6 Family Travel Tips in time for the Holidays

Family travel tips, from Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. The holiday season is officially here! And, by now you are probably deep in the throws of all of the things that it involves. Shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, entertaining, etc., etc. One of my family’s favorite things about the holidays is traveling to see our family and […]

Great Toys for Little Builders

Check out these creative play options for your little builders, from our guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome! If you give a baby or a toddler two items, guaranteed it won’t take long before they try to stack them on top of each other. Figuring out how things fit together is one of those innate […]

Treats for Future Foodies!

Our Blog Ambassador, Tiffany Dahle of Peanut Blossom, has been busy whipping up a delightful mix of the “tastiest” play ingredients for future foodies. Junior chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs of tomorrow can serve up high tea, bake up the finest in pretend play patisseries, or add some extra flavor to their favorite make-believe meals. Something fresh and new is […]

Try the Family Game Suspend & You’ll Be Hooked

If you take the game Suspend to a local coffee shop you’ll inevitably have people stop and ask you, “What are you playing?” The family game comes with twenty-four notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sounds easy, right? Try adding another piece and then another. Each time a bar is added, the balance […]

Being Thankful – An Acrostic Poem Project

Creative and educational family activities – plus a video – from guest editor Carrie Anne Badov from EverythingMom.com. Family holidays like Thanksgiving are a reminder of all the many wonderful things in our life. Our family. A great meal to eat. A favourite stuffie. Perhaps even pie with ice cream. Gratitude isn’t just reserved for us as adults and parents. […]

Lunchbox Notes that Stick Around!

Creative lunchbox notes for lunch on the road,  from guest blogger Julie of HappyStrongHome! As my five year old grows in his reading ability, he enjoys sounding out words and phrases he sees everywhere. This makes lunchbox notes even more exciting to put together. I can use more words! With holiday season fast coming on, […]

Travel Printable for Kids!

Traveling in the winter can mean packing different clothes, shoes and accessories than during the summer time. Help kids have fun preparing for wintertime travel with this handy printable! Simply click on the printable below to print out the copies you need, then add your favorite crayons, pencils or markers. Happy travels! ~Your friends at Melissa & Doug […]

Terrific 25 Holiday Gift Ideas

. Terrific 25 Holiday Gift Ideas We’ve chosen 25 favorites that are sure to delight kids everywhere . . . from foodies to crafters, to vehicle lovers, to little learners, and more! It’s the season of giving, so today and each day through December 1st, Melissa & Doug is giving away one new prize from our Terrific […]

Visit the Melissa & Doug Holiday Gift Shop!

Here come the holidays! Children dream year-round of this magical season, and at Melissa & Doug we’re serving up lots of cheer in our Holiday Gift Shop! What’s Inside Melissa & Doug’s Holiday Gift Shop? We’ve filled our gift shop with the newest and most-loved Melissa & Doug products, from pretend play to puzzles, from […]