Friday, November 19, 2010

Melissa & Doug Puzzles Review + {Giveaway} (CLOSED)



We love puzzles in our house. My son has been interested in puzzles since he was 1 year old. I first noticed he was always working on puzzles when I picked him up from the church nursery on Sundays. So we bought some for home right away. He's always enjoyed them and he's willing to take on any challenge. At barely 3 years old he could put together a 100-piece puzzle that was marked for kids age 6 and up. It's just something he's always enjoyed.

The best puzzles (and almost all our puzzles) in our house are the Melissa & Doug Puzzles. They are wonderful quality and last so well. With a young son I need puzzles that will hold up to his abuse. The Melissa & Doug puzzles look like they are still new and fresh out of the box even after being played with 100s of times. I can't say the same thing about the few other puzzles around our house. They just don't last as long.



Melissa & Doug makes Cardboard Puzzles and Floor Puzzles as well. We had the chance to review several of their different ones. The 500 Piece Map of the World Jigsaw Puzzle was more for me to put together with a little help from Zachariah. They recommend it for kids 12 and older. Mostly I was looking for the learning opportunities that this would give us. I love teaching my son new things, and having a nice puzzle like this to learn about the world is perfect. The pieces are well cut and fit together well. The picture on this puzzle is great for kids. It labels all of the continents and oceans, plus it has wildlife pictures that are appropriate for each continent. It's a great way for my son to learn about his world.



We also received the American Presidents Floor Puzzle. I love the big floor puzzles that my son can do. He spreads out over the living room floor and works on this diligently. This one is a 100-piece puzzle. It shows each United States president from George Washington to Barack Obama. It also shows which number president they were and the years they were in office. This is another great teaching tool for us. The puzzle also has an easy-clean surface, so you can wipe it off if it does get a little dirty from grimy little fingers. This is recommended for kids ages 6 years and up. My 4 year old has no problems with this one, though.



And finally we got to try out the USA Map Floor Puzzle. This is a 51 piece puzzle that ends up being 2' x 3' when assembled. The pieces are a nice size for younger kids. It's very sturdy and easy to clean like the others. The outside of the puzzle is bigger pieces, and then the states are smaller pieces. A few of the smaller (in size) states are pieced together. While recommended for ages 6 and up, my son did this puzzle on his own from the day we received it. And I'm using it to teach him all the states and their locations. It also has state capitols and a picture that depicts something of importance in that state. Arizona has pictures of a cactus on it. Ohio, where we live, has a football on it. That totally cracked us up. Yep, we are known for our love of football. (Go Buckeyes!)

We've really enjoyed our Melissa & Doug puzzles. They have many more too. There are wooden puzzles for young children as well. And they have a great variety of fun and learning puzzles. You can also connect with M&D on Twitter and their blog.. And keep reading if you'd like to win all 3 puzzles that we reviewed. These will make great Christmas gifts for the little puzzle lovers in your life.


 

Buy It: You can get Melissa & Doug puzzles in stores and online as well.

Win It: One lucky reader will win the 3 puzzles that I reviewed- 500 piece Map of the World Jigsaw Puzzle, American Presidents Floor Puzzle & USA Map Floor Puzzle.

To Enter:
Tell me one other puzzle, not mentioned here, that you liked on their website. Be sure to include your e-mail address, so I can contact you when you win. (If I can't find an e-mail address in your profile or in your comment, I will draw a new number for the winner.)

Extra Entries: If you'd like to, you may earn extra entries for doing each of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each. You must do the above (main) entry first, and then you can do these others.

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*Post about this giveaway on Twitter and leave the link here. You may do this once a day until the giveaway ends. I've made it easy, just Cut & Paste:

Enter to win 3 Melissa & Doug puzzles from @melissaanddoug & @psmomreviews – http://tinyurl.com/257jepl #giveaway

 

This giveaway is open now through Sunday, December 5th. I will post a winner on Monday, December 6th.

>Open to USA only!<


  


*Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, but a product was provided to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle.

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I also love Melissa and Doug's Alphabet Sound Puzzle.

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My daughter would love the 100 Piece Ballet Recital Jigsaw Puzzle! Thanks for the chance to win!
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I love that they have cardboard puzzles categorized by the number of pieces. Katy is ready to try 200, I think, so I would pick the 200 piece cardboard kissing horses.

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My son loves puzzles, too. He'd also like the Traffic Jam Floor Puzzle.

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