I was really excited when I saw BeginAgain’s Alphabites A to Z Puzzle at Toy Fair this year. At first glance, it might look like your average puzzle, but it is so much more than that. Each of the 26 puzzle pieces is a food, condiment, or cooking tool that can be used for pretend play. On the back of the puzzle box is a stove top, perfect for cooking up delicious pretend meals. When it’s time to eat, flip the puzzle box back over and it turns into a serving tray with an illustrated table setting.

Alphabites A to Z Puzzle not only helps children practice important cognitive skills like problem-solving and spatial reasoning through puzzle play, it encourages imagination and creativity. Since not everyone has the space in their home for a traditional play kitchen, its small size allows children to have fun with food play without taking up too much space. It is also made from eco-friendly rubber wood and non-toxic, child-safe stains, so you don’t have to worry if your little chef decides to try a bite.

The Alphabites A to Z Puzzle is available online here.

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