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Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Puzzles

 

My Alphabet Puzzle
(Alex $ Score:)

Each letter of the alphabet is really a two piece puzzle - so this can be really overwhelming for preschoolers! Our suggestion is to presort and work your way through the puzzle. While there are some kids that take to puzzles right away - for most this will need some adult assistance to get started. Each alphabet also has a picture (e.g., the A is covered in apples) and it is also labeled "apple".  Gives you a starting off point for taking about things in your child's life that being with each letter.  3 & up, we'd say more like 5 & up for independent play.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Moo Moo in a Tutu Puzzle
(Alex $14.99 Score:)

A challenging 35 piece puzzle that will require adult assistance. The picture of three cows in their tutus is very bright and appealing. We really liked the heft and feel of the oversized pieces that make up this 20" x 30" jumbo puzzle. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Pinkalicious Puzzle and Stickers
(Ceaco Kids $12.99 Score:)

Our testers enjoyed this 24 piece puzzle that features artwork from the book Silverlicious. The puzzle makes a satisfying 15" x 11" puzzle -and the reviews came back with an extra hooray for the stickers that also come with the puzzle.  Add stickers to almost any toy and it gets added points with our testers!

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
eeboo Friends Say Hello, Learning Puzzle
(eeBoo $8.95 Score:)

A puzzleboard with the multi-cultural faces of children from all over the world. The country they come from is printed beneath their image. Lift the puzzle piece out and find the way that child will say hello in his or her native language.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
eeBoo Make a Little Word Alphabet
(eeBoo $8.95 Score:)

An alphabet puzzle with matching clues under each of the letter/picture pieces. The objects chosen are fairly familiar and good language expanders. The idea of making simple words from the letters takes the puzzle to another level that most threes are not really ready for. That said, it is still an attractive and inexpensive way to introduce the letter names and the illustrations to introduce the concept of the sounds the letters say.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Awards
eeBoo Baby Animals, Simple Puzzle Pairs
(eeBoo $14.95 Score:)

Twenty two-piece puzzles of mother and baby animals that fit together side by side. This is a good toy for developing dexterity as well as language. Children often know the names of the adult animal, but learning the baby names for them is another level of knowing. There are color cues on the two pieces that help beginners get it together. These are sturdy puzzle pieces with charming art done by well known illustrator, Saxton Freymann.

SNAP: A good choice for building language. When you play with these you can also use them with riddles...I see an animal that has a trunk...or I see an animal that hops. There are other games suggested on the box. These are sturdy puzzle pieces with charming art done by well known illustrator, Saxton Freymann.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
eeBoo 100 piece Big Balloon Puzzle
(eeBoo $14 Score:)

Based on art from the book, Gus & Button, this colorful floor puzzles will be 18" X 27" when it is complete. With 100 pieces this is not a snap to put together and kids will need strategies for fitting together the edges and main pictorial features. That said, once it is completed it will be satisfying and fun to explore.  Marked 5 & up, we do think it will be enjoyed more by 7's and up.   Handsomely illustrated by Saxton Freymann.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010.

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2010 Award
eeBoo Animal Counting Puzzles
(eeBoo $15 Score:)

There are ten three piece puzzles that are handsomely designed in this set. The background colors provide the cues kids need to fit the pieces together. Each puzzle is marked with the numeral and the number word that tells how many animals are pictured. The words are just an extra feature that older kids will enjoy. The pieces are large and thick and the storybook illustrations are by illustrator Kevin Hawkes. Also see the Animal Spelling Puzzles by the same artist. These puzzles are marked for 3 & up, but they are really a better choice for somewhat older children. Also special, with the same art but a simpler format, a Counting Animals Learning Puzzle ($ 8 ) A 10-piece puzzle board with disks that you pop out and match up by the color-coded rim. 3 & up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
eeBoo Animal Spelling Puzzles
(eeBoo $14.99 Score:)

There are ten three piece puzzles that are handsomely designed in this set. The background colors give kids the cues they need to fit the front, middle and back of the animals together. You do not need to know your letters or how to spell to play with these. The name of the animal is just an extra feature that older kids will enjoy. The pieces are large and thick and the storybook illustrations are by illustrator Kevin Hawkes. Also, see the Counting Animal Puzzles, by the same artist. These puzzles are marked for 3 & up, but they are really a better choice for somewhat older children. 3 & up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
eeBoo 100 Piece World Puzzle
(eeBoo $18.99 Score:)

A really satisfying world puzzle that makes a great parent/child project!  The puzzle is beautifully illustrated and made of sturdy pieces that aren't too small for school-aged kids (and their folks!).  A treat and a platform for talking about different parts of the world, travel and perhaps your ancestory! 

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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