Creative Play Quick Tip: Sort It Out!

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Starting around 18 months, toddlers begin to notice differences and commonalities between objects—which means it’s time to sort and group! HOW THEY PLAY: Preschoolers naturally seek to organize objects by color, size, shape, texture and type. Feed their hunger for this type of play by providing sorting toys like lacing beads, shape sorting cubes and [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Painted Puzzle Magnets

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This idea for crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy crafting with your kids! -Valerie Are your puzzles missing a few pieces? Have they been loved to death? Do you want to give them some new life as a gift for a special friend [...]

Introducing the Melissa & Doug Outlet Store!

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Dear valued readers, Did you hear the exciting news? We just opened a  Melissa & Doug Outlet Store, where great toys are available at 40% off while supplies last. These limited-supply deals give you a great opportunity to grab some last-minute gifts or stock up for the holidays while taking advantage of incredible toys at  [...]

From Melissa: My Sunny Patch Pool Toys Inspiration

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I’ve always loved watching my kids’ personalities shine as they get into the pool. There’s the toe-tester, the graceful diver, the cannonball blaster. . . . But soon after that thrilling first jump, it was always just a matter of time before they were drifting aimless and bored, asking, “What should we do now?” Swimming [...]

Spread the Word: Camp Is in Session!

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Have you heard about Camp Sunny Patch? It’s a summer full of free, printable, do-at-home activities to keep little “campers” moving, creating and having a blast. Our “camp counselors” are some favorite bloggerswe know you’ll love . . . and we’d love to get you involved, too!Share the news about Camp Sunny Patch on your [...]

Press Release: Camp Sunny Patch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stay Busy this Summer with Melissa & Doug’s “Virtual” Camp Camp Sunny Patch begins Monday June 4, Online May 30, 2012 – Wilton, CT – To kids, the start of summer means freedom and fun! But to parents, planning summer days can be daunting. How can we give kids the adventure they [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Logos and Buttons

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Copy & paste the following code to use the button above on your blog: [sourcecode language="html"] <a href="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/camp-sunny-patch-guide/"><img src="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/new-sp-camp-logo_oc31.jpg?w=450" alt="Melissa and Doug’s Camp Sunny Patch Official Camper" width="285" height="306" /></a>[/sourcecode] Copy & paste the following code to use the button above on your blog: [sourcecode language="html"] <a href="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/camp-sunny-patch-guide/"><img src="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/test21.jpg" alt="Melissa and Doug’s Camp Sunny Patch [...]

RYAN SEACREST and Melissa & DOUG Treat the Boys & Girls Club of East L.A. with Art Donations!

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Earlier this month, we teamed up with Ryan Seacrest to perform a Random Act of Kindness: Supplying kids at the East LA Boys & Girls Club with fresh new Melissa and Doug art supplies! We’re happy we were able to help these great kids. Thanks for connecting us, Ryan Seacrest! [kyte.tv appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/388452/1640558&tbid=424588&p=4484&height=402&width=560] Read the complete article [...]

You Too Can Win: Like Us on Facebook and Answer This Jeopardy Question

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Last night the $1,000 question on Jeopardy in the Toys and Games Category was: A line of Wooden Puzzles & Toys Is Made By The Company Called Melissa & Him – Who is Him? *CLICK HERE TO ANSWER QUESTION (by leaving a comment on our facebook post) Entries left anywhere else will not count For [...]