11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Versatile and appealing,
This review is from: Toys of Wood Oxford Wooden Easel - Foldable Table Top Easel Double Sided Magnetic Boards with magnetic shapes, magnetic alphabet, magnetic numbers (Toy)
This easel was a perfect Christmas present for my 22 month old daughter used under supervision (younger than the recommended age) but my nearly 5 year old loves it equally. It is much more interesting than it looks in the photograph. It contains magnetic alphabet pieces, magnetic wooden colourful shapes, a whiteboard pen, chalks, an eraser and design cards to give ideas for making pictures and scenes with the magnetic shapes. It is attractive and traditional looking, good sturdy quality but nice and portable and offers a lot of interest in one toy. The only negative is that the wooden frame is not resistant to the white board pen, as we discovered! Any marks could be sanded down however. Changing it from blackboard to whiteboard is manual so too difficult for a little one like my daughter, but a minor downside. I have transferred the magnetic pieces etc to a small carrycase as they come in plastic bags. This is not a two-sided easel in the traditional sense - two children would need to use the board side by side rather than one using each side. Overall highly recommended and a really nice new addition.