5 Cool NEW Ways to Play with Puzzles (Yes, the Ones You Already Have!)

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Does your family have a stockpile of puzzles? Chances are, your kids have either outgrown some, or have memorized the others!! You may need a little puzzle-refresh, and our Blog Ambassador Amy (teachmama) has some great ideas for doing just that. In her recent blog post, 5 cool, new! Ways to play with puzzles, she [...]

Melissa & Doug Weekly Blog Round-Up: Craft Closet “Must-Haves,” Toddler Tips and MORE Ways to Play with Your Puzzles!

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This week on the Melissa & Doug blog, we went back to the “basics:” Basic supplies every craft closet needs, simple puzzle extension activities,  and some easy ways you can survive a grocery store trip – with a toddler!  Here’s a round-up of what we shared: How to Survive the Grocery Store- with a Sassy [...]

From the Melissa & Doug Playbook: 3 Extension Activities for Floor Puzzles

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Ta-Da! Look at that wonderful floor puzzle your child JUST completed!! It’s big, and beautiful, and…finished? Not necessarily! Floor puzzles are a wonderful educational activity on their own, but did you know there are some additional ways you can use these large projects to sneak-in some extra learning? Here are three tips for each level [...]

Creating a Custom Gift Bundle: Puzzles

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What’s the perfect fit for clever kids? Puzzles! This classic gift option comes in a huge variety of levels and themes, so it’s easy (and lots of fun!) to customize a collection especially for your child. Check out some of our favorite puzzle-gifting ideas below and get inspired to put together a gift bundle of [...]

Two Simple Solar System Projects for your Astronaut-in-Training

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“Back to School” time brings out an amazing curiosity in children, who look to apply what they’re learning in school every chance they can get. One topic that never fails to amaze is the Solar System: endless stars, glowing planets, and the joy of wondering “what exists out there” can make almost any child dream [...]

State Stats: Fun Facts about the United States

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Learn about the United States with trivia about its 50 parts! Start by pulling out a map, piecing together a USA Map Wooden Puzzle or USA Map Floor Puzzle, or grabbing a USA Learning Mat. Use the maps to point out and talk about the states as you read the trivia. Then add to the [...]

Save 25% on Puzzles thru 7.30.10

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You’re never too young or too old for one of our puzzles! Beginning with simple wooden jumbo knob puzzles and increasing in complexity to 500 piece cardboard jigsaw puzzles, we have the perfect puzzle for you! Our vast assortment includes puzzles with interesting textures, entertaining sounds, and “attractive” magnets. All Melissa & Doug Puzzles feature [...]

Blog Readers: Save on Melissa & Doug Puzzles

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