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Alphabet Sound Puzzle by Melissa and Doug

Teaching alphabet light affected toy.

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A Perfect Starting Alphabet Toy.

  • Feb 13, 2010
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If you are having trouble with teaching your child to learn the alphabet, you may want to give this learning alphabet board by Melissa and Doug a try. You can find this at most any place that sells toys, but we found ours at Toys R Us on clearance sale for only $9.99.

Description
This board is only 13" wide and 10" from the top to the bottom and ½" thick, and only weighs a few pounds. All of the letters are each a different basic color five of them in all (orange, blue, green, yellow, and purple) and some of the letters are made of a two tone color. These are made of a hard plastic and the board has a cut out in it to accept each letter. This will help your child to learn the alphabet because when they do finally get the right letter to fit in the correct spot the board, it will tell them that particular letter in clarity. This requires three AAA batteries to operate properly, batteries don't come included with this toy.

Experience
We have used this for several years and it has always done an excellent job. This has given our children several hours of enjoyment and excitement when they are finally finished. When they were finished they would come running to us to show how proud that they were, because they were able to succeed in finishing their project. Once they were done they would go back to the spot where they were playing with this, and dump them all over the floor and start over and over again. Each time they would finish, they would come running to show us how proud that they were of themselves.

Because this toy is light sensitive, if you accidently cover the spot where the correct letter is supposed to go, the board will still sound off. This may be a little confusing, but our children being so small really did not understand that this was not the correct letter, all they knew was that the board was talking to them. They enjoyed this immensely, they were just happy that they were able to make the board talk to them. Our one year old, has enjoyed hours of fun with toy. We do have older children that can get a little bored with this, but they continue to still play with it just because it does talk to them.

The manufacturer says that this is good for 3 years to 6 years of age. But, I have found the older that your child will get bored easily and they will soon stop playing with this. The amusement of this toy will only last for a little while, maybe just a couple of years.

Conclusion
As long as you do not expect this toy to last forever, when teaching your child to learn the alphabet this will be enough to get them started. This is excellent for starting off.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 9.99
Type of Toy: Educational
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years

A Perfect Starting Alphabet Toy.

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February 17, 2010
This toy looks cute and most definitely educational.  Well, if it'll last a few years and through a few kids, I guess it's worth it!  Thanks for adding the wiki, by the way!  I just added a few more of the popular tags, like "parenting" and "homeschooling", so that this review will end up in Lunch's archive of parenting and homeschooling content :)
 
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This board is only 13" wide and 10" from the top to the bottom and ½" thick, and only weighs a few pounds. All of the letters are each a different basic color five of them in all (orange, blue, green, yellow, and purple) and some of the letters are made of a two tone color. These are made of a hard plastic and the board has a cut out in it to accept each letter. This will help your child to learn the alphabet because when they do finally get the right letter to fit in the correct spot the board, it will tell them that particular letter in clarity. This requires three AAA batteries to operate properly, batteries don't come included with this toy.
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