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Melissa & Doug See & Spell

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  • Colorful letters
  • 16 playful pictures
  • Learn spelling skills
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Product Information

Size: Learning
Technical Details
Brand NameMelissa & Doug
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 6.5 x 3 inches
Item model number2940
Colormulti/none
Material TypeWood
Number of Items1
SizeLearning
Manufacturer Part Number2940
  
Additional Information
ASINB0007Y4DLG
Best Sellers Rank #442 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


Product Description

Size: Learning

From the Manufacturer

Place the colorful wooden letters in their proper places to spell words on the cutout 16-sided wooden boards. Sixteen playful pictures with three and four letter words keep learning fun!

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Melissa & Doug See & Spell

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Customer Reviews

This is a great toy and educational item.
M. DiGiovanni
This is great for learning how to sound out letters and spell short words.
Sarah
My 3 year old son loves puzzles and he loves playing with these.
R. Wentz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

311 of 322 people found the following review helpful By MB on December 31, 2007
Size Name: Learning
My 3 1/2 year old daughter got this from Santa for Christmas, along with a few other Melissa & Doug sets. We are big fans of this toy company, so far all the sets we have purchased have been durable and well made, my daughter loved her alphabet puzzle with sound from last year, it still works great and looks brand new.
We got around to opening this set today, and she was all excited, and started to spell out several boards at once...then I discovered the problem, there were no letter "e" in the box, or "a"...only one each of the "d" and "o" letters. So being a long time purchaser of their products, called the number listed on the sticker on the back, and immediately was connected with a LIVE human being, no computer nonsense telling me to press 1 then press 2...that alone was amazing, lol...and the woman I spoke with took all the info quickly, and then without any hesitation told me a new set would be out to my daughter today...no asking me to return the defective set, she was quick, efficent, and very pleasant. This one problem with the set would not have turned me off to their toys, but with such quality customer service I am an even bigger fan than ever of this toy company...
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113 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Julie Slott on April 2, 2006
Size Name: Learning
My 2 year old son is on the Autism Spectrum and tends to think in a very visual manner. He absolutely adores this toy! When I saw the recommended age, I was a bit hesitant, but I'm so glad that I went ahead and got it!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Sammy on November 23, 2008
Size Name: Learning Verified Purchase
My 5 year old likes to play with this toy, but the problem is the lack of a lid for the box. The letters fall out and it is a big pain to take in the car. For a Melissa & Doug toy, I'm suprised that the storage is so poor.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By K. Groh TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 6, 2010
Size Name: Learning Verified Purchase
I LOVE Melissa & Doug products. We have used them for years and years through two kids. Most of them are really good and well thought out.
This is a good product but fell a little short as a teaching tool.

There are tons of letters and words to work with and it has a lot of possibilities. But once your child knows letters and is ready to start spelling words (what I saw as the main purpose in this) the learning aspect of this is gone.

Because there are pictures on each side of each board and a cut out of each letter used to make up each word, there is no need for the child think of anything except for matching letters. There is no reason for them to sound out a word and find letters or to spell a word and try to read it. All they need to do is look at the picture and say the word.

I think a better approach would have been to have two levels of learning. One side of the board could have the picture and letter cutouts. The other side could have just the picture or just the letters. Children could then either have to spell out a word by looking at the picture or to sound out a word from just the letters without a picture clue.

It is a nice idea and great for fine motor skills, letter recognition, lower case letter learning etc. But it is very limited in learning options.

I suppose you could just take the letters and ask your child to spell a word without the boards but at that point, why not just get magnetic letters and nothing else.

Not my favorite M&D product.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Sa19 on October 29, 2008
Size Name: Learning Verified Purchase
Not impressed with this toy. Good concept very poor execution. We have owned this toy about two weeks. Specifically the top color laminate of the letters is falling off about 25% of the letters. The storage box is poorly made with cheap materials. I would not recommend this toy.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kaylan on February 9, 2009
Size Name: Learning
We bought several different Melissa and Doug toys and we love them but on all of them, only after a week of play, the paint is coming off various pieces. On the letters, I can already see white where the red paint used to be on this toy. I'm disappointed, however, I surmise given the lead-paint scare last year that perhaps the company switched paint products and they are just not as durable but safe. I still caution, as your child may end up putting paint chips in their mouth. Or getting it on their hands. I'm going to write to the company to ask about their lack of paint durability; as with three toys and only a week's worth of play I should expect better.
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64 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Mouse on May 6, 2007
Size Name: Learning Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 2yr. old (just turned 3), she loves it! She already knows most of her letters in uppercase, these letters are all lowercase so it is a whole new learning experience for her. She enjoys finding the letters and doing the puzzle, then telling me what it says.

There are 10 two sided sturdy wooden spelling boards and over 70 wooden letters included. The boards all have a picture of the word they are writing. This is an excellent way to teach your child how to spell as well as letter recognition.

We have a few other puzzles by Melissa nd Doug and we love them all, they make quality sturdy toys.

It says it's for ages 4 and up but my daughter loves it. It's never to early to learn letters and spelling, my little one just turned 3 and she can spell her name and has starting learning to write it as well.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Mcdonald on January 8, 2008
Size Name: Learning Verified Purchase
My 3.5 year old enjoys this puzzle very much. He matches the letter puzzle pieces into the words, he knows most of the photos by name so when he builds the word he sees how "Frog" is spelled. A very good learning tool. My only problem with it is that there isn't a cover to keep all the letter pieces together. I store them in a gallon zipper bag and fold it down and they still fit in the alotted letter area and they don't go flying everywhere when my son takes it down from the shelf :-)
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