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Melissa & Doug Latches Board

product code: 132127

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product information

Latches Board unlocks learning and fun! Undo a lock, swing open the wooden door, and count on finding fun when the picture beneath is revealed. Each numbered door hides illustrated animals to count, matching numerals with quantities to teach number recognition and early math skills. Six unique latches and locks test fine motor skills, too, making Latches Board an ideal way to engage kids in different modes of learning through one exciting activity.

Quick facts:

  • Wooden activity board

  • 6 doorways, 6 unique locks

  • Introduces key early-learning concepts: colours, shapes, numbers, animals

  • Numbered doors hide illustrations to count, connecting numerals and quantities

Great for your child's development:
Preschoolers learn through discovery-driven play: counting objects, manipulating moving parts, calling on memory, and solving simple problems. Melissa & Doug's Latches Board rewards their curiosity with something to learn on every level. Children can identify numerals, shapes, and colours above and below each unique hinged doorway; when kids challenge fine motor skills to open each unique lock, latch, hook, or clasp, they are rewarded with even more colourful surprises to identify and count!

Customer verdicts:
"My daughter loves this! She quickly learned how to manipulate the latches. It's also great for learning colors, numbers, animals and animal sounds! Every preschool classroom should have one of these on their manipulatives shelf!

"I bought this toy for a friend's child and now I am buying it for my wonderful mentally challenged son. I know he will love this one!"

What you need to know:
Latches and content are appropriate for a wide range of preschool children. Latches vary slightly in difficulty to keep the motor-skills elements engaging for many skill levels.
All hinges, latches, and doors are securely attached to the board; no loose pieces.

Brand information:
Melissa & Doug toys are designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration, and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning! From classic wooden toys to creative crafts for every age, Melissa & Doug's timeless products educate and enrich in a way that's as natural as playtime itself.

Since their company's founding 25 years ago, Melissa and Doug have been committed to making exceptional children's products, with a focus on hands-on creative play and superior customer service. As Melissa says, "We listen to parents—I talk with a lot of them!— to create products that are born out of customer needs and offer children tremendous play value."

With their recognizable red-oval logo, Melissa and Doug put their names on every product they make—a symbol of their commitment to quality, attention to detail, and dedication to improving playtime for families around the world.

How does this help my child ?

  • Problem solving
    Problem solving

    These toys teach your child to work things out for themselves.

  • Instils confidence
    Instils confidence

    This toy helps your child feel secure and happy, and enjoy good self-esteem.


  • Weight: 1.18 kg

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Normally delivered within 3-5 days (exclusions apply including postcode restrictions and extended timescales). Exceptional delivery circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or courier delays may cause your order to take longer to deliver.
FREE for orders over £50, otherwise £3.95

Express Delivery

Order before 4pm for delivery on the next working day to UK mainland addresses. Regrettably this service is unavailable for deliveries to Northern Ireland.
£4.95 on all orders

UK returns

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