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Sixteen pictures and 48 colored pegs for kids to create their own masterpieces and work on colors, matching, and hand-eye coordination.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>Similar to the popular Lite Brite peg toy, the Quercetti Fantacolor Pegboard set includes sixteen different images and 48 brightly colored pegs that children can use to create a variety of pictures.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>With each image, there are colors in different parts of the picture that match the colors of the pegs. The child has to figure out which color it is and then find the matching peg color to fit it in the picture.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>A toy similar to the well-known Lite Brite toys, this peg board has sixteen different pictures and 48 vibrantly-colored pegs. The pegs are bigger, making them easy for small hands to handle and put in the picture. It&rsquo;s very sturdy, with the board and pegs being made of durable hard plastic. The board also helps kids work on motor skills, specifically hand-eye coordination. They have to find the color peg that matches the color on the peg board, and then stick it in.</p> <p>Users have said that it&rsquo;s a very easy toy to store when not being used, as the pegs can be kept in the small plastic holder that can be folded up and slide right underneath the peg board. Because of its easy storage ability and manageable size, it&rsquo;s also a good travel toy. By matching the colors, it helps children to recognize patterns.</p> <p>Some users have said that the pegs are very chunky. However, it&rsquo;s a toy made for children as young as two years old, so these bigger pieces are easier for them to grasp onto and play with. Another common complaint was that once all the pegs are put in, it still doesn&rsquo;t look like the picture it&rsquo;s supposed to be. The pegs are bigger and it is a children&rsquo;s toy, so the pictures aren&rsquo;t going to be incredibly detailed.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>If this toy gets wet, dry off with a towel.</li> <li>If it gets dirty, wash with a damp cloth and if it is still a little bit wet, dry with a towel.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>The set comes with sixteen different pictures and 48 brightly-colored pegs to make the pictures. Underneath the set there is a place to put the pegs when the toy is not being used.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>Although the pegs are bulkier than some in other sets of toys, they are still small enough that a child could put them in their mouth, so parents should watch their child if they are still at the age that they are putting things in their mouth.&nbsp;</p>
Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
Date published: 2016-07-21
7.00 / 10 stars

Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set

by Quercetti
current stage2016-07-21

Kids can use dozens of vibrantly colored pegs to create sixteen different pictures with Quercetti's Pegboard Set. The pegs are big enough for small hands to use, and help children master the basics of learning their colors while also working on hand-eye coordination. 

  • Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
  • Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
Overall7.00
This measure how often, for how long, and how many different ages will play with this toy. A great toy will be loved for years, and is still wanted as the child grows.
Replay
  • 8.50
 
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 9.00
 
This scores how well a toy encourages critical thinking, pattern recognition, and memory improvement.
Cognitive
  • 7.50
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 9.00
 
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Social
  • 5.00
 

Product Specs

Age 2-5 years
Made in Italy
Recalls No
Batteries No Batteries Required
Materials Plastic
Choking Hazard Small pieces included
Date Reviewed 07/21/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $29.59
Pros
  • Big pegs are easy for kids to use
  • Works on hand-eye coordination
  • Easy storage
  • Good travel toy
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Pegs are very bulky
  • Pictures don't look like they're supposed to because pegs are so big
Detailed Review

Toy Description

Similar to the popular Lite Brite peg toy, the Quercetti Fantacolor Pegboard set includes sixteen different images and 48 brightly colored pegs that children can use to create a variety of pictures.

Play

With each image, there are colors in different parts of the picture that match the colors of the pegs. The child has to figure out which color it is and then find the matching peg color to fit it in the picture.

Observations

A toy similar to the well-known Lite Brite toys, this peg board has sixteen different pictures and 48 vibrantly-colored pegs. The pegs are bigger, making them easy for small hands to handle and put in the picture. It’s very sturdy, with the board and pegs being made of durable hard plastic. The board also helps kids work on motor skills, specifically hand-eye coordination. They have to find the color peg that matches the color on the peg board, and then stick it in.

Users have said that it’s a very easy toy to store when not being used, as the pegs can be kept in the small plastic holder that can be folded up and slide right underneath the peg board. Because of its easy storage ability and manageable size, it’s also a good travel toy. By matching the colors, it helps children to recognize patterns.

Some users have said that the pegs are very chunky. However, it’s a toy made for children as young as two years old, so these bigger pieces are easier for them to grasp onto and play with. Another common complaint was that once all the pegs are put in, it still doesn’t look like the picture it’s supposed to be. The pegs are bigger and it is a children’s toy, so the pictures aren’t going to be incredibly detailed.

Care

  • If this toy gets wet, dry off with a towel.
  • If it gets dirty, wash with a damp cloth and if it is still a little bit wet, dry with a towel.

Parts and Pieces

The set comes with sixteen different pictures and 48 brightly-colored pegs to make the pictures. Underneath the set there is a place to put the pegs when the toy is not being used.

Concerns

Although the pegs are bulkier than some in other sets of toys, they are still small enough that a child could put them in their mouth, so parents should watch their child if they are still at the age that they are putting things in their mouth. 

Manufacturer's Description

With 60 years of experience creating educational toys, Quercetti has contributed to generations of children engaging in beneficial play that encourages creativity and stimulates intuitive reasoning. Fantacolor Junior is the perfect beginning art activity for 2 or 3 year olds. It includes a transparent pegboard with bright colored, chunky pegs that lock into the board. Picture cards slide behind for little ones to match colors, or they can create their own designs. Includes 48 large, chunky pegs, and 16 large picture cards. Pegboard locks on top of tray for convenient storage box. Carry handle, too. Award winner. Made in Italy. Ages 2+.

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