Guidecraft Developmental Toys


This review and giveaway is for three awesome Guidecraft toddler/preschool toys: Hide ‘n Seek Shape Sorter (RV $26.50), See Saw Sorter (RV $16), and the Primary Puzzle Board (RV $25). These are wonderful for children 12 – 36 months old.

Guidecraft is known for creating high-quality, classic wooden toys, and this set of 3 different shape puzzles is no exception. The use of clear primary colors and familiar shapes make these puzzles inviting and engaging for young learners. The pieces are the perfect size for toddler and preschool hands. The pegs on the Primary Puzzle Board allow children to work on functional grasps. The Hide ‘n Seek Shape Sorter and Primary Puzzle Board are on a slight incline, making them great for a variety of surfaces. The See Saw Sorter adds movement to the puzzle, which is a fun challenge for preschoolers.

Bryce decided that at 6 months old, he was going to be a big boy who could do puzzles. This was actually a good tummy time activity for him! He did a great job grasping and lifting each shape. The bright colors seemed to gain his attention.

This shape sorter is simple for Lydia now, so we decided to modify it. We played a turn-taking game where we had to close our eyes, select a shape, and try to figure out where it goes by feeling around. She had a great time playing this way!

This puzzle is the trickiest of the three. First Lydia placed it on her lap with her legs crossed to stabilize it. Then she placed it on her lap with her legs straight to stabilize it. But finally she realized that it’s supposed to be wobbly, so she put it on the ground and was challenged to place each shape in its proper position.

These puzzles would be perfect for a toddler/preschool classroom as part of a manipulative center to be played with on the floor or a table. They would also be wonderful for a classroom of elementary-age children with disabilities who are working on fine motor and visual skills.

BUY IT! You can purchase the Hide ‘n Seek Shape Sorter (RV $26.50), See Saw Sorter (RV $16), and Primary Puzzle Board (RV $25) by visiting Guidecraft.

WIN IT! What’s great about this Guidecraft Educator group is that each month, one of us will be hosting the giveaway of a product that we have all reviewed. I am hosting the giveaway this month. Just look at how you can quickly enter below!  (This contest is open to the US and Canada.)

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* I received the aforementioned product for free to review. The opinions expressed are honest and provided without monetary compensation.

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia (age 7) and Bryce (age 5). Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.
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194 Responses to Guidecraft Developmental Toys

  1. Sally S. says:

    These Guidecraft toys would be great for my 20 month old!

  2. Laurel says:

    My son would love these! He is just starting to learn his shapes and colors!

  3. Shanda S. says:

    I’d give these to my daughter; she’s 17 months old.

  4. Marlibu says:

    These would be for my little baby

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  6. Nicole Schink says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! My little one would love playing with any of these, especially the shape sorter!

  7. Ruth C. says:

    I would use these in my classroom, but also for my granddaughter who is 16 months old.

  8. Marcia R says:

    Became a new grandma 6 weeks ago and second grandchild is due this week. These puzzles would get lots of use.

  9. Bethany says:

    These look like great toys and am excited to enter the drawing. If I won, I would give it to my child’s daycare- they would get great use out of it with all the little ones!

  10. Nancy says:

    I would put the three puzzles in our Parent Toddler room so many families could benefiti from the gift. Thank you!

  11. Lynette says:

    These wooden puzzles look great for my playgroups!

  12. Emily says:

    My three boys (ages 1, 3, and 5) would love exploring these puzzles. I love the idea of having older children close their eyes and try the puzzle.

  13. Julie says:

    My granddaughter would love these. She loves puzzles.

  14. Debbie Jackson says:

    These Guidecraft puzzle look great! My granddaughters that I babysit daily would love playing with them!

  15. My two year old and three year old would LOVE this!

  16. Beth Eldridge says:

    I have a new grandbaby that this would be perfect for in a few more months. Would love to win it.

  17. peggy says:

    These puzzles would be fantastic in my 2-year old class in our preschool!

  18. Kim Baier says:

    These would be very educational and fun in my home daycare!

