This chunky pet puzzle from Tidlo is ideal for engaging young minds with all their favourite pets – cat, dog, rabbit, parrot. Each piece is chunky and tactile to ensure easy lifting and handling for small fingers. Pet pieces slot comfortably into place on the puzzle board, and there are clues to give your kids a helping hand. The animals also stand freely so they can be used as figures during play.
The puzzle supports shape recognition and hand-eye co-ordination. Hand eye-co-ordination is an essential part of physical development, allowing little ones to be active and interactive, developing control and movement. This is a basic foundation of childhood development, but also helps build strong muscles and developing co-ordination gives children a head start in other areas like communication and literacy. When it comes to starting school or nursery, strong hand muscles and co-ordination are vital in enabling children to hold a pencil correctly. The animals can also be stand-alone toys which set little imaginations wild, supporting creative development.