Chooosing a Jigsaw Puzzle
What Size Puzzle is Right for you?

Children as young as 1-3 years old can enjoy wooden knob puzzles with 3-10 pieces. Larger knobs are appropriate for 1-1 1/2 year olds while the smaller knobs are better suited to 2-3 yr olds. Block puzzles with 6 blocks each have a different image on all 6 sides. Assemble 6 completely different puzzles with one set.

Children ages 2-5 years old can solve Wooden Peg puzzles with 10-25 raised, independent pieces are good for the development of fine motor skills. 35 piece traditional jigsaw puzzles are appropriate for 4-5 yr olds.

Ages 4-7 can enjoy wooden jigsaws with 20-50 interlocking pieces in a base tray. These provide a stepping stone to traditional jigsaw puzzles. 60 piece puzzles are perfect for most 5 year olds. See inside tray puzzles have a similar image printed on the tray underneath so children can learn even more about the puzzle.

90 -100 piece traditional jigsaw puzzles are just right for children ages 5-10 years old.

For ages 8-11 200 piece puzzles are a suitable challenge. At this age brainteaser puzzles provide an alternative mind exercise and provide entertainment for adults as well.

300 piece puzzles fit the age group of 10-12 year olds. Some challenging puzzles are also in this 300 piece group and have larger pieces intended for adults who may have difficulty seeing or handling smaller pieces.

From ages 12 to adult 500 piece puzzles are great for adult/child joint efforts. Some 400 piece jigsaws have 3 sizes of pieces so they can be enjoyed by the whole family. 1000 piece puzzles are classified as somewhat difficult. These puzzles are great for groups or parties.

1500-2000 piece jigsaw puzzles are extremely difficult and are most suitable for experienced puzzlers or groups.

3000 piece and large puzzles are usually reserved for expert puzzlers.

New this year, Puzzles to Remember are a series of puzzles intended for those whose cognitive skills and memory loss make it difficult to solve puzzles. The nostalgic and cheerful themes have the potential to gently stimulate pleasant memories. The same overall size as a 500 piece puzzle, only 12 or 36 pieces are needed to provide positive reinforcement.

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