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Activity Tips: Doing a Puzzle

At around one and a half years old, a child can start to manage shape sorting boards or simple puzzles. This is a good way for your child to practice to hand-eye coordination and matching and fitting different shapes together.

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At around 1-1/2 years old, a child can start to manage shape sorting boards or simple puzzles. This is a good way for your child to practice hand-eye coordination and matching and fitting different shapes together. Start with the simplest boards and remove just a few pieces. When he's able to put all the pieces back correctly, you can increase the difficulty by removing more pieces. Talk to your child about the pictures on the puzzle pieces as he works. At first, he may need a little help, but he'll soon master them and will gain confidence from the experience.