A fun and fascinating introduction to matching numbers, shapes and pictures! Each of the nine puzzle slots has two wooden pieces which connect, with the corresponding number of dots printed onto the wooden base board. Picture and Number Matching 18 pc Wooden Puzzle helps to develop counting and numerical skills, matching skills, dexterity, and concentration. Each chunky wooden puzzle piece is generously sized to make it easier for little hands to lift, grasp, examine and replace. As other wooden base boards of Bigjigs Toys, the puzzle is printed with images or colors to aid the learning process and add educational value.