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ToyDirectory® - Emergency Vehicles Light and Sound Puzzle from MELISSA & DOUG,
Emergency Vehicles Light and Sound Puzzle
From: MELISSA & DOUG


MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Special Needs
Cars
 
Place the last puzzle piece into the emergency vehicle to see the lights flash and hear the sirens. This 9-piece wooden peg puzzle features three 3-piece emergency vehicles, with a full-color, matching picture under each piece.

Featured in:Auditory Toys For Children With SPDs (11/1/2011)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33051      (added 10/17/2011)

Other Products by MELISSA & DOUG


MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
General Games
Family Games
 
Add excitement to travel with this sturdy, reusable classic travel game. Learn the name and location of all fifty states, identify states by their license plate design or simply plot your trip by flipping the states along your rout. No loose pieces to leave a trail.
— Gladys Griffin, owner of Main Street Toy Shop in Columbus, Ga., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that this game is their best-selling travel toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36153      (added 4/22/2013)
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Pound & Roll Tower
From: MELISSA & DOUG


MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 3559
Gender: Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
 
Knock the four brightly colored balls through the holes, then watch and listen as they roll down the ramps. Sturdy wooden hammer included.
— Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass., told TDmonthly in a February 2013 survey that they sold six of this item during the holidays, "which is a big number for a smaller store."

Featured in:Top-10 Most-Wanted Wooden Toys (3/1/2013)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36073      (added 2/13/2013)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Preschool
General Toys
 
Any little host will be proud to present these three layers of "delicious" yumminess. This fabulous cake can be topped with a bride and groom for a formal pretend wedding or with a flower bouquet to celebrate any special event. Serving and assembling this confection is easy with all the wooden layers, a selection of toppings, a server and decorative cake plate included in the "bakery" box.
— As of 1/17/2013 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36025      (added 1/18/2013)
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Animal Puzzle Book
From: MELISSA & DOUG


MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 2 to 4
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Infant & Toddler
Educational
 
Help each magnetic animal find its place and environment. This magnetic book with removable pieces is "bound" to amuse and educate with pet, farm, wild and undersea animal shaped magnetic pieces.
— As of 1/17/2013 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Good for travel; Easy enough for young children but challenging enough to hold their interest. Cons: Pictures begin to fade after a while.
— In a November 2013 survey, Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly that puzzles, especially from Melissa & Doug, are a best-selling education toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36023      (added 1/18/2013)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Preschool
Pretend Play
 
Animal rescue rangers to the rescue! With this rugged safari truck, two cheerful people are ready to zoom across the savannah to help their animal friends. The alligator, zebra, rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus and lion fit into the truck's sides through die-cut slots, so this exciting toy is perfect for imaginative play and fine motor skills . . . and much more! Lift and remove the cargo door to unload the colorful animals, then count, sort and stack the solid-wood pieces before loading the truck and securing the door in its track. One male and one female ranger fit in the cab of the truck, or come out to tend to the animals on the preserve. Play ideas are included to reinforce basic skills and inspire creative play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35903      (added 1/8/2013)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Preschool
Pretend Play
 
The school bus is here! There's a friendly driver at the wheel and room for six happy passengers in this 10-piece wooden play set. With easy-rolling wheels and doors that open and close, this exciting set creates an interactive scene designed to inspire limitless play. Pieces are sized to fit with all Whittle World play sets and accessories sets.

Featured in:February Staff Picks (2/1/2013)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35902      (added 1/8/2013)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
General Games
Card Games
 
Smarty Pants Third Grade cards let kids test their smarts and load up on new facts and funny trivia. Designed for independent use (so a child can play alone or with a parent or friend), the cards are colorful, creative and packed with illustrated activities, including trivia quizzes, problem-solving puzzles, rebus puzzles, fun facts, creative story-building games and much more. Each educational card set is thoughtfully developed to suit the learning style and curriculum standards of each age range...then spiced up with fresh, lively design and an infusion of humor (including a whimsical pants-shaped case!) to keep kids giggling, engaged and excited about learning.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35883      (added 1/4/2013)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
SKU or Item #: 4031
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys
 
This wooden panda baby toy loves to play peekaboo. Hear the click and clack as its paws flap up to cover the cheerful face, then push them down again to say, "Hello!" Even babies can bring about a big visual change with just a simple motion, so they're encouraged to keep exploring as fine motor skills grow naturally. Made with select hardwood and child-safe dyes, First Play Peek-a-Boo Panda makes a heartwarming baby-shower gift.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35778      (added 12/14/2012)
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MSRP: $99.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Play Houses
Dolls
 
This wooden play castle features hand-painted pink accents to keep any princess happy in her castle, plus two removable turrets, balconies, flying buttress, flag and a working drawbridge. Castle opens fully for hours of engaging play. Measures 17.5"L x 27"W x 15.25"H.
— As of 10/26/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 207 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Aesthetically pleasing; durable. Cons: Several reviewers said that the openings to the castle were extremely small, making it difficult to get furniture in and out; some reviewers mentioned the wood splintering.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35391      (added 10/26/2012)
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MSRP: $9.99
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Christmas
Infant & Toddler
 
Festive Wintery Pull-along Penguin & Polar Bear toy. Improve hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, and movement abilities. 5 Stackable penguin and polar bear blocks.

