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Age: Toddlers
Categories: Puzzles

 

 
2015 Awards
Hape Knob Puzzles
(HaPe $14 Score:)

With easy-to-grab wooden knobs and there are lots of familiar animal puzzles  from Hape that feature zoo and farm animals. These are great choices for beginning puzzlers. Bright graphics and smooth pieces make this a good choice for older 2's and 3's. Challenges their visual skills as well as dexterity and the ability to turn the objects to fit into the wooden board. Also a good choice, for older 3's and 4's, the Geometric Shapes Knob Puzzle, with 11 colorful shapes; circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, diamond, and more. 

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Hape Vehicles Knob Puzzle
(Hape $14 Score:)

With easy to grab wooden knobs and lots of vehicles to talk about, this is a great choice for beginning puzzlers. Bright graphics and smooth pieces make this a god choice for older 2 year olds. Challenges their visual skills as well as dexterity and the ability to turn the objects to fit into the wooden board. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Janod Chunky Construction Puzzle
(Janod $16 Score:)

Seven construction vehicles fit into this colorful puzzle board. Kids will love using the puzzle pieces for stand up props with blocks. The animal drivers in each vehicle is also pictured on the puzzle board, giving young puzzlers a clue as to where they should park the trucks. Playing pieces are thicker than the puzzle board making them easy for small hands to lift and maneuver in an out of the board. Marked 18 months and up we'd say this makes a better bet for 2 and up.

SNAP: Whole piece puzzles like this offer multiple kinds of learning for language, dramatic play, matching, and developing eye hand skills. Kids who are especially interested in transportation will be attracted to this beautifully crafted puzzle that can be used in so many ways. The raised pieces may be sufficient for grasping. If not, adapt them by adding small velcro strips to the center of each piece.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Janod Wood Fish Shape Match
(Janod $26 Score:)

A perfect puzzle for beginners that develops eye hand skills as they rotate the pieces to fit them onto the puzzle board. It's also a matching toy for reinforcing color concepts and language. Beautifully crafted in wood, the pieces sit higher than the board making them easy to grasp. 2 & up.

 

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2015.

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2014 Awards
Mudpuppy Eric Carle Brown Bear Puzzle Wheel
(Mudpuppy Press $15.99 Score:)

Designed for the toddler beginning puzzle player. These two-sided puzzles have a center wheel that the other pieces fit around. One side of the puzzle is pure color matching. The reverse has patterns to match as well as characters from the Eric Carle books to know and name. There is a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle as well as this charming Brown Bear puzzle. The pieces are stored in a handsome round box.  Ages 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Jumbo Forest Friends Puzzle
(Mudpuppy Press $14.95 Score:)

It's autumn in the forest and the animals are all out under the colorful trees. This jumbo floor puzzle has 25 big pieces that beginners can handle. When put together it is a big 22 by 22 inch square. Also fun, their Jumbo Pirate Puzzle, though this one is older in look and subject. They say 2 & up; we think twos are not ready for this many pieces. It will be enjoyed by  older 3-4's more.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Ravensburger My First Puzzle At The Farm
(Ravensburger $9.99 Score:)

For beginners, here are nine two-piece puzzles featuring bold graphics of typical farm animals, as well as a tractor, and farming couple. With beginners you may want to introduce just one puzzle at a time rather than all the pieces in the box. This gives you a chance to talk about the animals, their names, and the sounds they say. The chunky two-piece puzzles are made of sturdy cardboard that fit together with relative ease and introduce children to the concept of part and whole. As you play with these simple puzzles toddlers are also building language with learning the names of familiar farm animals. This is one of a series of beginning puzzles. Marked 2 & up. Although some twos will be able to do these with help, this will be a better choice for slightly older children with more dexterity.

SNAP: Play an I Spy Game: Once children are familiar with all the puzzles and have played with them as suggested above, you can play another game with them. After the animals are together take turns making the animal sound of one of the animals and other player finds and names the animal you are spying. Reverse the game and have child make an animal sound for the creature he is spying. A good game for developing language and dexterity.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Ravensburger My First Puzzle Adorable Animals
(Ravensburger $9.99 Score:)

For beginners, here are nine two-piece puzzles featuring bold graphics of familiar animals: two cats, duck and duckling, lion and cub, mare and colt, a pair of dogs, rabbits, monkeys, and cows. With beginners introduce just one or two puzzles at a time rather than all the pieces in the box. This gives you a chance to talk about the animals, their names, and the sounds they say. The chunky two-piece puzzles are made of sturdy cardboard that fit together with relative ease and introduce children to the concept of part and whole. As you play with these simple puzzles toddlers are also building language with learning the names of familiar farm animals. This is one of a series of beginning puzzles. Marked 2 & up. Although some twos will be able to do these with help, this will be a better choice for slightly older children with more dexterity.

SNAP: Play an I Spy Game: Once children are familiar with all the puzzles and have played with them as suggested above, you can play another game with them. After the animals are together take turns making the animal sound of one of the animals and other player finds and names the animal you are spying. Reverse the game and have child make an animal sound for the creature he is spying. A good game for developing language and dexterity.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Ravensburger My First Puzzle Garden Animals
(Ravensburger $9.99 Score:)

For beginners, here are nine two-piece puzzles featuring bold graphics of some less-than-familiar garden animals: a snail, hedgehog, mole, frog, butterfly, ladybug, bumblebee, bluejay, and mouse. Unlike other puzzles in this series the knowing and naming part may take more time to master. The chunky two-piece puzzles are made of sturdy cardboard that fit together with relative ease and introduce children to the concept of part and whole. As you play with these simple puzzles toddlers are also building language with learning the names of familiar farm animals. This is one of a series of beginning puzzles. Marked 2 & up. Although some twos will be able to do these with help, this will be a better choice for slightly older children with more dexterity.

SNAP: Play an I Spy Game: Once children are familiar with all the puzzles and have played with them as suggested above, you can play another game with them. After the animals are together take turns making the animal sound of one of the animals and other player finds and names the animal you are spying. Reverse the game and have child make an animal sound for the creature he is spying. A good game for developing language and dexterity.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Ravensburger My First Puzzle At the Construction Site
(Ravensburger $9.99 Score:)

For beginners, here are nine two-piece puzzles featuring bold graphics of big machines used at construction sites. Unlike some other puzzles in this series, the knowing and naming part may take more time to master. Learning the names of a dump truck, cement mixer, and other images makes this a better choice for older preschoolers. The chunky two-piece puzzles are made of sturdy cardboard that fit together with relative ease and introduce children to the concept of part and whole. As you play with these puzzles children are also building language with learning the names of familiar things. This is one of a series of beginning puzzles. Marked 2 & up. Although some twos will be able to do these with help, this will be a better choice for slightly older children with more dexterity.

SNAP: Play an I Spy Game: Once children are familiar with all the puzzles and have played with them as suggested above, you can play another game with them. After the vehicles are together say, I spy a truck that can dig or I spy a truck that is blue and can dump things out. Use these puzzles for reinforcing color concepts and actions. A good choice for developing language and dexterity.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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