Product Review: Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart

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This review is going to be pretty brief: if you’re looking for a shopping cart for your children, this is the one. Yes, the Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart is pricier than other carts at $49.99, but it could not be more realistic! With its sturdy metal construction (it is heavy at 12 pounds), it… Read More

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

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We stumbled across the Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards on a recent shopping trip, and my daughter, shockingly, asked for it. I couldn’t get to the cash register fast enough, considering she usually looks at things that are loud and/or sparkly. This is a sit down game that is quiet! Let’s go! Recommended… Read More

Melissa and Doug Picture Bingo

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  We are now at the point where we can play board games with our three year old daughter and the pieces won’t get thrown around and she will actually sit for more than 30 seconds to play. I know, it’s a miracle. So recently, we got this Melissa and Doug Picture Bingo game as… Read More

Toddlers Love The Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box

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Looking for a great gift for a toddler without the noise, flashy lights, or batteries? Something educational and fun under $20? Then you have got to try the Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box. This box is simple but smart- there are wooden food items, a wooden chopping board, and a wooden knife (completely safe,… Read More

Toddler Yard Water Fun for Under $20

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In this blistering heat, everyone wants to be outside including your little toddlers and babies. If you don’t have a pool near you, here are some fun water ideas for your children to play with in the yard for under $20. The prices also make them great gifts too! 1. Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch… Read More

Shapes, Shapes, and More Shapes

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I am in love borderline obsessed with the educational toy company, Melissa and Doug. I love that their products are made of great materials and that their toys provide children of all ages with learning opportunities that are fun and colorful. Given my love for all things Melissa and Doug, when I saw a Melissa… Read More

My daughter’s musical roots

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My first daughter’s musical roots go deep. Very deep. She’s been “making” and “playing” pots and pans and our kitchen hardwood floors since she was about eight months old. I know. The whole “playing since eight months old” sounds impressive right? In the event that she makes it big someday as a jazz musician (jazz… Read More

I’m Teaching My Toddler Some Responsibilities with a Chart

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In case you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of the Melissa and Doug brand of educational toys. Given my love for their products and commitment to craftsmanship, when my first daughter received a Melissa and Doug Responsibility Chart as a Christmas gift as a 12 month-old, I was stoked. Wait. Uhh, for the sake… Read More

Learning About Animals With Our Wooden Nesting Blocks

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Melissa and Doug are well known for their entertaining and educational wooden toys, and our recent purchase of their Wooden Animal Nesting Blocks are just that. Colorful and bright, and with four different animal themes on each side of the block, you can help your child learn the names and sounds, while watching them stack… Read More

Pound! Pound! Roll…

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If you’re looking for a toy that’s sure to be a hit (pun intended) look no further! The Melissa and Doug Pound and Roll Tower is a small and colorful tower that comes with four brightly colored wooden balls and a wooden hammer. You place the balls in the holes at the top so they… Read More

Go Battery-Free!

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If your house is anything like mine, then you are going through batteries as fast as you are diapers.  Between the toys, vibrating chairs, mobiles, entertainers and monitors, we have had a battery charger going constantly for my daughter’s 14 months.  And no matter how many we have on hand, there seems to always be… Read More

Toys for your Early Walker!

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It’s an exciting time when your little one starts walking. The part before they start running around and pulling everything out of drawers and sticking their hands in the toilet, I mean. Your child wants to use their new skill as much as possible, so what better way to encourage them than with a toy… Read More

Melissa & Doug on Sale! Stock up for the holidays!

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For a limited time and while supplies last, get up to 30% off select toys from Melissa & Doug from Amazon.com.  We are big fans of Melissa & Doug toys and think this is a great time to stock up on holiday gifts. A few of our favorite picks are: Melissa & Doug Trunki ($28.00)… Read More

The Toddler Left Behind

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Oh my poor baby toddler. He has a severe case of Third Child Syndrome. Never mind the fact that he can now climb out of the Pack N’ Play while I take a shower (oh, about 8 months earlier than his big brother did), or that he can eat more than his two older brothers… Read More

Back In The Day Outside Play

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There’s something about ropes, slip and slides, camping sets and tire swings that remind me of my childhood. Things have definitely changed since then but the same ideas are still around. Little Tikes Tire Swing Little Tikes Disk Swing Climbing Rope Melissa and Doug Sprinkler Pretend and Play Camp Set Pretend and Play Fishing Set… Read More

2011 Calendars For Kids

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My children are fascinated by dates. The 8-year-old loves to look ahead on a calendar to see upcoming birthdays, special events, when the next day off of school is… he also loves to cross off each passing day. He feels like he’s contributing and it makes for a great conversation starter. My 3-year-old is learning… Read More