An Easy Card Trick and the Benefits of Magic

This magic-inspired post was created by guest editor Carrie Anne Badov from An Easy Card Trick and the Benefits of Magic Magic and illusion have the ability to open a child’s mind to possibilities beyond the obvious. Seeing a great trick performed will have my kids clustered in discussion trying to figure out the magician’s secrets. It’s […]

5 Fun Ways to Teach Children the Letters of the Alphabet

Name Rubbings: From cardboard cut out the letters of your child’s name and glue onto construction paper. Have your child put a piece of paper over his name and use a crayon (on its side) to create a name rubbing! Tracing Letters: Use sturdy paper plates for this. With a marker write your child’s name, the […]

Suspend Game Wins Award for Best Games 2012: Video Review

We are proud to announce that our brand-new family game SUSPEND just won Best Toys Guide: Best Games of 2012! What is SUSPEND? A family game of tricky hangs and steady hands! Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar […]

Join Melissa & Doug on Pinterest

We are having a great time exploring all the fascinating  and often beautiful visual content pinned on the boards of Pinterest! Are you on Pinterest too?  Please check out our pins and boards – visit Melissa & Doug on Pinterest today! Some of our boards include: Parenting Articles You’ll Love (including 3 from Melissa!) Melissa […]

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

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 & […]

Trunki Suitcases for Kids are Here!

The greatest travel innovation since the wheelie bag! Trunki allows children to scoot along on their luggage through the airport or train station. This lightweight, sturdy, carry-on sized suitcase serves as luggage, riding toy, and transport for kids on the go! At home, Trunki may be used as a convenient kid-friendly storage bin too! Features […]

Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart and Play Food Toys in Video by TIA (Toy Industry Association)

Play Food Toys in Video: Grocery Cart (Melissa and Doug) Ages: 3 and up MSRP: $49.99 Play-Time Product Farm Fresh (Melissa and Doug) Ages: 3 and up MSRP: 19.99 Food Groups (Melissa and Doug) Ages: 3 and up MSRP: 19.99 Cutting Fruit (Melissa and Doug) Ages: 3 and up MSRP: 19.99 Sushi Slicing Play Set […]