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!




Everything your young artist needs when inspiration strikes!- Four eight ounce bottles of vibrant poster paint (R/B/Y/G)- Four spill-proof paint cups- Four medium sized brushes- A roll of easel paper-...
Age: 45 month - 5 years
$34.99
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Get Painting!- Not all paints are created equal (we found that out the hard way) but this set is definitley a step above the rest - The new premium-quality, washable paints are specially formulated t...
Age: 45 month - 7 years
$9.99
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From vibrant color to a pale wash, these twenty-one beautiful non-toxic watercolors are awaiting your inspiration! - Contained in a sturdy carry case, the lid doubles as a mixing tray. - Deluxe brus...
Age: 45 month - 6 years
$5.49
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Create a supermarket whenever and wherever you want to experience pretend play with the Melissa & Doug Metal Grocery Cart Toy! - This realistic Metal Grocery Cart Toy is based on the real cart kids s...
Age: 45 month - 57 month
$62.99
5.0
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Create unique and colorful masterpieces with the Melissa and Doug Complete the Picture Pad!- Each sheet in this pad features- A colorful, unfinished scene just waiting to be filled in!- Draw a prin...
Age: 45 month - 5 years
$4.99
5.0
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Keep life organized with this wooden magnetic perpetual calendar.- Open the fabric hinged boards to reveal a calendar grid on one board, while the other board keeps all the magnets close at hand.- ...
Age: 45 month - 57 month
$19.99
4.5
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No Spell-Check here! See & Spell is a wooden puzzle set that teaches basic three and four letter words with brightly-colored, solid-wood letters in the self-correcting cut-outs on two-sided wooden boa...
Age: 48 month
$19.99
4.5
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Can you find me?- This exciting wooden activity board features nine hinged doors... when you open each door a colorful magnetic piece is revealed. - Move the pieces behind different doors for guessi...
Age: 48 month
$16.99
4.5
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Dress up!- Abby and Emma Magnetic Dolls are friends who love to trade clothes. - These two girls are an adorable play set featuring:- Magnetic dolls with doll stands- Plenty of clothing- Accessor...
Age: 48 month
$19.99
4.5
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Ready to catch a 'fly' ball? Grab a Froggy net and get hoppin&prime!   -This toss-and-catch game includes two cool nets two foam balls and lots of ways to have fun. -Cheerful features and br...
Age: 48 month
$12.99
4.0
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This Bee flashlight will provide a steady spotlight for fun in the dark. - Whether your child is curled up with a book under the covers or running around the yard, playing flashlight tag, this is the...
Age: 48 month
$12.99
4.0
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This play set features shiny stainless steel cookware Mom and Dad would envy.-Generously sized for a more realistic look and feel, the colander and three pans (with interchangeable lid) fit most play ...
Age: 48 month
$29.99
5.0
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