4 Toys from Melissa & Doug

Last Thursday, I wrote about the Classroom Play Set from Melissa & Doug.  Melissa & Doug is a company that makes toys and other products that offer countless ways to play.  The husband and wife team has been making toys that spark imagination since 1989.

Since they offer so many products, it would take far too long for me to cover them all.  Instead, I’ll simply highlight a handful of available toys from this company.

4 Toys from Melissa & Doug:

1. Star Diner Restaurant Double-Sided Wooden Playset:

This adorable Diner Restaurant set allows children to cook and serve from the kitchen side and order and enjoy a meal on the booth side. The kitchen features an extra-large oven, realistic burners and dials, a 2-shelf refrigerator, and plenty of counter space and more.


  • Wooden Diner play space with kitchen on one side and booth seating for two on the other side
  • Kitchen includes oven, stovetop, grill, 2-shelf fridge, drink dispenser and milkshake mixer
  • Booth side features jukebox with spinning dial and coin to drop in slot; spinning cake plate on pass-through shelf
  • Includes sign with clips on one side to hold orders
  • Ages 3 and up
2. Lock and Roll Rescue Garage Set:

The Lock and Roll Rescue Garage Set is a take-along garage featuring three rescue vehicles ready to roll into action.  Simply turn the keys to unlock the doors, lift the tab to open garage, press button to release the ramp, and wheel the vehicles across the floor.


  • Comes with 3 wooden rescue vehicles:
    • Ambulance
    • Fire truck
    • Police car
  • Portable garage with locking color-matching doors and keys
  • Works on a variety of developmental skills:
    • Pincer grasp
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Isolated finger movements
    • Imaginative play
  • For ages 3 and up
3. Switch and Spin Magnetic Gear Board:

The Switch and Spin Magnetic Gear Board allows children to build their own toy.  “They simply select a picture template from 10 unique designs and place it in the wooden frame.  Then they add the gears in the color-coded spaces to turn each picture into an amazing kid-powered machine.”


  • Sturdy, durable set includes a magnetic board with wooden frame and:
    • 8 magnetic pegs
    • 8 colorful gears
    • 5 double-sided, color-coded design templates
  • Remove templates to reveal the white magnetic surface which is ideal for an open-ended exploration of simple mechanics, or a range of counting, adding, or problem-solving activities
  • Ideal for ages 2-4 years
4. Magnetic Chart – Calendar with 134 Magnets:

The Magnetic Calendar from Melissa & Doug features “an innovative combination of magnets and wood, is incredibly low-priced, and is designed to bring endless hours of fun.”


  • Dry-erase board comes with magnets representing most holidays and childhood activities
  • 16 x 12 closed, 16 x 24 open
  • Helps keep children more organized
  • Includes a pair of fabric-hinged dry-erase boards:
    • One with calendar template
    • One blank for magnet storage
  • Magnets include years, months, days, and most holidays and childhood activities
  • A durable cord is attached for hanging
  • For ages 3 and up

To learn more about what’s available from Melissa & Doug, click here!

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