for 4 Year olds 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
4.5
Recognizing color, shape and size, and sorting objects into groups are the _building blocks_ of beginning math skills. What better way to explore these important concepts than with boldly colored wood...
Age: 42 month - 54 month
$14.99
4.0
I'll have a Dagwood with all the extras. - The Sandwich Making Set has eight, solid, wooden, mix-and-match pieces with Velcro tabs to help the pieces stay together.- The Sandwich Making Set inclu...
Age: 33 month - 57 month
$19.99
4.5
Sir it. Fry it!- The Wooden Stir Fry Slicing Playset helps teach basic color recognition, beginning math skills, and encourages creative expression. - This toy also promotes fine motor and hand/eye ...
Age: 57 month - 7 years
$19.99
4.5
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
4.0
Watch out Rachel Ray! We have a new chef in town!With a machine-washable chef jacket and hat, get ready for some yummy treats when your little chef is in the kitchen. Incluedes:- Measuring spoons- T...
Age: 42 month - 8 years
$39.99
5.0
Responsibility is key!- Help teach and reinforce the importance of responsibility while promoting a sense of accomplishment with a Wooden Magnetic Responsibility Chart.- Magnets and wood are creativ...
Age: 36 month - 7 years
$19.99
4.5
Yummmyyy!- Be sure your little baker uses the oven mitt to remove these 4 delectable-looking wooden cupcakes from their cupcake baking tray. This special set has 4 dry erase markers shaped like icin...
Age: 45 month - 57 month
$19.99
4.0
Geography comes to life in this cardboard floor puzzle! - Features 51 pieces cut to the shape of the state or region. - 2' x 3' when assembled, the extra-thick pieces are 20% thicker than the compet...
Age: 57 month - 6 years
$12.99
4.0
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
Fifty beautiful pictures with room for lots of pink!- Oversized 11 x 14 premium white bond paper, featuring outline drawings of flowers, princesses, horses and more. - The pages are printed on one s...
Age: 33 month - 57 month
$4.99
4.5
Finally!- An oversized coloring book where the outline drawing appears on one side only, so that your child's masterpiece won't smudge. - The 11 x 14 paper is premium white bond and the pages tear o...
Age: 33 month - 57 month
$4.99
5.0