It’s possible that not all kids like puzzles, but my kids definitely do. We can go long stretches of time without doing any, but as soon as I pull one out, they are obsessed. 48 piece puzzles make great gifts for 4 through 7 year olds in my opinion, depending on how often the child does puzzles. Even though my 7 year old is capable of doing larger puzzles on her known, I think she would find a 48 piece puzzle fun and relaxing.
Product: 48 Piece Puzzles
Company: Melissa and Doug
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 7 years
Price Range: ~$10
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Comments: I grew up doing puzzles with both of my grandmothers. There is something so calming about trying to put all the pieces together. When kids are young, it’s pretty much impossible to have giant puzzles out on the table for days at a time. The kids need something quicker to work on so pieces don’t get lost. Immediate gratification is important at this age to keep them interested.
My oldest child could do 48 piece puzzles on his own when he was 4. Probably because they have so many more activities vying for their time, my younger kids reached this point a little later. Their attention span wasn’t long enough at 4 to carry them through a puzzle of this size. However, when they are ready, 48 pieces is a wonderful number, because it is doable in one sitting. It prevents the child from getting overwhelmed.
My personal favorite puzzle brands are Melissa and Doug and Ravensburger. I like Melissa and Doug for the younger ages, because their pieces are larger making them easier to manipulate
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