Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? Puzzles are a challenging and fun way to help toddlers learn basic foundations like letter and number recognition, learning shapes and colors, and increasing fine motor skills.
Puzzles are the perfect learning toys for toddlers!
And because the term toddler can mean anything between a 2, 3, or 4 year old, I’ve separated this list into helpful categories to help you find the perfect puzzle for your toddler. Because that’s a big range when it comes to puzzles!
There will be obvious overlap, so use your own judgment when it comes to choosing your own toddler’s puzzles from this list. And there’s also a general toddler puzzle section that features puzzles that are perfect for toddlers of any age!
Puzzles for Toddlers of All Ages
Custom Wooden Name Puzzle
This custom name puzzle is perfect for all ages because name recognition is so important early on. These brightly colored names are so cute to help your little one learn and recognize their own name. Plus, all names can be made!
Mickey Mouse Number and Letters Puzzles
This set of Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles are great for little toddlers to start learning their letters, numbers, and shapes. And it’s great for older toddlers to have fun with Mickey Mouse.
Fun Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle
This wooden dinosaur puzzle is absolutely adorable and will easily become a favorite showing many of the different types of dinosaurs. And the pieces are easy to handle for little toddlers.
Animal Wooden Box Puzzle
This is such a fun puzzle that encourages toddlers to change the block shapes around to form the fun animal picture. They’ll be turning those blocks into new pictures for tons of toddler fun.
Wooden Shape Sorting Peg Puzzle
Toddler Puzzles for 2-Year-Olds
Wooden Animal Themed Puzzle Set
These adorable puzzles from Smart Kids come in themed packs of five puzzles. They are perfect for little hands that may be new to puzzles!
Wooden Colors and Shapes Puzzle
This puzzle teaches toddlers their colors and shapes in one bright puzzle. They can match up the giant crayons with the matching colors or the brightly colored shapes.
Things I Eat Match Up Puzzle
Little hands will use the pictures of foods like delicious fruits and veggies to match up these simple 2 piece puzzles. These are perfect to get toddlers working on matching to like items together.
This travel themed puzzle is so bright and stimulating and teaches little ones about all the various modes of travel such as boats, airplanes, and buses.
Touch and Feel Animal Puzzle
Your 2-year-old will love putting together these 3 piece animal puzzle as they have fun textures like fur and leather in each puzzle set!
Classic Wooden Shape Sorting Puzzle
This Melissa and Doug classic wooden shape sorter is a learning toy every child should have. It really helps develop fine motor skills and good shape recognition as they play.
Vibrant Wooden Shape Sorter
This simple shape sorter is perfect for little hands with the chunky and vibrant colored pieces. Encourage your toddler to name each shape as they place them in the puzzle spot.
Toddler Puzzles for 3-Year-Olds
Wooden Latch Board Puzzle
Toddlers love buckles and latches! And this bright puzzle from Melissa and Doug will keep your toddler busy as they have fun working through each latch with this carefully crafted wooden puzzle.
Bright Wooden Numbers and Letters Puzzle Set
This set of brightly colored number and letter puzzles are perfect for little hands with the special knobs for handling each piece. These will easily become a favorite puzzle set.
Wooden Vehicle Themed Puzzle in a Box
This classic Melissa and Doug puzzle set is four puzzle boards in one with an attached box for all the jigsaw pieces. When your toddler is ready for more pieces, this is a great puzzle.
Colorful Mosaic Pegboard Puzzle
This fun puzzle encourages toddlers to match up the colorful pegs and place them into the matching colored spaces in the puzzle. This is great for 3 and 4 year olds but be aware of the little pieces which can be a chocking hazard.
Animal Parade Letter Jigsaw
This original puzzle helps toddlers recognize letters with the names of popular animals while putting together this creative animal parade puzzle.
Toddler Puzzles for 4-Year-Olds
Wooden Animal Jigsaw Puzzle Set
This is a great first jigsaw puzzle. Each puzzle in the set has 9 wooden, easy to hold pieces. This is great for older toddlers who can see pieces and combine into a big picture. Some 3-year-olds would also love this puzzle.
3D Dinosaur Puzzle Set
This amazing 3D form dinosaur puzzles brings the fun of these creatures to life. Toddlers get to put together their own 3D dinosaurs to play with. This is best for 3 and 4 year old toddler who are able to understand how the pieces fit together.
Colorful Tangram Block Puzzle
This fun tangram puzzle encourages toddlers to manipulate all the different shaped blocks to fit into the one square puzzle mold. It’s like your babies first brainteaser!
Geometric Shape Sorter
This is another brainteaser-style puzzle to challenge their brains to match up the correct shaped hole with the same peg.
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