For over twenty years, Melissa & Doug has been one of the top manufacturers of children's products across the nation. With over 800 fun-filled products, the company ensures that children all over the world enjoy stepping into a magical world of learning and pretend play. Puzzles, magnetic activities, musical toys, puppets and play food are just a few of the ...Read More
Fun and Educational! My son with autism loves this puzzle. I think he has done it about 100 times in the last couple of months. It has helped him to learn the states and also taking turns with someone helping him. It's bright and colorful and has large pieces for little ones that have motor difficulties to handle.
My son's favorite puzzle! This has been, by far, my son's favorite puzzle. I think he has done it about 200 times in the last 3 years. He has autism, but loves letters and numbers and we use it in therapy sometimes. He loves that he can accomplish it and I love that he doesn't get frustrated doing it. The box is about to fall apart from so much use, but the puzzle pieces are still in great shape. Definately a great purchase!
My son still loves this puzzle! My son has done this puzzle at least a 100 times and he still likes to put it together (he has autism). When he does, I name the vehicles and make the sounds and he thinks that is so funny. I think he could put this together with his eyes closed! It's made well and has bright, bold colors. Great buy!
Great toy - too expensive in Australia. I love this toy and actually like it so much that I bought a second set for my son as I found that he always ran out of blocks when building one of his play cities. The second set I bought second hand though as the product is unreasonably expensive in Australia.
For over twenty years, Melissa & Doug has been one of the top manufacturers of children's products across the nation. With over 800 fun-filled products, the company ensures that children all over the world enjoy stepping into a magical world of learning and pretend play. Puzzles, magnetic activities, musical toys, puppets and play food are just a few of the many cool items offered by this brand. In the interest of keeping children safe, products are carefully tested to ensure they meet the company's safety standards. What started as a small company in 1988 has turned into one of the most well-respected manufacturers today.
They started their company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up - they had to be careful not to disturb Doug's parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, they've been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men's bathrooms! Their philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. They've always welcomed customer suggestions, and they continually strive to make improvements to their products. They're honored by the faith you place in them and view it as their responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!
From day one, they've signed their names, Melissa & Doug, to every product they make. They take that signature seriously --- it’s their commitment to you that you can trust the products you bring into your home. As parents, every time they make a product for you, it also has to pass the test of coming home with them, where they enjoy playing with these same toys with all six of their children.
No matter how carefully they design their products, they believe there’s no substitute for TESTING, TESTING, and MORE TESTING. The key to assuring the safety of their products is not simply insisting their factories follow instructions, but to go one step further and AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST, not only once, but at various phases of the production process. This is something they've always done.
Additionally, they specifically test their paints and coatings very frequently, to be sure their toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items. They have cabinets full of thousands of passing test reports, and these passing results have been verified by 3rd party independently accredited testing laboratories, considered by many to be the best scientific laboratories in the world.
Please continue to enjoy their toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time they design and craft a toy, they're not only making them for you, but for their own kids too.