Best Alphabet Games and Puzzles

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These thick flashcards and wooden letter and number blocks can withstand breaking and bending. Kids match the wooden letter block to the corresponding indent on the flashcard, which reinforces their color and letter recognition, motor skills, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. This toy is recommended for children 3 years old and older.

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These flashcards have bright drawings of animals and a recessed, color-coded slot that will fit the corresponding letter block. To reinforce shape, color and matching, the color of the flashcard slot and the color of the letter block match. This game also helps develop motor skills and coordination, and is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

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Children will appreciate the familiar “Sesame Street” characters in this puzzle helping them learn the shape of each letter in the alphabet along with its sound. As they advance, they can begin to recognize the starting sounds for simple words and the corresponding pictures. Snapping the letter into place can also help with their fine motor skills. This is a must-have for preschoolers, and is recommended for children ages 2 to 4.

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Children ages 3 and up will love this brightly colored puzzle. Finding the right space for each letter is thrilling. Along with teaching the alphabet, this can help improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and spatial awareness. This puzzle has been a preschooler favorite for years.

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The Learning Journey: Match It! puzzle set is perfect for preschoolers over 4 years old. It helps them to learn uppercase and lowercase letters along with their corresponding sounds. This activity is ideal for any child learning the alphabet and builds confidence in early reading skills. Children will also improve their focus and motor skills. As a bonus, each puzzle is self-correcting, meaning the pieces will only fit if the answer is correct, which ensures the player is learning.

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This Fun-to-Know Puzzle set offers dual learning for young children. There are 26 puzzles on one side and an additional 26 puzzles on the opposite sides. The first side helps students learn to recognize letters in both uppercase and lowercase, while the other side provides beginning reading practice. Children are able to work independently with the self-correcting design of these puzzles. This assists in building the assurance they need moving forward with more challenging exercises and is recommended for children ages 3 to 7.

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This puzzle game offers a fun way for children to learn early reading skills. They can begin with three-letter words and move up to four-letter words when they’re ready. This helps with reading, spelling and vocabulary. The words and the matching picture can only be put together with the correct pieces. This offers a self-correcting means of completing each puzzle. Children will be amazed and proud as they advance to more difficult words. This is a must-have for every child over age 4.

Expert Commentary

“Puzzles and games that focus on the alphabet can help young children engage with and embrace how letters form words. If possible, avoid making the game or puzzle a task; instead, make it a fun game and watch for even better results to follow.”