Experts say the best toys are those that encourage interaction. Our toys are designed to inspire engagement and connection with your child. Many even include enrichment ideas right on the packaging. Because kids who can imagine the possibilities become grown-ups who can make their dreams a reality!
The American Academy of Pediatrics is serious about play, even urging doctors to prescribe it! Their advice: Limit screen time, make time for unstructured play, and choose toys that inspire imagination.
Melissa & Doug is here to help you fill that prescription for healthy hands-on play!
“Part of Melissa & Doug’s appeal is as an antidote, if not a substitute, for all that screen time.”
“The couple's brand of low-tech, mostly wood toys has become the gold standard in early childhood play.”
“Melissa & Doug toys flex every muscle of a child’s developing sense of identity – and the toys are often tested by their six children.”
“Melissa & Doug is set on making toys that are meant to be timeless, in an effort to preserve a cornerstone of childhood...open-ended play.”
What makes Melissa & Doug toys good for kids?
The American Academy of Pediatrics says toys that inspire hands-on engagement, imaginative play, and rich interactions are the best choice. Each of our toys is thoughtfully and meticulously designed to encourage this kind of learning and development.
What other toys and products do you make?
We make more than 2,000 toys and other products for babies, toddlers, and big kids. Categories include: Pretend Play, Arts & Crafts, Developmental Toys, Children’s Furniture, Games, Activity Pads, Puzzles, Plush, and more!
I’ve heard Melissa & Doug stands behind everything it makes. Is that true?
Yes! Your happiness is our goal. That's why we've put our name (and our phone number!) on every product. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right.
Can I reach someone at Melissa & Doug if I still have a question?
Call us at the number on the back of our packaging. You’ll speak to a real, live person in our Connecticut office during weekday business hours. Or email us, but we bet the human connection of a phone call will brighten your day!