We have both the Melissa and Doug Wooden Sound Vehicle Blocks and the Melissa and Doug Wooden Farm Sound Blocks. By matching up the images on both blocks, children are positively reinforced with the corresponding sound. Just like other Melissa and Doug natural toys, the sound blocks are made of high quality wood. My daughter thinks it is funny to switch the blocks to the other set’s base, thus the train will moo like a cow. This is only possible if you have both sets of sound blocks and appropriate for an older child to problem solve. For younger toddlers, the sound blocks offer a simple two piece puzzle that rewards them when they succeed. The sound blocks are affordable, at about ten dollars, and they make a nice gift. We were given one of our sets, and I had purchased the other set for my son’s first birthday.
marjorie dougherty says
Please can you confirm that the Melissa and Doug sound blocks are free of lead as I noticed that the one that I have (namely the Vehicle sound Blocks #1272) was made in China. I purchased it about 2-years ago in anticipation of eventually gifting it to someone and want to be assured that it is safe to do so.
Jennifer Lance says
Melissa and Doug tests their toys independently both in China and in the US. You can contact the company or buy a lead test kit and test them yourself, but I think that they are fine.