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List of the Best Melissa & Doug Toys for Kids- 2016 Top Reviews

Melissa & Doug toys are not only known as being high quality, colorful and fun for kids, they also are famous for inspiring thought, imagination and creativity in children.

Since the company has created many wonderful toys over the years, there are quite a number of them to choose from - a great majority of which are getting great reviews from parents. So -- which ones are considered the "best?"

Here is a gathering of 2016 top toys for kids from Melissa and Doug - some of them "tried and true" favorites, some newer ones that have come up the ranks...

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Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Wild Animals - Ages 3-5

Kids will race to lace and trace with these adorable wild animals! This wooden set contains five sturdy, double-sided lacing panels--featuring a lion, tiger, elephant, giraffe, and zebra--plus five color-coordinated laces. Kids will learn the ins and outs of matching and sorting while honing attention skills and developing hand-eye coordination with this great activity.

Melissa & Doug Zoo Friends Hand Puppets - Ages 2-6

Four adorable hand puppets make up this family-friendly collection—a perfect play set to help children and caregivers to role-play together! Four simple glove puppets in an animal theme make it easy and so much fun to act out scenes, practice new vocabulary, and spend quality time playing together.

Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt & Stamp Clay Play Set - Ages 3-5

Let the good times roll! Featuring 8 exciting tools and 4 vibrant colors of modeling dough, this set invites children to cut different shapes with zigzag and straight scissors, sculpt circles and triangles with pattern wheels, and mold adorable figures by turning over the covered tubs and pressing...

Melissa & Doug Locks & Latches Board - Ages 3-5

Unlock, unlatch, open the hinged panels, and count on finding fun when the pictures beneath are revealed! Kids will delight in discovering what's hiding behind the locked and latched panels on this wooden play board and educational toy in one. They can seek out a specific picture, race to open and close the doors...

Melissa & Doug Mess Free Glitter - Headbands and Barrettes - Ages 5-9

Our patented technology lets kids get the look and feel of real glitter without the mess. One simple process creates amazing results: Just peel away a section of white paper from the sticker shapes to reveal the sticky surface and press on one of the glitter sheets for instant sparkle...

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  • Tonya is a mother, online writer, fan of natural and healthy solutions and toy lover extraordinaire. =)

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