Duo Puzzle – toy review

[3-6 years]   A wooden toy that is educational and has different levels to grow with your child’s ability?  This is the Duo Puzzle by Smart Games.

two levels...done!

two levels…done!

It includes a wooden frame with 13 wooden shapes and 48 different pictures to recreate.  At first your child just needs to be able to copy the two-step pictures on the card and manipulate the shapes into the wooden frame.  This requires determination, concentration and early visuo-spatial skills.  As the cards go on, the designs becoming increasingly more difficult until eventually your child has to create a two-level puzzle from one picture and use their perception, problem-solving and visuo-spatial skills.

turn the card over...check if you're right!

turn the card over…check if you’re right!

On the easier levels, your child can check the answer on the back OR once they are ready, they can start the puzzle on this side (see above).  No step-by-step clues now…!

An example of the different levels..

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One puzzle in action…

level one finished

level one finished

The ONLY down side to this game is that it doesn’t come in a good box.  

Smart Games is a great brand with more cognitive-style toys.  It is available on toy websites, eBay, and specialty toy shops.  

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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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