Puzzles for Little Ones (5 Years and Under, <100 Pieces)
A general age guideline for jigsaw puzzles:
- Ages 2 - 3 : 4 to 12 Pieces
- Very young children are likely to start off with peg puzzles, usually made of wood with large pieces to which a peg is attached for easier manipulation. Sound puzzles are puzzles in which realistic sounds are played when the pieces are properly placed on the board, helping youngsters learn about the relationship between cause and effect, develop early vocabulary, and motor skills.
- Ages 3 - 5 : 12 to 50 Pieces
- Tray or frame puzzles, generally made of wood or cardboard, are a good choice for children aged 3 to 5. These puzzles set a boundary into which the child builds the picture and some may show the picture underneath, making these puzzles less intimidating to young solvers than traditional jigsaw puzzles.
- Floor puzzles of 50 pieces or less, with large pieces generally made of cardboard, are meant for children aged 4 and up with better dexterity - and who are not as likely to eat the puzzle pieces!
- Ages 5 - 6 : 50 to 100 Pieces
Please note, all kids are unique and may require a different size puzzle based on their abilites.