Melissa and Doug Toys should be the standard by which all toy providers base their own products. Many of these wonderful toys are solid, durable wood and provide years of enjoyment for your children.
Wooden puzzles are available in a huge variety of scenes and age related levels, from the basic ABC and 123 to 300 or 500 piece floor puzzles for your older children. They even have some of the wooden puzzles with sound to help children learn their letters, numbers and animal sounds!
Do you have a budding artist in the house? Melissa and Dougs arts and craft selection is the best I’ve seen yet. The artist easels are solidly built and sure to take years of “abuse” from over-active artists! They come stand-alone easels or you can purchase the set with all the supplies to get your young one started immediately.
For the little princess or knight in shining armor, Melissa and Doug offer fantastic wooden castles. There are dolls made especially to fit the castle and furniture for even more interactive fun. There are several doll houses available for playtime fun. There are folding doll houses, a Victorian model a huge wooden two-story house. A huge selection of furniture and accessories are available for each room. I wish I was a child again so I could play….maybe I will anyway!
My favorite is the Tree House. It stands about 20″ high and has a pulley systems, working trap door, porch swing, hammock and retractable stairs – all indoors! This is sure to be a hit on any child’s list!
Melissa and Doug have wonderful rattles and push toys for the younger crowd. The “clacker” push toys are my personal favorites. There is a duck, an elephant and even a larger alligator clacker toy
If your youngster likes vehicles as much as my four-year-old grandson does, then they will love the collections available here. Cars, trucks, emergency vehicles, fire engines and even a garbage truck; many in sizes suitable for very young children with all the safety features you could possible wish for. The colors are vibrant and eye catching to make their appeal even more desirable for all ages.
Melissa and Doug also produce a fantastic line of plush animals. These stuffed, bears, dogs, white tigers and other are sure to provide much needed comfort at bedtime and throughout the day. Most of us had, at one time or another, a favorite stuffed animal, and these are no exception. They are cute, safe and above all soft and cuddly!