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Orchard Toys Puzzles

Orchard Toys make a really good selection of puzzles for 3-6 year olds.

* The Giant Alphabet puzzle is very popular with kids.  It’s great for sounding out the alphabet to the  picture and matching word on each card, for instance a Bee for B!  It is also good for vocabulary acquisition, especially for second language learners.  Children really want to get to the end of it and will manoeuvre the cards until it’s a perfect square!

* The One, Two, Three puzzle with its matching poster is also very popular.  The animals for counting out the numbers from 1 to 10 are beautifully colourful, from the pretty pink flamingoes to the cute yellow frogs… It’s great for conceptualising the numbers as well as for all sorts of language learning.

* Find The Rhyme is a little more adventurous.  There are 30 rhymes to uncover, like fox in a box and hen with a pen! Rhyming is a great early language/literacy skill.  This puzzle can encourage early writing as children try to remember all the rhymes they figured out.  Starting with drawings and invented spelling, this will nicely lead into the real sounds and words.

Lots of other great puzzles to choose from like Who’s in the Jungle and Farm Opposites!

Here is the link to Orchard Toys.

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