It's Sustainability Day (October 25)! At Melissa & Doug, we're on a journey to make the world a better place, which you can read more about here. As the #1 preschool brand for wooden and sustainable toys,1 we believe in supporting responsible forest management. That’s why we’re proud that so many of our wooden toys and all of our paper products are produced using Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified materials. (FSC® C156584)
To help commemorate Sustainability Day, here are some of our top wooden toys—all FSC-certified—carefully crafted and purposefully designed to inspire imaginative, open-ended, kid-powered play, not just for today, but for years to come.2
Top Wooden Toys from Melissa & Doug
This 6-piece play set gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean! Sized just for kids and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dustpan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store--just hang them from the sturdy cords onto the included stand for neat, compact storage. (The dustpan can also snap onto any of the handles.) Natural-wood handles add durability and a classic look; bright pops of color keeps lots of fun in the mix!
This free-standing, sturdy play space with smooth, curved corners and edges lets customers three and older browse the shelves and pay for purchases on one side, and allows the grocer to ring up items on the other. Realistic features include beeping "scanner," a hand-crank conveyor belt, a card-swiping machine, a keypad/calculator, and cash drawer. Kids are sure to find everything on their shopping list at this friendly neighborhood grocery store! The Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection (sold separately) ensures kids will find everything on their shopping list!
Mama mia, it's pizza time! Create fresh-baked pizza, made to order, with this deliciously unique 34-piece pizza making set. Start with felt sauce and cheese on the wooden crust, choose from wooden toppings (pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, and peppers), then "bake" in the pizza oven built in to the storage and serving counter. Pieces stick together with self-stick tabs and can be sliced with the rolling wooden cutter. The set comes with a grated cheese shaker, a wooden paddle, pizza box, a reusable menu for placing orders, a guide to help with pizza prep, and play money to pay for your order!
Inspire endless creativity with this double-sided tabletop easel, featuring a magnetic dry-erase board on one side, and a chalkboard on the other. 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.
Scoop up cool pretend play creations with this full-service ice cream shop! Offer pretend play ice cream and soft serve cones, cups, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches. The sturdy wooden counter features an ice cream and soft serve dispenser – drop wooden scoops or durable plastic swirls (mix and match!) in the top, place a cup or wooden cone underneath, press the lever, and watch the scoops drop down. Use the scooper to lift wooden scoops and fill a soft, fabric, roll-up waffle cone. Add toppings like sprinkles and hot fudge for an extra special treat! Display ice cream choices in the front of the counter. Customers can choose from items listed on the magnetic menu board and use the credit card machine with magnetic signature pad to pay for purchases! This 42-piece play food set offers kids age 3 and up countless opportunities to develop early learning skills and to create, imagine, and role play both the customer and the server. And grown-ups can rest assured that when it’s time to close up shop, all the pieces store in the counter for easy cleanup!
It’s never been so much fun for one-year-olds to “get to work” on developmental skills! Infants and toddlers will love playing with this wooden version of a laptop and desk just like grown-ups do! Open the screen to reveal a peekaboo mirror to tap into babies’ fascination with faces. Rubberized keyboard buttons are fun to press and help kids develop fine motor skills and shape recognition. Spin the rolling contact list to hear the beads inside tumble. Turn the wooden pencil and slide the adorable mouse-shaped mouse in its track! Flip the top of the attached mug to choose hot chocolate or juice artwork. With a built-in carrying handle and no loose pieces, the sturdy wooden activity board is great for travel and families on the go.
Let’s go play on the farm with friends that are fun to roll, stack, and grasp! Four double-sided chunky wooden GO Tots disks (8 collectible characters—six animals and two farmers) tumble and twirl down the silo, out the barn door, over the haystack, and into the trough. The sturdy double-sided barn has a built-in carrying handle for easy portability. Compatible with other GO Tots play sets. With Melissa & Doug GO Tots, toddlers 12 months and older will discover a new kind of kinetic play that offers opportunities to explore cause-and-effect through delightful motion-driven moments. Relatable, diverse characters and appealing shapes and textures encourage connections and exploratory, skill-building play.
Get playtime and developmental skills rolling with Rollables--adorably round characters that are firm enough to roll but soft enough to squeeze! Inspire imaginative oceanside adventures through kinetic play with this sturdy wooden ramp tower and three Rollables: the friendly crab, silly shark, and awesome octopus with chime. Compatible with other Rollables play sets. Drop Rollables into the removable funnel, and watch them tumble down the wavy slide and out the whale's mouth. Turn the sea star and press the whale's flipper to stop and start the action. A built-in bead maze adds to the excitement and tactile experience for kids. The Rollables Ocean Slide is an engaging way to introduce infants and toddlers 12 months and older to cause and effect while encouraging development of important sensory, fine motor, and problem-solving skills.
Get playtime and developmental skills rolling with Rollables--adorably round characters that are firm enough to roll but soft enough to squeeze! Inspire imaginative forest adventures through kinetic play with this sturdy wooden treehouse tower and two Rollables with chimes: the rascally racoon and sly fox. Drop Rollables into the top of the tree, and watch them tumble down the branches. A built-in bead maze adds to the excitement and tactile experience for kids. The Rollables Treehouse Twirl is an engaging way to introduce infants and toddlers 9 months and older to cause and effect while encouraging development of important sensory, fine motor, and problem-solving skills. Melissa & Doug infant and toddler toys inspire "a-ha!" moments of discovery. Adorable, diverse characters and a variety of fun shapes and textures encourage exploratory, skill-building play.
Add glamour and style to playtime with these wooden beauty essentials for make-believe makeovers! The 18-piece set includes a sturdy white and pink vanity with mirror and storage drawer. The wooden pieces include a hair dryer, hair spray, hair straightener, flip-top lotion bottle, lipstick, two nail polish bottles, blush, makeup brush, eye shadow and applicator, comb, and brush. A reusable spa services card lets kids three and older get the full salon experience by customizing makeovers for themselves, friends, stuffed animals, and dolls!
The Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Set is a sweet introduction to pretend kitchen play! This colorful cookie set includes 12 wooden, sliceable cookies and 12 cookie toppings, a wooden knife, spatula, cookie sheet, and a kitchen mitt for safe, imaginative play. Your little baker can pretend to slice the cookies, place them on the cookie sheet, pretend they're baking, and then use the oven mitt for the "hot" cookies once they’re done. (Note: The toy kitchen utensils are not meant for use with real food or with real kitchen appliances). Then it's decorating time! The 12 "vanilla" and "chocolate" frosting pieces attach to the cookies with self-stick tabs and are painted with yummy-looking sprinkles, candy pieces, and icing patterns, so kids can create a variety of cookies. They can serve the cookies with the included wooden toy spatula. When playtime is over kids can store the cookies in the durable dough tube so they're ready for next time. What a delicious way for kids ages 3 and up to practice fine motor skills, number concepts, and more, while pretending to bake and serve sweet treats.
This favorite collection of 100 wooden blocks comes in four colors and nine shapes. Little builders three and older will find it easy to grasp the approximately 1-inch to 2.25-inch smooth blocks. Kids delight in stacking, building, and knocking them down in countless colorful combinations, while gaining invaluable practice with fine motor skills and dexterity, color and shape recognition, and pre-math skills.
1 #1 Claim Source: Leger Claims Evaluation (March 2023)
2 Please note that FSC certification applies to new inventory only. Some of the items mentioned above may ship from older inventory that doesn't feature the FSC certification logo.
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