from Melissa and Doug

Melissa and Doug: We have been working with the fine folks at Melissa and Doug since we started ebeanstalk (and yes, Melissa and Doug are real people. They are actually husband and wife). Primarily because we are both dedicated to childhood development.

While we love their toys for the quality, play value and overall value, we also love them for their commitment to safety and course childhood development. After Melissa and Doug get the safety testing complete, then it is all about how to improve their toys, games and puzzles. They do this systematically - discontinuing the toys that do not sell, and always adding new exciting items to their line. Melissa and Doug design and create with learning and development in mind, and it shows. There is a reason they are the number one specialty toy company in the country. We love their products and are behind them 100%.

As far as we're concerned, there are 3 things we do to all Melissa and Doug toys:

First we age match them. Actually, our experts do this. Perfect for childhood development.

Second, we really put the toys through the ringer for durability. No one likes a broken toy, and least of all a kid. Again, to help childhood development.

Finally, we test and test for PLAY VALUE. Meaning, the child has to engage with the toy for a while and foster childhood development. And not find-the-end-of-the-toy within 5 minutes.

ENJOY!




The Hungry Pelican will keep your baby happy while on-the-go or in the crib. - There's a rattling crab, squeaky octopus, crunchy fish and a rattling shrimp. All these pals go into the pelican an...
Age: 12 month
$49.99
5.0
Look at all the animals on the farm!- Seven favorite farm animals and a farmer stand out against the big, red barn. - A cow, horse, goat, duck, chicken, pig and a sheep...and don't forget Old Mcdona...
Age: 12 month
$19.99
4.5
This extra-thick wooden rain-forest puzzle includes jumbo tiger, toucan and monkey pieces with wooden knobs that are easy for toddlers to grasp. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each ju...
Age: 12 month
$9.99
4.5
Jumbo Knob Puzzles. These handcrafted wooden puzzles are perfect for helping kids learn while also developing their fine motor skills. Each of the chunky puzzle shapes has a sturdy 1inch knob attach...
Age: 12 month
$19.99
0
On the road, on the rails, by sea or by air, imaginations travel far and wide with this extra-thick wooden puzzle.   Featuring nine easy-grasp, chunky vehicle pieces that can stand upright for pr...
Age: 12 month
$19.99
5.0
Stack and sort to your heart's content!- The Stack & Sort Board features 15 thick, colorful wooden pieces for a child to match by color and quantity to the key on the sturdy solid-wood board.- Super...
Age: 15 month
$9.99
4.5
A charming cottage puzzle features familiar shapes. - This extra thick wooden puzzle includes five pieces, with jumbo wooden knobs for easy grasping.- Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath...
Age: 15 month
$9.99
4.5
Toddlers and preschoolers learning the basics of self care and refining grasp and hand-eye coordination have met a cuddly match for their emerging skills!-Adorable plush bear Teddy Wear comes clad in...
Age: 18 month
$19.99
0
Talk about a classic childhood toy! - All the colors of the spectrum are represented. Remember R-O-Y-G-B-I-V ? *- Eight smooth, easy-grasp wooden pieces. - Stack them on the solid-wood base design...
Age: 18 month
$7.99
3.5
Charming farm friends live in the red barn and are always ready for puzzle play. - This extra thick wooden puzzle includes three pieces, with jumbo wooden knobs for easy grasping. - Full-color, matc...
Age: 18 month
$9.99
4.5
Even the littlest builder needs the proper tools! Constructed of high quality fabrics and pthalate-free plastic, this durable set will provide hours of spilling, filling and building fun. The handy pl...
Age: 18 month - 30 month
$24.99
4.5
Here's everything needed for a picnic . . . without . . . the ants! Four colorful picnic treats in a flip-top basket, including five-piece, take-apart sandwich!These new multi-textured toys rattle, ji...
Age: 9 months - 30 month
$24.99
5.0