That feeling when two puzzle pieces fit together perfectly…accomplishment! Your little one can experience this first hand with the help from puzzles. Macy’s has a great selection of puzzle games from 8-piece to 1000-piece floor puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and even puzzles in a box. Stop by Macy’s today to pick up your kids’ new fun (and learning) activity from great brands such as Melissa and Doug, Masterpieces Puzzle Company, Springbok, Cobble Hill, BePuzzled, Madd Capp Games and more!
The Benefits of Puzzles for Your Child’s Development:
• Hand-Eye Coordination. Puzzles can help develop hand-eye coordination—when your child flips, turns, removes (etc., etc.) pieces of the puzzle, they are learning the connection between their hands and their eyes.
• Fine Motor Skills. These skills require small, specialized movements (similar to hand-eye coordination) that puzzles definitely help to provide. Fine motor skills are necessary for handwriting and other important early development achievements.
• Gross Motor Skills. Most commonly associated with walking, gross motor skills can be enhanced in young children by stacking blocks and other large-count, easily-manipulated puzzles.
• Problem Solving. You can’t force two puzzle pieces that just don’t fit! Your child will develop problem-solving skills as they look at various puzzle pieces to figure out where they fit or don’t fit.
• Shape Discovery. Puzzles can help little ones learn, recognize and sort shapes because they’ll need to do this before they can assemble the puzzle.
• Memory. A puzzle is a great activity to help build your child’s memory. For example, they will need to memorize the size, color and shape of a piece as they work through the puzzle. If it doesn’t fit right away, they’ll have to set it aside and recall that piece when it’s needed.
Macy’s Customers’ Top-Rated Puzzles:
• Melissa and Doug Toy, Solar System Floor (48 pc) Puzzle
• Melissa & Doug Wheels On the Bus Puzzle
• Melissa and Doug Kids Toy, Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle
• Melissa and Doug Kids Toy, Vehicle Puzzles in a Box
• Melissa & Doug Around the House Sound Puzzle – Wooden Peg Puzzle (8 pcs)
Shopping Tip: Be sure to carefully read the information and instructions on all children toys you purchase. Many include warnings or choking hazards that the toy may not be suitable for a certain age range and where adult assembly is required.
Puzzles (pieces) that fit? Check! Head to Macy’s today for a great selection of the best puzzle games!