Puzzles – At Any Age! Video Round-Up from Melissa

Last week on the blog, we covered the many different reasons why we LOVE Unit Block activities and projects. This week, we’ll cover another favorite: puzzles. As one of the first toys a child plays with, and one of the most educational, these pieces can help your child sharpen a number of important skills over time; such as hand-eye, fine motor, and visual perception.

To introduce puzzle week, we have rounded up a few videos from Melissa that describe her inspirations behind a few of the puzzle formats Melissa & Doug creates.

Jumbo Knob Puzzles


Chunky Puzzles 


Peg Puzzles


  1. I love Melissa & Doug Puzzles !!!!

  2. SuAnn Jackson says:

    I love all the Melissa and Doug products for my 6 grandchildren with only one complaint…………So many come in wonderful wooden boxes but they don’t stay contained due to NO COVERS!! I think organizing behaviors would more easily be taught w/ a wooden slide top… I’m often frustrated!


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