By Educa Borras

Reviewed for Preschool, 2010

Learning to count doesn't have to be a chore. This bright and colorful puzzle offers practice with numbers 1 through 9, but for kids, it will just feel like pure puzzle fun! Sturdy pieces, eye-catching images, and educational value make this box of mini puzzles quite a deal at $8.99. And better yet, it can be adapted for a range of ages and skill levels. Early learners put together the puzzle to gain a visual sense of numbers, while older kids can pick and choose a competitive game from the slew of options given in the instructions. (Educa, $8.99)