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The pegs on the bench go up and down, playing peekaboo on this solid wood pounding activity. Non-removable pegs take turns showing their smiles while your toddler has fun naming the colors and enjoys practicing fine motor skills. A sturdy mallet is included.

Customer Reviews

Know Thy Child–Be He Thor or Odin?

1,485 people found this helpful.
 on June 24, 2014
By Zalmorion the Fantastic
I am torn in reviewing this toy. Here’s why: The toy is definitely well-made, will not come apart, will not break unless subjected to massive violence. It definitely builds motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and even thinking skills–as deciding which colors should be up or down or evenly matched in height requires some intricate choice and physical application. So, the toy is a great toy!

A nice toy for toddlers

5 people found this helpful.
 on August 12, 2016
By Helping2FindaWay
My 20 mo old sits and plays with this thing often. He doesn’t like the hammer too much, so instead he pushes the pieces down one by one with his hands. He laughs when the opposite side pieces pop up.

Wood Splinters

3 people found this helpful.
 on April 6, 2017
By Magsmom
My 2 year old grandson absolutely loves this toy. I’m not really a fan of Melissa & Doug as a rule. I find most of their products over priced and not very interesting at all. This is the exception. The only problem I have found is that the ‘wood’ pounding surface is very soft. It is completely dinged up in just a few days of use. Notches made even. My grandson has hit the edges of the surface and the ‘wood’ splintered. I sanded it down but it could have been made with higher quality material for the price.

The mallet has helped his fine motor skills and he liked that it was light …

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 2, 2016
By Samantha Armendariz
This was a gift for my 16 month old nephew. He loves his tool bench and banging things, so I knew this would be right up his alley. The mallet has helped his fine motor skills and he liked that it was light enough for him to carry around. He did use the mallet to bang on other things but that wasn’t an issue for his parents. He’s almost 2 now and still goes back to this toy from time to time, so it’s not something he’s used at one age and hasn’t touched again which is nice. It’s great quality and has lasted through his rough stages!

welcome addition

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 1, 2016
By Rachy
This pounding bench has been a welcome addition to our sons sensory toys.

Captivating toddler toy

One person found this helpful.
 on April 11, 2016
By Dawn
The colors are vibrant and eye catching and the mallet is easy for my child to grasp. This has provided entertainment for my child who is now sixteen moths for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time which is saying something because he usually loses interest in something in about five minutes. I like that even after having the product for about six months now that it hasn’t chipped or broken in anyway and is completely durable. I can say that I am pleasently surprised because my child loves to chew on things and non of the paint has even come off. The pendulum motion of the little faces is nice because I love seeing him try to get all of them down and the opposite side will come up he has even tried holding both of them down at the same time to no avail. He does use his hands more often than the mallet but he does try to use it on occasion.

GREAT TODDLER TOY…ESPECIALLY FOR ROUGH LITTLE BOYS THAT LIKE TO BANG ON THINGS!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 22, 2016
By kimberly mackay
My 2 yr old got this for X-mas, and he LOVES it! The “gears” that pop the pegs up on the other side is an EXCELLENT feature. This pounding bench can take a beating and it entertains him for a decent amount of time before he’s off to some other toy. It’s solid wood and very sturdy. It can take all the abuse a rough and tough toddler can dish out. It’s been beat on, tossed around, and thrown to the ground and it’s still in one peice. Melissa and Doug make some of the best toys available. Their toys are simple but still fun for kids, and they are always well made and high quality. I’m very pleased with this toy and would recommend it to anyone with a little one that likes to bang on things. TIP: The hammer will leave marks on wooden surfaces, little half moon rivets. It’s best if used on a mat or non wooden hard surface. We learned this the hard way…

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