Creating a Custom Gift Bundle: Puzzles

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What’s the perfect fit for clever kids? Puzzles! This classic gift option comes in a huge variety of levels and themes, so it’s easy (and lots of fun!) to customize a collection especially for your child. Check out some of our favorite puzzle-gifting ideas below and get inspired to put together a gift bundle of [...]

Melissa & Doug and the 2012 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

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Melissa & Doug products have been selected as part of the 2012 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. This annual publication, a free resource for parents and caregivers, features toys that encourage developmental growth for kids of all abilities. Selection is rigorous, and we’re thrilled to have three Melissa & Doug favorites included: [...]

Which Kind of Puzzle Is Right for My Child?

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For building fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills, puzzles can’t be beat! But to many parents, trying to make sense of the huge variety of formats and styles can feel like a puzzle in itself. Feel like you’re missing a piece? Check out our puzzle primer to find the perfect fit for your [...]

Puzzles – At Any Age! Video Round-Up from Melissa

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Last week on the blog, we covered the many different reasons why we LOVE Unit Block activities and projects. This week, we’ll cover another favorite: puzzles. As one of the first toys a child plays with, and one of the most educational, these pieces can help your child sharpen a number of important skills over [...]

State Stats: Fun Facts about the United States

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Learn about the United States with trivia about its 50 parts! Start by pulling out a map, piecing together a USA Map Wooden Puzzle or USA Map Floor Puzzle, or grabbing a USA Learning Mat. Use the maps to point out and talk about the states as you read the trivia. Then add to the [...]

5 Fun Ways to Teach Children the Letters of the Alphabet

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Name Rubbings: From cardboard cut out the letters of your child’s name and glue onto construction paper. Have your child put a piece of paper over his name and use an unwrapped crayon (on its side) to create a name rubbing! Tracing Letters: Use hard plastic (the kind that will crack if bent) paper plates [...]

Vote For Us In The 1st Annual iVillage Stuff We Love Awards!

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PLEASE VOTE “YES” For Our USA Wooden MAP Puzzle In The 1st Annual @iVillage 2011 Stuff We Love Awards! CLICK TO VOTE NOW!

CLOSED! Pirate Prize Pack Giveaway

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  CLOSED! A Winner Will Be Chosen Soon! WIN IT! We are offering one lucky fan a Pirate Prize Pack Giveaway including our Treasure Chest Play Set, Pirate Adventure Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle, Pirate’s Bounty Floor Puzzle, Pirate Role Play Costume, and Pirate Puppet! ENTER Thru 5/31/11  at Midnight ET **How to Enter** A.  Just head [...]

Save 25% on Melissa & Doug Puzzles expires 10/23

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You’re never too young or too old for one of our puzzles! Beginning with simple wooden jumbo knob puzzles and increasing in complexity to 500 piece cardboard jigsaw puzzles, we have the perfect puzzle for you! Our vast assortment includes puzzles with interesting textures, entertaining sounds, and “attractive” magnets. All feature great images from realistic [...]