Thursday, August 13, 2009

Melissa and Doug Puzzles

A few weeks ago I was asked to test toys for a company called ebeanstalk. They sent out a number of baby toys and toys for 1 year olds to everyday moms for their review. Through reviews such as mine, this helps ebeanstalk select great learning toys . The toy they sent was the Geometric Shapes Puzzle from Melissa and Doug, who makes lots of wooden toys.

I was so excited when we were sent the Melissa and Doug Geometric Shapes puzzle to review with JR. I just love puzzles, but since JR is only a year old, we were not able to play with any of the other ones we had because they all had some pieces that were still small enough for JR to put in his mouth.

So, whenever Little Dude wanted to play with his puzzles, we would have to make sure JR was either napping or in another room, otherwise he would find a way to chew on a puzzle piece!

When the large Melissa and Doug Geometric Shapes came,from, my worries about JR eating the pieces was put to rest. The pieces are LARGE and they have great nobs that are perfect for JR's little hands to grasp and move. The puzzle is also great because the shapes are color coded, as well, making it a great tool for teaching shapes AND colors. Jr is just in love with it, and that makes me love it, too. You can watch JR loving his new Melissa and Doug puzzle below:

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