If you think an enchanting depiction is the only thing concealed within childhood puzzles, think again. Also hidden within this playful activity are many, extraordinary skill building benefits. In general, puzzles challenge different parts of our brain, which in turn increase a child's comprehension.
This striking portrayal of barnyard animals heightens a desire for puzzle time. Its' thick, glossy cardboard construction lends well to its uniquely shaped pieces. All organized tidily within a sturdy and colorful carry case. This one is a pleasure to piece together with your young child. An additional benefit of counting is included with this talented design.
Company: Crocodile Creek
Construction: Heavy Cardboard
Where to buy: I got mine at Padilly
Read: The Power of Puzzles
Note: It's important to choose puzzles appropriate to age. The traditional age starts around 18 months, beginning with peg puzzles.
Advanced Skill-Building Benefits of Puzzles:
* Awareness/foundation building
learning the sum of many make a whole
organizing thoughts & actions
thinking in steps
triggering deeper thoughts
preparation for math thinking skills
identify various colors & shapes
identify letters & numbers
preparation for reading & writing skills
* Develops motor skills
preparation for writing (holding pencil)
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