How to Host an “Ocean Explorers” Playdate

This playdate idea is provided by special Guest Blogger Julie Kieras from Happy Strong Home. Visiting the beach is the quintessential summer trip – but what if you’re not near an ocean or lake? What if you just don’t have the time? Or if your kids are really susceptible to sunburn? We have all three […]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 4 (ends 7/3) Happy Giddy Bug Net

Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Happy Giddy Bug Net Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 7/3/12. One winner will receive our Happy Giddy Bug Net! Happy Giddy Bug Net: Happy Giddy and his big bug eyes will help your child spot moths and butterflies while on a bug hunt. Features a sturdy wooden handle, […]

From Melissa: My Sunny Patch Pool Toys Inspiration

I’ve always loved watching my kids’ personalities shine as they get into the pool. There’s the toe-tester, the graceful diver, the cannonball blaster. . . . But soon after that thrilling first jump, it was always just a matter of time before they were drifting aimless and bored, asking, “What should we do now?” Swimming […]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 3 (ends 6/26) Spark Shark Football

Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Football Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/26/12. One winner will receive our Spark Shark Football! Spark Shark Football: Get a good grip on this cool game ball – the more you squeeze it, the more water it will soak up – then toss it to a […]

Semifinalists in the Melissa & Doug Ultimate Summer Retail Display Contest!

We’re posting the semifinalists in groups of three all this week. The entry with the most “Likes” from each group will move on to the next round, where you’ll determine the Grand Prize Winner!  Semifinal-round voting ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/27/12. So far 3 groups of semi-finalists have been revealed! See Group 1 See […]

Stacy Shares: Swimming Games for Beginners

These creative water-play games are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Stacy Teet. Family fun can be educational, too!  -Stacy                                 One of the items on my summer to do list, right up there […]

5 Ideas For Indoor Playdates

These indoor playdate ideas are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald. “Everyday play is what childhood should be about.” ——————————————————– The weather is finally getting nice, right? Well just when you think you are going to be spending every day gardening and playing outside, the weather reminds […]

Swim into Fun with Our NEW Pool Toys!

Enjoy the playful spirit of Sunny Patch at pool time! A jolly crew of “Maritime Mates” brings lots of funny, friendly personality to this imaginative line of pool games and water toys. Dive right in to find character-shaped sinkers, target games with bite, and a bright red lobster that snaps with a squeeze of its […]