This latches board from Melissa & Doug is a fantastic educational tool. The board features six houses that are all painted a different colour. Each house has a gold latch that is different from the rest. Challenging children to undo the latches and open the doors will help improve children’s fine motor skills (dexterity). Inside the houses are animals that correspond to the number and colour of the house (i.e. in yellow house number three, there are three yellow cats). The colours, numbers and animal on this board make this toy a fantastic early years communication language and literacy tool. The board (40 x 30cm) and doors are made of wood, the latches and hinges are metal. Age guide: from 3 years.