Friday, December 3, 2010

My Favorite Melissa and Doug Toys for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

As a parent, one of my all-time favorite brands is that of Melissa and Doug.  We have a number of Melissa and Doug toys in our home.  All their products are fun for kids.  As a parent, I love the strong quality of each item.

If you are a parent who is looking for quality, fun, educational, and strongly built toys, I encourage you to checkout Melissa and Doug!

Here are a few of our favorite toys and links to where you can purchase them from

Wooden Shape Sorting Clock by Melissa and Doug

How neat is a toy that will help your child learn and practice their shapes, while also working on time telling!  A toy that does double duty; you can’t beat that!

Works as a traditional shape sorting toy.  Your child can move the hour hand and the minute hand for fun with time.  Made from wood, this unique and handy toy will last for years!

Average retail value of the Melissa and Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock is $14.99.

Cutting Food Box Set by Melissa and Doug
My daughter has a play kitchen and the majority of play food and accessories we have are from the Melissa and Doug brand.  Once again, we keep returning to them due to their affordable prices and high quality products.

The wooden food pieces look more realistic than the cheap plastic food pieces you can buy.  The fact that you can “cut” them with the wooden knife is neat and perfect for true kitchen play.

You can also incorporate a little math into your child’s day by educating them about counting and fractions when cutting each piece of food into pieces.

Average retail value of the Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box is $19.99.

20 Animal Magnets in a Box by Melissa and Doug

In our house, we are big magnet fans!  My daughter loves to play with them on the fridge.  I like it because I can easily keep a close eye on my daughter while cooking or doing dishes in the kitchen.

Not only do you get 20 animal magnets, but a nice wooden storage box/cube.  These magnets are decent sized too; not too small at all!

Average retail value of this Melissa and Doug 20 Animal Magnets in a Box is $11.99.

Abby & Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up
Oh no!  Another magnet set?  This set is a bit different.  Instead of fridge magnets, these are doll magnets.  My daughter has this set and has played with it non-stop for almost a year now!

Your kit includes Abby and Emma, a wooden storage cube/box, along with a mixture of dress up clothes.  These are magnetic, meaning they will stick to the dolls even when they are standing up!

This kit comes with 60 pieces!  There are so many different outfit combinations for your child to make.

There are similar toys sold for boys, also by Melissa and Doug, such as this Melissa and Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up.

Average retail value of this Melissa and Doug Abby and Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up is $19.99

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