This bright green Froggy-face ball will encourage happy times in your backyard or on the playground! Made of durable rubber, this ball is ideal for early catching and kicking games.
Age: 2+ years
Complete a puzzle to spell a word! This handsome wooden puzzle set helps children gain familiarity with the letters of the alphabet and their sounds as kids develop a sight-reading vocabulary. The letters are also wonderful for stenciling and for lots of learning games. More than 50 colorful wooden letters fit into the 8 two-sided cutout boards to spell 3- and 4-letter words. All this spelling and fine-motor fun fits into one compact wooden storage case! Melissa & Doug educational toys for 3-year-olds are designed to spark curiosity and discovery. Our see-and-spell set develops sight-reading vocabulary, spelling, and fine-motor skills. It’s an easy and exciting toy that multiple children can play with at once, helping develop important social skills. The Melissa & Doug See & Spell puzzle set makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 4 to 6.
Match and sort these 25 colorful wooden pieces, and skill building is just part of the fun. Rings, octagons, and rectangles can be slotted onto the three rods, stacked on top of each other, or lined up to compare shapes, sizes, and colors. This first concepts set is a manipulatives all star! Parents and other grown ups can help their youngsters develop strong skills by playing several games, such as removing the stacking pieces from the rods and placing them on a flat surface, and helping kids name the colors of the pieces. When they are familiar with all the colors, have them to sort the pieces by color and count the pieces in each group. Additionally, mix all the pieces together and have kids sort the pieces according to shape. This Geometric Stacker is an exceptional gift for kids ages 2 to 4 years.
Playtime is going to the dogs! This collection of 12 adorable felt-covered canine miniature models includes some of the most beloved and popular breeds, ranging from the small but mighty Chihuahua and Pomeranian to gentle giants like the Saint Bernard and Husky. The dogs store in individual labeled compartments in the "dog house." Information on all the breeds is included. Kids 3 and older will love to play with and learn about man's best friends!.
Dinosaurs Playmats coloring and activity pad lets kids bring their creative touch to the table! More than just paper placemats, the pad includes 24 pages of prehistoric-themed coloring, cutting, and creative activities that keep kids entertained and learning. Complete partial pictures, learn to draw, practice patterning and counting, find matching pictures, and much more! The pad has a built-in handle, so it’s easy to bring to a restaurant, in the car, on the go, to the dinner table, or anywhere kids want. The high quality white bond sheets tear cleanly away from the pad and make perfect recyclable placemats.
Here are some great staples every little chef needs to have in the pantry. This 9-piece wooden set of dry goods includes tuna, ketchup, spaghetti, soup, sugar, crackers, salad dressing, mustard, and cereal. Our pantry play food is made with high-quality wood and features hand-painted decorations. Parents and older children can play engaging games with children such as asking them to identify the shapes, colors, and names of dry goods. Grown-ups can also ask kids to stack the pieces in order of size to improve hand-eye coordination. The Melissa & Doug Pantry Wooden Play Food Set makes a great gift for children ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa & Doug Fridge Products Play Food Set to round out the hands-on, screen-free play and learning.
These prehistoric pals are the life of any dinosaur party! This collection of 9 realistic felt-covered miniature models of prehistoric creatures includes some of the most recognized and popular species, ranging from the small but super-swift Velociraptor, to the “king of the dinosaurs,” T-Rex, to the gentle giant Apatosaurus. The dinosaurs store in individual labeled compartments in a sturdy wooden storage tray. Information on all the species is included. Kids three and older will love to play with, learn about, and “bring to life” giants who walked the earth millions of years ago!
Mermaids and marine creatures live happily together in this wonderful jigsaw puzzle. The 48 wooden pieces fit neatly into the puzzle board when assembled by your little puzzle lover. Puzzle play is an exceptional way for children to develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills. As children work at solving our decorative and themed puzzles, they are also developing hand-eye coordination along with fine- and gross-motor skills. Problem-solving and logical thinking are also vital developmental skills that children learn by playing with Melissa & Doug puzzles. The Melissa & Doug Mermaid Fantasea Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle makes an exceptional gift for kids from 3 to 6 years.
Kids can fill their need for speed with this cool craft kit! Includes complete supplies to design and personalize a race car, including wooden wheels and axles, paints, brush, glue, stickers, and easy directions. Put youngsters on the "fast track" to building and racing fun! Includes wooden race car, 4 wheels, 2 axles, 25 stickers, 4 pots of paint, paintbrush, and glue.
