As an early childhood educator, I know the importance of early literacy. As a mother, I know the importance of play! In my opinion, the very best toys are the perfect combination of education and fun. I also really appreciate simple concepts and natural designs. This is why I’m so excited to share Stuck On You Wooden Name Puzzles with you!
Stuck on You specializes in personalized and customized products. They have everything from labels and tags, lunch boxes, party supplies, clothing, toys, home decor, to stationary, all with your children’s name, favorite colors, and designs. All of their products are absolutely adorable. Playful designs, cheerful colors, and simple, clean fonts are the overall aesthetic you’ll find with Stuck on You’s products.
I believe that your child can never see their name in print often enough. When most children learn to identify letters, they learn the ones in their name first. Seeing their name in print helps them not only to learn their letters, but to gain a sense of identity and self-worth. So many of my kids at school find “their letter” (their first initial) all the time – in books, signs, posters, and other literature. It’s the perfect first step for learning letter names, letter sounds, and finally beginning to read.
Puzzles are also wonderful for shape and color recognition, problem solving, and fine motor skill development. So as you can see, name puzzles are a fantastic education toy! Plus, they just look so awesome!
The bright, primary colors are eye catching and stimulating. They have a pink pastels option, but I prefer the primary for both genders since the colors are easily named. (red, orange, yellow, green, blue!). The shades of pink and purple are quite lovely too though, if that’s your choice.
The recommended age is 18 months and up, which I think is suitable considering the cognitive ability needed to construct puzzles. The design of this puzzle is great for toddlers though. The carved letters fit easily into their respective spaces, and the wooden knobs are the perfect size for little hands. At first glance, the knobs raised a choking concern for me, due to their size and shape, however they are exceptionally well constructed. I applied a fair amount of force to see if I could loosen the knob or get it to show any lack of structural integrity, and I can say with confidence that the knobs do not appear to be a choking risk. However, in order to be extra safe, it’s recommended that you simply store the pieces in a safe place between uses. This will help prevent losing the pieces too.
They also sent Garrett one of their lunch boxes to check out, which is perfect since the kid is obsessed with bags. He loves putting his things in them and carrying them around, usually while shooting “Buh Bye!!!” and waving. Because one must always have all of their belonging well packed into an insulated hand bag before leaving the house. The decal is not only adorable, but high quality. It doesn’t look like it will peel or crack, like some decals do when applied to fabrics. I wish I had had this to store his breastmilk in back in my pumping days.
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