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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Toy Industry Leader Melissa & Doug Transforms Supply Chain to Support Rapid Growth

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The Great Outdoors: What Kids And You Get Out Of Nature
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The Great Outdoors: What Kids And You Get Out Of Nature

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5 Reasons to Love Our Wooden Toys

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Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet for Parents
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Blue's Clues & You! Cheat Sheet for Parents

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Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Ideas for Parents Blog Post
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Blue’s Clues & You! Cheat Sheet and Play Ideas for Parents

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Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol Cheat Sheet for Parents
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PAW Patrol Cheat Sheet for Parents

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Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids Inspired By Our Sustainability Volunteer Work

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Top Birthday Party Themes for 4-Year-Olds

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Top Birthday Party Themes for 3-Year-Olds

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Sustainability Snapshot: Our Commitment to a More Playful Planet

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Melissa & Doug Gardening Tools Set for Kids
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Top Gardening Sets for Kids

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Recycled Art Projects Using Wooden Bead Trays
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Recycled Art Projects Using Wooden Bead Trays

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Melissa & Doug Commits to Planting 10 Million Trees by 2030

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4 Ways to Support Creative Play (even when you’re not feeling creative!)
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4 Ways to Support Creative Play (even when you’re not feeling creative!)

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We’ve Joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® and How2Recycle®

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What Playing Dollhouse Teaches Our Children
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What Playing Dollhouse Teaches Our Children

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Melissa & Doug 7 Sidewalk Games for Kids blog post
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7 Sidewalk Games for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Accelerates Its FSC® Certified Materials Commitments

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Kid Loved. Planet Approved. Melissa & Doug and Sustainability.

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9 Free Back to School Printables for Kids
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9 Free Back to School Printables for Kids

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Our Sustainability Story: Creating a More Playful Planet

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The Best Dinosaur Toys And Gifts For Kids
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The Best Dinosaur Toys And Gifts For Kids

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10 Best Problem-Solving Puzzles for Kids
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10 Best Problem-Solving Puzzles for Kids

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6 Tips for Buying Birthday Gifts for Kids

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Melissa & Doug Raising Resilient Kids During Tough Times
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Raising Resilient Kids During Tough Times

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Helping Children Through Big Emotions
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Helping Children Through Big Emotions

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The Power of Developmental Play
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The Power of Developmental Play

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How to Scale Back Screen Time Over School Breaks
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How to Scale Back Screen Time Over School Breaks

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Melissa & Doug 20 Ways to Engage With Your Child Blog Post
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20 Ways to Engage With Your Child When You Don't Always Have the Time, Money, or Space

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Melissa & Doug Top 5 Ways You Can Support Down Syndrome Awareness Month blog post
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Top Ways You Can Support Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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Why Your Next Road Trip With Kids Should Be a Screen-Free One
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Why Your Next Road Trip With Kids Should Be a Screen-Free One

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Melissa & Doug How To: Weaving Loom for Kids blog post
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How To: Weaving Loom for Kids

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5 Tips to Teach Kids How to Care for Plants

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Melissa & Doug Pretend Play with a Purpose Doctor Visits with Kids blog post
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Pretend Play with a Purpose: Doctor Visits with Kids

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Melissa & Doug Be an Astronaut blog post
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Play Ideas & Activities for Your Little Astronaut

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Sensory Benefits of Leaf Play

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