Puzzles are a great activity for children to develop fine motor and problem solving skills.
Our natural Beech wood Numeral Puzzle consists of ten numbers designed to develop counting principles, number recognition, fine motor and problem solving skills. The board measures 25cm by 15cm and is 1.6cm in thickness. The numbers are a standard font and easily recognisable making it manageable for ages as early as 2 years.
The Natural Beech wood design is of the highest quality, making it a heirloom for the next generation in your family.
Ten numbers (0-9)
Solid, Natural Beech Wood
Toy Standards Approved
Hand-eye coordination & Fine Motor Development
25cm by 15cm
Play Time Ideas
Use the giant numbers in playdough as stamps!
Pair the empty Number board with sensory materials such as pom poms, balls, cooked spaghetti or beans and use tweezers (found in our Sensory Tray Tool Kit) to fill the number imprints. A great fine motor, Numeracy activity.
Tips from Teachers
Introducing counting principals at any early age is fantastic exposure. One to One correspondence is a vital counting principal learnt in Early Childhood classrooms. Teach your child to touch one object at a time whilst counting out loud. The concept of one object holding one value is tricky! Often kids will count out loud faster then their fingers point, ending in an incorrect count. Use the wooden numbers with concrete materials for counting.
For older kids, pop the numbers into a touch and feel bag. Without showing your child, choose a number and describe it whilst holding it from inside the bag. For example, ‘The number I have goes down half way, then has a big belly and on top, a hat.’ Ask your child to guess what the number could be then alternate roles.
Will the puzzles dry out and crack with age?
We recommend oiling the puzzle board and number/alphabet pieces with a food grade oil such as olive oil or coconut oil, before first use. This will preserve your tools and keep them looking and feeling new.
Can I use the puzzle pieces or boards for sensory play?
Absolutely, combining the puzzle board with scoops and sensory materials is another way to make a fantastic learning experience for your little ones. If using with playdough, water beads or similar wet ingredients, we highly recommend oiling the pieces and boards as per the above in order to prevent sticking.
What is the best age for the puzzles?
Puzzles are a great learning tool for most ages. Even if your little one isn’t yet ready for number and letter recognition, the concept of puzzles is a mathematical skill in its own right. Turning, flipping, sliding are all math concepts puzzles teach and therefore as long as your little one shows an interest you are presenting your child with an appropriate educational toy. There is no right or wrong age as long as they are not mouthing the pieces as this is a hazard.
Warning: Not suitable for children under 24 months. Choking hazard due to small parts.
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With every purchase, you will automatically receive bonus downloadable play-based information designed for you by Early Childhood Educators, to get the most out of your Puzzle.
Please inspect your item on delivery, as damage must be reported on opening. All warranty claims require you to inspect your puzzle on delivery.
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