- The puzzle is a self-correcting learning tool and encourages independent play.
- Improve hand-eye coordination; the ability to coordinate what the eyes see, what the mind wants to do, and what the hands can accomplish.
- Encourage thinking and problem-solving skills as it requires kids to think logically about fit & match and the connection of pieces.
- Kids see similarities, differences; recognize shapes, colors and sizes; categorize and organize pieces according to attributes.
- As children grasp, hold, turn and fit puzzle pieces, they develop finger strength which is important for pencil gripping.
- Manipulate the knob strengthen the pincer grip and improve fine motor skills.
- Develop persistence as kids work patiently until the last piece. Once the puzzle is completed, the feelings of satisfaction help to build self-esteem and confidence.
- Provide challenges based on the kid’s age, ability and developmental needs.