"My 2 year old loves to match them up and pop them back out. I love that the animals aren't a perfect match. She understands it and I like how she is learning similarities. She isn't the greatest at puzzles in general but she is really good at this, which makes me happy."
Match the Buddies Puzzles
It may be hard to believe that your little one, who has just learned to walk, and has yet to master a jump, is ready is work on puzzles, but he is. Match the Buddies puzzles with their uber-thick, extra-large puzzle pieces is a perfect introduction. And the topic, buddies, is one that this age will find fascinating. I appreciate that the designer did not mirror the buddies' images but included slight differences. This variation between similar yet distinctive animals can produce all sorts of fodder for conversation with budding linguists.
Match the Buddies puzzles will help develop your toddler's concentration, motor skills, language skills, and logical thinking. The 12 two-piece puzzles feature extra-large pieces packaged into a sturdy, handy box with a practical toddler-friendly handle.
Begin by handing your baby the matching piece and helping him push it into place. Teach him to discern the correct piece between two or more options. Continue to scaffold and increase the difficulty until he can do all the puzzles with minimal to no assistance.
This creative play serves as a first puzzle and a sorting toy. It encourages toddlers to create and discover while playing with round shapes. Children are free to experiment and mix the pieces, as the set promotes the natural dynamic of learning instead of pushing kids into self-correcting schemes. Creative puzzles will help toddlers learn shapes, colors, animals and the sounds they make.
Arranging and assembling puzzle pieces:
trains logical thinking and concentration
helps develop motor skills
encourages kids to explore non-obvious combinations
Extra-large puzzle pieces made of high-quality, thick cardboard are perfect for little hands
The handy box with a practical handle makes it a great gift
The video below features the Match the Baby Puzzle. It is the same game play and is provided for an example, but is not an exact match to this product.
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: Banana Panda Inc, Bright Junior Media Sp Illustrator: Agnieszka Malarczyk Age Recommendation: 1-3 Grade Recommendation: Tiny Tots-Preschool Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Set Includes: 12 puzzles Piece Count: 24 Size: 7" × 4” (puzzle), 6.5" × 7.5" × 2.5” (package) Made in: Krakow, Poland
review by Momz in the Know
”Overall Banana Panda Match the Buddies Puzzles is a cute, high quality, educational puzzle that would make a great gift for the upcoming holidays, first birthday gift, or addition to your puzzle collection.”