With over 2,000 top quality products for kids of all ages, the Melissa and Doug toys regularly appear on bestseller toy lists. Below we offer you a hand-picked selection of Melissa and Doug toys for kids ages three (sometimes younger) and up some of which have already become classics.
Melissa and Doug Bernstein started the company in 1988 in the garage of Doug’s parents’ home and it has grown beyond their wildest expectations. The Melissa and Doug toys are especially famous for being top-quality and for helping children to learn and enhance their creativity while having lots of fun.
1. The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel for little Rembrandts
Recommended for 3 years and up, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel has three height adjustments and features two art stations that allow two children to play at the same time. Some buyers mention problems with the chalkboard and that is because they didn’t realize that you need to use soft chalk such as crayola sidewalk chalk. With the Melissa and Doug art easel your kids will be able to experiment with different art media.
2. The Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart Looks Like the Real Thing
For 3 years (or less) and up, the Melissa and Doug shopping cart is made of steel and built to last. All parents agree that their kids enjoy it enormously and love it. A buyer goes as far as describing Melissa and Doug grocery cart as “Almost perfect”. Your kids will love to make trips with you to the grocery store with their own Melissa & Doug shopping cart.
3. The Melissa & Doug Giraffe Plush Takes Your Child on a Safari
Recommended for 3 years and up, the Melissa and Doug giraffe must be the cutest, most adorable plush animal toy. Standing nearly 5 feet tall, it has a total friendly, pretty face and the soft fur mimics a real African giraffe’s coat that kids love to hug and brush. Most buyers agree that the attention to detail put into the Melissa & Doug giraffe plush giraffe is remarkable. It doesn’t even take too much space because it is tall rather than long and despite its size, the Melissa and Doug giraffe plush stands safely on its own.
4. Melissa & Doug Kitchen Delights your Little Chefs
For kids 3 years and up, the children-sized Melissa & Doug Cook’s Corner Wooden Kitchen is a sturdy wooden set that includes fun elements like a cutting board, a timer and three burners. The Melissa and Doug kitchen channels the imagination of kids when playing chefs and home cooks. The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Kitchen set is designed for both girls and boys and it’s so sturdy that a buyer points out: “Still in perfect condition after 3 years of constant play!”
5. Young Musicians Enjoy the Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano
Conceived for kids ages 3 to 7 years, little pianists will love exploring the twenty-five keys of this charming Melissa and Doug piano. The colored key code makes it easy for them to follow along with the included song book. You’ll soon see some little radiant faces when your kids play. The Melissa and Doug Learn-to-Play Piano is very robust and built for durability and it will sure help parents discover some hidden musical talent!
6. Girls AND Boys Love to Play with the Melissa & Doug Dollhouse
Built for kids ages 3 to 8 years, the Melissa & Doug Hi-Rise Dollhouse and Furniture Set is for today’s children, that is, for boys and girls alike. The colors are neutral so as to appeal to both genders. The design of the Melissa and Doug Dollhouse is a fusion of tradition and modernity and even has a garage and an elevator. The open sides are very convenient as they make it easy to play together with siblings or other kids.
7. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set
For kids 3 years and up, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set proudly continues the old tradition of train toys: Classic concept meets contemporary craftsmanship. Except for a few elements, it is built with solid wood that will last for years of use. Kids will play for hours with this Melissa and Doug train that includes four different track configurations and the corresponding easy-to-follow instructions.
8. Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks Stimulate your Kids Imagination
For kids 3 years and up, the Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks will have your kids engaging in imaginative play for many hours. Children will build towns and towers with these Melissa & Doug blocks of outstanding quality and made for durability. Don’t expect instructions, the idea is to let your child’s imagination run wild and create. Indeed, a buyer says something very interesting:
“In this day and age of pricey toys —so many being electronic and/or requiring only “one right answer or goal” it’s incredibly refreshing and truly necessary to encourage children to be creative and explore learning through active free play”.
9. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart Promotes your Kids Sense of Accomplishment
Made for kids 3 to 7 years old, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart includes chores such as get ready for bed, clear table, put toys away, brush teeth, say please, set table, do homework, make bed. It is a great way to improve the confidence and feeling of independence of your children. The Melissa & Doug chart provides positive reinforcement for different behaviors and according to reviews has really helped parents to inspire their children to do the chores and be happy about it. Kids feel a great sense of accomplishment every time they put a magnet on a chore they’ve completed.
10. Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle for your Kids’s Royal Adventures
For kids 3 years and up, kids can pull open the sides of the the Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle to expand it into a gorgeous palace play scape with impressive elements such as turrets, courtyard, stable and royal bedrooms. The Melissa and Doug Castle opens up and is quite big so that your kids and their friends can play together.