Puzzle age-ability guideline

 In Learn & play, Puzzles, Toy Talk

So many parents ask what size puzzle they should give their child.  Here is a general guideline (all children are different).  Note that for school readiness in South Africa a child must be able to complete a 24 piece puzzle.  However, children exposed to puzzles on a regular basis from an early age are likely to be able to do far bigger and more complex puzzles than indicated in the guideline below.  And, when you are involved in the puzzle building, your child will be far more game to go to the next level.

Knob puzzles               18 months to 2 years

2 – 6 pieces                2 – 3 years

12 – 24 pieces            4 – 5 years

24 – 48 pieces            5 – 6 years

54, 60 and 96 pieces  6+ years

200 pieces                   8+ years

To learn more about the benefits of puzzles, watch this video here.

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