Educational Puzzles and Games for Children
We have both the traditional educational puzzle your would piece together on the floor and great educational puzzle books where your child must solve puzzles as they proceed through the story. Below are some of our favorites.
You may also be interested in our recommended Chess Books There have been many studies on the advantages of chess to get young minds thinking in different dimensions. An educational puzzle prepares our brains to think outside the box.
Children enjoy almost any type of educational puzzle because of their inquisitive minds and the joy of self-accomplishment and pride when they solve the puzzle in the end.
Very young children also gain dexterity using their little fingers to get the big puzzle pieces in place. As children get older through adult age, educational puzzle pieces get smaller making them even more challenging. (Or maybe it is just so the puzzle will fit on the table!) Needless to say toddlers through adult will enjoy an educational puzzle which is why we see so many crosswords, Sudoku, Rubics Cube, the Knot and many more.
Our educational puzzle books teach through questions that one must answer as they prodceed through the story. It may be something to find on a page, a question about what you read (touching on reading comprehension here) or a mystery to solve to get to the end. Intertwined are often educational facts, so while your child is reading and accomplishing the puzzle, they are also learning.
Also see recommended: Dinosaur Puzzles
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Brain Puzzles – Buy on Amazon
This pack is full of brain-busting puzzles and games that will test your brain power. This is a pack of colourfully illustrated cards bursting with puzzles that will put children and adult’s brainpower to the test. Each brain-teasing puzzle sorts out the brainiacs from the bozos by testing their observation, memory, arithmetic and logic skills. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift.
Math Puzzles – Buy on Amazon
This pack is bursting with puzzles & games that will put your math skills to the test. Use the pen to write the answers on the wipe-clean cards.
It all begins with a message in a bottle! Join Rosie in an amazing underwater journey with friendly dolphins and scary sharks. This lively story, linked with lots of fun and challenging picture puzzles, is packed full of extra things to spot along the way – making it one to enjoy again and again.
On New Year’s Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning…
“They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days.”
Hurled into a life on the run the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history-changing secret. Who can he turn to, who can he trust, when the whole world seems to want him dead?
Educational floor puzzles
PUZZLE TIP: We use a clear plastic board for working puzzles. It makes it so easy if you have to move the puzzle to another room because the board is flexible!
Flowers Jigsaw is Out of Print – but sometimes found on eBay
If you love flowers or love gardening, this is a great educational puzzle to accomplish with your child. (ages 6 and up, about 360-pieces)
Kids are intrigued because of the shape of the educational puzzle itself plus the wonderfully bright colors. It becomes an educational challege since children used to “doing the edges and finding the 4 corners first” are suddenly posed with a unique problem.
The 25 inch diameter circle wildlife puzzle features many species of flowers.