Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mike Very Disappointing - low quality
I was very disappointed in this product. The sound quality is very low and garbled. Even worse, the letters only work randomly. Sometimes it will say a letter without any interaction. Usually it won't say a thing at all. The sound quality is the worse part. I switched batteries a few times to ensure that wasn't the problem and there was no difference. I will be returning this and the similar unopened numbers puzzle I bought as a gift for a friend. Hopefully mine was a malfunctioning unit as most Melissa & Doug products I've encountered are higher quality.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mother of a two year old Better without the sound
My son likes this puzzle but when I put the batteries in, we were disappointed with the audio quality (tinny sounding, abrupt, unpleasant and unclear speaking voice - no music). I think he was confused and liked it better without the sound so I took the batteries out. I also found that when we turned the light off in the room or if something was put on top of the puzzle, it would talk unexpectedly. This was irritating and I'm glad we didn't have it in his room at night when he was drifting off to sleep. Without the batteries, this puzzle is fine.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Kathy Disappointed
I was disappointed with this puzzle. I have other Melissa and Doug puzzles and they are great. I noticed that the material used was more "cardboardy" than other puzzles. The edges bend very easily. Also the audio that states the letter and word is very garbled and almost uncomprehensible. I took the batteries out since my daughter cannot understand what the puzzle is saying. However, my daughter is really enjoying the puzzle and she is learning her letters since I sit with her and explain the letter and word to her.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SAHMfor2 Nice Puzzle but Poor Sound Quality
I ordered this a few weeks ago and received it in the mail today. I have to say I'm a little disappointed. The quality of the sound is very poor. It sounds very muffed and hard to understand. I tried changing the batteries but it didn't help. My son does love the puzzle so that is all that matters. We have lots of Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles and have been very happy with them. I just thought because of the brand and the price it would be better quality.