Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

Activities that help your child build and create will help her to become developmentally ready to engage in skills such as drawing, writing and cutting. Playing with puzzles increases eye-hand coordination and visual discrimination, and strengthens finger muscles.

  • puzzles
  • cereal box

Step 1: Create your own puzzles by cutting a cereal box into three or four large pieces.

Step 2:  Encourage your child to take apart and put back together the pieces of the puzzle.  

Step 3: Think of creative ways to make puzzles, such as using copies of family photographs, pictures from magazines or drawings that you make.