Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map Puzzle
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- Identify all fifty states by size, shape and location
- Wooden puzzle with capitols identified under pieces
- 15.5" x 11.7" x 0.35"
- Contains small parts
- Ages 5+
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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
My little grandson was curious about where we live so this seemed ideal. I haven't had it very long but he has already learned some valuable information in a week's time. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Creative Shopper
Great products from this company, every time. Some pieces are small and could be a choking hazard around toddlers.Published 1 month ago by Smurfee2