When possible, I like to provide Sawyer with toys that will be entertaining as well as educational – or at least supportive in his growth and development. The Rainbow Mosaic Pattern Puzzles from MindWare are a mixture of both, and I was happy when the company sent them for us to review in our home!
The first thing I noticed about the pieces were how large they are made. They are not something that could be a potential choking hazard. This is great for a toddler who still enjoys putting most things in his mouth! The puzzle pieces are also very colorful, and we use them as supplemental toys for reinforcing primary colors with the kiddo. The tiles are also a good learning tool for patterns, once Sawyer is old enough to understand simple math concepts.
This set from MindWare comes with 96 hexagonal tiles that can easily be interlocked as well as taken apart. This helps develop motor skills, an important growth period of toddlers my son’s age. It’s also good for eye-hand coordination. Also, with the amount of tiles included, 2-3 children could have fun playing with these together or separately…so it’s perfect if you have more than one kiddo at home!
There are also several cards in the box to give you ideas of what you can make with the pieces. Sawyer and James sat down to play with the Rainbow Mosaic Pattern Puzzles and it wasn’t long before they had built a flower. This toy fosters my son’s creativity along with all the other benefits of it!
One last thing – I was really happy to see that these puzzles were geared for kids ages 2 and up. So many cute toys out there – especially learning ones – are for 3 years old and up…so these are perfect for Sawyer right now.
BUY IT: You can check out the Rainbow Mosaic Pattern Puzzles, as well as many other MindWare products, at their website, www.mindware.com!
I would like to thank MindWare for providing me with this product for review as well as being a sponsor in the upcoming “Keeping Kids Creative” giveaway event. If you would like to win your own set of Rainbow Mosaic Pattern Puzzles, be sure to check back on September 17 to enter!