Finding Undersea Fun

So we hear there’s a little fish movie out in theaters now making a big splash. If your kids are anything like ours, we predict a spike in interest in all things “under the sea”. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite picks to set in motion an ocean of fun: Clowning […]

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 […]

Product of the Week Giveaway: Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal

Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal Giveaway! Explore the “wild” side of stuffed animal play, with a lovable toy boa constrictor – that likes to be hugged back! Imagine curling up to read a favorite bedtime story with this exotic friend! Over 14 feet long – and every inch a cuddler – this coiled snake stuffed animal […]

Meet our Family of Giant Stuffed Animals!

Stuffed animals can be the most lovable and loyal of friends! With super-soft fur and cuddles galore, these snuggly buddies can bring sweet dreams at bedtime, lots of warm hugs, and endless hours of play on rainy days. Our Melissa & Doug family of furry friends has grown to include more than 150 different animals, and we’d love to introduce […]

A Teddy Bear Picnic

This Teddy Bear Picnic Post is brought to us by Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome.com “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn around, Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground…”   Who doesn’t love a teddy bear? We took our boys out last week for a Teddy Bear Picnic in advance of National Teddy Bear Picnic Day, celebrated […]

Car Trip Tips!

These handy car trip tips are brought to you by our guest writer and special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. For many of us, the summer is the time for long car trips to the beach, visiting relatives and traveling for a relaxing vacation. However, these car rides with children, especially children with special needs can […]

Getting Kids Packing for Travel!

Ways of getting kids packing for family travel, from our guest blogger Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures. It’s that time of year again. School is letting out, the kids are home, and the weather is perking up. What better time than now to plan a family vacation. But everyone knows that planning a family vacation […]

Weekly Deal Round-Up: Personalization, Free Gift, Deal of the Week

As a valued member of our community, we want to be sure you’re “in-the-know” whenever we have special deals on our website. So we created this weekly round-up so you never miss an opportunity to save! You can also make sure you receive all our exclusive deals and promotions right in your inbox by signing […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Let’s Play Animal Hospital

This idea for creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy playing with the kids! -Valerie                  Are your stuffed animal friends feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps it’s time to open a pretend animal hospital! We […]