Classic & Retro Toys 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.


Talk about a classic childhood toy! - All the colors of the spectrum are represented. Remember R-O-Y-G-B-I-V ? *- Eight smooth, easy-grasp wooden pieces. - Stack them on the solid-wood base designed ...
Age: 18 month
Hammer on!- One of our most popular toddler toys.- The Pound A Peg features a hammer and eight brightly colored pegs that can be pounded into the bench. - When the pegs are hammered through, the bench...
Age: 24 month
Match and sort these 25 colorful wooden pieces, and skill-building is just part of the fun. Rings, octagons, and rectangles can be slotted onto the three rods, stacked on top of each other, or lined u...
Age: 24 month
They may be for beginners, but the sure teach alot!- Beginner Pattern Blocks feature ten brightly-painted, wooden patterns and 30 colorful shapes.- Put-together to make pictures of a fish, a dog, a bu...
Age: 27 month
What time is it?- The Shape Sorting Clock features brightly-colored numbers and shapes. - Each piece fits in their proper place on the face of the clock. - The hour and minute hand help your child lea...
Age: 30 month - 42 month
Show me the oval shape!- The Shapes Sound Puzzle has pieces of different shapes and colors that make sounds when they are placed in the right part of the puzzle.Contains:- 9 pcs.DIMENSIONS: 11.75 X 8...
Age: 33 month
A, B, C, D....- The ABC Sounds Puzzle is a brightly-colored, wooden puzzle that says the name of each letter as the puzzle pieces are properly placed on the board. - Contains 26 pcs. - DIMENSIONS: 13....
Age: 36 month
Everything needed for a solo performance or to form a marching band. This musical set includes:- A tambourine- Cymbals- Maracas- Clacker- Tone blocks- A triangle Ideal for involving preschoolers in th...
Age: 42 month