The best puzzles for toddlers that are both fun and stimulating

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by motherandbaby |
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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

TOP BRIGHT 100 Piece Wooden Jigsaws Puzzle
Price: £9.99


Best wodden jigsaw puzzle

Aimed at children aged three to eight, this sweet seaside town

Ravensburger My First Puzzle, On Safari

Rrp: £5.00

Price: £5.00
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Best puzzle for 18-month-olds

If your kids love animals, these safari puzzles are perfect to

Ravensburger My First Floor Puzzle - The Gruffalo
Price: £11.99


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,

Ravensburger My First Puzzle, Travel Far

Rrp: £5.00

Price: £5.00


Best travel-themed puzzle

Four bright and colourful puzzles specially designed for children.

Orchard Toys Rescue Squad Jigsaw Puzzle

Rrp: £6.50

Price: £6.50


Best puzzle for two-year-olds

This box has six different puzzles to choose from, with six

Orchard Toys Big Alphabet Floor Puzzle
Price: £23.42


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

Galt Toys Number Puzzles
Price: £6.99


Best puzzle for learning numbers

This set of number puzzles contains ten colourful

BettRoom Solid Wood Peg and Block Puzzle
Price: £9.59


Best peg u0026 block puzzle

Good toddler toys establish early shape, colour, and size

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