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This review is from: Melissa & Doug See & Spell (Toy)
Yet again the lack of a lid for a Melissa and Doug product completetly ruins it! The fact that it does not have a lid means that the pieces are easily lost and it is a nightmare to store. If these products had lids then they would be toys for life! Unfortunately they are just a complete pain. The company should charge people a few extra pounds and sell the products with lids! My advice is to find something with better storage!
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2012 19:10:10 BDT
I think it's probably as it's listed as Montessori which means open things children can access themselves, designed to be stored on open shelves so again children can self select. Very few things in a Montessori setting have a lid for this reason (the child can't see what it is, may not be able to remove it themselves etc) If you teach your child to put the items back in the box and return to the shelf after use, you may find it helps with the lost rate :)
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 07:48:36 BDT
Beetroot queen says:
These products may have started with the Montessori idea of being open, but Melissa and doug now sell to the general public, a simple Perspex slide on and off lid would still enable children to see and self select the toys, but keeping the parents from going insane.
Email Melissa and doug direct, I send all my reviews to them, I firmly believe if a company don't know of problems they can't fix them. I don't think many companies bother reading reviews. A great shame really as if they did they may well be Market leaders who wouldn't keep getting low reviews.
I agree o the lid front and we have so many Melissa and doug toys it's unreal.
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