Melissa and Doug Jumbo Number Puzzle: Review & Give-Away

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I love Melissa & Doug Puzzles. I own a few of them, mostly chunky puzzles. The chunky puzzles we own include the Pet Puzzle, Dinosaur Puzzle, Insect Puzzle and, most recently, the Jumbo Number Puzzle.

The Jumbo Number Puzzle goes from 1 - 20. It is a large puzzle, measuring 1 x 13.6 x 15.8 inches. The number pieces are thick, so they can stand on their own. And it is recommended for ages 36 months to 6 years. Both my sons play with it, ages 18 months and 3 years.

Each number has a colorful square that you can place it in. The square has images that correspond with the number. So, for example, the number 1 sits on top of a square with one dinosaur. The number 10 sits on a square that features 10 white mice.

What I Love:
Already my 18 month old is saying numbers and counting, with encouragement from this puzzle. So I love that it reinforces those skills for both him and my three year old. I also love that the thick pieces are easy to handle for a toddler.

And since you can stand the numbers up, you can use them to introduce patterns to your child. For example 2, 4, 6, 8 ... or 3, 9, 12, 15.

Improvements:
My Pet and Dinosaur puzzles from Melissa & Doug are painted. My Bug and this Alphabet puzzle has pieces that are laminated with an image. These pieces cannot get wet and should not be mouthed, because it will remove the image. I wish they were painted like my other puzzles. When purchasing a Melissa & Doug puzzle, you can tell the difference by looking at the side of the puzzle piece. If it has color, it is painted and will last longer.

Also, some of the number pieces are interchangeable. For example, I can put the number 13 in the 12 spot and vice versa, so you definitely have to sit with a child learning their numbers as they work the puzzle. Otherwise they might be all out of order!

Overall:
Overall, this would make a great gift or learning toy for any child! I would definitely keep an eye out for the handpainted ones.

Other Melissa and Doug Reviews:
Bug Catching Game
Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle
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  1. Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

    I love, love the ballerina dress up peg puzzle, I think my girls would go nuts for that one! :)

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  3. Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

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  4. Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

    And I am trying to win this for my girls, of course!!! :)

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  5. Deni said...

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    I want to win this for my son, (and a little for me too since I just adore them) but mostly him He was born early and we've been working on some developmental stuff and I would love to use a puzzle to help.

  8. susan said...

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  11. susan said...

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  12. Beth said...

    The USA Map Floor Puzzle is on my husband's wish list for our kids. They are stuck with a Social Studies teacher-to-be for a dad so I guess they get that learning early!

  13. The McDougles said...

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  17. Beth said...

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  25. auntrene said...

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  31. auntrene said...

    I would love to win this great Melissa and Doug puzzle for my Daycare kiddos.. they would love it. Also my adorable 2 year old niece would play with it whenever she comes over.. Or she may "borrow" it and play with at home.. She borrows something everyday, but she brings it back the next day.. Too darn cute.
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  32. Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

    I like the First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

  33. Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

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  34. Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

    I'm trying to win this for my darling Sophie.

  35. V said...

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  37. V said...

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  38. Christine said...

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  40. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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  43. Terra H. said...

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  44. Briann and Shaun Neeley said...

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  45. Briann and Shaun Neeley said...

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  46. Briann and Shaun Neeley said...

    i would love to win this for my daughter Leah

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  48. one_lucky_mom said...

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  56. Tj and Amy said...

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  61. VickeC said...

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  64. VickeC said...

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  69. Larky Lady said...

    I'm trying to win this puzzle for my daugther. She's almost 15 months old and is just getting into puzzles.

  70. moushka said...

    My daughter would enjoy the 60 piece Enchanted Castle puzzle.

  71. moushka said...

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  72. spitfyr323 said...

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  74. JenOms said...

    I love the chunky puzzles, like the dinosaur and insect ones.

  75. JenOms said...

    I am trying to win this for my daughter.

  76. clc408 said...

    I like the Fish Colors Mix 'n Match Peg Puzzle. Thank you!

  77. clc408 said...

    I'm trying to win this for my friend's daughter for her baby shower. Thanks for the chance!

  78. Anonymous said...

    "enchanted castle puzzle"

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  79. oceanrena said...

    i like the like the Safari Chunky Puzzle for my son

  80. Leslie said...

    I like the United States of America Sound puzzle. How fun!!

  81. Leslie said...

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  83. Leslie said...

    I want to win this for my 2 daughters

  84. Joannie said...

    I love the Undersea Jamboree Floor Puzzle for my grandson!! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  85. mogrill said...

    The Fold and Go Castle is awesome!! Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

  86. Felicity said...

    I loved the Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes Puzzle Set 1.

  87. cstironkat said...

    I like the Husky stuffed dog since it looks just like our dog, Milele.

  88. cstironkat said...

    I would love to win this for Alison the dog lover in the family.

  89. Jen said...

    My favorite Melissa and Doug puzzle is the Ballerina Dress-Up Mix and Match Peg Puzzle.

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  90. Jen said...

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  91. judybrittle said...

    I would also really love to have the ABC Chunky Puzzle. That is really great! Thank you!

  92. judybrittle said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted
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  93. judybrittle said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  94. judybrittle said...

    I would love to win this for my grandson.

  95. Mia J. said...

    My daughter would like the 200 piece Underwater Playground puzzle.

  96. kdkdkd said...

    the U.S.A. Map Puzzle is cool - great for my older boy

  97. sweetsue said...

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  99. sweetsue said...

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  100. Ellen C. said...

    My son would like the safari puzzle. Thanks for the chance.

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  101. simone/ thebubbledies said...

    I like the Alphabet Art Puzzle - so cool! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  102. simone/ thebubbledies said...

