Melissa & Doug award winning toys

Award-Winning Toys

Shop the award winners and list toppers that experts love — and that kids will, too!

Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award (2019)

Get Well Doctor Activity Center

• Wooden activity center features doctor's office on one side, check-in on the other

• Kids can be the patient, doctor, receptionist, or nurse

• Realistic exam room and waiting room details


Top & Bake Pizza Counter

• 34 pieces

• Slice pizza with rolling cutter 

• Menu, money, and to-go box


Toy Insider: Top Preschool Toys (2021 Holiday Gift Guide)

PAW Patrol Rescue Mission Wooden Dashboard

• Realistic play steering wheel mounted on a sturdy wooden dashboard 

• Lights, sound effects, and moving parts, including a scrolling GPS

• Hear characters (3 language choices); record and play back voice messages

Wooden Latches Board

• Latches hook, snap, and slide

• Helps build dexterity

• Delightful artwork 

Scary Mommy: Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds

Food Groups Wooden Play Food

• 21 pieces, including watermelon, cheese, fish, and steak

• Sort into food groups: Dairy, Produce, Grains, and Meat/Fish

• Pieces store neatly in four wooden crates

Solar System Floor Puzzle

• 2 feet by 3 feet

• Labeled planets

• Easy-clean surface Best Overall, “The 10 Best Building Toys and Blocks of 2021”

Jumbo Cardboard Blocks

• 24-piece set of sturdy, cardboard building blocks

• Flat pieces fold easily into jumbo "bricks" in three sizes

• Made of premium, extra-thick cardboard

Wooden Brew & Serve Coffee Set

• Three coffee pods 

• Turn knob for serving size

• Reusable menu card

Motherly: Favorite Toy for Autism and Special Needs

See & Spell

• 50+ colorful wooden letters fit into the eight two-sided cutout boards 

• Learn to spell three- and four-letter words

• Handy storage case

Water WOW! Animals

• No-mess, on-the-go activity 

• Refillable water pen

• Color, let dry, do it again