Melissa & Doug

 

Subversive isn't necessarily the word we'd choose to describe our educational philosophy, but when it comes to Melissa & Doug® toys we have no qualms about describing them that way. Whether you're looking for puppets, puzzles, play food, magnetic activities, musical instruments, or choo-choo trains, Melissa & Doug® offer it all, and all of it is truly educational and legitimately fun.

The "fun" element is really the most attractive part. Not that we aren't all about education—we are—but we're also about kids being kids, good times, and not making everything a drag or a chore in the name of "self-improvement." Plenty of self-improvement happens under the guise of frivolity, and anyway, you don't have to be building character all the time.

Melissa & Doug® began in a garage in 1988, and today the company carries nearly 1000 unique products, all of them durable, and all of them both exciting and educational. Yes, we're stressing the dual nature of these toys and games, but that's what the company is all about, and they do an excellent job remaining true to both aims.

Among the most strictly educational items are the Write-a-Mats, which are dinner table placemats for kids on which they can answer math problems, learn geography, study dinosaurs, etc. They're also some of the best sellers around here, and topics are broad enough to appeal to a variety of ages and interests.

If you're looking for toys that you won't have to replace after a month of hard use, don't have to worry about imparting a poor worldview to your children, and are better than TV and video games, Melissa & Doug® probably offer what you want. They don't have a lot for older children, but by the time they're in junior high most kids are "too cool" for toys, anyway.

 

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12 Non-Roll Markers
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 2nd-6th grade
Beep Beep Jigsaw Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
Beginner Pattern Blocks
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
Bella Ballerina Floor Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Big Rig Building Set
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Birthday Party Play Food
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
Butterfly Bliss Floor Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Butterfly Garden Jigsaw Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Car Carrier
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
Chalk (Jumbo Triangular, Multi-colored 10 sticks)
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-2nd grade
Chalk (Multi-Colored, 12 pieces)
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Chalk (White, 12 pieces)
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Children Around the World Floor Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
$12.99
Construction Set
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-1st grade
Deluxe Pounding Bench
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Division Problems Write-a-Mat
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
Doodle Pad
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-6th grade
Drawing Pad
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-6th grade
Easel Paper Roll
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-4th grade
Farm "Hide and Seek" Peg Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Felt Chalk Eraser
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Finger Paint Paper Pad
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-1st grade
Fire Engine Color-a-Mat
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
Flip to Win Bingo
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
Flip to Win Hangman
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 1st-3rd grade
Geometric Stacker
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Green Toys Chef Set
from Green Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
$16.99
Horse Corral Floor Puzzle
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Jacks
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 1st-4th grade
Learning Mat Crayons
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Multi-Color Construction Paper
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursey-2nd grade
On the Go Jigsaw Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
$5.59 (1 in stock)
Origami Paper
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 1st-4th grade
Paint Brushes (Fine, set of 4)
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 1st-5th grade
Paint Brushes (Large, set of 4)
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-4th grade
Pick Up Sticks
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Kindergarten-4th grade
Pirate Adventure Jigsaw Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
Pound & Roll Tower
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 1st-4th grade
Princesses of the World Floor Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Rain Forest Floor Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Rainforest Jigsaw Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
Safari Peg Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
See and Spell Puzzle
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preeschool-1st grade
Self-Correcting Alphabet Letter Puzzles
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Self-Correcting Number Puzzles
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-2nd grade
Shape Sorting Cube
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Sketch Pad
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-6th grade
Stack & Sort Board
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Preschool-3rd grade
Stacking Train
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Standard Unit Blocks
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for Nursery-Kindergarten
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