From fun family time to long term health benefits and day-to-day mindful moments, there are so many positives to the humble jigsaw.
We all want our children to be as well-equipped as possible for the future, which means spending as much quality time as you can with them while they're young. While reading and writing are key skills they need to learn, experts have long argued that play is just as important in their development.
What are the benefits of puzzles?
Puzzles for toddlers are a great example of an activity that will not only challenge your toddler and promote brain development, but will also help them to relax, by focusing their attention on one thing, improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, shape recognition and short-term memory.
It also teaches them patience, problem-solving and the joy of achievement once it's completed - all brilliant skills for school and later life.
Puzzles can also be a social event; you can take turns to do a piece each, get the whole family involved or create a story together about what you see in the puzzle.
With wooden toddler puzzles, floor puzzles, number puzzles, animal puzzles and so much more to choose from, there's a whole world of development at their fingertips - plus, a little quiet time for you, if you need it.
The best puzzles for toddlers
Here are some of the best toddler puzzles available to buy right now:
Best puzzle for learning the alphabet
Suitable for children aged three to six years old, this
Best wodden jigsaw puzzle
Aimed at children aged three to eight, this sweet seaside town
Best puzzle for 18-month-olds
If your kids love animals, these safari puzzles are perfect to
Best Gruffalo puzzle
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's wonderful book The Gruffalo is
Best transport-themed puzzle
These two piece puzzles are a brilliant starter activities,
Best travel-themed puzzle
Four bright and colourful puzzles specially designed for children.
Best puzzle for two-year-olds
This box has six different puzzles to choose from, with six
Best puzzle for three-year-olds
This 26-piece chunky floor puzzle helps teach letter
Best wooden puzzle for one-year-olds
This beautiful wooden puzzle set comes with six adorable
Best puzzle for babies
This simple four piece puzzle is made from high-quality biodegradable
Best puzzle for learning numbers
This set of number puzzles contains ten colourful
Best peg u0026 block puzzle
Good toddler toys establish early shape, colour, and size
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