As a stay at home mom I am always looking for activities for children to do at home that will allow them to grow intellectually as well as socially. It is easy to throw on the television or electronic, and while some of the shows and games can be educational I still believe there needs to be some sort of hands on learning incorporated into each and every day. My daughter loves her activity table that has toys positioned for her to press, twirl, and move up and down. While she is unable to do a lot of things, being as she is only six months old, I wanted to get a head start on finding learning tools that she can do in the future. As well as sharing with my sister Corinne things for her to incorporate into her boy’s day.
Puzzles are a great way for children to gain many skills. It has been said that puzzles are great tools for children to better their problem-solving skills, cognitive skills, and their hand eye coordination. Puzzles can even help develop a child’s self-esteem; as a child successfully puts a puzzle together they will feel a sense of accomplishment.
I have put together a little puzzle that you can print and share with your children, work together as you cut the pieces out and put the puzzle together in the provided square. Your child will enjoy the experience as much as you will. The PDF includes instructions, a square where the puzzle will be placed, and puzzle pieces for either a pink or blue puzzle.
Please click here to access your free puzzle!