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 Majenta Great Gift for 2 Year Old
I'm excited to give this Latch Board Puzzle to my grandson for his 2nd birthday....which is coming up in one month. I can only imagine how much fun he'll have with this and at the same time it will help learn some skills. What a wonderful toy idea for little tykes.
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!!!