Melissa & DougOver twenty years ago, Melissa & Doug® started their company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up. Thanks to the support of loyal boys and girls, their business has grown allowing them to expand their toy line to include more and more imaginative, unique, and exciting toys for kids of all ages. From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music, magic, and more, Melissa & Doug has grown to be one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and kids’ products. At Melissa & Doug the 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 toys with tremendous value, quality, and design. And the company has succeeded in their mission statement for customers who have returned time and time again for the guaranteed high quality and great value they’ve come to expect. Each interactive toy provides lasting fun thanks to the company’s use of durable wood and plastic, both covered in realistic colorful patterns. Melissa & Doug understands that growing boys and girls need challenging educational toys such as checkers and chess that involve brain-healthy lessons of strategy and mathematics. That parents need toys that are easy-to-assemble, easy-to-clean, and easy-to-handle - all characteristics that are essential around messy and clumsy kids’ hands. Another aspect that parents praise is how easy it is to grasp each item. Whether it is a piece from the Wooden Kitchen Accessory Set, Fold & Go Mini Castle, or the always lots-of-fun Ice Cream Parlor Set, every piece is the perfect size for small kids’ developing hands. Melissa & Doug have always welcomed customer suggestions, and they continually strive to make improvements to their products. Melissa & Doug are honored by the faith customers and customer’s boys and girls place in them and view it as their responsibility to continue to earn their trust in the years to come!