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Pegs and Pegboards

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: I can’t remember where I saw these first, but I ordered some from the Oriental Trading Company several months ago.


  • Pegs and a Peg Board

Observations: I tried to show these to Sweet Pea several months ago, but I couldn’t really get her interested until recently.  I think that they must have just required too much manual dexterity for her before, because she has really taken to them now.

She has chosen to work with these several times on her own.  She likes to sort the pegs by color, but lately her favorite activity is to try to stack them as high as possible.  (The first picture is her excitement over stacking 4 of them all by herself.  She was yelling, “I did it!  I did it!” Dora the Explorer style.)

Notes from the Trenches: We didn’t have any problems with these, but I do sort of hate that they are yet-another-toy with a bazillion pieces for us to keep track of.

Rating: 3 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Independent)

4 comments to Pegs and Pegboards

  • I haven’t tried peg boards with my kids- but this looks fun! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  • The peg board is a BIG hit with Maddie. For months, she only wanted to build towers (really, really HIGH towers) but now she likes to attempt patterning and making shapes. We have a large one like you guys, and I recently bought a MUCH smaller one (smaller board and MUCH smaller pegs), thinking she would like the variety. She didn’t really take to it because the pegs don’t stack. Go figure.

    Anyway, I hear you on the bazillion little pieces!

  • This looks like fun. Off to join your giveaway 🙂

  • I was SO close to getting this for Matthew, and then spent my $$ on some other things… I’ll definitely have to keep these in mind, everyone seems to love them so much. Thank you for the detailed review!

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