Chunky puzzles teach children to pick up and grasp pieces.
They also aid in the development of:
* hand-eye coordination – is enhanced through the ‘trial and error’ process as the child manipulates each piece to fit in the puzzle.
* fine-motor skills – are the key to everyday use of the pincer grip needed for picking up items, feeding yourself, tying your shoelaces, handwriting, and so on.
* cognitive skills – help develop problem-solving skills by increasing special awareness, learning part-whole relationships and colour and shape recognition.
* language skills – children learn new vocabulary when calling out the names of pieces, colours, shapes, themes, etc.