This puzzle helps to develop the fine motor skills of grasping, holding matching and placing and is practice for improving hand-eye coordination. It differs from many puzzles in that it asks that the child learn early spatial awareness the pieces fit upside down and sideways. It also offers an opportunity for children to learn to identify and name farmyard animals.
Some ideas for enhancing and encouraging play and learning:
- Find the animal eg the sheep. Can you see another sheep on the puzzle board? Can you fit it on top? Is it sideways or up the right way/upright or upside down? Is it on the edge of the puzzle or in the middle?
- Talk about each animal. Does the child have any experience with any of these animals? What noises do they make?
- Have the child identify these animals from photographs or on the internet.
Children will love experiencing open-ended play and can use the easy to grab chunky animals to play with.
Suitable for ages: 18+ Months
Product is constructed from: Wood.