Puzzles for the little ones

Puzzles – one of the best educational activities for children. From the
early age can form them in a child
accuracy, perseverance, patience, logical and figurative
thinking. Although many parents are starting to acquaint
child with the game only after 3 years, folding pictures will bring
benefit even the smallest kids.

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Use of puzzles for the development of a child up to 3 years

From 6 months start to attract the attention of the baby to bright
colorful pictures, folding of several large parts.
Of course, a baby at that age will not be able to fold it.
on their own, but would be happy to watch
do adults. During the game, he will meet and remember
different colors.


Already a year old kids with the help of parents will be able to independently
collect simple puzzles consisting of 2-3 parts. It should be
images of familiar items (cup, bun, machine).
Drawing a picture contributes to the formation of logical thinking
and spatial orientation.

For example, you can download puzzles from 4 parts

After 18 months, children develop vigorously.
finger motility, and folding the puzzle will help
process. To traditional flat puzzles at this age you can
add frame inserts. They provide a framework with
holes into which parts of various shapes are inserted,
for example, geometric shapes.


The sooner you open your wonderful world to your child
puzzles, the greater the chance that by the age of 3 he will be able to independently
collect a picture consisting of 24 elements.

How to choose puzzles

The size of the parts plays a primary role. In no case
should buy puzzles consisting of small fragments that
baby can put in your mouth. For the little ones, perfect
puzzle mat on which the baby will play with pleasure.


Equally important is the material from which they are made and the quality
manufacturing. Paper elements should be made of thick
cardboard, with smooth edges without rough joints. Wood
puzzle pieces need to choose well-polished, without
sharp corners. The safest are rubber puzzles with
printed patterns that can be used even when bathing
baby When buying a game with plastic parts should
Inquire about the quality certificate for this product.

When choosing a game for children up to 3 years old, you need to pay attention and
on drawing. It is advisable to be contrast with clear lines.
transition colors. The image must be

How to teach a kid to collect puzzles

Чтобы не отбить у ребенка охоту к полезному занятию,
should be patient and time to gather together
images. The first time you have to collect yourself
picture in front of the crumbs, commenting on their actions.

Start with two-piece puzzle pair. With their
using the baby will learn to fold the lock and understand the meaning of the game.
When this stage is completed, you can increase the number of parts to

At the beginning, to simplify the process, remove from the collected image.
two fragments and ask your baby to help you put them in place.
If the baby does not cope with the task, give him the necessary details,
which he will only fold. The main thing that he took
participation in the process.

As skills are acquired, the number of game details increases, and
their size decreases. At some point a hitch may occur,
with which you should also help to cope with your child. First time
put the picture together. It’s easier for young children to navigate
form, not image. Remembering the order of assembly, he
ease to repeat the process yourself.

It is too early for children under 3 years to explain what corner and edge are.
items. Therefore, it is easier to start assembly from the largest fragment.
Images. If the picture shows a few scattered
items, they can be collected separately, and then connected.

The right approach to learning will help the little one not only to master
puzzle, but instill a love for a useful activity.

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