  19. Phyllis says:

    I have 2 8 month old grandbabies who would love them

  20. Joelle Daddino says:

    My son would love these colorful and fun puzzles!

  21. Lee says:

    I would give these puzzles to my daycare!! The last few years my daycare has been babies and toddlers and they would LOVE these wonderful puzzles!!

  22. Misty says:

    My sweet kiddos would enjoy this so much. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Sonya Morris says:

    I would give the to my little one. 🙂

  24. Star says:

    My son would love these and I’d also use them in my classroom.

  25. Jeannie says:

    I would love these puzzles for my 10 month old and 2 1/2 year old. Over the school recess we’re going to have “shape” and “color” days, so these would be an awesome addition! Thank you for my chance to win! Fingers crossed!

  26. Cynthia Hughes says:

    My in-home daycare children would have a lot of fun with any of these!

  27. Linda Johnson says:

    Great educational toys! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  28. DyAnne says:

    These toys are beautiful and would provide a challenge for the children I work with at our church’s daycare.

  29. Mel says:

    My great niece!

  30. Tammy says:

    My childcare kids would love this. So cute.

  31. robin says:

    I work at a church preschool and I would share these wonderful puzzles with other class so that many children would be able to have fun with them.

  32. Laura says:

    I have a 12-month-old daughter who would definitely put these puzzles to good use – not to mention her older sister! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Melanie Brown says:

    I have 2 boys – ages 22 months & 4 yrs – and I run an in home daycare. The kids would LOVE these puzzles! So many neat toys & such cool ways to use them to help the kids learn! Thanks for giving these away!

  34. She says:

    My son turns 1 this month. Puzzles are a perfect toy at this age.

  35. Faith Gaubault says:

    These would be awesome for my day care kids!! I have 1 other sorting block puzzle and they all fight over it. 🙂

  36. Carrie says:

    These would be cute for my own munchkin who is 2. I bet her brothers 6 and 4 would like it too even though it would be easy for them.

  37. Sue Young says:

    These puzzles look very inviting. I have a new friend who owns a home daycare/preschool. She is going through a rough time with breast cancer. She just got the “good news” that it is isolated and she will be away from her “kids” for just a short time. What a welcome surprise these wonderful puzzles would be for her and the children. Thank you for the chance to win them for her!

  38. Linda says:

    I would love to win these. There are so many homeless/needy children in our area and they would appreciate the opportunity to play with these. They are just neat in themselves. Thank you for offering us a chance to win.

  39. Alan says:

    My inner city school children would love to have these!

  40. Nikki says:

    What a great set of puzzles! They would be perfect for my little ones! Fingers crossed!

  41. Debbie says:

    I have a day care and my toddlers would love these.Thanks for the opportunity to win them……..keepimg my fingers crossed.

  42. Frankie says:

    Wahoo! These puzzles look awesome! I’m so excited to try and win them!

  43. says:

    These would compliment my home daycare well! The kids would love some new puzzles too 🙂

  44. Aja says:

    I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I bet they can both have fun with hese puzzles.

  45. miss pat says:

    These are really nice. And the children would love them in my home child care.
    We enjoy wooden items anytime. These look quality made.

    Miss Pat

  46. Allison says:

    I have four boys four and under, these would definitely get used!

  47. Cindy @cin_20 says:

    i would give to my youngest Grand Daughter!

  48. Rebecca D says:

    I would give these to my boys, 21 months and 3 years old.

  49. That seesaw puzzle is so cool! I’ve never come across one before. Hope I can offer it to my toddler!

  50. Brittney says:

    I would keep them at home for my toddler, but I also teach a toddler/preschool class at church that would love to play with these too!

  51. Andrea D. says:

    I would use them at home for my preschooler and my 9month old! They would LOVE them! We love Guidecraft! 🙂

  52. Betty N says:

    What wonderful puzzles. We would donate them to a small church childcare center.

  53. Lindsey says:

    I’d love these for my play-based preschool. Beautiful and child-directed! Love them!

  54. Meg says:

    I’d give them to my kids! They’d love them.

  55. Kelly Madrid says:

    I would love to give these to my two kids my son and daughter would LOVE them!!

