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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet

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$18.39 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Classic pounding toy with a "peekaboo" design twist
  • Durable wood construction
  • Wooden hammer included
  • 10" x 5.25" x 5"
  • Makes a great gift for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2 to 4, for hands-on, screen-free play

Description

Engage little ones with this Melissa & Doug Pounding Bench that's beautifully constructed from high-quality, solid wood and child-safe materials. The classic little pounding bench features eight brightly colored pegs that play "peekaboo" as they go up and down. The pegs are non-removable and take turns showing their smiles while your toddler has fun using the sturdy, durable mallet. The toy is entertaining for kids while they get to practice naming the different colors of the pegs. It also helps promote eye-hand coordination, cause and effect, and fine motor skills. The wooden pounding bench makes a great gift for toddlers and preschoolers ages two and older for hands-on, screen-free play. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called "the gold standard in early childhood play." Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimensions (Overall): 5 Inches (H) x 10 Inches (W) x 4.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 2 Years and Up
Assembly Details: No Assembly Required
Educational Focus: Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills
Material: Wood, Beechwood, Rubberwood
Battery: No Battery Used
Care & Cleaning: Spot or Wipe Clean
TCIN: 13451720
UPC: 000772044905
Item Number (DPCI): 204-06-0802
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 10.26 inches length x 5.78 inches width x 5.12 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.11 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Why use any paint one mallet. you must know toddlers wll chew on most things that fit in their mouth. the paint comes off. that cant be safe for kids at all????

submitted by Dorothy - 4 months ago
  • A: Hi! Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass it along. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug

    submitted byManufacturer - 1 month ago

Q: Where is this bench made?

submitted by Finch - 5 months ago
  • A: Hi, Our products are made in a number of countries. Each one is clearly marked with its country of origin. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug

    submitted byShelly - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Wyt are yellow stoppers underneath? Why can't bench be turned over to pound the pegs through again. How do you get them back up again to pound the pegs down again.

submitted by Bev - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi Bev, This pounding bench is designed so that the pegs go up and down The yellow pieces underneath the bench are what push the pegs back up so that they are ready to be played with again. Best, Your Friends at Melissa & Doug

    submitted byManufacturer - 3 years ago

Q: Is this good for a 2 year old?

submitted by GG - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Yes, this item is recommended for children ages 2+

    submitted bySara C - 4 years ago

Q: How small are the pieces? Can a one year old play with this?

submitted by BH - 6 years ago
  • A: The pegs are not separate. All is attached which is great for cleanup. The hammer is the only separate piece. Would buy again and I think a 1 yr old would enjoy.

    submitted byDebbie - 6 years ago
4.5 out of 5 stars with 196 reviews
80% would recommend
51 recommendations
quality: 4.34 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.27 out of 5
value: 3.82 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5

Fell Apart Quickly

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Leslie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This toy fell apart within a couple weeks of Christmas. My son enjoys ordering and counting the colorful pegs, so it’s not a complete waste. I’m surprised by the quality of this toy, though. Melissa and Doug usually does much better.
1 reply from Shelly team - 3 months ago
Hi Leslie, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Deluxe Pounding Bench. We have a great partnership with Target and ask that you reach out to them directly for resolution with your issue. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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Endless fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kayla - 3 months ago
So cute and fun! My kids have endless fun with this!
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Hammering Away!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Our 2 year old hammers away all day on this thing! She loves it. The only downfall is the paint does start to chip.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Fun and safe for my one year old!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rebekah - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I got this for my 15 month old. He loves to play with tools and hammers but a lot of the play toys aren't safe for his age because of choking hazards. This is amazing! The nails don't come out so no safety risk there. He loves to play with this. It comes with a sturdy hammer to hit the nails with. Just have to watch out for little fingers so they don't get smashed!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great for babies!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sarahk - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
10 month old loves this! I love that the pieces don’t come out and are attached to the base. Also not super loud when he pounds on it
length of play: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Christmas prestent for grandson

5 out of 5 stars
Darlene - 4 months ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
It was derfinetly a big hit. Played with it all day.
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Not the best

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kkeilllgyore - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
The quality is good, however, it’s a bit boring and because of the base, you can only pound this in a certain kind of way. I think it would be better if the pieces could eventually fall through. My toddler might be interested in this for about 60 seconds. I’d prefer to spend the money elsewhere.
1 reply from Shelly team - 4 months ago
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Deluxe Pounding Bench. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass it along. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Great toddler toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
wimama - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loved this when she was little. I love that the pegs are connected, so you don't lose them or have to "reload" them into the holder. A great gift for a 1-2 year old.
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Pound away

5 out of 5 stars
Kim - 5 months ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
Great toy for making noise, hand/eye coordination and colors
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Fun Toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Angie - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great find to help define motor skills for my little one. It’s held up real nice with all the hammer bangs.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Great toy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Knosk - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for a 1 year old and it was a hit! Had to take the hammer away but absolutely loved pushing the pins up and down. It’s great that it all stays together!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Such a simple toy

5 out of 5 stars
Brenda - 8 months ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
This was a popular toy for all the kids, 9 and under at our safari party!
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Paint coming off hammer.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Steph - 8 months ago
You would think my toddler drew on the wood part, except he didn’t. The blue on the hammer came off and made marks on the wood.
1 reply from Shelly team - 8 months ago
Hi Steph, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Deluxe Pounding Bench. We have a great partnership with Target and ask that you reach out to them directly for resolution with your issue. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Very entertaining

5 out of 5 stars
VTK - 8 months ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
Bot for 2yo G’Son birthday. He could not stop playing with it. Helps with hand/eye coordination. Similar to the ones years ago only this one the pegs keep popping up.
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Toy Critic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Frank - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My grandson really likes to pound on this workshop type bench for up to an hour at a time. He loves it
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Hammer toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Pam - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Great traditional toy. Well made My son loves it!
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Paint doesn't hold up

1 out of 5 stars
Gwynne - 1 year ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
Sadly the paint chipped after one day of use. The children absolutely love it!!
1 reply from consumer care team - 1 year ago
Hi, Thank you for your post and for bringing this to our attention. We take the quality of our products very seriously and are sorry to hear about your experience. Please give us a call at 800 718 5365. Anyone on our friendly consumer care team will be happy to help you. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Addy - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My baby LOVES this toy! It keeps her attention and she loves playing with it. Great quality! Worth the price!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Great but loud

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nikita - 1 year ago
10/10 recommend WITH the addition of felt pads. Our 2yo LOVES this hammer toy, but it was SO loud. The clacks were awful. I got some sticky felt pads (1”) and attached them as pictured and it took the noise level down to a tolerable level.
quality: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Perfect!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Meredith - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 18 month old loves this! There are not many separate pieces to keep up with and helps with fine motor development too. Win win!
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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