Age: 4+ years old
Young designers will love creating their own unique looks and designs with this double-sided wooden fabric press! Open the press like a book, layer fabric swatches, then close the press to “dress” the figures, their bags, and their pets! With 24 fabric pieces, There are countless Options for designing fun and fashionable multi-textured outfits. It's a great way for kids five and older to explore their creativity and develop fine motor and storytelling skills. The fabric pieces and press store in a convenient take-along bag, making this a perfect travel activity, too!
Age: 3+ years old
Young pizza chefs will shout "Mamma mia!" when they see the 54 toppings that come with this wooden pizza set! Then they'll get busy topping, cutting, and serving up six custom slices for their happy customers. The set comes with a brightly colored tray, pizza cutter, spatula, and a wooden box for storage, and the pizza makes "slicing" noises when cut!
Age: 3+ years
You can count on this wooden bead set to make a bold statement The variety of shapes among these dramatic beads, their bold colors, and the two extra-long laces make stringing beads extra special. Twenty-seven hand-painted beads feature the numbers 1 to 10 as numerals and as countable dots to add counting fun to this lacing activity. This Melissa & Doug beads set for kids allows adults and children to explore multiple playing activities. Parents or grown-up kids can ask the child to sort the beads by color, identify each color for the child, and repeat the activity until the child can identify all the colors independently. Parents can also encourage beginning counting skills by asking the child to count the number of beads of each color with them and repeat the activity until the child has mastered counting one group of beads. The Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads set is an exceptional gift for kids 3 to 5 years old.
When little caregivers need to be hands-free, there's nothing better than this realistic baby carrier for kids' favorite dolls and stuffed animals! The adjustable carrier holds dolls up to 18 inches and can be worn in the front or back, with "baby" facing forward or backward. The play set includes a toy stuffed bear, baby bottle, butterfly rattle, and a reusable double-sided activity card, all of which tuck conveniently into two pockets in the carrier. Sturdy construction and machine washable. With Mine to Love toys, kids three and older can explore grown-up roles and responsibilities while having endless fun caring for their babies. (Dolls/stuffed animals--other than the small toy bear--not included with this set.)
Age: 3+ years
ABC, tell me what you see! These adorably illustrated boards are a great way to work on letter and word recognition; a child simply picks a board--the first letter of his or her name is always a good place to start--then fills in the uppercase and lowercase letters and identifies the picture. He or she can turn it over or take another board and do it all again. With so many letters (each letter in the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase), children can find infinite ways to play!
Age: 4+ years
This pediatric-nurse play set has everything little nurses need to take care of a newborn baby--including the baby! Nurses-in-training can slip on the cheerful, gender-neutral uniform (complete with customizable hospital ID tag) then fill the pockets with tools for a pretend-play checkup. The included stethoscope, ear scope, thermometer, and syringe help make sure all is well with the cuddly newborn--or help patch up any imaginary booboos or sniffles. The plush baby doll has a removable cloth diaper with self-stick closures for easy changes before or after the checkup, and a sweet smiling face to encourage emotional connection and communication.
This wooden bear is always smiling, but he's happiest when fully dressed! Getting dressed won't be such a puzzle once zipping, buckling, snapping, lacing and tying, and other dressing skills are mastered. Each skill is contained on a separate, removable wooden puzzle piece for easy practice. Develop fine motor and life skills with this great activity.
Age: 3+ years
Stack, roll, and race these three wooden cars with friendly animal drivers! The four-inch long, brightly colored cars with art on both sides feature a clever contour that allows cars to stack in any combination Easy-roll wheels are simple for babies and toddlers to spin. They will delight in grasping, stacking, and rolling while developing gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination through imaginative play. First Play toys feature bright colors, bold patterns, and whimsical designs that boost skills while sparking imagination and wonder - right from the start!
Age: 9+ months
Splash into the deep for an exciting underwater treasure hunt! Four coins and two giant gems are the "booty" in this swashbuckling pool adventure. Be the first to slot them into the floating treasure chest to win . . . or use the included game ideas to inspire hours of variety and fun.
Age: 6+ years
Digging dirt, moving earth or just driving down the road, construction vehicles are captivating. This extra thick wooden puzzle includes six easy-grasp, chunky vehicle pieces. Each vehicle has a full-color, matching picture underneath and can stand upright for pretend play. Encourages eye-hand, fine motor and creative expression skills.
Age: 2+ years old
Everyone is attracted to these magnetic animals! Twenty favorite wild and domesticated animals in a compact wooden case are waiting to play. From a lion, giraffe, and elephant, to a sheep, pig, and dog, these fun and adorable magnets are a favorite of kids learning about the animal world. The Melissa & Doug Wooden Animal Magnets set is an educational developmental toy that includes 20 animals that can be manipulated and moved around on magnetic surfaces. This farm animal magnets set is made from high-quality materials and assembled with precision manufacturing standards, which ensures sturdy construction that holds up against frequent use. The Wooden Animal Magnets set is a delightful and educational gift for kids ages 2 to 4 years.
