Here’s a great article on the value of puzzles to early childhood development with suggestions on ways to use them in the classroom.
Working with table puzzles helps young children develop many skills, such as observing, analyzing, sharing, and solving problems. Puzzles become a significant educational tool in the development of childrens thinking when teachers select puzzles appropriate to childrens developmental levels, establish meaningful routines, and encourage responsible actions through this activity. What better
way to set the table for learning? Nancy Maldonado