Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mom Not impressed
I was excited when I got this because I wanted to teach my son about different vehicles and their sounds. The idea is good but the operation is lacking. First, the puzzle will sound no matter what piece you use. It doesn't have to match. Thus makes it difficult to teach him which vehicle makes which sound. Second, the board is super sensitive. It will literally go off randomly, even when you aren't using it. Third, the materials are kind of flimsy. Maybe my expectations were too high. I was disappointed.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Summertime Don't buy this product, shorts out.
I have bought 2 of these puzzles for my child, the first one I bought Oct 2010 and it stopped working withing a couple weeks and of course we didnt keep the receipt so we couldn't take it back. So yesterday we bought another one and it already is not working for us, we have the receipt this time and will definetely take it back, not soo sure if I want to try to get the same puzzle again.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tiggerlove Doesn't tell the name of vehicles
I love Melissa and Doug items. I started buying their puzzles for my granddaughter when she turned 1. The sound puzzles are her fav. They tell her what the animals are and they make the sounds. The shapes tell what they are too. My only disappointment with the vehicles is they only make the sounds and don't tell the name of all the different vehicles.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by craftymama Great Puzzle!
I have a very slightly different variation of this puzzle, the background on mine is just plain wood and no stripes but otherwise it's the same puzzle. My 2 year old son loves it. He has special needs and is visually impaired so the version I have with the plain background is ideal for him. Other puzzles with decorative backgrounds are too busy for him and he has trouble seeing them. I wish Melissa & Doug had more puzzles with a plain backgrounds available. I love a lot of the puzzles but they aren't good for a child with a visual impairment. Anyway, he loves this puzzle. He is even starting to imitate sounds as he matches. It's a cute puzzle and the only one he will sit and finish, even a couple of times in a row! My only complaint is that sometimes if he tries to put a piece in the wrong place, for example the boat in the car spot, it still makes the sound. Other than that small problem.. we love this puzzle.