Make Your Own 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.

ENJOY!




Ready for New York, Paris and Milan, your little fashion designer will be ready for the runway with this stencil set.- Choose a hairstyle and the shape of next season 's hot designs, then stencil and ...
Age: 48 month - 5 years
$10.98
4.0
Draw anything that comes to your mind.- This generously sized 9 x 12 drawing pad provides a clean sheet for every creative whim. - Premium white bond paper is ideal for pencils, crayons, markers, chal...
Age: 24 month - 5 years
$3.28
4.0
Create wonderful works of art with this pro-painting set!- This horse painting set comes with a great pre-lined ready-to-hang canvas. - Includes 6 flip-top paint tubes.- Paint brush.- Mixing palette.-...
Age: 48 month
$7.68
3.5
Create wonderful works of art with this pro-painting set!- This dino painting set comes with a great pre-lined ready-to-hang canvas. - Includes 6 flip-top paint tubes.- Paint brush.- Mixing palette.- ...
Age: 48 month
$7.68
3.5
Fifty beautiful pictures with room for lots of pink!- Oversized 11 x 14 premium white bond paper, featuring outline drawings of fairies, princesses, and more.- The pages are printed on one side only, ...
Age: 36 month - 48 month
$7.50
5.0
An assortment of paint brushes for your little artist!- Young painters will appreciate this set of brushes with their oversized handles for an easy grasp. The set includes:- Four natural bristle brush...
Age: 24 month - 6 years
$7.68
4.5
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
$7.68
3.5
800 STICKERS! A cornucopia of multi-themed stickers in these over-sized books will delight and inspire young decorators.- Princesses, Safari, Farm Animals and more are sure to WOW your little princes...
Age: 39 month - 6 years
$5.48
4.5
Boys (and girls) will love it! - A cornucopia of multi-themed stickers in these over-sized books will delight and inspire young decorators. - Dimensions: 11 x 14 x .5 ...10 pages, 500+ stickers (yup, ...
Age: 39 month - 6 years
$5.48
5.0
These ingenious, triangular shaped crayons won't roll away.- Made of plastic, not wax, for additional durability, this set of 24-rainbow color, non-toxic crayons stay on the table- just where your lit...
Age: 33 month - 5 years
$5.50
5.0
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
$3.28
4.0
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 to...
Age: 45 month - 7 years
$10.98
4.0