Since the pieces are actually shaped like the states of the USA, a child cannot complete this 55-piece puzzle without figuring out where every state is located. Build the puzzle and learn the United States of America. Numerous illustrations designate famous landmarks and state nicknames. Every state's capital is also labeled and marked in its location. The pieces are large and sturdy to enable children to easily handle the pieces and the pieces to easily withstand the children. They are all larger than tight government standards for choking hazards so the pieces are safe to be around babies. In some cases, multiple states have been combined into one piece to ensure no potential choking hazards. Puzzle is designed for children ages 4 and up.