Read & Play with Allie: Trucks

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Playing with puzzles is a teacher and parent favorite for quiet time, when kids need to calm down. When I taught preschool, after lunch but before nap was always a good time for puzzles because it calmed my students before rest time. But that’s not the only way you can use puzzles; they can be [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner — Easy Rainbows

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This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy making lots of colorful St. Patrick’s Day crafts with this fun tip! For a quick and easy way to draw beautiful rainbows, try wrapping some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons in rainbow-order with some [...]

Two of Our Play Food Toys Were on TV with A Frugal Friend!

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Debra Muccio, also known as A Frugal Friend from her blog of the same name, was recently featured on CBS-11 promoting two of our play food toys: Make & Serve Apple Pie Set and Tiered Special Occasion Cake. Watch the video here if you can’t see it above More about the featured products: Slice & [...]

Our Sandwich Stacking Games Wins Prestigious Award!

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Here are ten good reasons to play with your food! These unique activities use 4 bread-shaped gloves, which can self-stick to 14 sandwich filling layers, and 20 sandwich cards. Race to match the sandwich on the picture card in Fast Food or try to toss a sandwich filling onto a bread glove in Service on [...]

Car Carrier Wins Disney Family Fun Toy of the Year Award!

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Family Fun says, “The simplicity of the foot-long Wood Car Carrier was a big plus for parents: no batteries, no noise, no excessive packaging. Young testers flipped the loading ramp up and down (over and over and over) to move the four cars on and off the notched beds.” This fantastic truck is ready to [...]

Fan Photo: Slice and Bake Cookies Set

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This little fan’s Mom sent us this photo through TweetPic! Thank you Her daughter is shown playing with our Slice and Bake Cookies play food set. We thought that this picture was so cute that we’d share it with you! You can find the Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookies on our website: This [...]

NEW! Play Food Fruits & Veggies Bundles

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Enhance imaginative play with our NEW bulk fruit and vegetable play food bundles! What’s a grocery store without a produce section? Now you can have a great assortment of healthy pretend play fruits and vegetables – in bundles of six – to add to the play value of your lemonade stand, grocery store, pretend pantry, [...]

NEW! Make & Serve Apple Pie Play Food

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Make & Serve Apple Pie Presenting Apple Pie as easy as 1-2-3-4! With four easy steps, your little chef will be proud to assemble and present this All-American dessert sensation! Place the bottom crust in the pie plate, fill with the apple slices, then put the top crust into place…”bake” and serve…easy as pie! The [...]

Review: Veterinarian Role Play Costume

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  Care of your pets, large and small, will be in capable hands when your little vet is suited up in a machine-washable blue jacket, facemask and surgical cap. A stethoscope with sound effect, a syringe, a bandage and a name tag for personalizing complete this set. A little plush puppy patient to “doctor” and [...]