Putting the Pieces of a Career Together
- What: When I Grow Up Puzzle
- When: 2 to 6 years
- Why: Fun, educational, diverse
- Where: Amazon or secondhand
Looking to inspire your budding entrepreneur with all the career opportunities open to them? Want to reinforce their alphabet and spatial relations skills? Get your hands on the When I Grow Up Puzzle by Infantino.
This 37 piece puzzle forms a circle when completed. Each outside piece showcases a career starting with all 26 letters of the alphabet. Inside, the pieces fit together to form a cityscape featuring roads and buildings where all the people work. From astronauts to yoga instructors, kids will love exploring all the different employment possibilities for grownups.
Parents will love the diversity in the workforce. People pictured have different genders, skin tones, and ages, so that kids can see themselves in any job they’d like. Each piece connects easily to others, and the sturdy construction holds up well to repeated play. The entire puzzle measures a little over two feet across, making it great for the floor or anywhere there’s lots of space to spread out the big pieces.