddlers, and pre-school kids.
Best Wooden Puzzles for Toddlers
By the age of one, toddlers take a lot of enjoyment out of fitting a piece into the “right” spot.
Something like a personalised elephant puzzle with a few big pieces is just perfect for that.
Pieces with numbers or letters are fairly easy for little fingers to grab a hold of. And best of all they’re educational to help your toddler guide each piece into place.
Other options you might consider are personalised photo puzzles
Best Wooden Puzzles for Older Toddlers
For the older toddlers who are starting to engage in that all-important imaginative play, a personalised wooden photo puzzle is ideal.
These wooden puzzles include fairly big pieces that are easy enough to hold too.
Also, something like a personalised animal puzzle, for example, is large enough so they too are easy to grasp and have pieces that fit in a single space which makes completing these wooden puzzles so much easier for your older toddler.
Best Wooden Puzzles for Preschoolers
Last but not least - the preschoolers!
They’ll always take on the challenge of wooden puzzles that are a little like “big kid” puzzles, but with many help aides like a board that has existing boundaries and a small number of pieces to make life a little easier.
Floor puzzles are always a good one and are a really good introduction into jigsaws. They typically have proportionately larger pieces and make a big impact, so they are an encouraging introduction to your everyday cardboard jigsaw. Finally, they’re also great for social preschoolers who like to do things with other kids.
And there you have it! We hope our list of wooden puzzle suggestions helps you decide your next purchase for your toddler or preschool child.