This post is sponsored by Dad’s Brooklyn.
As a mom of 6, (and a professional product reviewer) we have definitely owned our fair share of puzzles and toys over the year. I love the look and durability of wooden toys. They don’t break the way that many plastic toys do. I’ve always loved providing my children with a variety of puzzles too, as it’s a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to work on problem-solving. So, when I was contacted by Dad’s Brooklyn about reviewing their new puzzle, it seemed like a great fit for our family.
Did you know that many wooden puzzles for toddlers and preschoolers feature a peg style that can be hazardous to kids? I’m sure you have seen them before. They have a wooden base with a few pegs sticking up from the base. Then kids drop wooden pieces down over the pegs.
You’ve probably seen these for years and maybe never even considered the dangers they pose. But, consider this, your toddler, who is still a little unsteady on his feet, is running, trips, and falls onto that peg toy. At the very least, this is going to hurt, at worst, he could land and hit an eye, tooth, etc. falling onto one of those pegs.
Dad’s Brooklyn designed their deep cutout puzzle with safety in mind, so that won’t happen! Check out this puzzle:
The depth of the blocks and base create a safer environment for toddlers when playing with the puzzle.
It’s been so fun lately to watch my toddler, Killian, play with this wooden shape sorter puzzle. You can SEE his little mind is really thinking as he focuses on the task at hand. When this puzzle arrived and I showed it to him, he couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. Literally, he fussed until I took the packaging off and gave it to him. He’s only 19 months old, but he already loves puzzles!
This puzzle certainly presents a challenge to him but in a good way! He is able to successfully remove all of the pieces and can usually put the circle, oval, triangle, and square back into place without any help. Normally he doesn’t even need me to show him which location they go in. Sometimes he does have a little trouble getting the triangle shape in, but he’s getting better!
He has been working very hard on mastering how to get the last two pieces into the puzzle — he’s getting close!
Aram, my 3-year-old, is able to complete the puzzle without any help and enjoys it as well.
If you’re looking for a wooden Montessori puzzle that’s safer, educational, and fun for your toddler, get the Dad’s Brooklyn Deep Cutout Safe Puzzle. It’s available on Amazon. And check out Dad’s Brooklyn website to see the other wooden puzzles they have available too.