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Review of Melissa and Doug Wooden Puzzles from Gummy Lump Toys

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Huge Melissa and Doug puzzle fans here!

We had a chance to give my newly-turned-3-year-old son a wooden puzzle from Gummy Lump Toys for his birthday last month. Boy was he tickled!



This particular Shapes Chunky puzzle is for ages 2 and up and features 8 shapes (circle, square, diamond, rectangle, triangle, heart, star, and oval.) The pieces are much chunkier than the spaces that they set in, which makes it easy for young kids to place them correctly, and it also prevents them from getting damaged or lost. (Chunky is better.) And it was super colorful - so that kids can identify colors, as well!

In addition to putting the puzzle together over and over again, my son enjoyed just taking out the different shapes and feeling them in his hands, saying their names, and lining them up on our coffee table. It was totally a tactile learning experience for him.A super tool for homeschoolers, day cares, or any parent who just wants a fun, educational way to keep little guys or gals entertained, this puzzle sits at the top of our puzzle tray and gets played with almost daily. After he played with it for awhile, he was naming the shapes in other places -- like books, on TV, and even in his breakfast cereal!

This puzzle (along with many other chunky puzzles) are available from specialty online shop GummyLump.com. I recommend checking out their site and seeing what other clever items you might find for kids of all ages!

Wanna Win? We have one chunky puzzle of your choice to give away to a lucky reader! To be entered to win, simply choose from any chunky puzzle, and leave your choice in the comments below. You have until March 10th at 11:59 am CST to get your entries in, and you can enter every day! (Just comment as directed for your first entry, and for each entry after that, type "Today's Entry!")

Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. Open to persons 18+ U.S. only, please. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!

*Sample puzzle was received for this review.


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75 comments

  1. i like the Construction Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug
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  2. I like the Farm Chunky Puzzle.
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  3. I like the bugs chunky puzzle by mellisa and doug!

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  5. My son loves chunky puzzles! I would select the Dinosaurs for him. :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  6. Today's entry! :) jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  7. Today's Entry!
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  8. I like the Sea Life Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug

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  9. I would choose the Jumbo ABC Alphabet Chunky Puzzle
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  10. I like the sh Start Chunky Puzzle- Noahs Ark by Melissa and Doug

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  11. I like the sealife chunky puzzle. Thanks for the chance.
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  12. I like the Sea Life puzzle.

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  13. Today's Entry!
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  14. I like the ABC puzzle!
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  15. Today's entry! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  16. Today's Entry!
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  17. Today's Entry!
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  18. Today's Entry!
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  19. The Construction Chunky Puzzle is my favorite for my little grandson.
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  20. Today's entry!
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  21. Today's entry! :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  22. Today's Entry!
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  23. Today's entry! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  24. I would love to have the Jumbo Alphabet Chunky puzzle for my pre-k classroom.

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  25. Today's Entry!
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  26. Bugs Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  27. I like the sea life chunky puzzle

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  28. I would get the Jumbo ABC Alphabet Chunky Puzzle by Melissa & Doug

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  29. Today's entry-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  30. It's got to be the Dinosaur puzzle!

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  31. Today's Entry!
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  32. Today's Entry!
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  33. Today's entry-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  34. I like the safari chunky puzzle.

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  35. My would love the Construction Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug.

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  36. I like the Bugs Chunky Puzzle!

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  37. Fresh Start Chunky Puzzle- Noahs Ark by Melissa and Doug

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  38. I like the Firetruck chunky puzzle.

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  39. Today's Entry!
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  40. I'd love the Fire Truck Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug for my son

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  41. Today's entry!! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  42. I like Bugs and Sea Life

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  43. i love the Jumbo ABC Alphabet Chunky Puzzle by Melissa & Doug what a great teaching tool :)

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  44. I love the Pets Chunky Puzzle by Melissa and Doug!

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  45. I would pick the Vehicles Chunky Puzzle

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