Rated 1 out of 5Â by LA Gramma Good idea; poor product support
This would have been a promising toy/learning material if there were any product support for it. As it is, the letters are not terribly sturdy and we've lost pieces to a chewing pet and, well, just getting lost. Meanwhile, Melissa & Doug doesn't offer replacement parts and doesn't have any plans to. The person I spoke to was unsympathetic to the whole issue. So, essentially, you should consider this either a disposable item or a source of frustration for a curious child who wants to spell with missing letters. M&D didn't even answer 2 written requests for them and I only was able to get an answer by phoning.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pianoplayer Great for fun learning
Excellent for quiet table at school.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bex Just bought this
I was excited to buy this for my 2yr old. I know it says 4+ but I got it anyway. He knows his letters already so this allows him to put them into words. I was a little disappointed with the lack of different words. There are so many letters that can't even be used. Also I wish there was a lid for this. The small letters fall out easily. I think I will have to put them into a different container, a shame really because its a nice sturdy wooden box. Regardless of what I think my son loves it. Has not stopped playing with it. I will recommend to friends.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Cheryl Fantastic Learning Tool
I saw this puzzle set at my local library and had to have it. I bought it for my 3-year-old and he is already learning all of the words. I am a former teacher and a mother of two and I believe this is a wonderful learning tool for young children. We do the puzzles together and he'll look at my word and tell me, "look, Mom, I have a "t" for you." The hands-on experience is really helping him learn his letters. Like all the previous comments, though, we need more words!!