Pets Sound PuzzlePets Sound Puzzle

Pets Sound Puzzle

byMelissa & Doug

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$19.95

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Some of our favorite pets are waiting to "speak" to your child. Place the puzzle piece into the well with the matching picture on the puzzle board and hear the animal meow, woof or tweet! Eye- and ear-catching puzzle enhances matching and listening skills. 2 X AAA batteries required (not included).
Product name:Pets Sound PuzzleDimensions:3" H × 1" W × 6" LShipping weight:1.16 lbs.Requires:AAA 2 Batteries - Not IncludedUPC:000772107303

Appropriate for ages: 2 - 5

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from annoying kids love it but the sounds is really annoying. You could put it on mute...
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for a very young toddler Love the sounds that the animals make and makes my toddler more interested in playing and figuring out the puzzle. The only thing I don't like is that because it's either light or motion sensitive, a lion or crocodile "mysteriously" yells out if one of the pieces isn't put back. It has scared both myself and my little one a couple of times as we've been upstairs and we hear a lion roaring down in the basement LOL Another thing that wasn't great is that if you place any animal piece over another animal it will make the sound, which doesn't really teach a child anything I also find that this type of puzzle will be way too juvenile for a child older than 2.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extemly satisfied Fantastic product, very fast delivery, many thanks.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This puzzle is possessed! Great idea BUT it played on its own even without putting the puzzle pieces in. Had to take out the batteries to stop it. I had no idea that it was light activated but it played randomly BY ITSELF in AND out of the light @ night in the dark!. It would also play whenever someone moved it or walked by it. I(t is now in the trash.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two Puzzles, One that works. Because our Christmas has been delayed due to illness, I just opened the puzzles today, put batteries in, and checked them out. In the Musical Instruments Puzzle the zylophone piece does not work. I need to contact you about getting my money back, or you sending me a new working puzzle. I also bought Sing Along Nursery Rhymes Puzzle which is working fine. However the two puzzles - which look very similar work differently This could be confusing for a two year old. The musical instrument puzzle sounds after you take out, THEN REPLACE, the piece. For the Nursey Rhymes, the song starts immediately when you take out the piece.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounds often fail to work My son received it as a birthday gift. It worked good at first, but soon the noises weren't working properly. Sometimes only some of them would work. Other times, none of the noises would work. I tried changing the batteries, but it didn't help.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great introduction to puzzles We loved the sound puzzles; they are a great way to get kids interested in puzzles. And the quality is great. Only issue is that if you don't put the pieces back in, then it sometimes make the noise on its own (usually at 2am)
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay puzzle Makes great fun sounds but very sensitive. Make sure all the pieces are back in the puzzle before turning off lights or the whole thing starts going off. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great puzzle. My daughter loves this puzzle. Bought on vacation at a gift shop. Unfortunately all work for the cat.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grand daughter loves this! My grand daughter loves trying to get the pieces back into their spot in order to hear the animal sounds. Very cute!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Scared the living daylights out of hubby I received this toy as a gift from my daughter's grandparents. Hubby did not know the whole "light activated" thing and I just didn't read the "instructions". First time it startled me then I figured it out. Hubby did not know about the toy and. Last night after he turned the lights off it started playing. Talk about a possessed toy. Anyway, my daughter has little interest in it and the instruments don't sound like the original. Also, if you place the harmonica where the piano is suppose to go it still places. Pretty pointless toy.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sound puzzle - musical instruments I bought this puzzle for my 2 year old. The concept behind the puzzle is good. However, if you are buying this puzzle to help a child learn the sounds of different instruments, the puzzle can be confusing for a young child. We discovered that if you put the wrong instrument piece over the opening (e.g., put the piano piece over the opening for the drum), it still plays that instrument. This design flaw needs to be corrected.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wiorthless! I purchased this puzzle as a gift for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. Inserted brand new batteries, did not work. Tried another set of batteries...still did not work. Exchanged it for another of the same and it does not work, either. I also see that in very small print on reverse side, it says "light-activated, use in bright light", which I think is ridiculous but even after trying that, there is still no sound!!! Sooo, another trip to store -- this time for full refund!!! And BTW, I do believe that most Melissa & Doug products are overrated & overpriced!
