Top 10 Melissa & Doug Toys 2016-2017

in Educational Toys and Games, Specialty Toys for Kids

2016-2017 Best Kids’ Toys from Melissa and Doug

 
Melissa and Doug® company logoThe “best of” picks among toys from Melissa & Doug® is, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of children’s toys – period. “M & D” makes some of the most well-thought-out, creative, entertaining and educational toys for children – and they are famous for it. When searching for safe and durable toys that will get those “mental wheels whirring,” and will keep kids entertained, this is the place to look. 🙂

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best toys from Melissa & Doug, based on overall popularity (what people are specifically searching for and buying the most), as well as the toys that have overall higher consumer ratings for the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017. Toys included in the list vary in recommended ages, but in general tend toward toddler-aged kids to about 7 or 8 years of age.

For shoppers: For each of the toys listed on this page, one or more shopping resources are picked and recommended to buy it online. Merchants are chosen based on their trusted reputation for secure and convenient shopping, low pricing and product availability. Links to reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop
2. Melissa & Doug 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Playset
3. Melissa & Doug ABC Magnet Set: Letter-and-Picture Pairs
4. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart
5. Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks
6. Melissa & Doug Large USA Map Wooden Puzzle
7. Melissa & Doug Food Groups
8. Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks (60)
9. Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush
10. Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart

1. Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop

Price: $25.49
You save: $4.50 (15 %)
73 new from $5.804 used from $20.90

Ages: 3-6

Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop comes in at the very top of the top 10 Melissa & Doug toys for 2016 and into 2017.

Dust the furniture, sweet the floor, mop away messes. This is a chore regimen that adults know by heart…and most of us hate cleaning. But kiddos see the magic in everything, so they would love this setup of chore tools.

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Melissa & Doug 8600 Let'S Play House! Dust, Sweep And Mop - New, Sealed

$26.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-16-2017 6:20:41 PST
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Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop

$34.53
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 10:52:17 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop

$33.02
End Date: Wednesday Feb-22-2017 4:23:55 PST
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2. Melissa & Doug 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Playset

Price: $19.65
You save: $10.34 (34 %)
88 new from $16.881 used from $16.11

Ages: 3-8

Falling in at the second spot of the best Melissa and Doug toys this year is the 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Playset.

For little cooks-to-be and helpers in the kitchen, this play set comes with pint-sized, lidded pots and pans. There are also a couple wooden spoons, and a rack for storage. The setup is hand-polished and dishwasher safe, with looped, kid-friendly handles.

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NEW 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Playset for Kids By Melissa

$19.99
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 13:51:15 PST
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Melissa & Doug 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Playset for Kids with Melis

$45.80
End Date: Thursday Feb-23-2017 9:28:42 PST
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Melissa & Doug 8-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans 4265

$34.99
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 7:53:09 PST
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3. Melissa & Doug ABC Magnet Set: Letter-and-Picture Pairs

Price: $23.39
4 new from $17.840 used

Ages: 3 and up

Coming in next on the list is the Melissa & Doug ABC Magnet Set: Letter-and-Picture Pairs.

The Letter and Picture Pairs are magnetic, perfect for putting together related couples.

For example, a zebra begins with a Z, so kiddos would find the animal picture, then pair it with the magnetic Z.

Includes a wooden storage box.

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4. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Ages: 3-10

Coming in at the 4th spot of the 2016-2017 top toys from Melissa & Doug is the Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart.

Usually, kids handle new responsibilities and chores when they have incentive, such as a weekly allowance or a toy-shopping trip. This wooden, magnetic chart features magnetized responsibilities, like “clean your room,” and “take care of pet” for every day of the week. Good behavior racks up stickers towards a reward.

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart. Pink

$19.84
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 0:42:39 PST
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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart JJ4 B

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 15:52:56 PST
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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Kids Chore Responsibility Chart

$13.47
End Date: Sunday Feb-26-2017 12:47:14 PST
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5. Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks

Price: $16.75
You save: $0.24 (1 %)
75 new from $16.750 used

Ages: 2 and up

Marking its own spot among the best Melissa and Doug toys for 2016-2017 — Beginner Pattern Blocks.

Pattern blocks are wooden, geometric shapes that go together on 5 two-sided boards, and each board features a design template, like a car, fish, and flowers. Or, kiddos can create their own designs on a new board or on the floor. Includes a wooden storage box with compartments for everything.

