Melissa’s Playbook: Why Boredom Isn’t a Bad Word

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood. Boredom has been my greatest gift. Sounds funny to say it, but it’s the honest truth. However, if I am to be totally transparent, it […]

Melissa’s Playbook: The Power of Free Play – and Why I Believe in It

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood.   Play leads to brain plasticity, adaptability, and creativity. Nothing fires up the brain like play. —Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play […]

Melissa’s Playbook: 77 Ways to Play Outside This Summer

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood. . Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city.” — excerpted from “The Door,” […]

Toy Fair 2016 – Our Photo Journal

What did you do on Valentine’s Day? If you were in New York City, you might have spent the day at Toy Fair. We loved seeing so many of our friends, and want to share a few pictures and fun moments from our photo journal!               We hope you […]

Magical Moments at Toy Fair

Being with Melissa & Doug at Toy Fair is kind of like finding yourself in a giant play room, surrounded by hundreds of amazing toys and activities. It can be spellbinding, and when you add magic to the mix things really start getting exciting! Melissa believes that magic tricks are great for helping kids build […]

Toy Fair 2016 – Countless Ways to Play!

“Toy Fair”. . . put those words together, and they stir broad smiles and imaginative thoughts in children. For Melissa & Doug, Toy Fair means getting together with friends at a gigantic sound puzzle, and sharing ideas that can inspire countless ways to play! This year at Toy Fair, Melissa and Doug got to hang out with our Blog […]

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 […]

Free Personalization – for a Limited Time!

Personalized Play from Melissa & Doug! We admit it . . . at Melissa & Doug we love toys and fun! Our favorite childhood memories are filled with laughter and games, and many precious moments as parents include play-centered activities with our kids! Playtime can be even more exciting, with products customized using Melissa & Doug’s personalization service. And for a limited […]