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good learning tool, could be improved
on March 3, 2012
I think this toy is a fine learning tool for shapes. I like the simplicity and my child seems to enjoy it. I do think it could be improved in these ways:
- I wish the square whole was just slightly smaller. As designed, the circle piece fits inside the square hole, which can be confusing for kids.
- The durability doesn't compare to some of our other wood toys (such as Haba). The paint has chipped on the edges of the pieces in short time.
- I wish it was thicker like Melissa and Doug's Chunky puzzles.
I wouldn't give this puzzle as a gift because of the chipping paint. However, if I could do over, I would probably still buy this puzzle again because I haven't seen a better alternative, especially given the non-toxic paint and non-glue construction.