Melissa & Doug World Map 33 pcs Floor Puzzle, 2"x3"ft
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- Learn the location, shapes, and names of all the continents and major oceans
- 33 sturdy, extra-thick cardboard pieces
- Wipe-clean surface
- 24"L x 36"W Assembled
- 6+ years
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Pros:It is big and easy to organize and read the letters and the board itself is thick enough that it will not get torn apart by kids easily.
Cons: It lists only continents and not countries.For the size it is, it would have been better if it listed countries.
SUCH a pointless toy. No child would ever complete this unless they have monumental patience to keep putting the pieces together and having them move around. What was Melissa and Doug thinking?
With an educational angle such as this, the Melissa and Doug World Map Puzzle would seem like an excellent puzzle that every child should own. However, there are a few problems with this puzzle and one will be obvious to anyone who opens the box for the first time and begins to assemble the pieces: The inner part of the puzzle does not include interlocking pieces. The frame of the puzzle does include standard, interlocking pieces, but the interior part of the puzzle does not. The interior pieces just lie there, next to each other, causing them to slide around and possibly adding to the frustration of the young person trying to assemble. This is certain to bother parents and children alike.
The second problem I have with this puzzle is less important, but still deserves mentioning, and that would be the lack of labels on the countries and large bodies of water. The only places with names are the seven continents and the major oceans. National boundaries are shown, but there are no names for the countries. Some would say that this would make the puzzle too complicated, but considering this puzzle is aimed at the upper- elementary school ages, I think it would be a wise addition. It would add greatly to the puzzle's educational value.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 7 year old loved the M&D US Map puzzle so I thought I'd get this one for him. He loves this too...and so did my 10-yr old. They've probably learned more from the US Map (i.e. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pepe
Pieces don't "fit" together the way a normal puzzle does. It is frustrating for me as an adult, so it must be especially so for a toddler.Published 5 days ago by amy gentry
My daughter loves this puzzle...and it's great to learn the continents. It even came with a paper map with all of the countries on it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Lisa
This is the 4th floor puzzle we got. Excellent purchase. My kid knows all the continents and oceans.I would recommend Melissa & Doug products to everyonePublished 10 days ago by sk30
My son is 2.5 and LOVES these puzzles, we also have the United States floor map this same size and he enjoys learning and having conversations about all the places mommy and daddy... Read morePublished 11 days ago by ABC
I bought this for my almost 8 year old daughter. She was so excited to put it together. She said these are her favorite kind of puzzles. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Shannon
My 3 year old niece is going through a puzzle phase. I purchased this for her and she absolutely loves it. Put it together in about an hour and had lots of fun while doing it.Published 29 days ago by unhappy
My kids love puzzles, but this is not a traditional puzzle with interlocking pieces. The pieces just lay next to each other, and eventually the border will hold the pieces... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MeridianMama