Once the baby jigsaw puzzle phase is over and the simple two and three piece sets have been discarded, jigsaw puzzles for toddlers take over and the fun really begins! The difficulty for parents is to give their children enough of a challenge without making things too difficult. Luckily there is plenty of help at hand from all the main jigsaw suppliers. Whilst many of these puzzles are often made of heavy duty card, the wooden option is used for longer life and higher quality.
Puzzles in the shape of an object are popular choices, and Orchard Toys make some classic examples of these such as a double decker bus or JCB digger. These are sometimes known as floor puzzles, as this is where most toddlers spend their time playing. Other suppliers like Galt make more complex tray puzzles, and the introduction of special shapes or colours add an extra element of fun and challenge to these toddlers’ jigsaws.
Ravensburger as well as Melissa and Doug make some interesting variations for this young age group, and by the time these kids are nearing three years old, some of them can tackle toddler puzzles that have up to thirty pieces! Beach, animal, playground, vehicle or country scenes are popular subjects, and are great ways to master the skills required when they are introduced to larger and more difficult varieties when they get a bit older.
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