Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads
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- Made using the highest quality materials
- Tested to be safe and durable
- Great fun for your baby and child
- Learn hand-eye coordination
- Large wooden beads
- Over sized holes
- Recommended age range 3 years and up
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Jumbo, colorful and multi-shaped
These jumbo wooden lacing beads in multiple shapes and a rainbow of vibrant primary colors are a classic way to learn and practice lacing, counting, sorting, and more. The 30 approximately one-inch beads come in five distinct easy-to-grasp shapes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Kids love to grasp, hold, stack, knock down, arrange, and rearrange them. Two thick, extra-long laces are easy for little hands to thread through the large holes in the beads, offering kids three and older hours of entertainment. The beautifully crafted beads and laces store neatly in a sturdy wooden crate.
Develop skills and an artistic flair
Count on beading to encourage an artistic flair while helping kids develop important physical and cognitive skills. Lacing helps promote manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. These thick, solid-colored beads in a variety shapes promote color and shape recognition, and can be used to help teach sequencing, patterning, sorting, counting, and more. Lacing activities improve concentration and promote problem solving and creative expression, too!
About Melissa & Doug
Melissa & Doug toys are designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration, and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning! From classic wooden toys to creative crafts for every age, Melissa & Doug’s timeless products educate and enrich in a way that’s as natural as playtime itself.
Since their company’s founding in 1988, Melissa and Doug have been committed to making exceptional children’s products, with a focus on hands-on creative play and superior customer service.
With their recognizable red-oval logo, Melissa and Doug put their names on every product they make—a symbol of their commitment to quality, attention to detail, and dedication to improving playtime for families around the world.
Thirty wooden beads in six vibrant colors and five distinct shapes combine with two extra-long laces for many activities. Stringing the easily grasped beads promotes hand-eye coordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills.
- Multi-shaped and colored large wooden beads and two thick laces
- 30 approximately one-inch wooden beads in five distinct shapes and primary colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
- Beads and laces store in a sturdy wooden crate
- Helps teach color and shape recognition and encourages fine motor development and hand-eye coordination
- For ages 3+
Top Customer Reviews
Interior surfaces of the beads are rough and splintery, so they don't slide easily on the string. Wood grain is coarse and not able to be filed to improve the situation. We introduced this around 18 months. Through 20 months, my daughter found this set frustrating and difficult to manipulate. I thought this was because the skill was too advanced for her.
This weekend I finally gave in and purchased another set of higher quality beads with smooth holes that slide easily on the string, but are otherwise similar sizes and shapes. She was delighted to find that she could independently manage bead threading with the higher quality set. She now happily spends 15-20 minutes at a time concentrating on bead threading.
Also, after very little use, paint is chipping from the Melissa and Doug set.
This set is lower priced than most but we found it to be a poor value.
Big mistake. (1) There is nothing on one end of the lace to stop the bead from just sliding right on off. The Alex Toys versions have a built in, secured "end" to stop the beads when they are strung. (2) The "aglets" (the end of the string that you poke through the bead) on this toy are too small and too short for clumsy fingers to get all the way through the bead easily. The aglets on the Alex Toys versions are thick and long enough to make it easy to thread them through the beads. (They feature the aglets prominently in their packaging, for just that reason.) (3) The inside of the beads are unfinished, causing the thread to catch and frustrate the person using them to no end (if they weren't frustrated enough!
I normally love Melissa and Doug products, but I can't recommend this one, at least not for individuals who struggle with this kind of dexterity anyway. An alternative product is Alex Toys various versions. ALEX® Toys - Early Learning String My Abc'S -Little Hands 1487
Overall, a decent toy, but must be used much younger than the manufacturer's suggested age - under supervision, of course.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great Melissa & Doug product. High quality and materials. I use it daily with clients. The lace is easy to knot and untie.Published 12 hours ago by Craig Soubliere Host Of Arm Wrestling Nation Radio
I got these for my 2.5 year old for Christmas, and he can string them totally independently, so we've been expanding the learning through matching (I string a string and he tries... Read morePublished 3 days ago by B&E
I love this company. it literaly has the best learning toys and activities to keep the kids busyPublished 20 days ago by Jezebelle