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Toy Spotlight: Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel

2022-05-05 by Melissa & Doug
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Toddlers and young kids thrive best when they’re able to express their creativity.

Studies have shown that when kids are exposed to the arts and allowed to express themselves creatively, it helps them develop higher-level problem-solving abilities, be able to innovate, and learn more about themselves and their place in the world. 

Child playing with Melissa & Doug Tabletop Easel

Certain learning toys are an absolute must-have for kids who want to explore their creative side, and that’s why we’re shining the Toy Spotlight this month on our Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel, the perfect creative early learning toy, especially for toddler and pre-K kids. We’re calling class to session to take an in-depth look at our Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel! 

Why Kids Will Love this Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel

Melissa & Doug tabletop easel with features called out

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel

Play Basics: Inspire endless creativity with this double-sided tabletop easel, featuring a magnetic dry-erase board on one side, and a chalkboard on the other. 

Playful Details: The included paper-roll holder with a paper guide and tear-bar accommodates 12-inch paper rolls and adds even more ways to create masterpieces! The deluxe set comes with a dry-erase marker and felt eraser, five colored chalk sticks, a 50-foot-long paper roll, 36 letter and number magnets, and an art supply tray. The sturdy wooden easel folds flat for handy storage.

Age: 3+ years 

Who Will Love This: Is arts and crafts time your child’s favorite part of the day? Give them all the tools they need to develop and explore their creative sides with our Double-Sided Table Top Easel, while providing them the early learning tools they’ll need to thrive in school settings.

Skills at Play: Color, letter, and number recognition; gross & fine motor skills; eye-hand coordination; imagination; creative expression

Gift Tip: Add a “Happy Birthday!” message to both sides of the Tabletop Easel (one in chalk, the other in magnetic letters or dry-erase marker), and keep it stashed away until gift time. When the guest of honor is ready to open presents, voila—the birthday girl or boy gets an awesome creative learning toy AND a celebratory message to boot!

Countless Ways to Play: Use the included paper roll and supplies to make, decorate, and fly paper airplanes in a DIY aerial show! Play Hangman games head-to-head, with players using either the dry-erase board or the blackboard! Try a kids’ version of Pictionary — come up with cards that have objects to draw, and see how many players can get right!

Plays Well With: If you gift your child the Deluxe Double-Sided Tabletop Easel, be sure to stock up on additional arts & crafts supplies so the learning fun doesn’t have to end just because a marker runs out or a chalk piece breaks. Here’s a helpful checklist of additional arts & crafts accessories you may want to consider adding to your easel set-up:

Toy Story: Ease of use and variety of artsy options are perfect for my 4-year-old grandson. My 4-year-old grandson absolutely loves his new easel. The first time it was set up, he spent an hour and a half at it! Along with the art materials that came with it, my daughter also bought cups of paint to go in the paint cup holes and extra markers for color variety. He loves that he can go from the white board to the roll of paper easily to change up what medium he’s using. The easel was easy to set up on his little play table, and very stable and sturdy. I highly recommend this for your favorite little artist!” 

C. Behnken, in a recent 5-star Amazon review


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