Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sugar A must have for every child.
We purchased this for my grandchild for Christmas when he was nineteen months old and yes I know the age group is five. It instantly became his favorite puzzle as his granddaddy patiently helped him with it. We have videos of him at twenty months putting each piece in its place. We could hand him one randomly and he put it in its place without hesitation. Guests would watch with astonishment. We have many of these puzzles and I can't praise them enough. I wish the stores would carry more of them, however, I am happy that I found them here. Happy learning and thank you so much Melissa and Doug! God bless.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Add2 Love it!
I bought this for my 3 year old son since he likes puzzles. I figured he couldn't destroy it too quick since it is wooden and that it would take a while before he could put it together. He loved it! He could put the whole puzzle together by the end of the day and he has already learned several of the states names. This puzzle is very good quality and is a great teaching tool! Only bad thing is some of the smaller New England states are hooked together as one and aren't labeled... It will be hard for a kid to learn those states. That is the only con I can think of.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MisJasso Excellent way to learn the states and capitols
When I was in 2nd grade, my teacher had a similar puzzle in her classroom. We used it as a learning aide and it helped all of us learn our states and capitols. For years I LOVED being able to rattle them all off. My 7 year old grandson LOVED this puzzle. He has amazed to learn Colorado was much more south that he thought. He then would count the states between where he lives and where other friends and family live. He played with this daily for the ten days during Christmas vacation.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Merrittc2 Incredibly inaccurate and uneducated
If you're purchasing this just for a "fun" puzzle then go ahead, but if you're purchasing as I was as an educational toy don't waste your time because you will return. All states east of Illinois and north of Georgia are so incredibly not the correct shape it's pitiful. You would truly be teaching your children wrong with this puzzle. I wanted to like this so bad because a puzzle similar taught me so much when was a child but this is such a bad representation of the USA.