Featured in:Toys to Talk About: Holiday Gifts (10/1/2012)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35017      (added 9/14/2012)
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MSRP: $13.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Gifts
Family Games
Card Games
 
Keeping family and friends gathered around the holiday table doesn't take a miracle - just great questions. "What three values does your family cherish most?" and "What is the best Chanukah gift you have ever received?" are two of the 82 questions on these conversation-starting cards. Make way through the deck to share holiday memories, and create a new tradition with this box of 82 conversation-starters.

Featured in:Toys to Talk About: Holiday Gifts (10/1/2012)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35015      (added 9/14/2012)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
 
Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar is added, the balance shifts, the difficulty changes and the incredible midair sculpture transforms. Can players add all their game pieces without making it fall? This tricky game for 1-4 players is a test of steady nerves and steady hands.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval, 2012 Best Toys Guide Best Games
— In a February 2014 survey, Joe Novak, owner of Kazoo Toys of Buckhead in Buckhead, Ga., told TDmonthly that Suspend was one of their stores top-3 best-selling games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34811      (added 8/8/2012)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Preschool
Gifts
 
Chunky Puzzles are 2-in-1. Put the fat chunky pieces in place on the board, matching by picture and shape. Or stand them up, move them about, and play pretend.

Featured in:Puzzles (8/1/2012)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34679      (added 7/24/2012)
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MSRP: $149.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Furniture & Decor
General Toys
Storage
 
This easy-to-assemble, sturdy wooden play table is ideal for trains, dollhouses, arts & crafts projects, blocks, puzzles and more. It also features a double-sided play board and jumbo-sized drawer for convenient storage.
— In a May 2012 survey, Andy Ricks, owner of My Imagination Station in Hattiesburg, Miss., told TDmonthly that they sell one of these items each month, "but much more around the holidays."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34392      (added 6/7/2012)
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MSRP: $69.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
General Toys
Preschool
 
With sturdy metal construction and pivoting front wheels, this kid-size shopping cart is easy to maneuver, fun to fill and built to last. Dimensions: 23.25" x 15" x 11.75" Assembled.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34360      (added 5/25/2012)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 6
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Water Activities
Outdoor Fun
 
It's easy to keep cool with the Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler. Simply attach to a garden hose and begin playing. The beautiful Blossom Bright flowers shoot steady streams of water for hours of water play. This durable water sprinkler makes a perfect spring or summer activity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34318      (added 5/24/2012)
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Travel Bingo
From: MELISSA & DOUG


MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
General Games
Family Games
 
BINGO on the go. Choose an appropriate theme among the eight provided, slide a card into each game boards and pay attention to the passing scenery. Includes two game boards and four double-sided game cards. There are no loose pieces and everything stores conveniently in the board. Great for travel.
— Laura Turman, owner of One Two Kangaroo in Shepherdstown, W.Va., told TDmonthly in an April 2012 survey that Travel Bingo is her best selling travel toy.
— In a late Summer 2012 survey, Mike Castor, owner of Pentwater Toybox in Pentwater, Mich., told TDmonthly that they sold 71 travel bingo sets in the past three months.
— In an April 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Travel Bingo from Melissa & Doug is their bestselling travel toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34060      (added 4/6/2012)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Sporting Goods & Accessories
Outdoor Fun
Preschool
 
Two kid-sized racquets featuring shell designs and a boing-y surface, team up with two brightly colored balls to make a great racquet set that will entice players of all ages to "come out of their shells." Improves hand-eye coordination and encourages physical activity.
— In a March 2012 survey, Donna Frederick, owner of The Play House Toy Store in Durham, N.C., told TDmonthly that this is one of her best selling outdoor toys for younger kids.

Featured in:Top-10 Most-Wanted Outdoor Toys (4/1/2012)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33841      (added 3/8/2012)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 to 5
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Developmental Toys
 
Kids undo a latch, swing open the numbered door, and see the picture beneath revealed on this wooden play board. Build fine motor skills while learning colors, numbers, animals and more. Measures 15.7" x 11.7" x 1.6".
— As of 10/26/2011 this product had 4.4 out of 5 stars from 130 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Helps develop manual dexterity; durable; pieces are attached and can't get lost. Cons: Sharp edges on latches; fingers can get pinched in the latches.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33198      (added 11/17/2011)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 1 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Plush
Pretend Play
 
Even infants can enjoy building and repairing with these soft tools. This nine—piece set contains a hammer, a drill, a screwdriver, saw, and more, all of which make a variety of delightful noises and are soft enough for the tiniest construction workers.
— As of 11/16/2011 this product had 4.4 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Cute; the vibrating drill is fun; soft yet durable; Machine washable. Cons: Toolbox seems flimsy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33171      (added 11/16/2011)
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