I have just placed an order with Melissa and Doug and I’m so excited about them arriving – that I can’t keep it to myself any more! I’ve ordered a few new products to me and I’m re-stocking some of my best sellers.
I am a big fan of Melissa and Doug wooden toys and so far, I haven’t been disappointed with any of the products I’ve ordered from them. They are top quality and yet priced really well.
Melissa & Doug is an American manufacturer and purveyor of children’s toys. The company was founded by Melissa and Doug Bernstein in their basement in 1988. It is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. It is especially noted for wooden puzzles and similar types of high-end educational toys.
Last time I made a Melissa and Doug toy order, a friend asked me to include the Pattern Blocks and Boards in the order. I had to order 6 of them but within 24 hours, all 6 were sold! I’d never experienced one toy selling out so quickly. So, I’ve re-ordered them and I’ve also added some other similar wooden educational toys like the Shape Sequence Sorting Set, the Shape Sorting Clock and the Geometric Stacker. These are all toys that will work well at home or at school/pre-school/montessori schools.
For those who love the Melissa and Doug Play Food Range, I’ve re-stock the Melissa and Doug Felt Sandwiches and Wooden Pizza. My daughter was given a set of the Felt Sandwiches for her second birthday and they have been played with a lot. She is four now and they still get played with weekly without them losing shape or bobbling – and when they get dirty, I’ve even washed them and they have been fine!
For older children, I’ve restocked some of the Melissa and Doug Craft kits like The Bead Bouquet, Decorate your own Bracelets and the Decorate your own wooden heart box. These are all top selling products on my website and they are priced to make lovely presents for girls. On top of this I’ve ordered some ‘Take along watercolour paint sets‘. I’m a big fan of water colour paint sets. They are much less messy than poster paint and yet equally effective.
I have added some peg puzzles to my range – an alphabet puzzle and a numbers puzzle. The Melissa and Doug Alphabet Puzzle will help your child to develop letter recognition and pre-reading skills! Both wooden puzzles encourage hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and visual perception skills.
Finally. for imaginative play, I’ve restock the Cleaning Play Set and Doorbell House. These are both more expensive Melissa and Doug Toys but they are worth every cent. I suspect that once your child has out grown these toys, they will be put into the attic for the next generation – that’s how much you’ll love them and the quality that they are.
So, keep an eye on my website over the next few days and in the meantime, please comment on this post. I’d particularly like to hear what your favourite Melissa and Doug toys are and which of their toys your children love playing with. I make orders from Melissa and Doug approximately every six months and I love getting recommendations from other people.