Eduacational Games Product Review: Melissa and Doug Puzzles
HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, HE’S GOT THE WIND AND THE RAIN, TINY LITTLE BABY IN HIS HANDS
Amazon Price: $12.99 $12.99 (as of August 18, 2018 5:46 am –
Kids can explore the wonders of the deep blue sea in this vibrantly illustrated cardboard floor puzzle. The 48 extra-thick pieces are durable and easy to clean, so they'll stay looking like new, use after use. The puzzle is a colorful 2 feet x 3 feet when assembled.
wonderful puzzle with minor flaws
This was a gorgeous puzzle to put together with my almost 3year old, large easy to handle pieces and fun to watch resolve on hardwood floors. The lost star is for first, the slight fuzziness of some of the fish in the pictures which, blown up large as they are, means it can be difficult for a toddler to use the box as a guide to see how edges align. Additionally, the picture on the front of the box is heavily obscured along the bottom edges making it difficult to use that as a guide. We had to take a picture of the finished puzzle with our phones and send it to Walgreens to print a hard copy we can tape to the box for next time we put it together.
The absolute best and most vibrant floor puzzles I’ve seen are from Melissa and Doug
I bought two Melissa & Doug floor puzzles for Christmas gifts, this one and the cool farm that’s shaped like a barn. I just wrote that review – hope you don’t mind if I use the same review for this one. They are equally beautiful. Now I have to buy the plastic sea creatures that go with her others so she can place them on this puzzle, like she does with the farm animals. That review:
Great puzzle. My on complaint is that instead of …
Great puzzle. My on complaint is that instead of printing only a portion of the puzzle on the box and then including a smaller full puzzle in the corner, just use the puzzle image on the entire front (make sense?). The puzzle was frustrating my 4 year old when we was trying to find the edge pieces on the larger picture and they weren’t there but then on the tiny picture they were.
There’s not much to say about this puzzle except that it’s the quality we’ve all come to expect from Melissa and Doug. My son is 4 years, 8 months and this puzzle was not too difficult for him. In fact, he might even be a bit too old for this, as he’s completed it with no help from us a few times and is already bored with it… but I think that depends on the individual child.
Melissa & Doug Underwater Floor Puzzle
With little people in the family now, these make great gifts for them. They’re educational as well as fun to put together. You don’t have to worry about what size they wear or if they’re going to swallow a piece as the pieces are all too big for that to happen. The little kids seem to love them. And they’re quality made toys & give the children a sense of accomplishment.
PERFECT GIFT for creative seeking parents (and grand parents)
PERFECT GIFT for creative seeking parents (and grand parents). Non-TV and educative product. Will produce education without electronics. BE CAREFUL!
Great for development of problem solving skills and hand-eye coordination
My 2.5yo loves the Melissa and Doug 48-piece puzzles. While the Dinosaur Puzzle is her favorite, the Underwater Puzzle has brilliant colors and depicts many types of marine life.
A Favorite Puzzle
This is one of my 5 year old grandson’s favorite puzzle. Lots of bright pieces that are sturdy and of good quality.
Colorful and challenging puzzle of solid quality!
I bought this puzzle and the farmhouse puzzle for my 2.5 year old. I later added the floor puzzles for the dinosaurs and firetruck. I happen to think my daughter is pretty bright so I bought her this puzzle even though the age range starts at 3 years old. I would say that, of the bunch, my daughter clearly prefers the farm puzzle, however, I won’t rate this puzzle negatively for that. The farm puzzle is fewer pieces (36 pieces) and the objects in the puzzle are separated out a bit more so it’s easier for a child to identify it’s proper placement, also the objects in the puzzles are more distinct from one another in that fishes can look like fishes whereas a cow does not look like a pig. Anyhow, this puzzle is very beautiful and bright. It does have some parts which are easier for the younger audience to discern such as the killer whales, sharks, and dolphins. Once you start getting into the reef and smaller fishes, it becomes more challenging. As I mentioned, I don’t think this is necssarily a bad thing for this puzzle as the stated age range is 3 and up, so I won’t rate it down for the fact that a 2 year old has a tougher time with it, but I just wanted to let parents know that if you are looking for a puzzle for a younger child, I would say that the farmhouse is great starter puzzle and then the kids can work their way up to this puzzle which is a bit more challenging. It’s very durable and I can compare it to another brand (with the thomas puzzle) and the pieces on this puzzle are much thicker and durable and lock in place better. I think even though my daughter has to grow into this puzzle a bit more, I think it will provide a good bit of challenge, stimulation for some time to come.
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