Rated 5 out of 5Â by WildSunflower Puzzle for 5+/6+ ages
Very nice puzzle. My 4yo got tired of doing his really big USA puzzle and so I thought this would be a new addition in doing the world map. The shapes are a bit irregular and do not fit like a puzzle. You just have to assemble them together and so this is a little difficult for my 4yo. Also, I think it is too much for him to do at this stage. With me giving directions, he is able to do the puzzle and if I do this with him another 2-3 times he would memorize it enough to do on his own, but I want to wait it out till he turns 5 or 6 and do it on his own. So this is more appropriate for older kids. It does say so on the puzzle too, I just got it a bit too early for my ds.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Sara Only M & D puzzle we don't like
We love Melissa and Doug puzzles. We had moved from the states, to the world, to the solar system and my son has learned a lot. This puzzle is a problem, though, b/c it's not made up of standard pieces. Only the outside pieces click together. So, when you put new pieces in, the whole puzzle shifts and moves. It really frustrates my 2, almost 3 yo, as well as myself. We were disappointed.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ShopperLuv Fun to learn
My son and daughter (3-5 age group) loved to put this puzzle together. I helped them the first time and they were doing it every day the first 2 weeks. Not only helps them learn on putting it together but to learn the continents and oceans. The new toy zeal was gone in about 2-3 wks as they know how to do it now, but probably worth it as they get to learn some thing.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Add2 Eh, it's ok.
My 3 year old son likes maps and really enjoyed the wooden U.S. Melissa and Doug puzzle. I thought he would like this one as well. It's an average product. The pieces don't hook together so they slide apart when putting the other pieces in. My son got frustrated because of this. It does offer a nice big picture of all the continents.