Category Archives: Games and Puzzles

My First Puzzle Sets

Why Are Puzzles Good For Your Toddler’s Positive Development?

It has been identified that when a child has the opportunity to manipulate the world around them it significantly influences their brain development. Jigsaw puzzles can provide this key opportunity, as children work directly with their environment changing it’s shape and appearance.

Here are some of the key areas of development that will benefit from your child playing with puzzles…

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Problem solving skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Shape recognition
  • Memory
  • Small goal setting



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Melissa & Doug

Wooden Mini Puzzle Set

Melissa & Doug


24 months and up

17.8 x 13 x 5.3 cm 

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Orchard Toys

Pet Puzzle Set

Orchard Toys


18 months upwards

14.6 x 19.7 x 8.9 cm

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Travel Far Puzzle Set



18 months upwards

22.8 x 20.2 x 5 cm

Full Review


7 Key Points To Ponder…

What type of puzzle are you looking for?

What will it be used for?

What is your budget for this toy?

Is this item realistic for your needs? Will you need to add extras later?

Does it include all the safety aspects/needs required?

Does it meet any industry required standards?

Do you or your child have any additional needs for this item?

Is it age appropriate?

Will your child require support with this item?  If so is it a practical buy?

Will it suit my lifestyle / my child’s needs?

Is this item actually what you are looking for? Could you get better value for your budget?

Will I / my child be able to ‘try’ before I buy?


All the products reviewed have been chosen for their superior quality and are designed to offer good quality features for the price of the item.


If you need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out…