Rated 5 out of 5Â by M&D fan Pegs do not fall out!!!!
My 11 month old loves this toy (as well as his 6 yr old sister). I like how the pegs do not fall out as the traditional bench works. This allows younger children to play without the frustration of pegs coming loose. It is also fantastic for clean-up time since there are no loose pegs to find when playtime is over. I can already see my son thinking about the cause and effect of him hammering one of the pegs. He will go back and forth with the opposite peg as they take turns going up and down. It is great to see him study the effect as he hammers the pegs. This is very durable.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lakeshark Cute toy
Good for child's coordination to hit the peg with the hammer. I like how the peg doesn't fall out.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MsKiwi Love that the pegs alternate and don't come out!
I had something similar to this with my older son and he would pull the pegs out and run around with them and lose them in the house. I love that the pegs work in a see-saw fashion on this model and don't actually come out. A+
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Skip A Classic - hammering, colors, and life:
This is similar to a toy I played with as a youngster in the 40's. While I don't remember exactly what it looked like, I remember that whenever you pounded something into the box (I think it had five sides- including the top) something else would come out. I've always thought of it as a metaphor for life: just when you think you've got something fixed, something else goes wrong. This could just be a product of my imagination, but I'm pretty sure that there actually was such a toy. Any thoughts?????? In the meantime, my 18 month old grandson loves the Deluxe Pounding Bench: it deals with colors, and hand-eye coordination in holding the hammer, and hitting the pegs with the end of the hammer instead of the side. I don't think he thinks about the philosophical aspect, however.