Puzzles are a great way to have fun and they teach many skills through play.
So parents, it’s time to DECIDE, DESIGN AND DO!
Having a puzzle tray in your home, perhaps with a picture your child has chosen from a magazine and backed onto cardboard, is a great way to start. Your child will be interested in the puzzle. Why? Because they choose the picture! And… if the puzzle isn’t completed, we can complete it tomorrow.
VNB: Completion of task is very important skill, which we want to encourage, hence we build puzzles on a tray, so I don’t have to pack up an unfinished puzzle because it is bed time, supper time, etc.
A few of the basic skills building puzzles encourage and improve include:
- Problem solving
- Hand eye coordination
- Fine motor development
- Self esteem
- Social skills
- Goal setting
- Shape recognition
What I know is that we can learn through play together and even though this is a puzzling time, puzzles are a great way to do that.