Rated 3 out of 5
Â by PrincessOnion Great quality, Poor construction.
when I received this product I was VERY impressed with the quality... Until I took the plastic off. I wanted to like this product SO much. The problems with this product is it has an awkward latch that was mounted so awkwardly that you cannot latch it the way it should be latched. One door the latch covers the door and I'm going to have to sandpaper the door down so that it will open. Another the latch is too tight and won't budge, so I'm going to have to bend the metal to loosen it. On other door, when the latch is open and you try to open the door it gets stuck agains the lock beside it and won't fully open unless you hold it right. So, in all, only two of the 6 doors and latches work properly.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Early Childhood Teacher/1st Time Mom Teacher Approved!
This product is meant for 3-year-olds and above. However, it doesn't have choking hazards, so I chose to use it with my 8-month-old while he has close supervision. Within one week, he has learned to unlatch 3 of the 6 doors. He never passes up a chance to play with this puzzle! The various latches are perfect for fine motor strengthening and problem solving skills. They make the child use pincer grasp, movements in all four directions, and turning 180 degrees at the wrist like one would to turn a door knob. Even if the child needs help with or has mastered the latches, he can still practice colors, animals, shapes, numerals, and counting. Overall, it's a toy a child can grow with for a long time.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anything4kids This is a Must Have!
This is a wonderful puzzle! I first saw it when one of my friends had gotten it for her classroom, I had to have one too. I've had mine for about 5 months and it is still in great shape. I figured it being in a room with 22 preschoolers it would get broke fast, but not yet. The only thing that is diffcult is some of the locks aren't the easiest to open, you may need to help the children. But other then that it is GREAT!!!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Granny I couldn't believe my eyes
When I saw my 2-yr-old granddaughter playing with this at CDC I was appalled. I gave them my opinion, and now I give it to you. We put locks on things to keep the little ones out ... away from dangerous items ... out of refrigerators, cupboards, medicine cabinets, storage areas, gun cabinets, etc. ... and THIS teaches them how to unlock all the locks we use to try to keep them safe. What were you thinking?