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!




This colorful wooden flower toy features clicking, clacking petals! Lay them one way to display a rainbow of colors, then flip them over to change to a pattern of yellow and white.Perfect for develop...
Age: 6 months
$14.28
4.0
On the road, on the rails, by sea or by air, imaginations travel far and wide with this extra-thick wooden puzzle.   Featuring nine easy-grasp, chunky vehicle pieces that can stand upright for pr...
Age: 12 month
$21.98
5.0
The ultimate shape sorter! Features:- 12 chunky, vibrantly colored shapes that make a satisfying clink as they drop into the natural finished hardwood cube! - Then open the lid, take them out, and sta...
Age: 21 month - 24 month
$16.48
3.0
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 end...
Age: 24 month - 36 month
$43.98
4.5
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 mold...
Age: 24 month
$10.98
3.0
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
$32.98
4.0
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
$27.48
4.5
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
$16.48
4.5
Ice-Cream! Ice-Cream!- Now kids can spend all day making sky high cones without ending up with a melted puddle after a long day of play! Includes:- 4 magnetic ice cream scoops- 2 cones - Two magnetic ...
Age: 36 month
$32.98
5.0
This 27-piece wooden puzzle pronounces the letters of the alphabet in Spanish! -Just place a letter piece correctly to hear a clear, crisp voice say the name of each letter and a word that begins wit...
Age: 36 month - 48 month
$22.00
4.0
Careful craftsmanship and adorable details make this delightful wooden furniture bed a must for any doll!   Scaled perfectly for dolls up to 20", each value-priced piece features hand-detailing ...
Age: 36 month
$54.98
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A barn, tractor, sheep, bunny, pig, and a barns worth of animals and crops come in this colorin stamp set for kids. This extralarge set of wooden stamps makes it easy to create an exciting storyline...
Age: 36 month
$21.98
4.0