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Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads with 30 Beads and 2 laces
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- 30 brightly colored wooden beads in a variety of shapes
- 2 colorful laces included
- Comes in wooden storage case
- 9.25" x 7.75" x 1.5"
- Ages 3+
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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 eye-hand coordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills.
From the Manufacturer
From classic wooden toys to crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose.
Since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products that inspire open-ended thinking, encourage kids to see new possibilities, and offer Countless Ways to Play. It’s part of a bigger vision to Take Back Childhood. Because by giving children a true childhood with the space and freedom to explore their world, we give them a path to realizing their full potential!
Top Customer Reviews
bright, beautiful colors
great shapes for educational purposes
Until you actually try to put the shapes on the strings and play with them... I returned this product twice hoping that I'd get a replacement that would prove me wrong about this product. Unfortunately, the lacing beads did not get better with a 2nd try. The insides of the beads is raw wood (not painted), and even had pieces of wood sticking out from the inside. The pieces were rough feeling and had paint chipped on them. Several of the pieces were cracked in both sets I received. I don't understand how such a popular brand can afford to make cheap, defective toys for young ones.
I did not like this product and I don't recommend it. I'd pay a higher price for lacing beads and go with the Haba brand or something like that. Good luck!
Overall, a decent toy, but must be used much younger than the manufacturer's suggested age - under supervision, of course.
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.