Melissa & Doug Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle
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- Contains 45 mix-and-match pieces to assemble Mama, Papa and Baby Bear.
- Wooden box has compartments for easy storage.
- Great for storytelling fun!
- Dimensions: 1.75" x 6" x 12.25" packaged
- Ages 3+
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This adorable Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear family love to play dress-up and find just the right outfits to match their moods. The 45 beautifully crafted painted wooden pieces fit into the three insets in the decorated wooden puzzle board that also serves as a lid to the sturdy wooden storage case with three separate compartments. Pieces include different expressions for the three bears to convey mood and inspire storytelling, and tops and bottoms to mix and match.
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. This unique wooden dress-up puzzle also encourages kids to explore different emotions and moods, and promotes narrative thinking and storytelling skills.
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.
This wooden set contains 45 mix-and-match pieces to assemble Mama, Papa and Baby Bear. It's fun to change their expressions and their clothing to express their every mood. The wooden box has compartments for easy storage and the box lid conveniently serves as a puzzle board. Great for story telling fun!
- Set of 45 mix-and-match pieces to assemble Mama, Papa and Baby Bear
- Wooden box has compartments for easy storage
- Great for storytelling fun
- Encourages fine motor skill development and imaginative and independent play
- For ages 3 years +
Top Customer Reviews
One thing we found frustrating is that the pieces are not interchangeable between bears, however there's no easy way to tell which one goes with which bear. They arrive neatly organized in three separate sections of the bin, however that lasts about 12 seconds before they are all in one big pile.
I took paint markers and marked the back of each piece -- a red flower for momma bear, a blue star for pappa bear, and a green heart for baby bear. I then made the same marks on the puzzle base and the box sections.
This will help the kids be able to tell which pieces go where and to which bear. It will also add some color and pattern matching learning opportunities to the set. I've added an image to this listing with the markings added.
The main reason is that the bears are different sizes -- and the clothes/heads are not interchangeable between the bears! They are just slightly different sizes and the heads and clothes from Mama Bear do not fit in baby or papa. This is very frustrating to a toddler. They come sorted into three different compartments with each bear's pieces separate -- but within minutes of giving them to a toddler, they are (of course) mixed up. So it is then very tough to figure out which go with each bear. Unless you want to help sort them again for your toddler about every 5 minutes, I would suggest a different puzzle.
In addition, the quality of ours was not very good, and several of the baby bear outfits are not cut correctly so that they do not quite fit with the head in. Adding that to the sorting problem, I do not recommend this puzzle, there are definitely better ones.
If you are looking for a Melissa and Doug dress-up type puzzle, I suggest the magnetic types -- like Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress up puzzle or Joey Magnetic Dress up (firefighter) -- or the puzzles like Ballerina Dress-Up Mix 'n Match Peg or Princess Dress-Up Mix 'n Match Peg Puzzle, all of which are way better than this one.
Plus my four year old likes to join along to play too!
The only issue with this puzzle is that when we first gave it to our son (as a 2nd birthday present), he was too young to grasp that the pieces weren't interchangeable between the bears, leading to frustration when he tried to put Mamma Bear's head or blouse on Baby Bear's body. We put the puzzle up on the shelf for a few more months, took it down again, and had no more problems.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is an awesome gift, my grandkids play with this all the time, quality is great!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
My 3 year old loves and has a lot of fun dressing them and putting them to bed.Published 26 days ago by Hyungbina
Put some magnetic tape on the back of the puzzle pieces and my youngest granddaughter was parked in front of the refrigerator for hours.Published 1 month ago by Lockwhip
I have had this dress-up set for 2.5 years already, since my son was just 1.5 years old until recently, when he became 4. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryott
Nice product and nicely made. Edges are smooth and colors are very vibrant.Published 2 months ago by G. Hardaway
Granddaughter loves playing with this. Only complaint is when delivered, the box it comes in had a piece splintered off. Should have been packed better vPublished 2 months ago by Julie Welch
My 2 year old absolutely loves dressing her bears. Each bear comes with multiple matching outfits and different faces. The pieces are easy to pick up and handle. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mommyof2