These puzzles extend beyond the previously mentioned benefits of working with puzzles (Helps develop & improve hand-eye coordination; helps develop spacial skills; helps develop children's ability to recognize shapes and sizes, etc.) to include:
- Laying a foundation for numeracy skills
- Helps infants/toddlers begin to recognize the symobls used for numbers
- Begins to teach infants/toddlers one-to-one correspondence. One-to-one correspondence refers to a situation where the members of one set are evenly matched with the members of a second set. (i.e. the number one is matched with 1 dot/picture/object, etc.)
Insha'Allah, I will upload the templates for three and four piece puzzles that I mentioned in an earlier post, sometime this week. In the meantime, the puzzles and instructions follow. Enjoy insha'Allah!