These are the most fun puzzles for kids
Puzzles are always fun! For children but also for adults. Who has not grown up with them? We did and we still like to try out the latest ones, but the ones with 1000 pieces so we can spend the whole weekend busy.
Jigsaw puzzles for children come in all shapes and sizes. They differ in material, shape, and number of pieces. Nowadays even the packaging is a joy to look at, because it is not necessarily square anymore. From puzzle cases, shaped puzzle boxes to round puzzle packaging, we have it all.
What are good children's puzzles?
A good children's puzzle is made of sturdy cardboard or wood. It has an attractive print and the number of pieces is appropriate for the age of the child. In all jigsaw puzzles from our collection is a 'from age' mentioned, it is also possible to filter on age. So you see exactly what is suitable for your child.
It is always a good idea to choose a theme that suits the interests of your child. If your son loves dinosaurs, for example, you'll make him very happy with a dinosaur puzzle. And if your girl loves horses, then a unicorn puzzle is a must.
Wooden jigsaw puzzles from 1 year
A toddler can start playing puzzles from the age of 1 to 1,5. The toy helps to develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Especially for the smallest puzzlers there are wooden jigsaw puzzles with 4 to 6 pieces. This type consists of a wooden frame in which the wooden pieces have to be placed. Usually the pieces have a grip button so that children can easily grasp them. If your child is just starting to puzzle, you will certainly have to do this together the first few times.
Toddler puzzles from 2 years and older
Has your child already done puzzles? Then you can start from about two years with a cardboard jigsaw puzzle. Very nice is to start with a puzzle box containing four types of toddler puzzles consisting of 2, 4, 6 and 9 pieces. Once your child has mastered this, you can move on to a puzzle with 12 pieces or more. Popular are the shaped puzzles by Crocodile Creek. From the age of 3 you can choose a large floor puzzle of +/- 36 pieces.
Kids puzzles; 4 years and older
The older your child gets the more pieces he/she can put together themselves. Each child is different. But if your toddler is four, you can increase the difficulty and go towards the 40-45 pieces. For children aged five and over you can think of 60-100 pieces.
How many puzzle pieces are appropriate for a child's age?
Because we get this question frequently, we have made a small overview with the number of puzzle pieces per age. This is an indication, because it depends on the interest of a child. Good to know is that you can filter our online toy store by age and by the number of puzzle pieces. This way you can see exactly which puzzle is suitable for your child's age.
1 - 2 years: wooden puzzles and block puzzles 2 - 6 pieces
2 - 3 years: Cardboard puzzles 2 - 36 pieces
3 - 4 years: Floor puzzles 36 - 48 pieces
4 - 5 years: Jigsaw Puzzles 48 - 60 pieces
5 years and older: 60 pieces and more
Yes, we also have puzzles with 500 - 1000 pieces
Puzzling is also a very fun family activity. That is why you can also order 1000 pieces puzzles here, so that you can work on them together as a family. Do you prefer less pieces? We have 300, 500 and 750 pieces in our range. So there is something for everyone.
Order your puzzles for children online here!
You can buy jigsaw puzzles for children online here at Rocket Toys. We have jigsaw puzzles for all ages in our collection, from 2 to 1000 pieces. But also special variants such as the Mudpuppy glow in the dark, feel puzzles, search & find puzzles and Crocodile Creek shaped puzzles. Your child can enjoy puzzling alone or you can work together with your family.