Support early cognitive skills with textures, pictures and sounds by manipulating the shapes for slotting and sorting. Ease into memory and imagination with chatter about similar events to the puzzle presented - a bead stacker can conjure up roller coasters, a fuzzy duck puzzle is a memory of the trip to the farm. Eventually use the puzzles and sorters to understand similar life experiences and feelings. Lastly, challenge your most advanced learners to build and create useable objects from pieces presented.