  56. Melissa says:

    My brother and sister-in-law are having their first baby soon. I would love to give these puzzles to them.

  57. Lindsay says:

    I love classic wooden toys! I would give them to my two boys, who would pass it on to their future siblings! 🙂

  58. Laura says:

    My daughter, who turned one year old two weeks ago, is starting to become interested in how items fit into places. Before recently, she was fascinated in pulling things apart, taking books off shelves and taking things out of baskets. It is amazing to watch her now get excited about putting things back into their place. I would love to play with these puzzles with her to foster her interest.

  59. Lori Edenfield says:

    Great for my pre-k classroom!

  60. Amy blackshear says:

    I teach two- three year old classes (27 kids). They would love these puzzles!

  61. Patty Quinn says:

    Huppiemom did a fabulous job showing just the beginning of what you can do with these wonderful puzzles. Her ideas and pictures were great! I would love to have all three at my daycare and for my grandson.
    A Daycare Director & Head Teacher in NJ

  62. cathy says:

    These are great! I would have a hard time deciding whether to give them to my nephew or take them to my classroom!

  63. Christina says:

    I have three young children who would love these.

  64. Melanie says:

    I’d give them to my son 🙂

  65. Kala says:

    These would be great for my 2 kids!

  66. Heather says:

    I would love these for the kids to play with in my home.

  67. Maureen says:

    I would give these to the nonprofit preschool where I work

  68. Anna Rogers says:

    I would give these puzzles to my beautiful first and only baby girl grandchild, Mikaylah. She is 2 years old, loves to laugh, and loves puzzles!

  69. Alicia Saenz says:

    I would give these awesome puzzles to my 2 year old son, Jayden, then when he outgrows then I would pass them on to one of his MANY cousins:0) Thanks for the chance to win:0)

  70. Gabrielle says:

    My three year old would LOVE these. I especially like the rocking puzzle!

  71. Rebecca B. says:

    How fun! I love buying wooden puzzles and would absolutely love to win your giveaway!

  72. Pearl says:

    I’d give these to my kids to share.

  73. Janet says:

    This is a great opportunity. I work at a Parents Morning Out program and these toys would be greatly used.

  74. lisa says:

    I would love to have some good quality puzzles for a change–to use in my classroom and for my grandchildren

  75. Kimberly W says:

    What a fun puzzle for my little ones I care for.

  76. Kirsten says:

    These are great puzzles! My daughter would love them!

  77. chris says:

    Guidecraft is the best. I love the balance sorter!

  78. Ellen says:

    I would use them in my classroom.

  79. Christi says:

    I love guidecraft puzzles and would enjoy using these in my classroom.

  80. Nabiha says:

    These would be lovely for my daughteer..thanks for the chance!

  81. Lindsay says:

    My niece and the pre-k kids I teach would love these!

  82. Jeanie says:

    Love these puzzles, and would really love sharing them with other classes in my preschool.

  83. Dee Dee says:

    These puzzles would be great in my infant classroom and the toddler room next door. We would enjoy having these wonderful puzzles to explore.

  84. Mandi Bishop says:

    Oh, my puzzle OBSESSED 2 year old boy would go bananas over these puzzles!

  85. Rochel S says:

    My son would LOVE LOVE these!

  86. Elsa Turner says:

    I have a 2.5 year old as well as a 6 month old… These would be awesome for both!!

  87. Diane says:

    These look like great manipulatives to use with my preschool class.

  88. Leanna says:

    I would love these for my classroom!

  89. Would love these for my daughter’s classroom! Perfect for her age group.

  90. Also would be great for my daughter’s stepson’s new baby brother.

  91. Jordan says:

    These would be great for my son! Plus I have a new little one on the way as well who will love these one day too 🙂

  92. Jan Messali says:

    These would be for my grandson.

  93. Jan Messali says:

    I commented on “What Inspires You?”

  94. Jan Messali says:

    I follow on Pinterest as jmessali.

  95. jennifer says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these puzzles. They would be great for my 2 year old nephews and for my baby on the way.

