Product Review: Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart


This review is going to be pretty brief: if you’re looking for a shopping cart for your children, this is the one. Yes, the Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart is pricier than other carts at $49.99, but it could not be more realistic! With its sturdy metal construction (it is heavy at 12 pounds), it […]

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards


We stumbled across the Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards on a recent shopping trip, and my daughter, shockingly, asked for it. I couldn’t get to the cash register fast enough, considering she usually looks at things that are loud and/or sparkly. This is a sit down game that is quiet! Let’s go! Recommended […]

Melissa and Doug Picture Bingo


  We are now at the point where we can play board games with our three year old daughter and the pieces won’t get thrown around and she will actually sit for more than 30 seconds to play. I know, it’s a miracle. So recently, we got this Melissa and Doug Picture Bingo game as […]

Toddlers Love The Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box


Looking for a great gift for a toddler without the noise, flashy lights, or batteries? Something educational and fun under $20? Then you have got to try the Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box. This box is simple but smart- there are wooden food items, a wooden chopping board, and a wooden knife (completely safe, […]

Toddler Yard Water Fun for Under $20


In this blistering heat, everyone wants to be outside including your little toddlers and babies. If you don’t have a pool near you, here are some fun water ideas for your children to play with in the yard for under $20. The prices also make them great gifts too! 1. Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch […]

Shapes, Shapes, and More Shapes


I am in love borderline obsessed with the educational toy company, Melissa and Doug. I love that their products are made of great materials and that their toys provide children of all ages with learning opportunities that are fun and colorful. Given my love for all things Melissa and Doug, when I saw a Melissa […]

My daughter’s musical roots


My first daughter’s musical roots go deep. Very deep. She’s been “making” and “playing” pots and pans and our kitchen hardwood floors since she was about eight months old. I know. The whole “playing since eight months old” sounds impressive right? In the event that she makes it big someday as a jazz musician (jazz […]

I’m Teaching My Toddler Some Responsibilities with a Chart


In case you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of the Melissa and Doug brand of educational toys. Given my love for their products and commitment to craftsmanship, when my first daughter received a Melissa and Doug Responsibility Chart as a Christmas gift as a 12 month-old, I was stoked. Wait. Uhh, for the sake […]

Learning About Animals With Our Wooden Nesting Blocks


Melissa and Doug are well known for their entertaining and educational wooden toys, and our recent purchase of their Wooden Animal Nesting Blocks are just that. Colorful and bright, and with four different animal themes on each side of the block, you can help your child learn the names and sounds, while watching them stack […]

Pound! Pound! Roll…


If you’re looking for a toy that’s sure to be a hit (pun intended) look no further! The Melissa and Doug Pound and Roll Tower is a small and colorful tower that comes with four brightly colored wooden balls and a wooden hammer. You place the balls in the holes at the top so they […]