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Melissa & Doug USA Map 51 pcs Floor Puzzle
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- Learn location, shape and capitals of all fifty states
- 51 sturdy, extra-thick cardboard pieces
- Wipe-clean surface
- 24"L x 36"W Assembled
- 6+ years
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Puzzle and map in one
It’s a puzzle and a map in one! Explore the geography of the United States from the comfort of home with this beautiful map of the U.S.A. cardboard jigsaw puzzle. The 51 jumbo-sized pieces are coated with an Easy-Clean surface to keep the puzzle looking like new. Each state is shaped and brightly colored and features the state name and capital; the Great lakes are labeled, too. Most pieces are illustrated with the primary industry or hallmark of the state, such as a space shuttle on Florida, the Statue of Liberty on New York, and skiing on Utah. The puzzle map, pictured on the cover of the box for reference, measures 3 x 2 feet when completed.
Puzzle play is a wonderful way for children to have fun while developing physical, cognitive, and emotional skills. As kids work at solving puzzles, they are developing fine and gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They develop problem-solving skills and learn to think logically. Puzzles also help with shape recognition and help to enhance memory. Puzzle play encourages goal setting and patience—both of which are rewarded when the puzzle is completed!
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.
Geography comes to life in this cardboard floor puzzle, featuring 51 pieces cut to the shape of the state or region. 3 x 2 feet when assembled, the extra-thick pieces feature an Easy-Clean surface to keep them looking like new. Kids will have fun learning the states on this colorful, informative map puzzle.
- Map of the United States cardboard jigsaw floor puzzle
- 51 jumbo pieces feature Easy-Clean surface, special illustrations on most states
- 3 feet by 2 feet when assembled
- Helps teach states, capitals, and geography; encourages fine motor development and independent play
Top Customer Reviews
I'm going to take them the solar system one next.
I bought this U.S. Map puzzle with high expectations, but was sorely disappointed. With this puzzle, it is critical that the blue border surrounding the states stay together, because the individual states are shaped like, well, states so they won't stay contained unless the enclosing frame stays put. It doesn't. The big blue edge pieces are slightly warped (maybe this is because they are so big) and they don't stay together at all. Not even on a hardwood floor. And with the outer pieces just itching to spring apart at the slightest touch, arranging the states inside is a challenge even for me. It's hopeless for my kids.
It's a shame that this flaw in completely ruins this puzzle, because otherwise it would be great. It's big and colorful, with interesting and educational pictures on the states that engage my kids. My kids and I tried to assemble it a few times before giving up on it altogether. Now Texas is a frisbee and Maine is exploring the dusty recesses under our hallway bookshelf.
The puzzle's saving grace is my son has learned all states in a week.
As long as the blue border pieces are put together first, my daughter can put the states together fine so long as it is on the hard kitchen floor (not carpet). Our border pieces fit together fine and are not warped at all like one review mentioned... I will see what happens over time.
There are a few disappointing features of this puzzle.
1) I hadn't realized that the puzzle would look exactly like the image--with the blue "ocean" all around the US. This is confusing, especially since she is used to identifying Alaska (where lots of aunts and uncles live) near the top of her globe. It is this kind of map that caused a classmate of mine in high school to angrily explain that Alaska was a large island in the tropics, near Hawaii.
2) The shapes of the states are somewhat rounded/artistically rendered. This would be a problem for me if we lived in CT, MA, or RI (which look especially weird).
3) The capitals of the states are not in the correct locations. Like, at all. This doesn't bother me too much, but it did confuse my daughter (because we live near our state's capital), so I had to explain.
If any Michigan-residents are concerned about the fact that the Upper Peninsula is a different color than the main part of the state, don't worry--they are the same color on the actual puzzle (but not the box).
If this were a tool for older children to learn the states, I would say it was pretty bad, due to the problems above. However, for a 4-year-old? It's fine. It's great, even. She is learning the names of the states, and where they belong. That's pretty cool. I just wish our neighboring countries were shown (at least a little).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 3.5 year old LOVES this puzzle. It keeps him calm and engaged while learning. The best part is that he Beggs me to play it with him. He already learned a handful of states. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great puzzle, love the interactive worth my grandson. Great for education. We also had a lot of fun doing it together.
The stars are not all individual. Many are combined. Disappointing.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Hard to keep the puzzle together while putting in the states. Great idea just wish they went together better than they do.Published 10 days ago by C. Burdette
My son absolutely LOVES this puzzle. It is pretty large but is a great learning tool. At just 3 years old, he can name almost all of his states and their capitals. Read morePublished 10 days ago by kcbrasher