  96. Patti says:

    These puzzles would be a wonderful addition to our toddler classroom – thanks for the chance to win:)

  97. Kaysha says:

    I would love these puzzles for my son! We do Tot School and one of our trays is always a puzzle!

  98. I’d give it to my nephew, and hopefully he’ll hand it down to my next child if I’m lucky enough to have one.

  99. my 19 month old just successfully assembled her first puzzle she would love these

  100. Susan says:

    How fun would these be! My preschooler who is just getting the hang of puzzles would love the wobbly puzzle!

  101. Tammy says:

    These puzzles would be a wonderful addition to my family child care program!

  102. Fouzia F says:

    Sounds interesting!! Great addition to our homeschool!

  103. thebusy-teacher says:

    I’d like to have these for my classroom. I think they’d be a great addition.

  104. Isabel Z says:

    These would be a wonderful addition to my classroom and the students would love them.

  105. Sheila says:

    These would make great prizes for the teachers I am training this spring!

  106. Brandi says:

    I would love these for my kids!!!!

  107. Sherry says:

    These puzzles would be so great in my classrooms where I work. So many kids would be able to use them. My grandkids would love them too!!

  108. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I would love to win for my daughter

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  109. serena ames says:

    my 2 1/2 year old son

  110. alison says:

    these would be great for my 2 yo old

  111. Jan says:

    I’m a grandmother and friend to several young people having babies. If I win this I will be giving it to Katie Daniels for her darling baby girl.

  112. Pam says:

    These would be perfect for our early childhood center that serves an at-risk population, plus their younger siblings when they visit!

  113. Tanya M says:

    I would give Hide ‘n Seek Shape Sorter and the Primary Puzzle Board to my now 8 months old twin nephews. And the See Saw Sorter would be really liked by my 3 y.o. daughter.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  114. Harriet says:

    I would use them in my classroom.

  115. lori says:

    my new grand child would absolutely love these.

  116. Julia says:

    These are great!!!

  117. Julia says:

    My child care children would benefit greatly…as my well as my grandchildren.

  118. Ashley Blackburn says:

    Would love these! With a 2 1/2 yr old, a 17 month old and a baby coming in October, I’m sure they would get lot of use.

  119. Victoria says:

    These puzzles would be such a wonderful learning tool for my pre-K class. What a wonderful way to explore!

  120. courtney b says:

    my daughter!

  121. Theresa G says:

    All the puzzles look cool but that sea saw puzzle looks like so much fun! What a great giveaway!

  122. Theresa G says:

    Oh and I’d use them for my kids but I’d definitely lend them to or give them to our school when my kids are done with them.

  123. The Knapps says:

    These would be for my son 🙂

  124. Kelly D says:

    These would be for my daughter & nephew

  125. Caterina Mangano says:

    This wonderful puzzles would be for my children.
    Thanks for the chance to win,

  126. Sundar says:

    These toys would be great for my twin daughters.
    Thanks for organizing the giveaway.

  127. kelly says:

    I would give them to my daughters

  128. Michele says:

    I’d give to my 10-month old daughter

  129. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to give them to my 3 youngest.

  130. Kona Lynn Sankey says:

    I would give them to my local Infant Development Program, where my daughter and lots of other kiddos would get good use of them

  131. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I would give to my granddaughter

  132. Darcey says:

    These look fun! We really need puzzles for our toddler classroom so I’d love to win this!

  133. Darcey says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  134. catherine c says:

    my students!

  135. Teri Tarrant says:

    My kids would love these. They are just the right ages to be able to use them.

  136. Becky says:

    I would give these to my son. And I have another baby due soon who can play with them too 🙂

  137. claudia gaviria says:

    I’m a child care provider in a low income sector in New York. I have a Group of children ages 6 weeks old to 5years old. They will benefit enormously from these great educational toys. Thanks for the opportunity.

  138. Shannon says:

    Would be for my son!

  139. AndreaH says:

    I’d give them to my nephew.

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  140. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    My 1 and 2 year old daughters

  141. Olivia L says:

    I would give them to my kids!

  142. Andrea Amy says:

    I would give these to my 3 youngest children, ages 2, 3 and 4. they would LOVE them!

