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See and Spell by Melissa & Doug is Sturdy and Simple

The Melissa & Doug See & Spell is one of a line of toys designed to foster early learning in children. The See & Spell in particular focuses on early language skills, and is a fun way to teach early letter recognition and sight vocabulary. The toy is quite simple, containing a set of 64 […]

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Wooden Toys Stimulate Local Economies

Wooden toys have always been a favorite of mine.  There is something about the solid, lasting, made-of-the-earth quality of wood that satisfies a need I have as a toy-searching parent. NPR’s All Things Considered recently had a report about a lumber company in Maine that has been refitted to work as a manufacturing plant for […]

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Melissa & Doug Toys: My Top 5 List

Quality products from Melissa & Doug have my appreciation and that of others, even in a less-than-booming economy.  The educational toys are fun and designed to last, the puppets are wonderful, and the imaginary play items keep my daughter occupied for hours. Melissa and Doug have hundreds of toys, but most of their toys can […]

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Melissa and Doug Monster Puppet Ready for Halloween

Halloween is getting closer – do you know what your costume is yet?  Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time.  But expect things to get downright ghoulish around here for the next two months. To warm up the appetite, check out Melissa and Doug’s Make Your Own Monster Puppet set. You can design your own […]

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Melissa & Doug Puzzles–Perfect For Young Children

Parents love puzzles for kids because they’re so effective at stimulating a child’s natural urges to think and learn. They’re great because they promote multiple types of thinking, all while children are having too much fun to realize that they’re learning! Melissa and Doug, a true mom ‘n’ pop company started over twenty years ago, […]

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Melissa and Doug Puppets

We forgot to mention last week how much we love Melissa and Doug puppets and plush toys too. Melissa and Doug make traditional stuffed animals as well as some innovative puppets with occupation themes. Check out, for instance, the Melissa and Doug Fireman puppet. Perfect for kids over three years old, this contemporary take on […]

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Melissa and Doug Puzzles and Arts and Crafts

A small innovative toy maker recently caught our eye: Melissa and Doug. They started out in the basement making hand-crafted puzzles and have since grown to produce over 600 unique toys and games for children. Even with this fantastic surge in growth, Melissa and Doug are staying close to their original dream of producing high […]

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