Weekly Deal Round-Up: Special Offers Only at MelissaAndDoug.com!

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Our weekly deal round-up gives you the scoop on ALL the savings happening this weekend at MelissaAndDoug.com! Check it out: Save 50%with NEW Outlet Shop Bundles! The Melissa & Doug Outlet Shop features some incredible products at up to 50% off! Plus, new items are being added regularly, like our new 2 for 1 value [...]

From Melissa: The Story Behind Our Passion for Puzzles!

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In celebration of “National Puzzle Day,” Melissa shares some background on how our passion for puzzles began! Today is National Puzzle Day, which brings me back to the early days of puzzles and why puzzles were not only our VERY FIRST category of wooden products, but the dearest to my heart!!!  I am convinced that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TeachMama Talks: Love the Letters of the Alphabet

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This educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Amy Mascott. Learning can be fun! My kids seem to go for anything I call a “game”—so whether it’s the “get your coat and shoes on” game, the “eat your breakfast” game or the “finish the puzzle” game, usually my [...]

5 Fun Ways to Teach Children the Letters of the Alphabet

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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 an unwrapped crayon (on its side) to create a name rubbing! Tracing Letters: Use hard plastic (the kind that will crack if bent) paper plates [...]

3 Great Holiday Offers Including a Special Puzzle Promotion

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3 Great Holiday Offers to Choose from Including 25% off Puzzles! Use *promo code NPUZZLES25 for 25% off all Melissa & Doug Puzzles thru midnight 12/6/11 OR Use *promo code NSAVE15 for 15% off your entire MelissaAndDoug.com purchase. OR Use *promo code FREESHIPZERO for Free Shipping with no minimum purchase necessary. GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win [...]