Magnetic Calendar

byMelissa & Doug

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Keep life organized with this wooden magnetic perpetual calendar. Open the fabric hinged boards to reveal a calendar grid on one board, while the other board keeps all the magnets close at hand. A sturdy cord is attached for hanging. These dry-erase boards include 134 magnets including years, months, days and most holidays and childhood activities.

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Dimensions:11.5" H × 0.9" W × 15.4" LShipping weight:3.55 lbs.UPC:000772237888

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 6

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Customer Reviews of Magnetic Calendar


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for preschoolers We love this calendar. My daughter likes to help assemble the calendar each month. She already knows her days of the week and some months. This month she's been counting down to her third birthday and it's been great for her to visually see the days pass. My one complaint with this calendar is the Daylight Savings magnets. They seem to be opposite of what we do when we change the clocks. Fall back when it ends, the magnet has a forward arrow for falling back.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's awesome! We bought this product for our 6 year old because he was getting frustrated he could not remember when upcoming events were. He loves this calendar because he can not only see what day it is, but he can also add events coming up and speak of past events that happened such as losing a tooth (with the cue of the calendar). The pieces are wonderful and he gets excited when he gets to add more pieces of upcoming events.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great learning tool My toddler handles activities better when he knows they're coming. This allows us to talk about upcoming activities and be expecting them. I wish there was a way to mark each school day, church or maybe blank magnets for our own thing. I know it's dry erase but he can't read yet and benefits from the colorful picture magnets.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent teaching toy We have been using this calendar for about 8 years. One of our children has special needs, and he is usually the one that sets the calendar for the next month. This helps to give him visual clues for things that are coming up in following days and weeks.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent teaching tool We have used this for at least 7 years now. One of our children has special needs and this calendar is an excellent teaching tool. He can create the new month and then add all of the upcoming events. This helps to establish a routine in which he can use to anticipate what is coming up later in the week/month.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish the magnets were stronger I love the calendar and I think its a great value considering the cost of most Melissa and Doug products are a bit much. My only complaint is that the numbers fall off very easily. I've lost two because they are small and got lost when they fell off. If our calendar is bumped or the wall it's on gets run into, and I have 4 yr old twins so it happens on occasion, the usually at least one or more numbers fall off. I just wish they'd used a stronger magnet for the numbers. I'd still recommend the calendar to a friend, but I'd make sure they are aware of the issue. I plan to find out if they sell replacement magnets.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still have mine from 10 years ago!! I received one like this 11 years ago and now I can use it for my son (turning 1 next week) when he's old enough to not want to eat the pieces haha. I agree that there should be more pieces to change out or more years to add to it. For ours, I will use a dry erase marker and just change it every year since 2003-2006 won't work anymore. :)
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from needs more features You really need to make one that combines the month layout of the deluxe and the daily details of the 'my first' calendar. Still, its better than anything else on the market other comments about modifying magnets for individuality were helpful
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should be able to buy more years It should either come with 10 years worth of YEAR magnets or we should be able to obtain more
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We also really enjoy this! We also love this item. This inspired us to get a magnetic dry erase calendar for the adults which leads to... We wish we could get some of these magnets separately. Specifically, we really like the numbers but personalized tiles would also be appreciated. Melissa and Doug, even if you don't have them, where can I get your cool ceramic magnetic tiles and numbers?
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Magnets DON'T stick We were all excited to buy this product. We have lots of Melissa and Doug items and thought this would be of equal quality. We have been very disappointed. The magnets randomly fall off the board without even being touched. If the kids try to move a magnet or bump the board, a bunch just fall to the ground. I can't return it to the gift shop where I bought it, but I can't keep picking up these magnets. Guess I'm just out the money. :(
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Early learning This is a great way for children to learn there days of weeks, months and years. I have three boys ages 5,4 and 2 and the older ones love to wake up in the morning and add the next date. Rated a 3star because it wasn't completely thought out, nor was the customer needs.My only issue is that now in order for me to get parts is by buying a new calendar. So we will wait until the end of 2013 to buy a new one
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product, limited use This product has limited use. Once the years provided end, there is no option to buy additional years. It also be nice to have an expansion pack for other activities especially as my children have grown. We love this product but we will have to make our own 2013 magnet to make it useful next year. I would give this 5 stars if additional years and magnets were available.
Date published: 2012-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Need new years and a few lost tiles This is permanently attached to my kitchen wall, cannot rplace with a new one, it's still in excellent shape, just need new years and lost pieces, why is this =not possible? I have always been so pleased with M@D items.
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kids love it! Some tiles aren't needed for our lifestyle or family and others we would like to have and aren't there. So I have printed off thumbnail pictures and cut them to the tile size and glued them fast to the tiles we don't use to make new tiles. Like church, girl scouts, tap dance class, etc.
Date published: 2012-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this product Very good product. Bought it when my child was 4 and we still use it at 8. Helped to teach my child seasons, months of the year and holidays. Helped to teach her about planning. Wish there were extra blank magnetics to customize activites.
Date published: 2012-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very importance missing piece... I think its a great product, but are melissa and doug church goers? The vital missing piece is the "going to church" piece.
Date published: 2012-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for arrival... I borrowed this from a friend and fell in love! My kids are waiting for their to arrive and are excited to be able to create a calendar like they do at daycare/preschool. I am going to buy some magnet sheets or rolls and we are going to create some of our own magnets to put on the calendar for the birthdays and special family events. I think we may use our own real pictures to do this. I think that as excited as they are that why not make is more personalized for our family!
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Solution for years that were over I had this for my older child and the years expired by the time my younger one used it. I took labels covered the old years and made new ones. More economical solution for us than to buy a new one with current years.