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from CAN'T TURN IT OFF THE MUSIC WAS ENTERTAINING FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. HOWEVER, IT USES A LIGHT SENSOR UNDER EACH PUZZLE PIECE TO ACTIVATE THE SOUND. IF MY SON TRYS TO PLACE THE WRONG PIECE IN A SLOT, THE SENSOR IS COVERED AND THE MUSIC FOR THE WRONG INSTRUMENT PLAYS. AND SINCE IT IS ACTIVATED BY DARKNESS, IF YOU ARE MISSING A PIECE, THE MUSIC PLAYS WHEN YOU PUT THE PUZZLE AWAY, TURN OUT A LIGHT, THE SUN GOES DOWN, YOU LAY IT UPSIDE DOWN, ETC, ETC. THERE IS NO ON/OFF SWITCH. WITHIN A WEEK, THE BATTERY IS DYING AND THE MUSIC PLAYS SLOW. I CANNOT TAKE ANOTHER RANDOM RENDITION OF "OLD MACDONALD" THAT IS OUT OF TUNE WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT. I HAVE TAKEN THE BATTERY OUT. STICK WITH A REGULAR PUZZLE - SAME ENJOYMENT LESS MONEY.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work My son got this as a gift. He loves puzzles and animals. I put batteries in and only two of animals make noise when placed. We usually love Melissa and Doug toys, but this one not so much. I am extremely disappointed.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Play Time My grandson and granddaughter have enjoyed this puzzle. Not only is it good coordination practice in placing the pieces but we've played with each piece individually to create our own 'band'. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tech issues I really like the puzzle, but my sounds are not working. :( Disappointed, and its brand new.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not so smart These are my biggest complaints about this toy: - all instruments play the same segment of the same song (intro to Old McDonald) - all pieces trigger all instruments (ie: if you hover the harmonica puzzle piece above the piano slot, it triggers the piano song to play) it would be much better if ONLY the instrument you're holding triggers the slot it goes into - if a puzzle piece is not in place, it is triggered by lights being turned off in the room or by a large vibration (door slamming)
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Same tune is played by all instruments. I wish the instruments played different tunes. It gets really old hearing the same line ("Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O") a hundred times a day. Wish I had bought a different sound puzzle (like the farm animal puzzle).
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed We received this and another animal sound puzzle as a gift. My daughter loves animals and imitating their sounds. Both of these puzzles were extremely disappointing. The animal sounds all sound the same and sound like blurry, screeching sounds. I normally love the quality of M&D toys but this is not something I would recommend.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I hoped this puzzle would be a great learning tool for my toddler. Alas, most sounds bear NO resemblance to what the real instuments sound like. I have removed the batteries!
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed! I expected the instruments to actually sound like those instruments!!! The drum and the xylophone were the only ones that sounded good. The rest are just different tones of the same sound. I wanted my granddaughter to learn from this, but that won't be happening.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge disappointment I bought this puzzle for my granddaughter who is nearly two. After we scrounged around for AAA batteries (they are not included), she tried it out. The puzzle claims to make the sounds of the different instruments depicted. Not so! The little electronic sounds do not even slightly resemble the actual sounds of the instruments depicted. If you are considering purchasing this puzzle as a learning device, don't waste your money! If you just want another toy that makes annoying sounds, this is for you.
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing The puzzle that I purchased has a different appearance but it is the same 8 instruments. I was very disappointed in the instrument sounds. Not accurate at all. Very electronic keyboard sounding. I would not recomment this puzzle.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! This game provided lots of continous use, the kids loved it. The only issue is that it often continued to play sounds on it's own during humid days or middle of the night.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounds aren't true to the instrument. I have purchased other Melissa and Doug sound puzzles that had quality, true sounds. I was looking forward to the same with the instrument puzzle. Unfortunately, the sounds were not true to the instrument. Puzzle quality is great and my grandchildren can still match the pieces but I wanted it to help them learn the sounds, too.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product AND customer service Great product. My daughter loves it and knows all the animals on the puzzle by name after repeating them over and over (and over) :D Only minor issue is the puzzle doesn't come with any instructions telling you how the sensors work. I submitted a review identifying this and Doug and Melissa contacted me to tell me that the puzzle works using LIGHT sensors. So it will NOT work in a dark room. Knowing this would have been helpful from the beginning as I often had a frustrated two year old that was confused why her puzzle wasn't making any sound in a lowly lit room... Great learning product!! Just make sure to put all the pieces back before turning off the lights at night or else it will trigger the puzzle ;)
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Worth Buying Bought this for our grandchildren. Certainly glad we decided to put batteries in it and try before giving to them. The sounds do not work consistently and are very unrealistic. Will be returning to the store we bought it from tomorrow. A definite "do not buy"!
