From the age of two, children already enjoy playing with simple puzzles. We propose some puzzles that you can do at home. Your child will love helping dad or mom make their educational toys.
Building toys at home is a great way to enjoy an afternoon with the family and stimulate the creativity of children (and, in passing, ours, that of parents ). From the age of two, children start having fun doing the simple puzzle pieces, and they always enjoy doing crafts with Mom and Dad.
You can make them at home by putting a picture of the vacation or family or a drawing that you like on a little cardboard strong. Give the child several options and let him choose the one he likes best. When the glue is very dry, cut the photo into different fragments (for this age, six will suffice).
Do not forget to cut some curved pieces and other straight ones.
Cut out simple shapes (like a square, a triangle, a circle or a rectangle) with materials of different textures you have at home: a cloth, a piece of sandpaper, a sponge not too thick, foil stuck to a cardboard or let it occur to you. Put them on a cardboard and draw your silhouette with a pencil. Go over the drawing with a thick marker. Put the figures in a box and ask the child to put each one in its place.
Make sure the silhouettes are quite separate from each other on the cardboard so that the game is easier.
The puzzle of the houses
A way to recycle advertising brochures for furniture and appliances stores that land in our mailbox. Cut out the photographs of sofas, tables, beds or refrigerators that appear in the brochures. If the paper is too flimsy, you can glue a stronger sheet underneath with glue and wait for it to dry before using the scissors. In a sketchbook, he paints some empty rooms: a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom … He adds only a few significant details, such as the window or bathroom tiles. Then you can play with the child to “design” the interior of each room by placing your furniture in the drawings.
You can make a painting by gluing the furniture in the drawing of the room.