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BEGINNER PATTERN WOODEN BLOCKS SET # 528 ~ Melissa & and Doug

$19.99
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 16:37:41 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks

$19.71
End Date: Thursday Mar-2-2017 0:55:03 PST
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Melissa and Doug Wooden "Beginner Pattern Blocks" in Wooden Box GUC

$5.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 14:30:43 PST
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6. Melissa & Doug Large USA Map Wooden Puzzle

Price: $13.97
You save: $0.01 ( %)
38 new from $5.850 used

Ages: 5 and up

Melissa & Doug Large USA Map Wooden Puzzle arrives next on the list.

This puzzle is a great way for kids to learn about the United States of America and where each state is on the map. All 50 states are labeled with the state capital and a defining picture. For instance, Texas features a rough-ridin’ cowboy, while Hawaii is all about pineapples.

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Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle Extra Large Easy Clean Complete Jumbo Pieces

$21.95
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 17:39:46 PST
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Extra Large USA Map Floor Puzzle Melissa and Doug #416 Education Ages 3 and Up

$17.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 13:43:15 PST
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Children USA Map Large Jigsaw Jumbo Puzzle Sturdy Kids Fun Learn Capitals Gifts

$21.97
End Date: Tuesday Mar-7-2017 0:39:11 PST
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7. Melissa & Doug Food Groups

Price: $15.43
You save: $4.56 (23 %)
24 new from $15.430 used

Ages: 3 and up

Melissa & Doug Food Groups is another great toy for kids that is quite popular this year.

Nutrition and health are some of the most important things you can teach your children about. The Food Groups bundle features four wooden boxes, each with the best foods, like milk, cheese, and yogurt in the dairy crate. Or, tomatoes, banana, onion, and lemon in the fruits and vegetables crate.

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Melissa & Doug Food Wooden Set Features Items From 5 Food Groups Kids Toy Play

$25.17
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 1:31:46 PST
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Melissa and Doug Wooden Food Groups--Kids Pretend Play So Cute

$14.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 4:36:47 PST
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Melissa Doug Artificial Food Group Kids Sturdy Classic Wooden Food Toy Set NEW

$26.34
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 3:49:54 PST
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8. Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks (60)

Price: $50.98
You save: $1.98 (4 %)
69 new from Too low to display0 used

Ages: 3 and up

A long-time returning favorite among Melissa & Doug toys are the Standard Unit Blocks.

These standard blocks are simple, basic methods for learning how to build and use imagination to create amazing structures. There are 60 sanded, smooth blocks in different shapes and sizes. Includes a nifty, wooden storage box with spaces for everything.

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Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks - 60 Piece

$36.99
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 9:35:57 PST
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Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks - New - FREESHIP

$39.00
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 8:57:16 PDT
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Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks - Brandnew - Freeship

$39.95
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 11:09:06 PDT
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9. Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush

Price: $39.84
19 new from $38.761 used from $29.00

Ages: 3 and up

Sure to be a hit with “dino” lovers – Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush comes in 9th on the list.

Comfy, cuddly, and stuffed to fluffed capacity. The T-Rex Plush replicates what we think the King of the Dinosaurs looked like, complete with big, strong legs, small arms, and sharp, long teeth. Also features a long tail and bold colors.

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Melissa & Doug Plush T-Rex Dinosaur Stuffed Animal Toy

$26.39
End Date: Wednesday Mar-15-2017 11:07:16 PDT
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MELISSA & DOUG Large 30" Stuffed Plush T REX Velociraptor DINOSAUR Dino

$24.99
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 3:35:58 PDT
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Giant T Rex Dinosaur Melissa And Doug Soft Stuffed Animal 32 x 27 x 11 Inch Toys

$44.76
End Date: Friday Feb-17-2017 17:42:22 PST
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10. Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart

Price: $49.99
You save: $20.00 (29 %)
58 new from $45.7914 used from $40.99

Ages: 3-6

The final item on the list of the top ten toys from Melissa and Doug is their Shopping Cart.

I’ve seen a few kid-friendly shopping carts in grocery stores before, but this is one kiddos can either take with them, or use at home. Also known as a trolley, the cart comes with smooth-rolling wheels and a babydoll section.

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Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart for Kids

$35.95
End Date: Saturday Feb-25-2017 14:05:57 PST
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Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart

$65.60
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 17:48:29 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Toys Kids Shopping CART, Folding Seat Metal Toy Shopping CART NEW

$73.57
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 7:20:38 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/25/16.

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