Vintage Fisher Price Pick Up 'N Peek
#501 Barn Wooden Peg Puzzle
Excellent + (E)
Here is a STUNNING, VINTAGE FISHER PRICE #501 BARN PEEK UP 'N PEEK PUZZLE for
your inspection. This puzzle consists of 13 pieces, 11 of whom are equipped with
a yellow peg. The pegs on each puzzle piece are designed to help little fingers
easily remove the pieces from the puzzle. The puzzle was designed for 3- 6 year
Manufactured between 1972-84, the puzzle resembles one of Fisher Price's
Vintage #915 Barn play sets. The detail is AMAZING. All of the pieces, when
removed, has an underlying litho showing what occurs inside each corresponding area of the barn and which items or animals are commonly associated with that particular room. The puzzle also whimsically depicts the night and day operations on a farm.
This is a EXCEPTIONAL puzzle for beginning language learners. The puzzle provides loads of opportunities to highlight assorted vocabulary (e.g. silo, hay loft, milking parlor, stalls, pitchfork, milk bucket etc.), language based concepts (e.g. day/night, up/down, inside/outside, on/off), Wh- questions (e.g. "Where are the birds?" "Where is Daddy?" "What is the boy doing in the hayloft?"
"Who says 'moo?'" etc.) categorization (e.g. "Tell me some things you might find in a barn.") and matching or early memory activities. The lithos are captivating and spark a lot of conversational attempts. In my opinion, this puzzle warrants
a solid EXC++ rating. The only "flaws" I can detect are:
1. Some moderate chipping of the wood on the back edges of selected puzzle pieces
2. A couple of pin-head size rubs on the interior litho
3. A faint water stain on the lower right hand edge of the puzzle
4. A couple of indentations on the front side of the puzzle resulting in some minor chips. One is on the far left hand edge and the other is on the bottom right corner
The back of the puzzle is imprinted "Made in Holland for Fisher Price Toys, copyright 1963,1971 by the Quaker Oats Company."
All in all, this puzzle is in superb condition. It has retained its vivid original coloration and is devoid of any punctures, abrasions, or tears. This would make a fabulous puzzle for home schooling, speech-language or occupational therapy, or early childhood education classrooms.
This solid wood puzzle exemplifies Fisher Price's reputation for durable, classic toys. The puzzle weighs 14 oz. UNWRAPPED and my location is Lafayette, IN (47905). I will be shipping this puzzle inside a protective box and wrapped in bubble wrap.