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Last Day! Free Personalization and Free Shipping Over $30 at MelissaAndDoug.com!

Did you hear the news? There are two exciting specials happening right now on the Melissa & Doug website (ending 11/12/12 at 10:00pm EST!) 1) FREE PERSONALIZATION! Today is the last day to get free personalization on select Melissa & Doug gifts! Give a truly one-of-a-kind gift for a special child in your life this holiday season from […]

Melissa & Doug Weekly Blog Roundup: Junior Foodie Week

This week was Junior Foodie Week on the Melissa & Doug blog, and we hope you had as much fun playing with your food as we did! In case you missed any posts or activities, here’s a quick overview of what we shared this week. (To add to these ideas or share your own fun […]

Melissa & Doug Receives a Parents Magazine 2012 “Best Toys” Award for Suspend!

We are so pleased to announce that the Melissa & Doug family game Suspend has received a 2012 “Best Toys” Award from Parents magazine! The awards were chosen by a group of kid testers and are included in the November 2012 issue of Parents. The list of winning toys has also been unveiled on Parents magazine’s […]

Flip. Click. Shop. The Melissa & Doug Interactive Gift Guide is Here!

Looking for inspiration for that “perfect” holiday gift? Check out our new Holiday Gift Guide, an interactive catalog that features the top holiday gifts for kids for 2012. Our Holiday Gift Guide contains a terrific selection toys for kids such as: classic toys, educational games, vehicle sets, and more. Using our Holiday Gift Guide is easy. Simply […]

Melissa & Doug: Weekly Deals Roundup – 5 Specials for Holiday Shoppers

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 roundup so you never miss an opportunity to save! Here’s a quick overview of what we’re featuring this weekend, including some very special offers for holiday gifts! […]

Holiday Baking with Kids: How to Keep it Fun (Without Destroying Your Kitchen!)

Written for Melissa & Doug by special Guest Blogger Tiffany from Peanut Blossom! The holidays are looming, your to-do list is growing by the day. Now is the perfect time to gather your children for some holiday memory making ’round the kitchen mixer! Of course, baking with kids naturally takes a bit longer and makes quite a […]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Celebrate New Flavors!

You know what to do: You buy healthy foods, you make sure they get their veggies, you sit together as a family. . . . But the real secret ingredient to raising healthy eaters? Attitude! To instill a healthy attitude toward food in your family, lead by example: Embrace a variety of healthy foods, let yourself […]

“Junior Foodie” Activity: Lunchbox Creations

This Junior Foodie Lunchbox Creations blog post is written by our special guest contributor, Sarah from Zoe’s Lunchbox! You know the old saying, “Don’t play with your food”? Well, there’s a reason it’s an old saying. Getting kids involved with what they eat can make mealtimes more exciting, educational, fun, and perhaps, even, adventurous. Fortunately, there are […]

Nutrition for Kids – What Makes a Balanced Meal?

When it comes to nutrition for kids, what makes a balanced meal? Have you heard of “My Plate”? It’s a tool from the USDA, intended to help families plan balanced, nutritious meals. We think it’s a great tool for playtime, too! Use the graphic (attached) to guide sorting, tracking, and meal-planning activities with your family. […]