    I am trying to win this for our DS who will be 1 in August. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  103. Rashmi, a Mommy Reviewer said...

    Love the Alphabet Sound Puzzle, it's ideal for my toddler!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!
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  104. jnmacdonald said...

    I like the Fire Truck chunky puzzle.

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    My favorite puzzle is the Shapes Chunky Puzzle

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  107. Meredith said...

    I love the Noah's Ark chunky puzzle.

  108. Kendra said...

    I like all of the mix n match peg puzzles

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  110. Kendra said...

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    love the usa puzzle

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  113. oneinamil23 said...

    trying to win this for my son!

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  116. carolyn said...

    I also love the pets chunky puzzle.

  117. carolyn said...

    I subscribe via email.

  118. carolyn said...

    I am a follower

  119. carolyn said...

    If I won this it would be for my grandson.

  120. anathica said...

    I like the insects chunky puzzle - my son's nickname is Little Bug, so we love all things bug. :)

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  123. anathica said...

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  124. anathica said...

    Trying to win this for my son, who has NO puzzles and needs some!

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  125. Linda said...

    I like the Girl Dress-up Mix' N Match Peg Puzzle.
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  126. Jill said...

    I like the safari chunky puzzle. My guy has already mastered the transportation one.

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    Subscribe by reader.

  129. Jill said...

    Trying to win for my toddler son.

  130. dolphee said...

    My niece would love this and her birthday is coming up!

  131. The Demille's said...

    My son is only 13 months and he already LOVES the Melissa and Doug puzzles! We LOVE the Noah's Ark Chunky Puzzle!
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  132. The Demille's said...

    I am trying to win this puzzle for my son who LOVES puzzles and this would be perfect to start teaching him numbers! Hope we win!
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  133. The Demille's said...

    I'm a subscriber!
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  135. Colleen said...

    chunky construction puzzle!

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  136. Cindy B. of Montana said...

    We love the Vehicle Puzzle.

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  140. Cindy B. of Montana said...

    I'd like to win this for our grandson, Jacob!

  141. Cindy B. of Montana said...

    I'd like to win this for our grandson, Jacob!

  142. Gabriel J. said...

    I like the 200 piece Underwater Playground puzzle.

  143. Marianna said...

    I like the noahs ark chunky puzzle

  144. Marianna said...

    I'm trying to win this for my nephew, Colt

  145. beshe said...

    the safari chunky puzzle

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  146. CarrieAnn13 said...

    I love their jumbo knob puzzles especially the jungle one

  147. CarrieAnn13 said...

    I am trying to win this for my son Cole

  148. morethananumber said...

    I also like the House Pets puzzle.

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  149. danielle said...

    Jumbo ABC's would be a great starter puzzle here!

  150. danielle said...

    This would be for my DS Zealand

  151. danielle said...

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  155. Nicolle said...

    I like the Large Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle.

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  158. Nicolle said...

    would like to win this for my 2yr old daughter & 14m old son :)

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  159. Chris said...

    fave is the Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle!

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  160. Chris said...

    I am trying to win this for my 3 year old son!

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  161. Amanda said...

    Other than this puzzle, my favorite is the Safari Chunky Puzzle. Too cute! macd82 at gmail dot com

  162. erma said...

    I love the ballerina dress up peg puzzle.
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  163. Heather M said...

    Shapes Chunky Puzzle! Thanks

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  164. ktanjatk said...

    I like the Large Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

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  166. ktanjatk said...

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  167. ktanjatk said...

    I'm trying to win this for my niece!

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  168. Katrina said...

    I like the World Landmarks Puzzle Set...cute

  169. Katrina said...

    I would love to win this for my daughter

  170. kngmckellar said...

    Farm Chunky Puzzle would be a favorite


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  173. kngmckellar said...

    This would be for a little nephew of mine!

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  174. paula h said...

    I like the Vehicles Sound Blocks.

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  175. paula h said...

    subscriber

  176. NesieBird said...

    The Jumbo ABCs are great. Thanks!
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  177. MountainMommy said...

    My kids love the Safari Chunky Puzzle. The colors are so wonderful!

  178. MountainMommy said...

    I am a subscriber. Thanks!

  179. Tylerpants said...

    The Fire Truck Chunky Puzzle is cute!

  180. Tylerpants said...

    I'm a subscriber

  181. Tylerpants said...

    This would be wonderful for my son!

  182. ellie said...

    My little grandson would love this. He'd also love the Vehicle Sounds Puzzle. Thanks for the giveaway.

  183. trixpixel said...

    I like the fun Pets Chunky Puzzle!

  184. trixpixel said...

    This would be for my little girl!

  185. trixpixel said...

    I'm a subscriber.

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  188. Sheilacakes said...

    I subscribe.
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  189. Sheilacakes said...

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  190. Sheilacakes said...

    I would love to win this for my son.
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  191. BritMom said...

    Dinosaur puzzle is the favorite in our house - ROAR!!!
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  192. Sarah C said...

    U.S.A. Map Floor Puzzle is my favorite, because I am terrible at geography and so my kids need to learn it somehow!

  193. BeBeCakes said...

    My favorite is definitely the Noah's Ark Chunky puzzle. s...@h...l.com

  194. Anonymous said...

    My favorite is the chunky alphabet puzzle.
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  195. Leslie S. said...

    I love the pets chuncky puzzle.Thanks!

  196. amyd29 said...

    my son loves the pirate puzzle,these are such awesome puzzles

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  197. Maja said...

    farm chunky puzzle

  198. Maja said...

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  199. Maja said...

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  200. Kate said...

    I also like the Safari Chunky Puzzle! Thanks for the contest!!

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