This is a wooden Puzzle of s map of The United States of America. It is UV printed using state of the art printing technology so that the ink will never fade with light! We start by finding the highest quality poplar wood and sand it silky smooth before adding the print. This puzzle has all of the states and is a great manipulative for children to learn geaography by being hands on. The corloful state pieces are 1/2 thick and eazy for small hands to grab, move and place. This is a great piece because it can grow with your child and can offer different difficulty levels when putting it together. The pieces are blank and the base board has the state names and capitols printed on them. Please note, For pieces there are 2 cluster pieces for north eastern states as some of the states are too small to make as individual pieces (Shown in pictures) This is a great work for a Montessori, Reggio, Charlotte Mason, or any other home learning or homeschooling environment as well! This wooden map is made from poplar wood, and measures 11.25 inches tall and 24 inches wide. It is .8 inches thick. The pieces are .5 inches thick. Because this USA Map puzzle contains small pieces it is not for children under 3 years old.