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Hanukkah Craft For Toddlers (and older kids too)

This educational idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald. “Everyday play is what childhood should be about.”  -Allison Get your littlest friends excited about Hanukkah by making a pretty Star of David painting. Making specific shapes can be tricky for toddlers, but this craft makes it […]

Melissa & Doug: Weekly Deal Round-Up – Shop Holiday Gifts for Kids

As a valued member of our community, we want to be sure you’re “in-the-know” whenever we have special deals happening on our website. So, we created this weekly round-up so you never miss an opportunity to save! Here’s a flash overview of what we’re featuring this weekend, including some very special deals for that “one-of-a-kind” […]

5 Classic Gifts that Never Go Out of Style

From planes to wooden trains and other classic toys, there are certain gifts that never go out of style. This week at Melissa & Doug, we’re celebrating these classic gifts—and featuring a few new favorites as well! But first, we wanted to share our thoughts on what makes a toy truly a “classic.” A classic […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Block Play in a Winter Wonderland

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 It seems as though my kids can never get enough block play. Whether it’s experimenting with our favorite Melissa & Doug unit block set, or creating their own pretend […]

NEW Product Snapshot: 3 Peek-a-Boo Toys & Bonus Extended Play Activities

Peek-a-boo—it’s one of the first games you can explore with your baby, a simple, joyous playtime activity that can bring hours of entertainment and laughter. The delight a child finds in this “surprise” game was also the inspiration behind our new “Peek-a- Boo” Baby & Toddler toys! Crafted from select hardwood and accented with bright, child-safe […]

Stacy Shares: Simple Gift Ideas

This activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Stacy Teet. “For me, the best part of the holidays is spending time with family, focusing on others, and teaching my children the joy of giving.”   –Stacy Every December, the children and I transform into elves. We dream up elaborate schemes […]

Gift Guru: Pick the Best Presents for Babies

It may seem that babies are just as fascinated with shiny wrapping paper as what’s inside it . . . but the perfect gift will hold its appeal long after the recycling goes out! The best bet: Choose a gift with classic styling and classic play value for the little one in your life. Babies […]

Terrific Twenty Sweepstakes for Bloggers!

This is a special message to our Melissa & Doug blogger community! (If you would like to join our blogger community, please contact socialmedia@MelissaAndDoug.com to stay updated on our special promotions and offers). Thanks to YOU—our blogging community—our Terrific Twenty giveaway was a HUGE success! It was so popular, in fact, that we decided to […]

The Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Facebook Giveaway is Back!

Great news! We had such great feedback from our FIRST Terrific Twenty Giveaway in November that we decided to bring it back for an extra-special December treat! Based on our Terrific Twenty list, which gathers our top toy gift recommendations for 2012, our Facebook giveaway gives you the chance to win a toy from the […]