Friday Faves: Melissa and Doug

Have you ever found a company that just can do no wrong? You love everything they make? That’s how we feel about Melissa and Doug! If you don’t know  about this company and the amazing products they make, you need to!

Melissa and Doug are actually a married couple, they’ve been married over 30 years! And together they have six children.  They founded the toy company with one mission:
To provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose.

This is exactly what our kiddos need! We are all about learning and letting them discover and grown on their own.  We love these toys so much because not only do they allow that, but they are made with an amazingly high quality.  We’ve found that our kiddos spend the most time with these toys just because they love them so much! Here are some of our favorites!


Melissa and Doug make so many kinds of puzzles!! We love them all, they grow with our kids.  From wooden puzzles with knobs, to just big pieces, to smaller grips that make noise, to mix and match there are so many stages of development that these puzzles span!

Pretend Play:

Melissa and Doug have AMAZING wooden play food!  They come in themed sets like this cupcake set that Logan has, and there are so many different ways to play with them.  They’re not only adorable,  they’re perfect for learning.

Madeline hasn’t started playing with them yet, but we have mix and match wooden animals as well as a fishing game by Melissa and Doug! These are great ways to learn while again having fun! We can’t wait to show her and see her develop new skills.

One of the things we included in our Easter Egg Hunt this year were letter magnets by Melissa and Doug.  We wanted to be able to have the kids learn letters in a variety of different ways, and magnets are a great one.  They will grow with our children for a while, after recognition they will grow to reading and spelling and sight words! We love that we know they will last for a long time!

Dress Up:
Something our kids love is playing dress up. Who says costumes are just for Halloween?! Melissa & Doug offer a variety of dress up costumes such doctor, firefighter, police officer, chef, the list goes on! Each costume features jackets and tools to match the occupation – so much fun!

Our kids have and use so many of their toys that we had a tough time narrowing it down! Are you as big a fan of Melissa and Doug as we are? We want to know your and your kiddos favorites!



13 thoughts on “Friday Faves: Melissa and Doug

  1. babiestobookworms says:

    Totally agree! We love our Melissa and Doug toys! Their play food is absolutely incredible and usually has me lamenting about the plastic blobs we called “play food” when we were little! It is so life like now!

  2. Rachel says:

    I love the melissa and doug puzzles because my kids have been able to chew on them and not ruin the pieces! I don’t know why but puzzle pieces must just look tasty.

    • Forever Young Moms says:

      Right? our kids destroy pretty much everything- but Melissa and Doug hold up! Unfortunately for Madeline one of her puzzle pieces was eaten by our dog…

  3. Jiya B says:

    Melisa and Dough toyas and products from them looks amazing. I am not sure if they are available in my country. I would love to get them for my kids. Thanks for sharing this details about them.

  4. Claire says:

    Their products are all so very good and durable. We get ours in charity shops and they are always in amazing condition and then last our four as well – and can still be gifted on again! Such great colours and themes. Love them.

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