Building Blocks 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.

ENJOY!




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
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How high can you build your tower?- This set of ten sturdy cardboard blocks will keep your little one engaged for hours. - Each colorful, bold block has beautifully illustrated letters and images on...
Age: 24 month - 36 month
$11.99
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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
$16.99
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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. DIM...
Age: 27 month - 39 month
$24.99
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From A to Z...- These beautiful natural wood blocks present a wonderful way to learn the alphabet! - All twenty-six letters are shown in upper & lower case, with traditional pictures on the other ...
Age: 27 month - 39 month
$27.99
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This sturdy, classically styled block cart features:- 30 brightly painted- Solid wood blocks with a colorful collection of pictures- Letters- Numbers These chunky blocks are perfect for little fin...
Age: 30 month
$14.99
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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...
Age: 33 month
$19.99
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Simple, yet FUN!The Wooden Unit Blocks Set includes - 60 BIG SMOOTHLY-sanded sturdy blocks with a natural finish for a classic look- The wooden storage crate makes clean up and storage easy. Dimensio...
Age: 39 month - 5 years
$59.95
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Recognizing color, shape and size, and sorting objects into groups are the _building blocks_ of beginning math skills. What better way to explore these important concepts than with boldly colored wood...
Age: 42 month - 54 month
$14.99
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Stack 10 wooden cars in this gated parking tower and top them with the sliding counter.   Then see the cars drop down and the counter point to a lower number each time a car is removed from the ...
Age: 48 month
$19.99
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