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
My three year old loves her big sister's Bugzzle. She is so proud of herself when she can get it all together. My five year old likes it, too, it seems like a game and not school. I like that it can be for a lot of different ages, depending on the card and level.
Helps in teaching my 3 ur old spacial relationships. He has a difficult time with the outter ring when it is the same color as the green bug but that will come with time. I’m sure as he reaches 4 and 5 his difficulties now will seem a breeze. We love the bug!
This was way too easy for my 5 year old, but my 3 year old loves it (still a bit challenging for him). I thought this would be more of a game, but it is just copying a picture. My kid had already mastered his ability to copy this level of picture from the other pre-K thinking skills toys, so this was not challenging for him at all. I was really hoping this would be a fun way to introduce fractions, but I don't find it to really help in that regard much at all. I mean yeah there are fourths and halves, but the circles are different sizes so I would rather have a different manipulative to teach fractions with.
This is one of our favorite single player puzzle games. My 3 and 5 year old request to play it all the time. It is cute and colorful and teaches them critical thinking. It is also a high quality and durable product.
I really like the buggzle puzzle as an introduction to fractions. My 4.5 year old loves the challenges.