Creative Play Quick Tip: It’s Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day!

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Arr, mateys! We’d be scurvy to miss wishing ya a HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! Enjoy a day filled with giggles and pretend-play fun as you try out some of our favorite pirate words and sayings. A PIRATE PRIMER FROM BARNACLE BART Ahoy – hello! Aye – yes Booty – treasure Bounty – reward [...]

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 [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Confetti Stamped Lunch Bags

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This idea for creative play and crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy crafting with your kids! -Valerie These colorful and festive lunch bags are sure to keep the kids busy, and they are so much fun to make! I love how projects like these give [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Racing Flags!

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This idea for creative play and crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy crafting with your kids! -Valerie These racing flags were easy to make, and afterwards they inspired the kids to go outside for some active play to burn off some of their extra [...]

Parent Watercooler: 5 Tips for an Unforgettable Day at the Beach

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These creative play tips for beach-time fun are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Keep the light of curiosity alive!   -Zina Grab the sunscreen, let’s roll! Playing in the sandbox is a blast, but going to the beach opens the door to a world of possibilities. Here [...]

Mother’s Day: Make It More than a Phone Call

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These ideas for making Mother’s Day special are brought to you by Melissa & Doug , written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald. Mother’s Day (in one form or another) is observed in over 40 cultures. In some, it’s tied to International Women’s Day; in others, it relates to religious festivals. Here in the United [...]

Kids Speak: What They WISH They Could Do for Mom!

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This article about Mother’s Day is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Amy Mascott. What do children wish they could do for their moms? Here’s an interesting look at how kids think their moms want to be honored!  –Amy We asked the kiddos of some of our favorite bloggers: [...]

Which 2 Kid Friendly Jokes Will Be Trunki Winners?

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Kid Friendly Jokes Submitted During Our Twitter Party Trunki WINNERS: #1) Marla Bharratt Pollard Knock knock Who’s there? Olive olive who? Olive melissa and doug toys cuz they’re the best!! #2) Starr Willette Why don’t aliens eat clowns? Because they taste funny. ———————————————————- Other Very Funny Kids Jokes: Carrie Lobacz Wells What cereal does a [...]

You’re Invited to Our First Twitter Party – Tuesday 11/16 at 9 pm EDT

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9 pm EDT WHERE: On Twitter or on Tweet Grid HOW: You need a twitter account. To get one go here. Yes, it’s free! Log into your twitter account and make sure you’re following @MelissaAndDoug You can follow along with the party by using hashtag #mdparty through twitter. To [...]