  143. Hoa Le says:

    I would give them to my grandkids.

  144. Tina F says:

    I would use it with the special needs kids I work with (autism)

  145. Katy Emanuel says:

    I would give these great toys to my daughter

  146. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would give these great toys to my grandson Carter!

  147. Kelli says:

    My daughter is autistic, and these would be great for her. Very durable and colorful! Thanks for the opportunity!

  148. Kristen says:

    I’d give these to my friends who had a baby in October.

  149. Donna L. says:

    my niece and nephew

  150. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Our little one Isaiah would love it

  151. Amy Bailey says:

    I would give them to my daughter! She would just LOVE them 😀 Hope I can win them for her.

  152. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would give these to my little grandson.

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  154. Debra Getsinger says:

    My two favorite grandchildren, of course!!!!

  155. Carissa says:

    thanks for the chance! my son could use something like this & i have baby on the way 🙂

  156. I want to win it for my local homeless shelter.

  157. Stephanie Belmarez says:

    I have twin four month olds, so it would go straight to them 🙂

  158. Savannah says:

    I’d use these at home with my kids, who are 4 yrs, 2.5 yrs, and 12 months old 🙂

  159. jennifer b says:

    these toys would be awesome to win! one would go to my nephew and the other two i would keep for my two babies<3

  160. Jalynn Patterson says:

    These would be given to my 2 yr old Joshua. He loves puzzles and blocks. He would love these.

  161. Denise Wilson says:

    I have an almost-2-year-old and a 4-year-old who would love to play with these manipulatives!

  162. jennifer wexler says:

    My kids would use them

  163. Dawn Marie says:

    i would love to give these to my youngest son i think he would love it

  164. Christie says:

    I would give these to my daughter who is starting to learn shapes and colors.

  165. Kristin Gideon says:

    I would definitely give these to my 2 year old son, he would love them all!!

  166. I’d give these fun toys to my son!

  167. Jenelle says:

    This would be a great gift for my friends’ 2 year old daughters, who birthday is coming up in a few weeks!

  168. I would either keep them to use with my son, or give them to my sister to use with her three little ones.

  169. Robyn Galloway says:

    These would be great for my 2 yr old!

  170. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    I would give it to my friend who had a baby.

  171. I would use these toys for my special needs daughter and the other toddler that I babysit.

  172. Jessica P says:

    I would give these too my friend’s daughter who is just turning two. She would love these!

  173. These would be great additions for my 2 year old.

  174. I would give these to my grandsons.
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  175. Laurie Adams says:

    I will give these toys to my Nephew for Christmas. Thank you.

  176. amy craft says:

    I am a pediatric SLP and these would be WONDERFUL for my therapy kids! FB name is Princess toots closet/amy

  177. Jenette says:

    Would love to win for my toddler.

  178. Paula Lee says:

    My grandson would love them 🙂

  179. kathy brower says:

    my 3 older kids have motor issues and could use these. the baby would just like to play!

  180. Shirley says:

    I would use these in my family child care program! What fantastic toys!

  181. Kerry says:

    My 7 month old and 2.5 year old would share them!

  182. Lexigurl/ Alexandra H says:

    These would be for my baby: Reagan!

  183. anne hill says:

    i would give to my sister who just had a baby in december

  184. Laura Jacobson says:

    I commented on your homemade bread recipe. 🙂 Looks so good!

  185. Auddy says:

    My daughter has several friends that have summer birthdays.

  186. Andrea says:

    I would give them to my daughter for her 1st birthday!

  187. mallory richardson says:

    I would give these to my daughter. she would love them.

  188. courtney b says:

    i left a comment on your best flowerbuds review

  189. Mel says:

    These would be perfect toys for my grandniece.

  190. Jennifer M says:

    I have recently been hired to start up a new church pre-school, I would love to add these to the classroom.

  191. holly says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter 🙂

  192. renee says:

    I would probably give them to my children.

  193. I would give them to my cousin.

  194. Carmela Hugel says:

    I would love to use them in my 2-5 year old classroom!

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