Playing house is a great way for kids to develop confidence and responsibility in a playful way! Mimicking everyday chores helps teach responsibility and boosts self-esteem. #PowerofPlay #pretendplay #melissaanddoug #educationaltoys #learningthroughplay #playhouse #montessori #toddlerlife #developmentaltoys
Add glamour and style to playtime with these wooden beauty essentials for make-believe makeovers! The 18-piece set includes a sturdy white and pink vanity with mirror and storage drawer. The wooden pieces include a hair dryer, hair spray, hair straightener, flip-top lotion bottle, lipstick, two nail polish bottles, blush, makeup brush, eye shadow and applicator, comb, and brush. #pretendplay #melissaanddoug #roleplaytoys #woodentoys #kidsactivities
Too hot to visit the zoo? Bring the zoo to you! Help kids design a space for all kinds of animals! Fill the zoo with giraffes, kangaroos, and penguins. Blocks can be used as boundaries between habitats. Add some flair by using a safari-themed stamp set to make signs! #SummerSparks #MelissaAndDoug
Your Weekend Play Idea: Create a Pretend Store to Shop - Think of these ideas, crafts, and projects for connecting with your kids as “sparks” - try one and see if it inspires even more ways to play. Capture the fun and share it! #WeekendPlayIdea #CountlessWaysToPlay #TakeBackChildhood #melissaanddoug *Love how this collection of ideas doesn't involve a lot of prep time, expensive supplies, or clean-up time! Awesome resource for parents.
This giant two-level tractor-trailer comes stocked with four wooden emergency vehicles and delivers unlimited play possibilities! Lower the upper deck to extend the truck to nearly two feet long and to allow the vehicles to roll off and race to the rescue. There's a helicopter with rotating blade, a fire engine, police car, and ambulance so that kids can respond to any imaginative emergency.
It's twice the fun at the Star Diner! This sturdy, double-sided wooden play space lets kids cook and serve from the kitchen side, and order and enjoy a meal on the booth side. The kitchen, with an extra-large oven, realistic burners and dials, a two-shelf refrigerator, and plenty of counter space has fun details like a drink dispenser and moving milkshake maker. *Perfect for pretend play!
Mama mia, it's pizza time! Create fresh-baked pizza, made to order, with this pizza making set. Start with felt sauce and cheese on the wooden crust, choose from wooden toppings (pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, and peppers), then "bake" in the pizza oven built in to the storage and serving counter. The set comes with a grated cheese shaker, a wooden paddle, pizza box, a reusable menu for placing orders, a guide to help with pizza prep, and play money to pay for your order!