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Melissa & Doug is a toy company that produces some amazing toys with an old-school component. Some of them are made of wood and they are great quality. We really like Melissa & Doug’s toys because they are strong, sturdy, educational, and they last a long time. We are huge fans of Melissa & Doug’s toys here at Olive and Cleo, so it only makes sense to create a list of our top 4 toys from the company.

The first one we’ve included on the list is one that we’ve suggested several times before on the site. This peg toy challenges your child’s color senses, knowledge of shapes, and motor skills. But we simply love this one, as it also allows your child to get creative, stacking what they feel looks good. Click on the image below for current price on Amazon.

Olive and CleoIf your little one is overwhelmed by so many choices and just wants to start out simple, Melissa & Doug has actually created the same peg toy but just as a round peg toy. We love this one and it’s such a good one to use to practice motor skills. Click on the image below for current price on Amazon.

Olive and CleoIt seems that peg toys are huge at Melissa & Doug because this train is also designed around colors, blocks and the idea that blocks should be placed on pegs. This one may be better for the older child, such as 21 months and above, but it’s so fun once they understand the idea of a train. Click on the image below for current price on Amazon.

Olive and CleoIf your little one is someone who simply sucks knowledge and wants to learn all the time, then the complete set below may be something to consider. Here, you get to teach your child everything about colors, shapes, and numbers. Who doesn’t like that? Click on the image below for current price on Amazon.

Olive and CleoMelissa & Doug remains one of our favorite toy companies and all of the ones we have here in the office take quite a beating. But they always last and they are durable, handling toddlers like crazy. If you also love Melissa & Doug, we’d love to hear which products you have and how your kids love them! Share below to help out other moms!

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