for 1 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.


This 40-piece set takes the blah out of blocks.- Especially for kids who create best with lots of pieces, lots of color, and lots of space. - A staple item in many preschools, this set can spark endle...
Age: 24 month - 36 month
Count, mold and nest...three great activities with four pails! Count the critters molded on the bottom of each pail. Fill each pail with sand and decorate the beach with starfish, turtles, crabs and ...
Age: 24 month - 36 month
Animal rescue rangers to the rescue! With this rugged safari truck, two cheerful people are ready to zoom across the savannah to help their animal friends. - The alligator, zebra, rhinoceros, elephant...
Age: 24 month
Fill the mold with sand, level it off with the trowel, and create sand bricks in the sandbox or at the beach.-Kids will love setting up their very own brick-making workshop or building site with molde...
Age: 24 month
Camels and kangaroos, monkeys and alligators are among the charming chunky animal pieces to sort into this wooden ark, two by two. - The two-story ark features:- flip-open doors- twenty-six animal blo...
Age: 24 month
Introduce your toddler to a collection of colorful dinosaurs! This is a 6-piece wooden puzzle with easy-grasp pegs and pictures under each piece - so it's perfect for your toddler Simple pieces presen...
Age: 24 month - 39 month
It's Jumbo!- Sturdy, cardboard building blocks are lightweight yet strong! Made of premium, heavy-grade cardboard and feature a wipe-clean surface. - 24 sturdy blocks in various colors & sizes. DI...
Age: 27 month - 39 month
Oink-Oink!- Each happy farm animal sounds off in its own voice when the animal puzzle pieces is placed correctly in the puzzle board of this wooden eight-piece peg puzzle! - Your child will enjoy all ...
Age: 27 month
Look at all the animals there are at the zoo!!- Listen to the voices of eight favorite wild animals when the puzzle pieces are correctly placed in the puzzle board! - Each animal piece has a matching ...
Age: 30 month
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 includes ...
Age: 33 month - 57 month
Dip your fingers... - . . . into a jar of this gel-like finger paint and get inspired! - Four vibrant finger paints come in 3.5 ounce plastic jars with wide, easy-grip, screw-on lids. - Non-toxic, was...
Age: 33 month - 5 years
Explore the animal kingdom with these exciting wooden nesting blocks. - From a tiny sea horse to a great big elephant, discover charming animals from four animal habitats. - Stacked, they are almost t...
Age: 33 month