Melissa & Doug Wooden Puzzles Delight Preschoolers
Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles provide a valuable tactile experience for preschoolers and kindergarteners while helping them develop problem-solving skills. Help the kids in your school learn about the alphabet, numbers, the seasons or different kinds of families by choosing puzzles with just the right level of challenge. Puzzle racks make it easy to keep classrooms tidy.
Fun Wooden Puzzles
Solid wood puzzles let the children in your care enjoy the physical experience of playing with a durable, natural material while teaching them logical reasoning and fine motor skills. Puzzles that fit inside a wooden tray provide clear boundaries for preschoolers trying to make pieces fit. Choose from a wide variety of themes and images friendly to little kids, including construction vehicles, their favorite pets, knights fighting dragons, and farm animals. Wooden puzzle sets featuring families from all over the world help kids learn that families come in all colors and sizes. Other puzzle sets introduce kids to ethnic foods and to careers ranging from doctors and police officers to pilots and mail carriers. Help your preschoolers learn their alphabet by putting wooden letters in their hands. The kids can learn the shapes of the letters as they stand them up and play with them, then learn how to say each letter's name as your teachers help them find the right puzzle slot. Maze puzzles featuring city and farm scenes help little minds work as they learn to find the correct path.
Cube, Knob and Peg Puzzles
Cube puzzles call on your kindergarten's kids to solve an intricate task, since each side of the cube belongs to a different puzzle. One wooden puzzle can combine pieces to form a dog, cat, rabbit, turtle, fish or bird. Your preschoolers get the satisfaction of learning how to solve a difficult problem – as well as the laughter that comes when they put animal parts together incorrectly – and your teachers can be thrilled at seeing their charges learn to concentrate. Puzzles with jumbo knobs help the youngest kids, who are still mastering manipulation of objects, to achieve success in completing a puzzle, and the bright colors and recognizable shapes motivate them to focus on solving the problem. Peg puzzles are ideal for kindergarteners learning shapes and colors, and they also help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Choose from knob puzzles featuring farm animal themes and automobile themes.
Keep your preschool or kindergarten looking neat by providing your teachers with simple wire racks that hold up to 12 wooden puzzles at a time, clearing the floor for rug time or building activities. Racks are also available to hold multiple puzzles in different sizes. Fitting the puzzles into the right slots gives your kids another challenge to master during cleanup time.