11 Puzzles To Get Your Toddlers and Little Kids Ready For #FamilyFun

by Kit Stone
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Mudpuppy Puzzle Kids Toddler

Toddlers can be the worst. Sure, they’re cute and cuddly most of the time, roaming around discovering the world now that they can crawl or walk. But, then, there’s the other 75% of the day when those tantrums start flaring, and all you really want to do is hide in a closet until they use up all their energy crying and just collapse into a nap from exhaustion. First-graders aren’t much better. Now, the tantrums have a mouth on them, too. Thankfully, there are plenty of mom-approved floor puzzles to provide the kiddos with hours of entertainment.

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Puzzles stop them in their tracks and make them focus on something other than wrecking the house. There’s no on or off button on puzzles. No noisy sounds or music breaks like other toys. Spending time with puzzles can increase your child’s problem-solving skills, cognitive development, and hand-eye coordination. It will also teach them how to be okay with asking for help. Our first-graders are little know-it-alls, so giving them puzzles offers a healthy challenge for them.

From Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles to puzzle games for kids of all ages, listed below are an assortment of fun and educational activities that your kids will enjoy. Don’t forget to charge your phone so you can take a picture of the finished product for your social, #MyKidsSoSmart.

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