Melissa and Doug Farm Chunky Puzzle
BRAND: Melissa and Doug
AGE: 2+ Years
A beautiful illustrated 7-piece wooden puzzle featuring farm animals, ideal for little hands.
Have fun on the farm with this extra-thick wooden puzzle. It includes seven easy-grasp, chunky farm animals and a barn. Each piece has a full-color, matching picture underneath. There are 2 ways to play – Place pieces in the puzzle board or the barn and animal pieces stand upright for pretend play.
Encourages hand-eye, fine motor and creative expression skills.
Play and Learn ideas:
- Ask the child to line up the pieces, and count them aloud together.
- Encourage the child to identify and discuss all the colors on the pieces. Do any pieces have more than one color? Do any pieces have colors in common?
- Make each animal's sound, and ask the child to point to the right animal and say its name as you "call" it.
- Place three or four puzzle pieces in a row and ask the child to study them. Then have the child look away while you remove one piece. Ask the child to look again and tell you which piece is missing. Repeat with fewer or more pieces to alter the level of difficulty.
- With all the pieces on the puzzle board, ask the child questions to make up a simple story about a day on the farm. For instance, "Lots of farm animals have come to the pond! What do they like to do at the pond?" or "Which animal will go to the barn first for bedtime?"
Recommended for children 2 – 4 years.