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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But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
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.
Product review of Latches Board
Posted 28 days ago
Great toy for a 16 month old! My LO loves the latches and opening up the doors. For his short attention span, he will play with it for almost 30 min on his own. I like it as he will grow into it when he learns his numbers and colors, hopefully soon!
Product review of Latches Board
Posted 6/9/2014 by Michelle
Offers a variety of dexterity exercises. It also provides a multitude of skills learned of concentration, open-close, lock, counting and colors. Great toy!
Only complaint, the design some locks overlap with some doors and for a child it can become frustrating not understanding the "layers" concept to close this first and open that or move this.
Bought this for my one-year-old granddaughter but when it came, I thought the 3-year-old would like it too. He was immediately an expert at opening all the locks and was happy to show off his skills. She likes to open and close the doors so we keep the locks open for her. Better to give it earlier than later. The quality is excellent. It is sturdy, well-designed, has vibrant colors and the pieces stay in one place. ;-)
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