Wooden Puzzles

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We were out and about a lot today, but I did take time to focus on one classic activity with Veronika: wooden puzzles.

For this age (11 months old), find puzzles with knobs that your little one can easily grab and lift.

There are two versions I like. In the first, a colored shape is on top, and an image is revealed underneath. When you play with these, name the image as your baby makes it appear!

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The second kind has the image visible from on top, but the fun comes when the puzzle piece goes back into the frame and makes a sound. Veronika and I played with wild animals first…

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…and then domestic animals.

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Again, point to the picture and name the object or animal while your little one puzzles.

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Veronika was so enamored with the duck piece that she made me do that shape over and over, and I think was trying to say quack!

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This is her, “Mom you better do that duck again,” face.

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Wooden puzzles like these are great not just for little fingers, but for little minds, too.


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