Date published: 2012-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO PERFECT FOR ANY AGE!!! THe best part about this is at the beginning of the week the girls get to help me pick out which skills they would like to work on for the week. Once they see a special magnet on they are encouraged to get more. Sometimes the board would be filled in one day because they were trying so hard to accomplish their goal.
Date published: 2012-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS CALENDAR!!! My daughter has really learned the days of the week and the months of the year. She especially loves seeing what's ahead in the way of activities. Love this calendar!!
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product! Great way to do "calendar" with my 2 year old + remind my 10 year old about events. I wish there were separate sets/individual magnets to buy - it would be great to be able to order individually created ones! More magnets for birthdays, anniversary, school assignments, other religious holidays/events, caregiver day, etc...
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great would love to order extra pieces Also wish you could order extra piece separately.
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its a love/hate thing... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sell replacement parts for this. We have many dates missing (thanks to poor placement in the house, and a curious cockatoo). My son gets upset every month that there are missing numbers, and he gets mad at the bird. When I called to ask about replacement numbers, the customer service person told me to just write them in as it is a wipe off board. Not a realistic solution for a 4 year old. Please sell additional tiles or even complete replacement kits. There are so many reviews asking for this. I would not buy this product again, nor recommend it until such parts are available.
Date published: 2011-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Calendar!!!! I bought this calendar for my son who is now 5. We really look forward to every month when we get to change the calendar and put new events on it. It is something we can do together and he is learning his months, dates, years, and holidays.
Date published: 2011-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement Magnets Needed I bought this for my now ten year old granddaughter about seven years ago. Now it has been handed down to my other four year old granddaughter and I would love to use it with her but some of the important pieces are missing. I can't believe that replacement pieces are not available! The calendar is very durable and is in excellent condition except for a few missing dates/numerals and headings. Why can't the little magnetic pieces be purchased separately from the calendar in this situation?
Date published: 2011-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Learning Tool I bought this for my 3 year old. She loves learning the days of the week and planning ahead for fun things. One pro is that alot of the magnet themes dont apply to us, so we dont use them. It would be great if there were more blank magnets or even better, stickers that we can put over the ones that dont pertain to us. All and all we love Melissa & Doug toys and always get their stuff above other brands.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Great product for helping the young understand the days of the week, current month, and activities that go on within them. Only downfall is that there are not enough blank tiles to add own events. Having tiles that represent "today, tomorrow, and yesterday" would be great for children to see what day they are on for upcoming events. I thought the extra tiles/whiteboard would be attached behind the calendar out of sight (going to add velcro to mine).
Date published: 2011-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magnetic Calendar My daughter is 5 and we homeschool her. She is in kindergarten this year and we love to use the calendar not just to mark special days but so that she can learn the days of the week, the month, the year, and the spacific date. My biggest downside is that I want to be able to buy extra preprinted tiles. It would be really nice if they sold a seperate kit of them that included: More Birthday Tiles Aniversary Tiles More Play oreinted Tiles (IE: Play with Friends, Ride Bike, Sleep over, Etc) More Sports tiles (IE: Sports Practice and Sports Game Tiles that dont need to be one sport spacific) 5-10 Church Tiles A vacation ends tile
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Month at a glance-great gift The grandchildren enjoy the calendar...we do too.
Date published: 2010-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy and recomend this product The only cons are that there are not enough birthday magnets and there are no anniversary magnets. Maybe a few blanks that we could write ourselves would be great.
Date published: 2010-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I love this product. It has a lot of fun activities for the kids to put on for each month. I do wish there were a few more blank tiles to write on. One is not enough. I have a 4 1/2 year old and have it in his room and I had to move it up b/c my 15 month old kept taking off the pieces and trying to eat them. Overall I am very happy with it and my 4 1/2 year old loves it. I always buy this as a gift.
Date published: 2010-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My 6 year old son loves this. Every day he adds the tiles to things that happened that day. It really helps him to learn to be organized at a young age.
Date published: 2010-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good concept; poor construction I adored the concept of having a calendar my daughter could grow into for years. It is good for keeping track of appointments and activities. It is also interactive for planning together and talking about the seasons, weather, etc. HOWEVER, I have had it less than a month and the whiteboard portion at the bottom (or the wood itself) has warped. The magnets pop off and can easily get lost. Not sure if I should return for refund or replacement.
Date published: 2010-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How do we order replacment years magnet? Love this and so do my kids. I would like to know how to keep this useful after 2012 though. My kids are young and can still use this. I hope this company address this as many people have this item. If anything have a way to buy just the small circle numbers so you can make up your own year. EX 2016 - use the 20 and 16 and put them together to form 2016. Please address this!
Date published: 2010-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item My daughter is 7 now and has had this for 3 years. Each month she sits down to redo the calendar for the month. This is a great item for a child to have for many years.
Date published: 2009-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why leave out Muslim & Hindu Events???? In a world where we try to bridge cultural gaps and teach our kids tolerance, the exclusion of Islamic events, the second largest religion in the world, from the calendar does not reflect well on your company. You should have considered incorporating Hindu and Buddhist events as well... Where can I buy magnets with the aforementioned missing events?? Does Doug&Melissa even make them?
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The boys love it! Both my boys ages 7 and 4 have their own calendar hanging in their rooms. They keep track of family and school events plus enjoy setting up each month with either me or my husband.
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Learning Calendar Great Value, except there were wat too many pieces, espically if there are other little family members that put things in their mouths! Maybe 4 and up would be more appropriate. Still, it is alot of fun and helps my 3 year old feel involved in weekly planning
Date published: 2009-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm stuck on the magnetic calendar I was impressed with the numerous tiles depicting just about every holiday,play date or occasion imaginable.The calendar is durable and easy to set up and change as needed.This is a great buy.
Date published: 2009-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT Gave it to my grandson, loves it!!
Date published: 2009-05-13