Puzzles help babies develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus, they’re a great tool for teaching words and a nice way to play with your little one. Puzzles have come a long way from a handful of jigsaw pieces though. Read on to discover the coolest new options for the littlest puzzle solvers from recycled plastic scenes to touch and feel animals.

Mix & Match

Let Baby's imagination run wild with this wooden puzzle board. It comes with six different animals that can be placed in any combination on the board to create matches or wacky pairings. See what silly set-ups you can make to send your baby into a fit of giggles.

Available at amazon.com, $20.59.

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–Julie Seguss