Blog Ambassadors

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Melissa & Doug’s Blog Ambassador program brings together bloggers who are parents, grandparents, educators and more. They share ideas, experiences and feedback on a variety of topics including, early learning, education, creative play, parenting, new products and more.

Our Blog Ambassadors are active, diverse and influential. They are committed to working as a team on behalf of families and children, making learning fun and creative, inspiring imagination and happiness.




Amy Mascott is a reading specialist, freelance writer, former high school English teacher, and mom to an 8, 6, and 4-year-old. She has worked as a literacy consultant for DC-area charter schools, and she has shared many tools with educators and parents in both local and national speaking engagements. Hang with Amy here on The Playtime Press or over at for more cool, super-sneaky ways to throw in some learning in the name of fun or join her at we teach–a forum for parents and teachers to connect, share ideas and grow–no matter the classroom.

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Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she hopes to inspire parents to spend more quality time with their children and less money doing it. Valerie’s blog features over 1,000 inexpensive kid-friendly art projects, crafts, and activities – perfect for at-home or in the classroom. She is a frequent guest on various television talk shows to demo easy and frugal crafts to do with the kids. Valerie’s projects on The Playtime Press are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too!

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zinaZina Harrington is the author  of Let’s Lasso the Moon, where she inspires parents and children to creatively enjoy the beauty of everyday moments. Zina splits her weekdays Clark Kent-style; Mornings are spent innocuously working on creative photography projects, reserving library books, and sharing ideas on Let’s Lasso the Moon; afternoons are spent as the everyday superhero: Mom. This onetime big-city tech girl is ironically a tree hugger who resides in a picturesque small town with her family. Her husband, Shad, and two daughters are her three biggest fans.

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staceyStacy Teet is the author of KidsStuffWorld. This nature-loving, wannabe crafter has a positive outlook and fresh perspective on everyday life. She’s on a mission to raise three happy, healthy, well-balanced kids and best of all, she wants to share her secrets. Her writing is chock-full of tips for enjoying parenthood, saving money, entertaining your kids and making your family’s life a bit simpler. She’s sure to inspire you here on The Playtime Press with new ideas, helpful insights and easy steps to connect with your community and care for the planet.

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allieAllison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times. Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early-childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys!

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tiffanyTiffany Dahle is the hostess behind Peanut Blossom where she shares her belief that strong families start with strong and happy mothers. She encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running.

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Blogger Outreach

Melissa & Doug is committed to partnering with bloggers who have a strong connection with the Melissa & Doug brand and a representative following of parents, grandparents, educators and care-givers. If you are a blogger who actively recognizes and embraces the value of classic and creative play – we want to connect with you. If you are excited to share the ways you use Melissa & Doug products anytime, anywhere – in the home, classroom and more, let’s talk! Please contact us for more information: