LIVING PLAYFULLY

Sharing the joy of play...
one toy, one tip, one story at a time

NEW! Themed Gift Sets for Every Age
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NEW! Themed Gift Sets for Every Age

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Melissa & Doug Opens First Flagship Retail Store Ahead of the Holiday Season blog post
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Melissa & Doug Opens First Flagship Retail Store Ahead of the Holiday Season

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Wooden Café Barista Coffee Shop blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Wooden Café Barista Coffee Shop

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Melissa & Doug Top Toys for Grandparents
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Top Toys Every Grandparent Should Have

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Melissa & Doug Meet Our New Plush Rainbow Giraffe Available Online Only blog post
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Meet Our New Plush Rainbow Giraffe…Available Online Only!

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Melissa & Doug Announcing New Puzzles Available Now blog post
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Introducing Our New & Innovative Puzzles

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Melissa & Doug Turns 35 A Look Back at Over Three Decades of Open-Ended Play blog post
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Melissa & Doug Turns 35: A Look Back at Three-Plus Decades of Open-Ended Play

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Melissa & Doug FREE September Printables & Activities for Kids blog post
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FREE September Printables & Activities for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Back-to-School Writing Readiness Tips: A Roundup blog post
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Back-to-School Writing Readiness Tips: A Roundup

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Games blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park Grizzly Bear Games

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Melissa & Doug Partners with National Park Foundation on Collection of Timeless Toys that Powers Children’s Love of Nature Through Play blog post
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Melissa & Doug Partners with National Park Foundation on Collection of Timeless Toys that Powers Children’s Love of Nature Through Play

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Melissa & Doug Partners with the National Park Foundation on New Toy Collection blog post
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Melissa & Doug Partners with the National Park Foundation on New Toy Collection

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Melissa & Doug FREE Beach Day Printables & Activities for Kids blog post
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FREE August Printables & Activities for Kids

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How Play Can Help Your Child Get Ready for School: Problem Solving
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How Play Can Help Your Child Get Ready for School: Problem Solving

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FREE Back to School Printables & Activities for Kids
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FREE Back to School Printables & Activities for Kids

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Melissa & Doug 35 Ways to Bring More Screen-Free Fun to Your Child's Life blog post
Screen-Free Fun

35 Ways to Bring More Screen-Free Fun to Your Child's Life

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Slice & Stack Sandwich Counter blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Slice & Stack Sandwich Counter

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Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Pretend Toys to Keep Kids Cool This Summer blog post
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Ice Cream Pretend Play Toys to Keep Kids Cool This Summer

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Wooden Deluxe Standing Easel blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Wooden Deluxe Standing Art Easel

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Melissa & Doug Free July Printables & Activities for Kids blog post
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FREE July Printables & Activities for Kids

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Dr. Becky’s Guide to Playdates
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Dr. Becky’s Guide to Playdates

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Melissa & Doug Ultimate Father's Day Playdate blog post
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The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Father's Day Daddy-Daughter Playdate!

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Melissa & Doug Play Tips with Dr. Jenny Rollables Ocean Slide blog post
Power Of Play

Play Tips with Dr. Jenny: Rollables Ocean Slide

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Melissa & Doug Dr. Jenny's Play Tips Wooden Surprise Gift Box blog post
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Dr. Jenny's Play Tips: Wooden Surprise Gift Box

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Cool Scoops Ice Creamery blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Cool Scoops Ice Creamery

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Melissa & Doug Free June Printables & Activities for Kids blog post
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FREE June Printables & Activities for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Our 2023 STEAM Toys The Experts’ Stamp of Approval blog post 
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Our 2023 STEAM Toys: The Experts' Stamp of Approval

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set

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Girl playing with Melissa & Doug knob puzzle
Power Of Play

How Play Can Help Kids Build Problem-Solving Skills

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The Power of Play: How Fun & Games Help Children Thrive
Power Of Play

The Power of Play: How Fun & Games Help Children Thrive

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Wooden Work & Play Desktop Activity Board blog post
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Toy Spotlight: Wooden Work & Play Desktop Activity Board

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A Real Mom's Realistic Mother's Day Activities for Kids
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A Real Mom's Realistic Mother's Day Activities for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Screen-Free Week Our Favorite Screen-Free Ways for Kids to Play blog post
Screen-Free Fun

Screen-Free Week: Our Favorite Screen-Free Ways for Kids to Play

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Melissa & Doug 52 Fun & Easy Play Ideas for Screen-Free Week or Any Week blog post
Screen-Free Fun

52 Fun & Easy Play Ideas for Screen-Free Week or Any Week

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Planting Trees in Oregon with One Tree Planted
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Long Lasting Toys for Longer Lasting Forests

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15 Earth Day Activities for Kids
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15 Earth Day Activities for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight PAW Patrol See & Spell Pup Pad
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Toy Spotlight: PAW Patrol™ See & Spell Pup Pad

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