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28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
How can you not love this toy??Apr 01, 2008
By L Hamilton
Honestly. Are people ignorant and just negative at every given opportunity? What's with such horrid reviews of this product? One, Melissa & Doug has the BEST customer service. If your sound blocks don't give the desired noise, call M&D. They'll send you new ones free of charge. Seriously. (They very happily replaced my train puzzle bc it didn't make the requisite "whoo whoo" noise.) Two, I love a puzzle that has only two pieces. What parent wouldn't?? And, finally, this toy really does challenge younger children. We had it forever, and my son always loved to help me put the pieces together. At 20 months, he assembled his first match on his own - much to his and my surprise and delight. He now loves to make all the matches, many times over. This puzzle is definitely more of a challenge than the ones w/the corresponding picture or shape under each piece (a lot of M&D puzzles).
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Excellent, unique gift!May 12, 2004
By Kimberly L. Towne
We received this toy for Christmas and our 1-year-old loves it! He hasn't yet mastered putting the blocks in order, but when we put it together for him, he laughs with delight. He picks up the blocks, chews on them, etc. and we have had zero problems.
Older kids (and - funniest of all - adults!) who play with it adore this toy. A great buy - who can beat under $10 for a classic wooden toy with a twist?
We have the Vehicle Sounds version of these blocks - both are very cute and a perfect birthday gift!
19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Farm and Vehicle sounds blocks a must for all childrenJan 07, 2005
My son received these for Christmas and his 1st Birthday. He loves it when he matches up the animals or vehicles and makes them make the sounds. He hasn't mastered it but has more fun with it. And now that he's 2 1/2 he's even more interested in how it works. Although a word of caution. When he was teething he thought these blocks were great to scrape his gums on. Which would have been fine because they are smooth but they have the little rubber dots to contend with. He managed to pop off one and now the ambulance doesn't sound. And he did not swollow the dot (which is easy to have happen). But these are essential cause and effect toys that all children will love. We gave our neice the farm set and she still plays with it daily. Great toy but another little thing to remember with the rubber dots...supervise and count the dots!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Wooden Blocks with a Twist!Aug 01, 2011
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RYWA4G00JQDAX The Melissa & Doug Farm Sounds Blocks are a cool twist on the standard wooden blocks. When assembled correctly (aka you assemble the correct animal in the correct order ...head then torso) the animal makes the sound of the animal that is shown.
Animals included are
Each animal is represented by sticker, and while it is possible to remove the sticker it is very difficult. The product is made in China, but it seems to have solid construction and claims to be made from only non-toxic materials.
Why 3 1/2 to 4 stars instead of 5? The truth is that my daughter (2 year old) rarely plays with this toy. She may toss the block, but she doesn't seem that surprised or excited when the blocks let out a "moo" or other sound. It is possible that she may be a little young - so I will update this review if her play behavior changes.
Final Verdict - Again this is a cool twist on wooden blocks, but so far my daughter is pretty lukewarm to the Melissa & Doug Farm Sounds Blocks.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Poor audio quality ruins great conceptDec 11, 2007
By B. C. Moseley
What a great concept ole "melissa" and "doug" came up with. Blocks with different farm animals that only make the sound of the animal when matched up correctly. Unfortunately, they should have spent a little more in the audio department. All the sound is garbly and distorted. Even better, the rooster sounds like he's being butchered, the horse sounds distressed, as if being chased by a pack of wild hounds.
I would have been willing to pay a couple of bucks more for a better product.
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