Educational Insights Kanoodle Jr.
(Educational Insights $14.99)
With sixty puzzles to solve, this brainteaser game for solo play will challenge kids visual, logic, and spatial skills. The playing pieces come in a portable case with a slot so that the booklet with puzzle pages can be slipped under the playing board. That does make it somewhat easier than playing with the puzzle to one side.
Once the puzzle is positioned in the case players will need to hunt and turn the playing pieces this-way-and-that until they match the puzzle images—so fine motor skills will get a workout, as well. It looks a lot easier than it is and the puzzles get tougher as they progress. It's marked 4-7 and we’d say it’s going to be better choice for the older 5s and up. It’s small enough to be a good stocking stuffer for a big stocking.
Ages: Early School Years
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2017