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Social Skills Developed from Tea Drinking

When our kids are babies we willingly take on the role of care provider, doing everything for them. Sometimes this role is harder for us than our kids to shake. We need to provide our kids with opportunities to learn and accomplish life skills, like tying their shoes or telling time. Building confidence is another […]

Building Sibling Relationships through Play

Every parent hopes that when child number two (or child number three, or child number . . . ) enters the family, the kids will be caring and kind to each other. We all want happy sibling relationships in our home. Yet, stressful moments between children can occur in any family, at any time. So, […]

Active Playtime – Simple Games for Kids

Sometimes kids get so full of energy that they’ll suddenly drop whatever they’re doing, to go run and jump around. That urge to get up and move can happen anywhere, and at any time. Whether you’re at home, on vacation, or around town, these simple games for kidsĀ from our Blog Ambassador Valerie of Inner Child […]

Outdoor Bead Sequencing Scavenger Hunt

Combine outdoor play and important skills, with this activity from guest blogger Sarah Noftle of How Wee Learn. What makes an awesome learning activity for my busy boys? Well, to begin it needs to get them on the move and learning with their whole bodies (those busy, busy little bodies). It needs to be filled […]

15 Rainy Day Activities for Kids — Playful Ideas for Brightening Dreary Days!

This collection of rainy day activities for kids is brought to you by Melissa & Doug and written by our Blog Ambassador Zina of Let’s Lasso the Moon. The sky is cloudy and gray, the rain is coming down and the kids are (as always!) bursting with spring energy. Take a moment to pause, look […]

Outdoor Sensory Activities

Outdoor sensory tips from special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. Spring is here and it is a perfect time to get outside with your child and have some fun! When heading outdoors there are many sensory filled sights, sounds and textures to explore together. For some children, these sensory experiences may be difficult. […]

Springtime Decor with Spin Art Crafts

Our home is a revolving door of handmade decor – sometimes from my own crafty trials and sometimes from the kids. I love when the kids artwork adorns our walls and fridge. Sometimes I stringĀ smaller pieces (like traced and cut handprints or mittens) and swag them across a doorway. This week, the boys and I […]

Meet Our Two Newest Blog Ambassadors!

We are very excited to announce our two newest Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassadors! We want to congratulate these exceptional bloggers, and are delighted to introduce to you Carrie Anne Badov and Julie Kieras!   MEET CARRIE ANNE: Carrie Anne Badov is not unlike most parents, trying to wrap her head around how to raise […]

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 […]