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Wooden Puzzle Educational baby Toys

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The three basics of what puzzles do for your child
When your child is alone with a puzzle you can expect three basic skills to be built:
  • Physical skills -- from holding puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit
  • Cognitive skills -- as they solve the problems of a puzzle
  • Emotional skills -- they learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle
Looking at the specific skills behind the three basics
Each of the three basics break down further into specific skills that a puzzle can build for your child. I’ll look at them in point form under each heading, for further reading check out this article from Parenting Today or this one from B -- Inspired Mama.
Physical skills
  • Hand-Eye Coordination -- your child will develop a keen relationship between what their eyes see, what their hands do and what their brain relates to this information.
  • Gross Motor Skills -- Larger puzzle pieces and stacking puzzle games can enhance the large movements of your child to the point where they can then work on their fine motor skills.
  • Fine Motor Skills -- small and precise movements, such as the movement of fingers to get a puzzle piece in exactly the right spot, are built and can lead to better handwriting and typing skills.
Cognitive skills
  • Understanding the surrounding world -- there is no better way for your child to gain an understanding of the world around them than by letting them literally manipulate the world around them.
  • Shape recognition -- the first puzzles we use are simple shapes -- triangle, squares and circles. From there more complex shapes are used until the abstract jigsaw puzzles are used.
  • Memory -- Your child has to remember the shape of pieces that don’t fit fir when they will fit later on.
  • Problem solving -- Either the puzzle piece fits or it does not. Your child uses critical thinking skills to solve the puzzle and, best of all, you can’t cheat a puzzle!
Emotional skills
  • Setting goals -- The first goal is to solve the puzzle, the next goal will be a series of strategies your child comes up with to solve the puzzle. Such as putting familiar shapes or colors in one pile for future reference.
  • Patience -- Puzzles are not like sports, you can’t just step up to the plate and swing until you knock it out of the park. You must practice patience and slowly work through the puzzle before you reach the ending.
The next step in puzzling
The designers over at Puzumi believe that the next step in puzzling, beyond the jigsaw, that can help your child develop are the mathematically designed puzzles that are on offer there. You will find the exact same benefits as above, these are puzzles just the same, but with these added benefits that jigsaw puzzles can’t offer:
  • Multiple solutions are possible with each puzzle.
  • Differing colors and having multiple solutions for each experience allows for creative freedom. Think modern art that you can create.
  • The puzzles are also board games, rules are included, furthering strategy building skills and social skills. The social skills will, in fact, be even better built with these competitive games.
  • Varying difficulties allow your child to grow into a new puzzle set. Start your child out with the simplest puzzles and scale up later.
There is no mistaking the benefits of puzzles in childhood development. You used them, your parents used them and your children are using them now. Give your child the opportunity to continue learning from simple shapes, to silhouettes, to jigsaw puzzles, to abstract shapes united by a mathematical concept that include a board game twist.
Size Chart

Baby Clothing

SIZE WEIGHT HEIGHT
Preemie up to 6 lbs / up to 2.7 kg up to 17 in. / up to 43 cm
Newborn 6-9 lbs / 2.7-4.1 kg up to 21.5 in. / up to 55 cm
0 to 3 months 9-12.5 lbs / 4.1 - 5.7 kg 21.5 - 24 in. / 55 - 61 cm
3 to 6 months 12.5 - 17 lbs / 5.7 - 7.7 kg 24 - 26.5 in. / 61 - 67 cm
6 to 9 months 17 - 21 lbs / 7.7 - 9.5 kg up to 28.5 in. / up to 72 cm
0 to 9 months up to 21 lbs / up to 9.5 kg up to 28.5 in. / up to 72 cm
12 months 21 to 25 lbs / 9.5 -11.3 kg 28.5 to 30.5 in. / 72 to 78 cm
18 months 25- 28 lbs / 11.3 - 12.7 kg 30.5 to 32.5 in. / 78 - 83 cm
24 months 28 - 30 lbs / 12.7 - 13.6 kg 32.5 to 34 in. / 83 - 86 cm

Toddler Clothing

SIZE TOP
CHEST
BOTTOM
WAIST WIDTH
BOTTOM
INSEAM LENGTH
WEIGHT HEIGHT
2T 19 in. 21 in. 12.5 in. 30 to 32 lbs 33.5 to 35 in.
3T 20 in. 21.5 in. 14 in. 32 to 35 lbs 35 to 38 in.
4T 21 in. 22 in. 15.5 in. 35 to 39 lbs 38 to 41 in.
5 22 in. 22.5 in. 17 in. up to 42 lbs 42 to 44.5 in.
6 23 in. 23 in. 18.5 in. up to 48 lbs 45 to 47.5 in.
6x/7 24 in. 23.5 in. 20 in. up to 53 lbs 48 to 51.5 in.

Big Kid 

SIZE

TOP
CHEST
BOTTOM
WAIST WIDTH
BOTTOM
INSEAM LENGTH
WEIGHT HEIGHT
XS (4/5) 22 in. 20 in. 18.5 in. 31 to 48 lbs 38 to 46 in.
S (6/7) 24 in. 21 in. 20 in. 46 to 55 lbs 46 to 50 in.
M (8/10) 26 in. 22 in. 21.5 in. 55 to 80 lbs 50 to 58 in.
L (12/14) 28 in. 23 in. 23.5 in. 75 to 95 lbs 58 to 62 in.
XL (16) 30 in. 24 in. 24.5 in. 88 to 110 lbs 62 to 66 in.

 

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