Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards


The Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards are a classic educational toy with 120 solid wood shapes and 5 double-sided panels. It is made up out of brightly coloured shapes that can be used to make the patterns on the boards. These shapes can also be used to make other designs. It allows the child to become familiar with both colours and shapes. Melissa and Doug state, “It’s great for spatial awareness, colour recognition, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving.”
All the pieces, the boards, the blocks, and the box are made of sturdy wood. This helps to make it a long lasting toy that can be used over and over again. There are 5 boards with double sides that allow the child to follow 10 different patterns.
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Our Granddaughters had a Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards. They played with it often and learned the patterns quite quickly. They also like creating their own designs. I think this toy allowed them to quickly learn a coding system at their school. They were able to see the spatial relationship of the pieces.
 
 
 

What is in the Box of Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

  • Box
  • 5 Boards double sided
  • 120 Shaped Blocks

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What Others Say About Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Our Granddaughters enjoyed the Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards so much we can highly recommend it. Here are some of the other comments:

What adult doesn’t remember playing with these in school? These are great blocks to not only help with imagination, color and shape recognition, or pattern creation/recognition, but to have fun with mom or dad, or as they have gotten a little older by themselves. Our children (4yr old and 2yr old) love to play with these blocks and sort them into the different colors/shapes. The older child likes actually following the patterns on the cards and creating the design laid out before her. This is very high quality although the only complaint (not big enough to give it 4 stars though) would be the only “cover” to the box is the piece of plastic that comes with the packaging. Although this works okay to create a lid while on the shelf, it comes off easily and I would prefer some sort of better lid to actually keep the pieces in the box if it were say dropped by this(these) formerly discussed toddler(s). Overall though we got this product on sale before Christmas last year and have thoroughly enjoyed it since then. Although not as much of a novelty now, our kids still play with it and it has been a fun toy for our family. Would definitely recommend to others.

This is a fun set and great for teaching a lot of early-elementary math concepts. However, the white pieces are cut at the incorrect angle and don’t fit in with the rest of the pieces the way they should. They should be 30- and 150-degrees but are off slightly, so you can’t build many shapes correctly. This is not a big deal if you’re only going to use the set with the boards, but can be a big problem if you’re using these as a math manipulative.
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Shapes and cards are quality and my 3.5 year old has enjoyed using the cards and making his own shapes. Great for kids who are spatially inclined. It would be great if one of the cards had a blank side for building their own creations. They can obviously build their own on the floor or a table but sometimes kids like to ‘keep’ their creations for a while and a blank card would allow them to move them around so we didn’t have his spider or flower in the middle of the room or on dining table all day long. Also, there is no lid so it must be stored flat and can’t have stuff stacked on top so takes up a lot of room. Plus if there are wee siblings around there’s nothing to prevent them from getting the small shapes and they would definitely fall under the choking hazard category. Must be stored away from mouthing-happy sibling.

I love that is comes with a container and everything goes back nice and neat. My 2 yr old and 4 yr old boys get a little frustrated because the pieces move too easy and they don’t stay put if they accidently hit it, which is often, because they are 2 little impatient boys. But, they learned all the shape names, so there’s that :P

A down fall is, there is no lid on the little box, so when the boys try to grab it off the shelf and go to one side too much, all the puzzle pieces fall out. It is also a little hard for them to pull out a board because the baords fit into the box almost just perfectly. Can be a struggle for the,, but we are working on it and enjoy it.

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Final Remarks About Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

We enjoyed the Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards and its engagement with our Grandchildren. It is a perfect gift for children 3-5 years old.
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