When Melissa and Doug Bernstein began making wooden puzzles in their garage 20 years ago, little did they know that they’d become one of the country’s leading manufacturers of educational toys. With an age range from toddlers up to preteens, the Melissa & Doug toy catalog offers everything from plush animals and dollhouses to clay modeling kits and fashion stencils. Particular Melissa & Doug standouts are the Trunki, a colorful carry-on suitcase that doubles as a wheeled sit-and-scoot toy, and the Sunny Patch line, which is full of cheery and imaginative toys designed for the outdoors.
The ultimate holiday treats: stuffed bunnies, classic storybooks, and more.
Lots of outdoor playtime means you should stock up on the colorful toys from Melissa & Doug! Gardening sets, hopscotch mats, and toy lawnmowers are perfect for the backyard, and beanbag tosses and racquet-and-ball sets keep kids busy while you're relaxing at the beach.
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Little ones have SO much energy (and a short attention span), so keeping them busy is a full-time job. We chose our favorite toys for munchkins here — stuffed animals, wooden blocks featuring letters and numbers, puzzles, books, and dolls they can tote everywhere. Playtime is about to get a lot more fun!