These puzzles are ideal for kids from about 15 months onwards, they will not really be physically able to put the puzzles together at that time but that's the whole point of buying it, for them to learn how to do it and encourage their fine motor skills development. Also this puzzle will make them think on how to put it together. It's not meant for older kids as they will easily get bored, but I think a child can play with it up to about 2 and a half years old. My kids love it, I got it for them when they were about 14-15 months. They love the colors and quickly figured out which it the dog and which is the fish. This is a great starter puzzle. Ideal for kid that age, with the bright colours and different shapes. Plus I think the price is well worth it! Eventually we will move on to bigger puzzles of course, but this is a good beginning.