Learn and discover with puzzles. Puzzles build thinking skills. When your child works on a puzzle he uses visual skills to help him determine the size of the piece, the colors, and where it might fit. Problem solving is also in play as your child uses visual and thinking skills to decide where pieces fit. Manipulating the pieces into the correct position also provides your child with hand-eye coordination practice.
The Geometic Peg Board Puzzle from Plan Toys comes with 18 geometic pegs that are placed into a wooden base. There are four different colors of pegs and each color has a different height. Your child can sort them by shape, color, or height. Appropriate for children aged 2 and up, this puzzle will provide plenty of practice with problem solving skills.
Shape sorters come in many different varieties. The Sorting Bus from Plan Toys is a pull-toy and a sorting toy in one. The chunky wooden pieces fit into the holes on the sides of the yellow bus. The driver can walk around and inspect his cargo load before heading off. When it is time for all the shapes to get off the bus, just pull the sign and the shapes tumble out the back. The Plan Toys Sorting Train is also a pull-toy. Before heading off on adventures your child can build up the wooden shape pieces to form a engine.
Plan Toys also makes puzzle shape sorters where the play value is in puzzling out where the pieces fit. The Plan Toys Shape Sorter comes with a sturdy wooden base. Four chunky shape pieces fit into the base. Four other wooden pieces fit around the shapes. To give your child even more possibilities this toy has two wooden pieces that fit around two shapes at once. The Geometric Sorting Board also has a wooden base. Into the wooden base fit four mini-bases with wooden prongs. Each wooden shaped piece has the right number of holes to fit on the correct base. This toy will not only help develop problem solving skills, but it will also help your child's hand-eye coordination.
Take a look around at the puzzle toys here at Thanks Mama. You will find many wooden puzzles from Plan Toys. Plan Toys makes wooden toys using eco-friendly rubberwood that is processed and dried without the use of chemicals.