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From a bigger list of 10 among the best Melissa and Doug toys, I have narrowed down a solid three that are the best of the best. These toys hit all of the criteria in terms of education, creativity, entertainment, and coolness.
Melissa and Doug ABC-123 Abacus
You might recognize this cool abacus from playground equipment at different parks in your area.
The idea of the flip-over abacus has been around for decades, but Melissa and Doug have made it all the better by bringing a pint-size version to kiddos in the comforts of home.
Youngsters flip over the tiles to see fun pictures with corresponding numbers and letters, teaching them little lessons about understanding the alphabet and counting.
Melissa and Doug Sort and Swipe Cash Register
Cute and simple with a modern spin! This cash register has been around for quite some time.
The construction is wooden for durable, reliable, long-lasting playtime, and you have probably noticed a similar toy in kindergarten playrooms around the world. However, this one has been modernized with a little credit card slot that includes a pretend credit card.
Kiddos can learn the basics of numbers, colors, and coordination by playing pretend. The drawer rolls open to reveal a number of colorful coins for imaginary spending.
Melissa and Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad
Stickers, stickers, and more stickers! These removable, reusable stickers can be used again and again on the slick backgrounds of the sticker pad. Melissa and Doug have released several of these sticker pads, but this one is a must-have favorite among children because it features animals in their natural habitats.
Each page is a habitat, like the ocean, prehistoric era, or jungle. Even farms are present and accounted for. Then there are the cool animal stickers with tons of neat-o, colorful details, such as dinosaurs, leopards, whales…you name it. Kids can make scenes of their favorite animals, or create entirely new and silly concepts, like maybe a whale swimming in a pond on a farm.