Rekindling Back to School Friendships

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Check out these cool friendship bracelet crafts and video from guest editor Carrie Anne Badov from EverythingMom.com. My kids are still at the age where they love school. They aren’t fans of waking up early or doing homework when they could be playing outside but they still enjoy going back to school. Although we love our summer holidays I know [...]

Back to School Giveaway: Five Final Days!

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Here we are, only two weeks away from Labor Day, yet it seems impossible that summer vacations are coming to a close. Still, there are plenty of reasons to be glad! Five of those reasons are the next five days – and the next five prizes – of our 2015 Back to School Giveaway. Whether [...]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 3

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two weeks of flash giveaways in our Back to School Giveaway, but there’s much more excitement to come! That’s right . . . and if you’re ready to check out the awesome prizes we’ll be awarding for the next 7 days of this back to school giveaway, the list [...]

5 Tips & Tricks to Help Prepare Your Kids for Going Back to School

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These back to school tips & tricks are brought to us by guest blogger Sara Zenner from Bitz & Giggles. Back to school. Are you ready for this? More importantly, are your kids? If your summer has been anything like ours, we’ve had a major break in routine. The kids have been switching back and [...]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 2

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Seven days of flash giveaways have flown by, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the first full week of our Back to School Giveaway. → What was your favorite prize from Week 1? The fun has just begun . . . we still have 19 days left, and 19 more fantastic prizes to give away! To be [...]

Capturing Childhood: First Day of School Photos

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School bells are ringing! Whether your little one is starting kindergarten this year or they’re simply getting back into the swing of things, Melissa & Doug believes the first day of school is something to be celebrated. Our Blog Ambassador, Zina Harrington, is over at Let’s Lasso the Moon this week sharing tips on ensuring you [...]

Back to School Giveaway! Week 1

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We want the words “Back to School” to give people a reason to smile. So, we’re offering 26 days of Back to School Giveaways! That’s right. Starting today, and through August 28th, we will offer a new prize every day, during our Back to School Flash Giveaway! 26 giveaway days . . . 26 giveaway [...]

Transition Time: From Summer Days to the New School Year

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This post about transitioning into the school year is contributed to the Melissa & Doug blog by guest writer and special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. Summer is now in full swing and the lazy days have settled in. Our children have more free time, less structure and are hopefully enjoying some time [...]

Give the gift of Classic Toys this Back to School Season!

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Melissa & Doug classic toys are carefully crafted with children in mind – each toy has an innovative design, classic and dynamic colors, and cheerful graphics. Created to stimulate creative play every day, these classic toys are beloved by children and caretakers alike.   Deluxe Jumbo Cardboard Blocks are a tremendous value. Made of premium, [...]