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Classic Toys and Timeless Favorites

From babies to toddlers, to preschoolers and beyond, Melissa & Doug classic toys are timeless favorites for kids. These classic playtime activities feature engaging themes, innovative designs and heirloom quality craftsmanship, for play time experiences that never go out of style! In fact, many of our toys become cherished playthings that are passed down from child to […]

6 Family Travel Tips in time for the Holidays

Family travel tips, from Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. The holiday season is officially here! And, by now you are probably deep in the throws of all of the things that it involves. Shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, entertaining, etc., etc. One of my family’s favorite things about the holidays is traveling to see our family and […]

Great Toys for Little Builders

Check out these creative play options for your little builders, from our guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome! If you give a baby or a toddler two items, guaranteed it won’t take long before they try to stack them on top of each other. Figuring out how things fit together is one of those innate […]

Treats for Future Foodies!

Our Blog Ambassador, Tiffany Dahle of Peanut Blossom, has been busy whipping up a delightful mix of the “tastiest” play ingredients around for future foodies. See what Tiffany has put together! READ TIFFANY’S FULL POST HERE   To find family-friendly recipes, tips for helping picky eaters, plus even more cool ways of encouraging creative play for future foodies, follow us on Pinterest!

Try the Family Game Suspend & You’ll Be Hooked

If you take the game Suspend to a local coffee shop you’ll inevitably have people stop and ask you, “What are you playing?” The family game comes with twenty-four notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy, right? Try adding another piece and then another. Each time a bar is added, the balance […]

Being Thankful – An Acrostic Poem Project

Creative and educational family activities – plus a video – from guest editor Carrie Anne Badov from EverythingMom.com. Family holidays like Thanksgiving are a reminder of all the many wonderful things in our life. Our family. A great meal to eat. A favourite stuffie. Perhaps even pie with ice cream. Gratitude isn’t just reserved for us as adults and parents. […]

Lunchbox Notes that Stick Around!

Creative lunchbox notes for lunch on the road,  from guest blogger Julie of HappyStrongHome! As my five year old grows in his reading ability, he enjoys sounding out words and phrases he sees everywhere. This makes lunchbox notes even more exciting to put together. I can use more words! With holiday season fast coming on, […]

Travel Printable for Kids!

Traveling in the winter can mean packing different clothes, shoes and accessories than during the summer time. Help kids have fun preparing for wintertime travel with this handy printable! Simply click on the printable below to print out the copies you need, then add your favorite crayons, pencils or markers. Happy travels! ~Your friends at Melissa & Doug […]

Chase away the dreary days with tropical grill recipes that make you smile

Though we are in the middle of comfort food & casseroles season, I love mixing things up and using our grill in the middle of fall and winter. When we’ve had too many chilly, drizzly, grey days in a row, our family likes to fire up the grill and make something spicy and tropical to […]