My 2 yr old daughter is doing puzzles with 100 pieces.

@all4ucnc (861)
United States
February 11, 2007 3:19pm CST
She's starting to talk pretty good now, though she does have a slight stuttering problem, I was told to ignore it. But if she gets to pick out a toy, she goes straight for the puzzles, she can do a 70 piece puzzle in about 20 minutes. I've just gotten her a 100 piece that she has picked out, to try. My mom says I shouldn't push her she's only 2 and I may burn her out on them, But if she picked it out, and enjoys doing them, getting the bigger puzzles can't hurt anything, can it?
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@AJ1952Chats (2338)
• Anderson, Indiana
12 Feb 07
The key phrase is "Don't push!"--however, that's not the same as "Don't even try!"_____Like your daughter, I was puzzle-ready at that age, though I don't believe that I put THAT big of a puzzle together. At some point, I did have a map of the United States (minus Alaska and Hawaii for the simple reason that they weren't states back then, and I really enjoyed putting it together. One helpful thing was that this was an enclosed puzzle (pieces placed into a form), and there were the outlines of the states drawn in there.___Anyway, I found it to be fun. My folks never pushed me into anything, but they didn't hold me back, either--couldn't have, even if they'd tried!_____Keep up the great work with your daughter! It sounds to me as if you know the happy medium between pushing and holding her back!
@riyaj_r (75)
• India
12 Feb 07
I don't think it could hurt her in anyway, if she likes it. Although she is doing more compared to her age, some kids are like that.It shows she is smart & intelligent girl, you should be proud of her.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow that is so good that she's doing them. That can't hurt that will help! That is something that helps people learn. You have a VERY smart child on your hands. Doing puzzles also helps then learn to be calm when they don't get something right.
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• India
12 Feb 07
wow thats quite a talent i think u should encourage herbut don't force her.it is a good way of bilding concentration anf memory.and if she is doing it by play than no harm.do encourage her talent.
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@jal1948 (1360)
• India
12 Feb 07
your child seems to be exceptional and as such it is best to let her progress the way she wants,
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
12 Feb 07
If she can do the 100 piece puzzles, that's great. You can get some cardboard from boxes. Paste the puzzles on it once she is done with it and ready to move on to a new one. Once it dries you can cut around the puzzle and frame it. Don't forget to put a date on the back. So you will have a keepsake. On the 500 piece ones, sit with her and work on it together. I love doing puzzles, it's so relaxing. You can also look around for puzzles that have her likes and tastes. She will let you know if the bigger ones are to hard. Also look into the 3D puzzles those are so much fun. Just have fun with her, that's what it is all about.
• India
12 Feb 07
well hey no, you are not pusing her, you will just teach her more, keep on dong t, if she enjoys it then i think its best fir her...thats good, really good
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Yes don't push, ZMy son still loves to do puzzles our last one was a doozy he does 5000 peices now and he is 10 years old. I have trouble seeing the peices! haha but he was the same way did very difficult puzzles at a young age, Your daghter will be very good at math! It has something to do with a certain part of the brain. My son tested average in reading which I have to force on him but genius in math and logic so don't push just allow them to do if they want. My son quit puzzles all together for about 3 years he wanted to play sports and thats fine too now we do them on weekends and holidays!
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• Canada
12 Feb 07
Congratulations! on being a proud mother, your child is intelligent.
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• Romania
12 Feb 07
inteligent daughter...
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@Razzles (479)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I think thats great. It would be challenging to her, if anything. It is hard to believe she can do a 70 piece puzzle. She seems creative and gifted, thats for sure. If you see that it is frustrating to her, you can always revert back to the 70 piece puzzle.
@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
I think if she wants to do them you should let her. I find this amazing, my children still wouldn't want to do a puzzle with a hundred pieces, lol and I'm talking about my 7 and 8 year olds! If she's picking out the puzzles I can't see that it would do any harm so long as you are not forcing her to do them.
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@jolanda33 (720)
• Netherlands
12 Feb 07
if she likes to puzzle let her do that! it can't hurt, if she doesn't like it anymore she stops making them! i don't know about the stuttering problem, maybe she wants to talk too quick and then it won't work! so have fun and be happy!
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• India
12 Feb 07
you are very lucky to have such brilliant daughter.in 2years old her intrests was very intresting
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@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
12 Feb 07
If it's what she enjoys, then let her do it. As long as if she tells you no, as in she doesn't want to do a puzzle, then you need to respect that and say ok. I am very surprised that at her young age she can do a 70 piece puzzle in only 20 minutes. That is very impressive! Has she tried the 100 piece puzzle yet? And if so, how did it go? Congratulations on having such a smart child!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow thats amazing. I say let her do more puzzles if she enjoys doing them. What a clever little girl!
@ryanwelsh (167)
12 Feb 07
Let your daughter do what she wants if its wanting to watch tv or do puzzles. Pushing your child coould result in mood changes and being extremely difficult. It seems to me she wants to learn , if you are going to get bigger ones for her try aiming for ones with bright colours or cartoons on them as it will attract her attention.
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@volcom (161)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Nah, I wouldn't say you are hurting her. The only way you would be hurting her is if you were actualyl making her do the puzzles when she didn't want to but, If she is enjoying them it wouldn;t be hurting her because it is somthing she likes to do. I also think this is pretty cool that there are pretty large puzzles she is doing for her age. She might be a pretty smart girl when she grows us if she is able to do these large puzzles right now at her age. So in short I would say let her keep putting together puzzles and who knows she may be a very smart girl someday. I hope I have helped.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Oh My that is so great that is amazing to be during 100 piece puzzles this early I know you are so proud of her cause I don't know you nor her and just to think that makes me proud of her you both take Care okay Bye!
@KimMaple (1195)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I would definetely get bigger puzzles, challenge her. My DD was 2 and doing puzzles that 8 yr olds were doing, but we kept progressing with her and now she is one of the top students in her class, she is in Kindergarten. The stuttering, if you were told to ignore it, I would too but watch that it doesn't get worse. That is awesome that she loves puzzles.