My 2 year old and I loved this toy until we discovered that there aren't enough blue pegs to fill the blue holes in one of the pictures. My daughter was feeling very proud of her matching skills until she felt confused, wondering if she'd done something wrong. We spent some time searching for the missing pegs, assuming that a toy designed to teach children color sorting and matching skills would provide enough pegs to complete a picture. When we read the box and counted the number that was provided, we discovered that there simply aren't enough to complete the picture. Now, I'm all about creativity, but when a game has the word "match" in its title, I get the impression that it's about matching like colors.
Beautiful product and great gift for a creative tot, there are endless possibilities for (quiet) fun if you have a kid who will sit long enough to use this. It reminds me of a primitive version of Light Brite or other pegboard game. I would have liked the board to be a bit more strong, it is a little flimsy, unlike other Melissa and Doug products. Also this does not come with a bag or compartment for the pegs so invest in a small bag or box or you will lose your mind looking for the pegs.
Great item, only wish it were bigger. My son finally started using this bucket. He has several lego sets and after they are put together there are always some extra pieces so he uses this bucket for all the extra pieces that have no home and then he can build his own creative piece when he has a pile.
It didn't take long for my kids to want to play with the Magnet Set ofter they saw hubby and me checking it out. I love how there are so many different fun activities you can do with this set. You are able to move little lady bugs around on the maze while moving a handle around the bottom of the maze. You are also able to put a ring on the stand then put another one and it will float above the other magnet. To the kids it was like magic. You are able to see how one way you can stack the magnets on each other, or how they will come together and get stuck really fast. You are also able to use opposite sides of the magnets to where you can move the magnets or have them float, without them ever touching. Very amazing. All components of the set are magnetized, there is a really cool Handle magnet, that is kid friendly spin on the design of a traditional U-shaped magnet. Oddly, this was my favorite thing in the set. Something about its design screamed "cool" and "innovation". Of course, my son's favorite parts were the little magnetized cars, which can also be "magically" moved via magnet under the table. I am really happy with the included activity cards, as they are really interesting. There are a lot of really cool suggestions that you can try and be amazed by. The ideas on the activity cards will help you think of even more creative ideas. The kids have had so much fun testing this and that. I feel they have learned a lot about how magnets work, the pull they have and gravity. This would be great for any classroom, or at home to teach your little ones
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