Rated 4 out of 5Â by lonestarslp Great For Learning
I tutor a special needs child in reading, and these stamps really reinforce spelling for her. She loves to use them since writing is so difficult. Picking out which letters make up each word is a good learning experience. The ink cleans up easily and the stamps have held up well. However, not having a lid is a major drawback for all these products. I don't know why after making such a classy product you would detract from that by not providing a lid. It takes forever to put the stamps back in after they are knocked over.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by iMom Fun with spelling
This is a wonderful educational piece. My daughter loves it, especially when she's crafting birthday cards for her friends. She even used it for titling some of her school work. Only if this box came with a lid, then it would be much easier to store and there will be no worries on missing letters. Suggestion to Melissa and Doug, please provide lids for your wonderful puzzles and stamping sets.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by shopforme small stamps
The stamps are waaaaay to small for my grandaughters little fingers. They are so close togeather it is hard to put them back. The stamp pads dry out very quickly. I had to go and purchase my own stamp pads. The concept is a good one however it needs to be redesigned with small fingers in mind and stamps pads the last a little longer.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by andthekitchensink Difficult for my young kids to use.
This is a nice set, but the design of the tray is troublesome. The stamps have sharp edges & fit into the tray very snugly. Not easy for my kids to take out & put away. I would prefer the ink pads to be larger. Each color is too small to use quickly & it becomes a painstaking task for my kids who just wanna have fun & learn to spell. I ordered 3 Melissa & Doug stamp sets this Christmas & every pad dried out within a week of opening. We put them away promptly & stored correctly. Overall not the best stamp pads & difficult to re-ink, because they're too small & close together. The pads should have only 2 colors per set so they could be larger. I will eventually buy my own ink for these, but the stamps are very nice, once you are done getting them in & out. Tray could have been designed better, since there is an empty space where I think a second pad could be. Maybe it could be re-designed so the letters are spaced more loosely & easier to organize & get in & out. Still a great value for so many stamps!