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Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock
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- 12 shaped number pieces to count, sort and place
- Movable hour and minute hand
- Sturdy wooden construction
- 9" diameter x 2.75"
- Ages 3+
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Previous reviews complained that the shapes of numbers 5 and 6 might be confusing, and so I avoided this purchase for a while. BUT, the one I bought is NEW and the 5 is the pentagon shape and the 6 is the hexagon shape, so that is no longer a concern. Look at the picture of the product above - today the picture I am looking at on this page shows the correct shapes for 5 and 6, so it appears that Melissa and Doug have corrected this problem! If you were to purchase an older or used version of this clock be aware that it may have the wrong shapes - but the newest ones I would presume are correct. Mine is.
I rate this toy 5-star. It is certainly not a bells and whistles toy, no noises, no lights. Thank goodness. But I think there is a lot of value in this toy.
This is a concrete hands-on way for children to begin learning about not only clocks, but also shapes, order of numbers, and more, depending on the age and stage of the child. It is a toy that can grow with a child, one to be taken out and used for a while, then as interest wanes, put it away for a while, and then bring it out later for a child to explore at a different stage.
Please keep in mind that children will probably get more value out of any toy, where a parent, grandparent, teacher, sibling, babysitter, etc. first sits down and talks with the child about the toy and maybe models how the child might use the toy. Then expect them to try using it for different things - like stacking, or pretending that one piece or another is food for a doll, or whatever - and that is OK too - keep in mind kids learn in different ways than we might expect.Read more ›
That's not my only gripe.
When I bought this clock, I assumed it was wooden. But when you remove the pieces, it is clear that the material the base is made of is MDF, you can see the unfinished MDF inside the holes. Later, when the pieces begin to lose paint, you find that they too, not surprisingly, are made of MDF. So my first gripe with this puzzle is one I have with a great number of Melissa and Doug products: They advertise a wooden toy, and it's deceptive marketing.
Okay, so Melissa and Doug fudged a little on their description. What might have been wood once upon a time is now thinly pressed layers of sawdust and resin, but it was wood in a previous life, and that still counts, right? It's intentionally deceptive marketing, but does any of that really matter in the practical sense?
I think it does.
Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is nasty stuff.Read more ›
I love good toys that actually grow with your child and being that it's made of wood, it should last quite nicely for generations! For teaching time, I think this is terrific! Defiantely a 10 Stars!
We also questioned the 5 and 6 shape decision - when we called their customer service number, they told us that it is a self correcting clock and if they used the hexagon for the "6" then a child could put it in upside down as a "9." If the other numbers are put in upside down then they are not numbers - that works for us!
We are very pleased with ALL of the other valuable teaching elements this clock has to offer! Learning time increments; hours, quarters, minutes, seconds, shapes, colors, numbers...the list goes on.
Five stars for this GREAT product...keep up the good work Melissa & Doug!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great design. So much thought goes into the functionality of the Melissa and Doug wooden toys. Nice.Published 4 days ago by Khawn
From the time he entered this world, my grandson was never very interested in bright colored, noise-making, kiddie toys. Read morePublished 29 days ago by dellgirl
there is a similar one , these pieces are too "tall" so kids find it harder to put in. Otherwise its pretty good.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A great toy to discover numbers, colors and shapes, but you lose the pieces to easy in a house with young children to have it be around long enough to learn time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by aek2012
I bought this puzzle for my 3 year old son. He loves playing with it and it has taught him shapes I didn't even know about until my early 20s, haha.Published 3 months ago by Amanda Sawyer
There are so many ways to use this clock to teach various lessons. great for shape sorting and identification, number identification, counting, color comparison/identification,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janett N.
My son started playing with his cousin's Melissa and Doug click when he was four months old. He loved pulling the pieces out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TOP7
Nice Product but they did not provide any box for putting shapes and hence cant find all the shapes when I need them.Published 4 months ago by nirav