Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Toys my Child ACTUALLY plays with

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Melissa & Doug Floor Puzzles

Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Dawn Floor Puzzle
Spanish Alphabet Floor Puzzle
In our house we own several puzzles. By far the favorite two puzzles that we own are the Melissa and Doug Floor Puzzles. You can see the exact two that we own above . D received the dinosaur puzzle last year for his third birthday (with a dinosaur theme) and the second last summer just because I was so happy to find an alphabet puzzle in Spanish.

1. Has large pieces that are easy for little hands to manipulate.
2. Has thick and durable pieces. However, if a very active 18 month old gets a hold of it, they will bend.
3. Has an appropriate number of pieces for 3-4 year. D does not get frustrated like he does with some puzzles.

Cons: Honestly, can't think of any.

Toys that we are interested in:
1. What types of puzzles are popular with your kids?
2. What are you favorite Melissa and Doug products?


  1. We just love floor puzzles too - especially M&D ones!

  2. our boys are so, so, so much alike! my pea loves puzzles and will do them over and over again! the princess does it onces and she's done! i just found a m&d abacus at tjmaxx for $9--i had to have it! it's my new favorite!

  3. We love the Beleduc body puzzle. My review is here:

    I have been looking for some floor puzzles. The ones above look great!

  4. We love the cheap dollar spot puzzles because my kids destroy most of them. I also love the Melissa and Doug 12 piece puzzles that come in a small set.
    We have the M&D castle, and lots of their stuff. I have yet to get a product of theirs I was disappointed in.

  5. we love puzzles too... cute!

  6. Legos seem to be a resounding success!

  7. I love Melissa & Doug products!
    Where did you find the Spanish Alphabet puzzle?


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