gin09's picture

Solving puzzle by 2yr old

While i was paying for my groceries at the counter, there was a Barney 12 pcs puzzle behind the cash register. Out of my curiousity, i grabbed and paid for it.. not knowing if my 2yr old daughter would appreciate it. Anyhow it's Barney. I went home and gave it to her and in 1.5 weeks, she can solve it on her own. I bought her a bigger pcs of 9, and she solved it on her own in 2 days.. Yesterday.. i bought 25pcs of ppuzzle and she's starting to learn it on her own again... im so amazed and I have gone to different sites on-line to assess if she's gifted... iindeed she is and I hope she is... how about you guys.. what are ur thoughts about this case? Appreciate your comments...


coffeymom's picture

Congrats to you and your little one. What websites did you use to help you determine if your child was gifted? I have twin 3 year old daughters who love puzzles as well and one taught herself to write her name samantha. I was excited.



junieg's picture

Children either seem to like doing puzzles or hate it. We usually have a range of puzzles in our room for our 2 year olds ranging from maybe 6 pieces to more intricate 20 pieces. Often the children don't look at the picture, but work with the shape of the pieces to put it togethjer. It is great that your child likes puzzles. It will help in all areas of development and is good for hand/eye co-ordination, fine motor skills, and problem solving.