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- Beautiful solar system puzzle: the melissa & doug solar system floor puzzle includes 48 extra thick cardboard pieces that are easy for children to put together; the finished puzzle displays beautiful original artwork
- Easy to clean: this solar system puzzle features an easy to clean surface that keeps your puzzle looking new, making cleanup simple after accidental spills
- Promotes hand eye coordination: our kids space puzzle is designed to help children develop strong problem solving skills, assisting them in the development of hand eye coordination
- Great gift for kids 3 to 6: this solar system floor puzzle makes an ideal gift for kids ages 3 to 6 years; add the melissa & doug farm cube puzzle set to round out the puzzle play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen free fun
- The gold standard in childhood play: for more than 30 years, melissa & doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that nbc news called ‘the gold standard in early childhood play.’
Melissa & doug solar system floor puzzle 48 pcs details:
3 x 9.3 x 11.8 inches
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36 months – 6 years
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I have not had the spare time to do a puzzle for my own enjoyment since i was 8 years old, so i haven’t been keeping up with the state of puzzles these days. My mother-in-law gave my toddler a melissa & doug puzzle, and mentioned that all other puzzles on the market are complete crap because each piece is cut exactly the same as each other piece (other than the border pieces, of course, unless the puzzle is one of those horrid formless things) in order to cut production cost, such that the child doing the puzzle ends up fitting entirely unrelated pieces together and ending up frustrated. I didn’t really believe that puzzle quality could have tanked so dramatic since i was a child, and i picked up a non-m&d (but still from a ‘good’ brand) puzzle at a yard sale the other day and gave it to my son. Sure enough, each piece fit into each other piece, my son ended up with an assembled puzzle showing no recognizable image, and he became frustrated. Unbelievable. We will stick with m&d puzzles from now on. In addition to each piece having a unique shape, m&d puts a lot of care into determining where the cuts are made, such that it isn’t abundantly obvious – even to parents (who maybe had a bottle of wine) – how the pieces fit together, and the whole family can enjoy doing the puzzle together (and ending up with an assembled puzzle that actually presents a cohesive image).
My son loves construction vehicles so this puzzle was a no-brainer. Like the other handful of melissa and doug puzzles we own, this one is awesome! The puzzle is thick and durable. Its image is loaded with construction vehicles that are fun to name while building. On top of the abuse my 3.5 y/o can dole out, my 45-pound dog runs across and sleeps on the puzzle while it’s on the floor. I’m sure after a couple dozen more builds, the wear and tear will start to present itself but one can reasonably expect so much from something made of cardboard. I’d buy any melissa and doug puzzle without hesitation!
I gave it to my 5 year old grandson and he loved it. It did not take him long to put it together after a few trys. He loves it.
We have a daycare and our kids absolutely love this puzzle, so i figured i’d buy it as a christmas gift for my little cousin. I’m pretty sure she’ll love it too!
We use this puzzle in our memory care facility. We put two tables together, everyone sits around the tables working the puzzle while listening to music. Wish they had more “adult” looking themes.
I love the size and thickness of the pieces and also the quality picture it has also. My three year old has gotten into puzzles and he would do this one over and over…one of his favorites!
I loved this set. I bought for my classroom and it has held up and the quality is amazing!
I have professional sessions with children alone or with parent and child, and this puzzle was a great addition to my collection of toys and games for children to work on (together with an adult or sometimes alone, depending on the child) to create an enjoyable discussion and project. I like the size of it and the fact it is 48 pieces (and not like 1000 or more) that could easily be completed in a 45-50 min session. All children i have used it with have had positive experience ages 8-12.
Vibrant colors make our solar system really fun for my 3.5 year old, who can do much of the puzzle himself after a few tries, but still finds it engaging enough as a challenge. Really glad i bought this. I’d buy more if they weren’t so expensive.
Came as described and working as intended. Can you really go wrong with a d&m puzzle though?
Looks great my granddaughters ( 6 and 3 ) love it. They both put it together and really enjoy it and talk about going to space to see everything in the puzzle.
Son loves to point out the fish
I got this for my daughter who is four. She loves the puzzle and it’s easy for her because of its large size. The only reason i gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because i thought the sea creatures would be labeled or something like the space one and others but they aren’t. I would have liked it to been as educational as the other puzzles.
M&d floor puzzles don’t use last very long so i will update this as it’s used more. So far so good!
Ok, i have to pull a star for excluding pluto, but it’s obvious the puzzle’s educational value is not in learning about the solar system as much as it is in learning to complete jigsaw puzzles. As such, the image has artistic and inspirational value, and not much educational value. I mean, besides missing pluto, the planets are not drawn to relative scale, the orbit and scale of their moons are way off, the colors are excessively saturated and so on — but this isn’t about teaching the solar system. It’s just a puzzle. As such, it’s a very good one. The pieces are rigid, fit precisely for their size, appear to be durable, don’t seem to easily warp, and those colors and object scales are off for a purpose — to aide in one method of finding puzzle pieces that go together. My 4 year old independently noticed that the moon and earth were the largest and knew this wasn’t correct. Because of that i was able to explain ‘perspective.’ anyway, it’s a good puzzle, well made, and the large size is fun. I just wish it had longer-lasting value. I think most children will pretty quickly outgrow 48 piece puzzles and this one will be of little remaining interest — but of course it’s impractical to start with 1000 piece puzzles, so we need beginning or intermediate puzzles like this for the short time that we’re at this level.
Now, while i agree that the puzzle’s instructional value is as a puzzle not as a solar system diagram, the correct response to pluto reclassification is to include kuiper belt objects rather than delete/omit knowledge. Because the asteroid belt was included, and pluto was previously included in basic solar system knowledge, it’s reasonable to expect pluto and kuiper belt objects on this solar system puzzle. In essence, if we learned something more about pluto, then teach it, don’t omit it. Additional knowledge is not a good reason to fail to teach what was previously proven not to be too complicated to learn.
The puzzle was missing two pieces.
I love buying my kid fun stuff that is till educational. This may be a bit too easy for my 5 year old. She put it together very quickly.
Took off a star because it didn’t come with a key saying what all the creatures are.
This puzzle is large, bright, and my 2.5 y.o. Daughter truly enjoyed putting it together. The colors are wonderful and the shape of each piece is sufficiently unique to enable my little one to put it together generally by herself. The pieces seem very durable, too. My only complaint is that the picture is clearly blown up from a smaller image, so some aspects of the puzzle are blurry or pixelated (see pic). Other than that, it is a great addition for any toy cabinet!
Puzzle was very sturdy and colorful.