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Building Blocks: A Level-By-Level Infographic

If you loved building blocks as a kid, you probably want to pass on the joy of playing with blocks to a child you know. Our new Building Blocks Infographic is the perfect tool to help you decide which blocks are right for that special child on your list. Plus, we’ve included play tips for every age in our handy guide; […]

5 “Totally Sweet” Thanksgiving Crafts & Learning Activities

OK. So our first activity is “sweet” ’cuz it actually involves CHOCOLATE! {Yeah, we thought that might get your attention.} The others are “totally sweet” in the adorable sense of the word. Today’s clever crafts and learning activities are written by our Melissa & Doug guest bloggers and Blog Ambassadors. In the spirit of the […]

Festive in 5 minutes

How many of you remember sitting at a wobbly card table in a squashed corner of a dining room longingly gazing at the big people’s table with all it’s fancy finery on Thanksgiving? I’m sure I’m not alone in this classic kid memory. This year marks the very first year our family & guest size […]

Improving Sibling Behaviors with Creative Play

This blog post is provided by special Guest Blogger Julie Kieras from Happy Strong Home. So my children DIDN’T end up magically loving to share their toys and spend every second together. Hmm… so strange! I thought I could escape the sibling rivalry phase! But no, like most baby/preschool sibling sets, once the baby became mobile, […]

Terrific 25 Gifts List – Blogger Opportunity

The holidays are just around the corner, so you know what that means….time for the Melissa & Doug “Terrific 25” list! This list compiles the “best of the best” holiday gifts for the 2013 holiday season, and we’re excited to share it here with you! To celebrate, we’re having a “25 Days of Terrific 25” […]

Kid-Made Thank You Cards

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to craft up some handmade thank you cards to give to loved ones both near and far. Our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen of Inner Child Fun shares an easy step by step craft tutorial for a simple, yet beautiful thank you card the kids can make […]

The Cutest Cleaning Crew on the Block

I’m going to be brutally honest with you: I am the world’s worst housekeeper. There. I said it. My dirty secret is out. My mom is probably cringing with shame as she sees me admit this to the world but there is just no way I could share tips with you about how to get […]

Raising Thankful Kids

As parents, we know: “Children LEARN what they LIVE.” {Tweet this.} For our children to grow up to be gracious and thankful, they must first have gratitude modeled for them. We all hope we’re demonstrating gratitude year-round, but November offers us the chance to be more explicit about the many opportunities we all have to […]

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey

This pretend play idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald. “Everyday play is what childhood should be about.” -Allison     Thanksgiving is all about saying thank you and I love to make homemade cards with my children. This card takes minute to make but is […]