Sweet Pea is 31 months old.
From: We got this set of 4 foam puzzles as a gift from Sweet Pea’s grandma.
- Foam Puzzles (I couldn’t find the exact set that we were given. Here is a link to an uppercase and lowercase puzzle that Carissa from 1+1+1=1 recommends, plus a number set and shape ones.)
Observations: These foam puzzles are perfect for Sweet Pea. I’ve posted about having some trouble with puzzles before, so I was very happy to find some good puzzles for Sweet Pea. They are thick enough that the pieces fit into the puzzle with a satisfying “thunk”.
While she can definitely work these puzzles on her own, Sweet Pea enjoys taking them apart more than she likes putting them back together. Clean-up always takes me a bit, so I try to limit her to one puzzle at a time. I don’t want to force her to finish a puzzle at her age, so when she is done, I usually have her bring me the remaining pieces while I put them in. Sometimes I will ask her to pick up the letter “B” or number “3” too, so I think that helps with learning her numbers and letters.
We really love these puzzles. I would highly recommend some sort of foam puzzles for this age group.
Notes from the Trenches: Sweet Pea really likes the feel of the foam between her teeth. Several times I have had to tell her, “Not in your mouth!” I worry that a tot could bite off a piece of the foam and choke on it.
Rating: 3 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Independent)