Puzzle age-ability guideline
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.