Sofia By Sofia, 12th Apr 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Puzzle is a useful toy for children. But, nowadays most of the children have no patience to do puzzle. They can be trained to do puzzles from their early ages.

Puzzle and children

Puzzle is one of the important toy in a child's world. In my child care center there veriety of puzzles. But I noticed most of the children don't like to do puzzles. Why? Because they have no patience to sit in a place. Some parantes are proud to say that their children active are.

This is wrong. Children must be trained to sit and occupy with some activities like puzzle, reading or drawing. 'Sports is very important'. Everybody can understand and accept this truth. Like that sitting for a certein period is also very important.

benifits in doing puzzles

1. Children get the ability of sitting with no noise.
2. Children get the ability of thinking.
3. The small muscles of the fingers are being trained to do works.
(Thumb, indexf finger, and middle finger are very important in a human being's life. We do most of our important works with these fingers. So these three fingers must be trained in childhood.)

Do it yourself

You can start to do puzzle with your child after it's 2nd birthday. I am sure you can't buy puzzles for 2 year old children.. most of the puzzles are for children over 3 year old children. So why don't you try to do it yourself.

1st step

Look at this picture. You can also make a picture like this and hang it somewhere. Let the child see the picture frequently. But, please don't expect your child to byheart the spelling. You don't want to introduce the letters even. just let it see the picture.

2nd step

some days later cut the picture like this and show the child to join it again. After that you can let your child to do in on it's own. But be careful when cutting the picture. Don't cut through any letters.

If your child do the puzzle simply cut it into three pieces like this.

In this way you can occupy your todler in a sitting possition. in the same time you can prepare your todler for school also,


Children, Puzzle, Thinking

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Retired Teacher. Child care giver. Hobby: Writing for children and parents.

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author avatar Sandeep
21st Jun 2010 (#)

you are right
puzzles are really helpful..
Good stuff
keep adding...

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author avatar Anuradha
22nd Jun 2010 (#)

You are very true. Puzzles definitely boosts their thinking capability.

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author avatar Sofia
22nd Jun 2010 (#)

Thankyou very much for youe comment.

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