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great when it works, BUT that's rare... My daughter LOVES this puzzle. It was given to her as a gift at Christmas. She has spent hours taking the pieces out and putting them back in over and over again just to hear the animal sounds. Great design for little hands. BUT..... it is very frustrating since it rarely works after just a month of ownership. We received it as a gift for Christms, and even when brand new, getting some of the animals to make sounds was impossible using the puzzle pieces. The only way to get them to work was to use your finger on the sensor. Not only that but on the flipside, the puzzle was so sensitive that even turning out the light in a room was enough to trigger the animal sounds. Not the best when you're trying to sneak out of the room after putting a sleeping toddler to bed! Now it will not work for hours at a time only to start working for 5-10 mins, and then stop again. We've swapped out the batteries multiple times, but it did nothing. Seems like the one we got shouldn't have made it through quality control where it was manufactured. Very disappointed in the quality of the product.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't last very long Everything in the puzzle "plays" except the violin. It only lasted about 2-3 minutes from the time the package was opened until it stopped playing. Every other instrument "plays" the song. Just a problem with the one violin. It is going back to the store today and hopefully will be refunded.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute to look at but not to listen to I have lots of Melissa & Doug toys/puzzles and was disappointed in this one. Most of the noises sound nothing like each piece's instrument (with the exception of the drum set and maybe the xylophone). They all play the same song, too, it would have been nice if they played different tunes for a little bit of variety. Not their best effort.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No sound...not happy My son received this product as as gift for his second birthday. He was very excited about it (he really likes puzzles, and instruments) and we opened it right away. After putting in the AAA batteries, we were all pumped to hear the puzzle come to life. Nothing, except one tweet from the xylophone. We tried cleaning all the contact points, pushing down hard to ensure the contact points connected, and nothing....I hope this is a fluke, as I admire the company and hope they can make things right.
Date published: 2011-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unrealistic sounds I planned to use this in our homeschool. I was disappointed in the sound quality. All the instruments pretty much sound the same. My son likes the puzzle part.
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I was very excited about this puzzle, but extremely disappointed when we started playing with it! Almost all the instruments sound the same, and they aren't very realistic...not to mention they all play the same song! So far, we've only had it a week, and we've already had to take the batteries out because it goes off in the middle of the night on its own...wish it had an off switch. It doesn't seem to play the music when the correct piece is put in the right spot, just kinda whenever it wants to..:(
Date published: 2011-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute idea but a dud I bought this as a gift for my daughter to introduce her to musical instruments. She loves playing with it, but there are several problems with it. One the sound quality is poor so it is hard to understand the sounds each instrument is making. Then then sound bites between the violin and the trumpet have been switched. Finally, the harmonica does not work at all. I was a cheap purchase, so I am not that disappointed-that is why it got three stars.
Date published: 2010-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what we expected Both my husband and I were excited about this product. We are a very musical family and thought this puzzle was a great way to introduce new instruments to our son (14 months old). The sounds the instruments make all sound the same. The harmonica and piano are almost identical! Not an ideal representation of the instruments sounds. Disapointed parents but our son still likes to take the pieces out and dance to the music.
Date published: 2010-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun puzzle for 1-3 year olds. My children are 2 1/2 and 12 months, and they both enjoy this puzzle.
Date published: 2010-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun but a little annoying I was very excited to buy this puzzle and give it to my 18 mo old. I love the idea of the puzzle, but this particular one with the instruments is a bit annoying. It would be nice if each instrument played a different tune. The other problem, is that it goes off randomly by itself. Our play room used to be in a basement and when I would turn the lights out and head upstairs the puzzle would go off, it scared me the first few times. My son loves it, even though it tends to drive my husband and I nuts.
Date published: 2010-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Bother I and my family are big fans of Melissa and Doug toys; however, I was completely disappointed in this one. The instruments pretty much all sound alike, with the exception of the xylophone and maybe one other. Your child will NOT learn how instruments sound via this game. Any instrument makes any one of the sounds - they don't have to be placed in their respective places to sound off the right sound. Furthermore, if one of the instruments is held, say, 2 feet away from the puzzle, the sound goes off. It's hard to say which one, considering they all sound alike. Last, but not least, the constant refrain of "Old MacDonald" is extremely annoying. Couldn't they at least have used a different tune for the different instruments? Bottom line: Not recommended, needs lots of work.
Date published: 2010-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sounds at any time The electric system of this puzzel is too sensible. Every time we turn on or off a light, the TV or the soud system, the puzzle meow or bark!! A little bit disturbing!
Date published: 2009-10-21