Designed to please every princess you know, this lovely, tiara-style carrying case is filled with 12 non-roll crayons. The triangular crayons are comfortable to hold, and help develop the preferred grip for writing skills, all while Her Royal Highness beautifies her world with her colorful drawings and designs. All the crayons store neatly in their flip-top case. Part of Melissa & Doug's Art Essentials for kids--a thoughtful line of art supplies designed by parents and beloved by creative kids.
Age: 3+ years
It's a natural With a decorative green "shingled" roof, this wooden stable provides a happy home for 4 plastic horses. When open, your little farmer or equestrian has easy access to the hayloft, with its wooden ladder, and 4 bales of "hay". There's a stall for each horse, lots of sliding and swinging doors and a folding corral to keep the horses in the barnyard. Sturdy wooden handles make it easy to take the fun along Pediatricians recommend toys that inspire hands-on imaginative thinking. This toy makes a great gift for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and up. It's a perfect gift for birthdays and special occasions.
Build an imaginary world to take care of pets with the Magnetivity™ Magnetic Building Playset Pet Center! Magnetivity™ encourages kids to experiment, explore, and imagine by inspiring them to design and build their own unique worlds! The 13 double-sided panels with artwork on both sides magnetically attach in different combinations, so kids can build new designs for their pet center and pet rescue vehicle every time they play. The 74 included magnetic accessories stick to the panels and to the seven magnetic play figures with stands, inspiring open-ended, hands-on exploration and play! All Magnetivity™ panels are compatible.
Age: 4+ years
Chill out with this 24-piece mix-and-match set! Make wooden ice cream sandwiches, ice pops, and Italian ice cups. Self-stick tabs hold together three different cookie flavors and vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream fillings. There are six multi-colored ice pops on sticks to stick together and pull apart. Or, fill the lidded cups with four flavors of ice and serve with a classic wooden spoon! Display the array of chilled goodies in the storage tray and use the menu card to identify all the pieces and to place orders. This play set is a great way for kids three and older to develop fine motor, matching and sorting, and counting skills. Food play has never been so cool!
Age: 3+ years
Twenty magnetic dinosaurs eager to play in the twenty-first century! Bright colors add excitement to this dino collection contained in a convenient wooden case.
Age: 2+ years
He may be a turtle, but Sunny Patch's Dilly Dally keeps kids ages two and older moving with this kickball. Dilly Dally makes it extra fun to learn and practice early catching and kicking games. Made of durable rubber, this colorful and easy to handle playground ball is great for backyard fun or playing games in the park. Dilly Dally always has a good time and adds an adorable twist to a classic toy that helps develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Age: 2+ years
This lovable ladybug flashlight provides a steady spotlight for fun in the dark! With its sturdy, integrated handle, it's easy for small hands to grip, and six feet help keep the flashlight steady when it's time to set it down. Whether curled up with a book under the covers or running around the yard playing flashlight tag, this is the perfect accessory for adventure. Pediatricians say using toys in physical activity facilitates gross motor development, self-regulation, and peer interaction. Exploring nature with the Trixie Ladybug flashlight can offer kids a connection to the larger world and a sense of inner peace. This flashlight makes a great gift for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and up.
Abracadabra! This fantastic wooden set includes four easy-to-master tricks for beginners. Young magicians will improve their confidence and fine motor skills as they amaze family and friends with exciting tricks and illusions! "Magic Jewel Box," "Color Changing String," "Chamber of Illusion" and "Sword in the Stone" are included. One of the few magic sets appropriate for children as young as six.
Age: 6+ years
Race to the rescue, around the track, or all over town with these sturdy wooden cars! The nine-piece set includes cars, racecars, mini-van, police car, and taxi, each approximately four inches long. All are brightly colored, easy to identify, and fun for kids three and older to grasp and maneuver. Designed to play perfectly with Melissa & Doug Activity Rugs, the vehicles store conveniently or can be displayed in the compartmentalized wooden tray.
Age: 3+ years old
This sturdy wooden stacker is jam-packed with exciting details that appeal to a child's natural curiosity about colors, shapes, and numbers! Encourage early math skills with the 55 shape pieces and 10 number tiles ("One rectangle plus one rectangle makes two rectangles. If we add one more, how many rectangles do we have in all?"), or help develop word recognition by identifying the shape names printed on the board and the numbers spelled out on the back of the tiles. This classic toy for ages 2+ is an educational powerhouse!