Pretend Play Toys 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.


It's Jumbo! - Colorful, chunky, triangular chalk sticks are easy to grasp and won't roll away! - Non-toxic chalk is great inside for chalkboards or paper, or outside for sidewalk fun! - The unique sha...
Age: 33 month - 5 years
BFF'4-EVER!- Dress these pocket-sized friends again and again with 36 magnetic wooden pieces. - This set comes in a clear vinyl carrying case. - Includes 2 magnetic wooden dolls - And 36 magnetic wood...
Age: 42 month - 7 years
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 icing ...
Age: 45 month - 57 month
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 out...
Age: 33 month - 57 month
Get children moving with these ready-for-fun play tunnels. - Made of durable materials and bursting with colorful character art, these tunnels set up quickly for play time and fold up easily for conve...
Age: 45 month - 57 month
Fashion Alert!- With the Melissa & Doug Wood Stringing Beads Kit, kids can make colorful jewelry creations with a plethora of unique beads! - The Wood Stringing Beads Kit includes over 200 differe...
Age: 5 years - 8 years
Stamp it!- With a special handle to keep your little one's fingers far from the six-color inkpad and six different stamps to choose from, stamping fun will be endless! - The handy case keeps the stamp...
Age: 5 years - 8 years
This Butterfly Friends Bead Set from Melissa and Doug will provide little jewelry makers with lots of opportunities to create. Five cords and 150 wooden beads, including beautiful butterfly beads and ...
Age: 5 years - 6 years
...And for my next trick ...- This fantastic set includes ten (10) professional caliber, yet easy-to-master, tricks for beginners! - Young magicians will improve their confidence.- Develop fine motor...
Age: 8 years - 12 years