Finding Undersea Fun

So we hear there’s a little fish movie out in theaters now making a big splash. If your kids are anything like ours, we predict a spike in interest in all things “under the sea”. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite picks to set in motion an ocean of fun: Clowning […]

Toy Fair 2016 – Our Photo Journal

What did you do on Valentine’s Day? If you were in New York City, you might have spent the day at Toy Fair. We loved seeing so many of our friends, and want to share a few pictures and fun moments from our photo journal!               We hope you […]

Product of the Week Giveaway: Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal

Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal Giveaway! Explore the “wild” side of stuffed animal play, with a lovable toy boa constrictor – that likes to be hugged back! Imagine curling up to read a favorite bedtime story with this exotic friend! Over 14 feet long – and every inch a cuddler – this coiled snake stuffed animal […]

Teddy Bear Picnic: A Soft & Cuddly Play Date!

It’s the perfect season for a special picnic . . . and today is Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Pack up what you’ll need for your teddy bear picnic: a yummy lunch (or colorful play food treats), picnic basket, comfy blanket, and your camera. (This will be a day for special memories!) Have each person in […]

Stuffed Animals & Developmental Growth Benefits

Stuffed animals are a very popular gift around birthdays and holidays, but did you know that when you give the gift of a furry new friend, you’re actually helping a child’s developmental growth as well? Here’s how: 1)      Even very young children learn through all of their senses. Stuffed animals have a soft texture that […]

How to Create Secret Play Spaces (in Exciting New Places!)

Does your home have oddly-shaped nooks, corners, closets, or crannies? Rather than using them for storage, consider creating a secret, exciting new play space for your kids! Children love exploring these types of spaces: the sense of exploration and excitement is a powerful driver for imaginative play, which is why spaces like attics, crawl spaces, […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Let’s Play Animal Hospital

This idea for creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy playing with the kids! -Valerie                  Are your stuffed animal friends feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps it’s time to open a pretend animal hospital! We […]

GIANT PLUSH GIRAFFE GIVEAWAY: Ends 3pm ET 5/13/11

LIKE Melissa & Doug on Facebook for a chance to WIN YOUR OWN Giant Plush Giraffe – as seen in People Magazine! To qualify, first you must LIKE us on Facebook AND then post this note on our Facebook wall “I want the Giraffe” RULES: 1 Entry Per Household US & Canada Residents Only Contest Ends […]

Our Giraffe is One of Victoria Beckham’s Baby Shower Gifts!

Giant Plush Giraffe Over four feet tall, this gentle giant brings a touch of the exotic into any environment. The perfect accessory in a nursery, this eye-catching giraffe is a great addition to any décor! Attention to authentic details and excellent quality construction make this giraffe easy to love! CLICK TO BUY OUR GIANT PLUSH […]