Maybe it’s the fact that the latches are “real” metal, working latches… maybe it’s the clever little animals and numbers inside each house… or maybe it’s the kid-preferred graphics…
Whatever the reason, we know for a fact - this latches board by Melissa & Doug gets played with over and over again.
An excellent toy for early learning classrooms. Lots of fun for children with developmental delays and disabilities.
This inviting latches board gives toddlers and children with developmental & fine motor challenges a workout - but they love every single minute!
Inquisitive minds are busy at work - fingers coordinate to grasp and pull, twist and turn, open and shut, open and shut, open and shut. Something about metal latches intrigues kids. Latches Boards entertain kids for long spans of time, time and time again.
A solid choice for fun learning experiences. Melissa & Doug’s Latches Board builds fine motor skills, concentration & logical thinking abilities. Children identify color names, recognize numbers, count & name animals.
An ideal toy to keep close by on long road trips or airplane flights.
Melissa & Doug Latches Board
A manipulative toy beautifully & intelligently designed
Appeals to young children’s natural curiosity about things mechanical
Build fine motor skills, concentration & logical thinking abilities
Teach color names, number recognition, counting & animals names
Each latch varies in level of challenge to accommodate growing mastery
Suitable & preferred by children with developmental challenges
Use 6 different latches to open & close 6 doors
A puzzle toy many ages appreciate
An excellent travel toy
Sturdy & firmly mounted locks; High quality construction
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NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
This toy is recommended for 3 years and up. We got it for our 11 month old. He can unlatch almost all of the latches and can open the doors but can't latch them all back up yet. He does love to play with the real metal devices though. I think he will enjoy it even more as he matures a bit.
My grandson got another one of these that has the number of animals and their names on it. The only difference I can find is it says "crafted by hand" in the corner. I would have thought I would get the best product from Fat Brain Toys
Review for Latches Board
Posted 12/26/2013 by WENDY M OLSON
Christmas present for 3 year old grandson. I thought it was a puzzle but it has doors that latch. Good thing is that pieces will not get lost. Opened all the doors once before moving onto the next present. He was willing to show me how what was hiding behind each door and how all the doors unlatched and opened when asked.
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