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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
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- This play board challenges inquisitive youngsters to figure out how 6 different latches work
- Smooth-sanded solid-wood board features fun surprises behind the opening doors and windows
- Created by award-winning toy makers Melissa & Doug, whose solid wood toys make classical, treasured gifts
- Helps build fine and gross motor skills while little ones discover vibrant colors, numbers, animals and more
- For ages 3 years and up
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Unhook and look!
Hook, snap, click, and slide to unlatch the six numbered doors and windows and reveal colorful animal friends underneath! Built to last, this board features full-sized brass latches and hinges securely attached to sturdy wooden doors. Each numbered and brightly colored panel opens to reveal a matching number of animals in corresponding colors—find one purple pony, two blue dogs, three yellow cats, four red rabbits, five green frogs, and six orange fish! Filled with details, kids can find shapes and patterns, like polka-dot curtains, round windows, and rectangle doors.
Hands-on skills development
The handcrafted Latches Board is a hands-on way to develop both physical and cognitive skills! The moving latches and doors build fine motor skills and coordination. Count the animals under each numbered door to develop number recognition and counting skills. Brightly painted shaped doors and windows and the labeled colored animals underneath help teach colors, shapes, and word recognition. This detailed, interactive board is made to last for endless latching and learning!
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.
Undo a lock or latch, swing open the numbered door and count on finding fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden play board and educational toy! Build fine motor skills while learning colors, numbers, animals and more.
- Wooden play board with working latches and locks on doors that open and close
- Open the six numbered and colored doors to reveal friendly animal pictures
- Helps teach fine motor skills, counting skills, and color recognition
Top Customer Reviews
I remember reading some horrified parent exclaim that perhaps teaching young kids to open latches and locks is a dangerous idea, but realistically speaking - the latches featured here probably aren't used in a safety capacity anyway. (Unless you hide your dynamite behind a miniature chain locked door. And you might want to rethink that.)
The thing is also virtually indestructable. I can say this with confidence because it was "tested" by the brats next door, and those boys could destroy a padded cell. The colors and pictures are bright and appealing, too; it's remarkably well made.
My only beef is the cost of Melissa and Doug products, but since it's hand made I can understand why it's necessary. Keep up the fine work, guys.
I've been looking at this toy a lot since my son always needs my help when he plays with it.
I think there are some quality issues with this "latches board". As others have mentioned, the latches can be hard to work (even for me). The second latch in particular (blue one with #2 on front)is very very tight. It's too tight for a child to use. But they understand how it's SUPPOSED to work, so it ends up being frustrating for them instead of fun or educational.
The design is not great. The latches and doors all open and get caught on each other really easily. If the latch from #1 is flipped down, it blocks the door from opening or closing below it. The chain link on #5 gets caught in the latch for #6.
The actual design for most of the locks (just like the real ones they mimic) is for them to be vertical, not flat on the ground. The pictures of the doors and windows also implies that they should be "up" as normal doors and windows are. The weight and balance of this toy does not allow one to sit it up or prop it up very easily. Maybe this latches board could come with a stand or prop for the back in the future?
If you are considering this toy, I might suggest a M&D puzzle instead. They do them very well, much better than this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely item for toddler which helps with fine motor skills. It is a little bigger than I thought and a bit heavy, it could do some harm falling on little toes but it keeps my lo... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jade
Our 2 yr old granddaughter loved this for her birthday. She sat off and on all weekend happily working with all the mechanical pieces. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Karen Altic
This looked like a really intense board when we first received it and it is a little noisy to play with in public but it definitely helps with developing fine motor skills. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jisoo Yoon
My 20 month old granddaughter has received so much enjoyment from this puzzle!
The latches and bright colors keep her captivated.
My son likes it but it would be great if it came prepared with something to hang it or fix it in a wall (vertical position)Published 3 days ago by Maria C. Gouveia
I really like this toy. It is colorful, educational, and fun. Only downside is it doesn't seem to be holding up to the constant locking and unlocking that it gets. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kayla
I first encountered this latch board at a doctor's office. Both my kids, 7 and 4, had a ton of fun playing with it, so I decided to buy one for home. Read morePublished 7 days ago by strsneyes
Perfect latch board for toddlers. My daughter will play hours with it and makes her feel like a big girl.Published 8 days ago by Destiny Hooper
Son loves this. He live sitting and playing with the latches and really enjoys it.Published 9 days ago by B.Lap