Playing with Puzzles

Sep 1, 2017Educational Toys

Playing with Puzzles = Learning for the Future

Puzzles are fun educational toys that challenge young minds, teaching and preparing children some very important life skills. Plus they come in all shapes and sizes so even very small children can enjoy them!

We’ve listed some of the important development benefits of puzzles below to show how playing with puzzles can help children learn for the future…

Cognitive Skills

Puzzles increase visual spacial awareness and develop a deeper understanding of themes and topics such as pets or transport.

Problem Solving

Completing a puzzle, even the most simplest, sets a single goal to achieve.  Toddlers and children must think and develop strategies on how to achieve this goal.  This involves problem solving, reasoning skills and developing solutions.

Fine Motor Skills Development 

Puzzles are a fun way for children to develop and refine their fine motor skills – for more information about Fine Motor Skills, please see our Blog posted 17th June 2017.


Puzzles can enhance and promote cooperative play.  As children work together to complete a puzzle, they will discuss where each piece should go and why, taking turns and sharing each other’s frustrations and finally sharing the joy of finishing the puzzle.

Self Esteem

The accomplishment of achieving a goal brings so much satisfaction to a child. Solving a puzzle really provides a sense of achievement and pride within the child, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.


At Beehive Toy Factory our traditional wooden toys are uniquely made to educate and entertain, with vibrant colours and beautiful designs. Tell us how much fun your little ones have learning whilst playing with their Animal Block Puzzle,  Chunky Transport Puzzle  or any one of our other Puzzles and Games.