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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map Puzzle
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- This brightly-colored puzzle depicts every state with capitals under pieces
- 45 smooth wood pieces
- Appealing images
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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As for the east coast pieces, Main has its own piece. Vermont and New Hampshire share a piece; as do MA, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and DC all share one piece. Pennsylvania has its own, as does NY. The grouping of the eastern states is great for 2 reasons. One, the pieces are bigger and less likely to be lost. And two, little fingers would have a hard time maneuvering those tiny states into place if they weren't grouped.
I like how there is a compass on the puzzle and how the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are labeled, as well as the gulf of Mexico. Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario are also listed *on the board*. The only things I wish the puzzle had were a depiction of where Mexico and Canada are, as well as some way to represent where the major mountain ranges are. But then, it may look too cluttered if it had all of that.
There is a nice color finish to the puzzle board and pieces, however I can't say how well it would hold up to a toddler scratching/biting it or water being spilled on it. But for my 8 year old: it looks perfect in every way. Melissa and Doug have won me over yet again.
"Melissa & Doug United States of America Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Capitals & State Outlines Under Pieces Ages 5+".
"CC12249. USA Map Puzzle #3797. UPC 000772 037976"
Purchased Feb. 2013
It's okay overall, but being a detail oriented person, I think that a little more care could have been put into the cutting and shapes of the states.
For ~$10, this is a great substitute! After a month or so of practice, my puzzle-obsessed 2 year old can do it on his own, naming most every state as he places them in. It's sparked great conversation for us, as he wants to know more about each state (who in our family lives there, what states it's near, etc.), even when he's not around the puzzle. When the pieces are removed, the base of the puzzle has the state outlines drawn in simple black lines, so it's easy to match up by shape, even if you don't start with an edge piece. I don't even mind that a few NE states are grouped together - the pieces are small enough as it is, and separating DE from MD or VT from NH would make them impossibly tiny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Melissa & Doug have some interesting angle to educate kids in their puzzle section.Published 1 day ago by Anamika
Well made and great size for young elementary hands. Now my granddaughter can track where her parents, who work for an airline, are when they go to work!!Published 1 day ago by Christy Daniel
This puzzle is amazing! I cannot say enough good things about the Melissa and Doug learning puzzles. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Alex Satterwhite
My child loves his map of the United States. What a fun way to learn more about our beautiful country.Published 9 days ago by Sol
Great puzzle, has the state capitals and other info about each state as well. Nice product....Published 21 days ago by Minky
This is a great map, there is just some trouble with the pieces popping out.Published 24 days ago by Richard A.
This would be fantastic, but the guide is printed upside down, making it extremely hard for kids to do solo.Published 1 month ago by Her