It's our mission to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover their passions and their purpose.
Timeless Toys. Endless Possibilities.®
What Is Open-Ended Play?
Kids create the action in open-ended play and the possibilities are endless!
It’s the kind of play that doesn’t come with a screen. It’s not battery-powered. It’s kid-powered.
It’s Skill Building
Creative thinking, problem solving, social-emotional skills – open-ended play helps develop them all.
With open-ended play, anything goes. A broom is a rocket ship! A mop is a mic!
It all started in 1988 with a boy, a girl, and a dream to make meaningful toys that would inspire hands-on, open-ended play.
The Melissa & Doug signature on every product is a commitment to the highest quality standards.
Our first hit toys were wooden puzzles. Whether chunky, peg, floor, or jigsaw, our puzzles have the perfect fit.
From pretend play to arts & crafts, puzzles to developmental, we have all kinds of toys for all kinds of kids.
Melissa & Doug designs every toy at its Connecticut office, then makes each prototype by hand until they get it just right.