Puzzles can be educational as well as engaging for children.
ABCmouse.com includes more than three hundred jigsaw and cutout puzzles that help children learn and remember important ideas and skills in reading, math, science, art, social studies, and music. Most puzzles include audio to support development of children’s oral vocabulary.
Solving jigsaw and cutout puzzles also supports the development of these other important abilities in children:
• Spatial sense (seeing how things fit together)
• Eye-hand coordination (relating what is seen to what the hands are doing)
• Basic problem-solving strategies (persistence; trial and error; and looking for patterns, similarities, and differences)
As your child works the puzzles on ABCmouse.com, you can reinforce his or her learning by discussing how the words and pictures of a puzzle are related to each other.