If math workbook pages bug your young learner, try teaching the basics of fractions, beginning geometry, and more with Bugzzle. Just choose a card, there are four levels of difficulty in the card choices, and then flip and position the geometric puzzle pieces into the bug-shaped tray to match the picture. To complete the Bugzzle puzzle, your child will need to consider colors, shapes, and lengths of the 18 high-quality, dual-color puzzle pieces. The sturdy, brightly-colored pieces and 40 pattern cards will give your kindergartner’s brain a good workout in spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Size: 7.7 x 7.8 inches
Minimum Recommended Age: 3 years
Manufactured In: China
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Laura Noelle
”While my daughter never asks to do math in a workbook, she often asks for the bug puzzle. If I leave it out on a shelf, she will pull it out on her own a few times a week and attempt the challenges.”Read the Review
review by Hopkins Homeschool
”All the kids give this puzzle a double thumbs up. They love that it is a simple game they can play together or alone. It is also one that they can do without mom, even Baby Girl.”Read the Review
review by A Mom's Quest to Teach
”I think Bugzzle is an educational toy that will also be useful for a number of years. I can see us having timed contests in the future to recreate the patterns on the challenge cards.”Read the Review
Four of my kids (2-8) spent over an hour on the floor playing with this together. I think it's the right level of challenging for my 4-year-old. The others just had fun playing with the pieces.
We have this in our "independent learning" activity bags. My four year old son chooses this one frequently and I love that he can complete the challenges mostly on his own. In addition to the challenges he likes making up his own designs for Bugzzle as well.
Our 4.5 year old just got Bugzzle and we are already obsessed. Within one use we have already started learning about fractions (and understanding), and we look forward to working our way up through the levels. It kept her busy for a long time and she was able to do it on her own (with only occasional help), which made her super proud.
This is my daughters (5 yrs) favorite learning toy! The cards start off with simple patterns that increase in difficulty. She can hardly stop after the suggested 1-2 cards. She will do as many as 10-15. This is a great tool for learning to problem solve and learning fractions. We can put it away for a week and when we use it the next time, we will start at the beginning of the cards and she is never bored. It's great for breaking up the monotony of paperwork. My grandkids
(4-7 yrs old) also love playing with this puzzle when they come over. Tons of learning fun. I highly recommend!
This puzzle is great for what we call Brian time in our school. It helps me keep my 3 and 5 year olds independently busy. They do not gravitate towards it like other more open ended toys but if I set it out in a rotation they will work on the puzzles for quite awhile. I believe in critical thinking games to add mathematical value to their brains!