Encourage your child to put together puzzles. This activity supports comprehension development through visualizing and problem solving. It also boosts the confidence of those children who learn through kinesthetic involvement.

Here’s a simple puzzle for children ages 4-6 that you may create. Download the file, print it, cut out the larger picture, leaving a ¼” border, and then cut that picture into 9 pieces. Cut out the smaller picture for your child to use as a reference.

Puzzle for Tip #3

Your child may enjoy being timed to see how quickly she can arrange the pieces correctly and to make a chart of the time needed for each successive attempt.

If the puzzle proves to be too hard at first for your little one. Print another larger picture for your child to place puzzle pieces directly on.