Preface

Do you remember your first educational toy? One of the first that many children get is the big, chunky puzzle—four to ten easy-to-grip pieces that fit into spaces on a board.

This is one of the first experiences a child has with matching shapes to corresponding spaces, helping them develop their shape recognition skills.

My wife thinks I was never given one of these puzzles. Every time I put the dishes away, the plastic food storage containers stump me. I end up trying to put medium containers into small containers and square containers into round ones. It's as if, in her words, I never got the proper training as a child. I pretend she's just joking, but maybe she's right—I really can't remember.

If you've purchased this little book, ...

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