Autism Toy Review-Melissa And Doug Latches and Locks Board

Autism Toy Review-Melissa And Doug Latches and Locks Board

Our son who has been diagnosed with Autism, has delayed play skills and doesn’t yet like to play with many toys but he just loves this toy. We love Melissa and Doug products. Our son now seems to be drawn to them too.

We found it has helped with his fine and gross motor skills. He’s now an expert at opening and closing locks and latches!

This toy is a big hit in our house. We would highly recommend this toy. 

Age Suitability: 3 Years +


  • A delightful game for your inquisitive youngster, this play board challenges them to figure out how 6 different latches work
  • Smooth-sanded solid-wood board features beautiful artwork and fun surprises behind the opening doors and windows
  • Created by award-winning toy makers Melissa & Doug, whose solid wood toys make classical, treasured gifts
  • Helps build fine and gross motor skills while little ones discover vibrant colours, numbers, animals and more
  • Dimensions: 29L x 39W cm
  • Batteries not required

Product Description

Undo a latch, swing open the numbered door, and count on fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden play board! Build fine motor skills while learning colours, numbers, animals and more! There are many fun and educational activities you can play with your child. Find a specific coloured door and identify the animals behind it. “Point to the red door. What animals are behind it?” Find a house and identify a specific shape and/or number: “Which house has a circle with the number 5?” Count the animals behind a door or window. “Open the latch on the blue house. How many dogs do you see?” Identify a house by describing something on it. “What colour is the house with two circular windows”?