John Lewis Geo Matching Board
This is a brilliant first wooden lift out puzzle. It has chunky pieces and handles which are easily grasped by small hands. It is around 45 cm in length. This puzzle will help your baby learn, shapes, colours and coordination.
Djeco Marmoset and her Friends Puzzle Set
A great value buy, you get six puzzles in this set from Djeco. The puzzles have either 4, 6 or 9 pieces catering for a range of ability. One of the great things about Djeco products is the variety of their art work rising from their employment of a host of artitsts.
Â£9.99 from Arden Toys.
Geo Fish Puzzle
These fish are a puzzle with a difference. Each fish has a corresponding shape at its heart, the fish can also be joined together as they bite each other’s tails.
Â£9.45 from Woody’s Toy Store.
Crocodile Creek Barnyard Sounds Puzzle
This adorable puzzle comes in its own case so it can be taken out and about. It is one of the more complex in our selection with 34 – 50 pieces. The illustration of this puzzle is adorable and is bound to be a hit with pre-schoolers.
Â£14.95 from Revilo Toys.
Djeco Farm Lift Out Puzzle
Another excellent Djeco puzzle. There are five animals to lift out and replace, each of them with a chunky round knob. The colouring of the picture is so bright that no doubt it will be an instant favourite.
Layered Fish Puzzle
This puzzle has a twist, it is different puzzles layered to create the finished product. Each layer has a different fish puzzle in three parts which could be solved out of the board as well as part of the main puzzle.
Â£3.99 from Fantasticals.
Fraction Board Puzzle
I like a toy which can evolve as your child grows. A toddler can play with this on the superficial puzzle level while and older child can use it to help gain understanding of fractions.
No age limit stated
Â£10 from The Natural Baby Resource.
Vilac Wooden Robot Puzzle Set
Vilac really do hold their own when it comes to bold and funky toys. This puzzle set contains three different robot / spaceship puzzles. Each puzzle is slightly more complicated than the last and range in size from 5 pieces to 18 pieces.
Check out all of the other toys that we’ve featured in our Hot Christmas Toy List 2008