Thanks Aunt Pam and Melissa and Doug

I’m behind on my Thank You posts.  This one is not only for this cool rattle/music maker but also for the shakie eggs in the same set and in general a 5star rating for Melissa and Doug.  My Aunt Pam picked out these cute music toys and she always was the aunt with the shopping gene.  The toys are fun and make noise but the noise is not bad at all.  This one is bells and they jingle nicely and the eggs you can hardly hear 5 feet away.

The Melissa and Doug collection is a well made group of toys.  They are usually wood and are mostly play aids rather then a stand alone toy and I like that in a toy.  They definitely are ‘things’ but they are not so limiting that a child can’t decide they are something different for their game.  My problem with the big all in one toys with a bunch of buttons and stuff is that once they are played with a few times they are old news and they don’t get wrapped easily into other games.
#1 thanks Aunt Pam
#2 I highly recommend the Melissa and Doug collection for your kids, so far I can vouch for these;
Got this clock last year and has been a perpetual favorite of Niamh (the owner) and Zoe so good ages 2+.   We have used the toy for the colors, shapes, numbers, and puzzle.  Pretty soon we will get into the time telling part of the toy but this is a good ‘grow with’ toy.
   Both of these were gifts for Niamhlast Christmas but she is just about old enough now to really do it.  I say 4+.  Zoe just tried to eat the pieces.  This is one of the WORST offender of the only flaw; they don’t come with lids.  We keep them in big ziplocks.
  We got this for Niamh and there is a huge selection for the magnet dress up people.  Both she and Zoe like them but Niamh REALLY likes them.  They have them at school too so I would say your average 3 year old would like them.
There are more things we have but Amazon is not popping them up quickly and I have to run.  Thanks Again
(ps, last day to delurk)

2 responses to “Thanks Aunt Pam and Melissa and Doug”

  1. Sarah P says :

    Delurking – congrats on #3!
    I am also a big fan of M&D toys (as are the younger kids). As a bonus, our
    locally owned bookstore carries a huge selection to choose from so I get the added satisfaction of supporting small businesses.
    Thanks for the instructions on the costume – we plan to try it out next year.
    -Sarah/Giulianna (Minot, ND/Midewinde)


    • kateluthner79 says :

      glad you like the instructions – I more or less used a garb style plan. If you want it to be more sca friendly drop the velcro in the back and add laces and use more natural fibers and you have baby tutor.


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