Melissa & Doug Toy Review and Giveaway

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I recently had a chance to review two toys from Melissa & Doug.
What attracted me the most to their line of toys was the quality, appearance,  and they reminded me back when I was in school. I remember those being the funnest toys. These toys allow your child to use their imagination because they have to interact with the toy to make it come alive. Melissa & Doug offer a HUGE variety of toys, crafts, games, and stuffed animals. When it comes to choosing the right toy the options are endless, plus they have toys for kids from birth to about thirteen years of age.  Me being a mother of four any toy that I choose I like knowing all the toys are safe and that they are learning while having fun at the same time. Even my thirteen year old likes to help her brothers play and loves trying to teach them as well. One thing I have to point out about Melissa & Doug is that not only do they make wonderful toys but, they also make sure to make those toys for those who have Special Needs. Those whom have Special Needs like my son who has Cerebral Palsy, you know it is not easy to find the ultimate toy that challenges them but, is fun at the same time and doesn’t cost a fortune. Now let’s get straight to the toys shall we?
Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Fishing Game
The Catch & Count Magnetic Fishing Rod Set Is definitely a fun toy! I have bought something similar in the past from a store and it was all made out of plastic and everything broke within two days. I can honestly say that the whole set is still in one piece and it has been almost a week  and you get two fishing rods unlike others you only get one. So there is no fighting over who gets to play. You can just fish or make a game out of it just by catching  by number or color. It is a great way for them to learn their colors and number and it makes for great interaction.

Manufacturers Information: Catch some laughs and learning with this wooden magnetic play set–complete with working wind-up reel! The 10 magnetic fish are numbered and patterned to enrich matching, sorting, and counting activities, and two wooden rods make collecting them a blast! Kids can use the spinner to play as a game, or just have fun collecting the pieces over and over again. Either way, there’s plenty of fun in this sea! Dimensions: 7.25″ x 18″ x 2.5″ Packaged

Melissa & Doug /Wooden-Stack-and-Count-Parking-Garage-Toy
The Wooden Stack & Count Parking Garage is great for any little boy or girl whom loves cars of all types! I Don’t know any boy who doesn’t love cars! All three of my boys a car fanatics and we have everything from hot wheels, remote controlled, car movies, and clothing. You name it we probably have it except, a wooden car. I love the idea of these car because they are light weight and educational. This set is perfect way to teach colors and counting. They can identify the numbers and the colors but they do get the two greens confused a bit but that is not a big deal. There are no actual wheels on them, they are just painted. My boys tend to drive them on the carpet and floor and a play rug that is for cars and they are really smooth. No need to worry about splinters and such.

Manufacturers Information: Stack 10 wooden cars in this gated parking tower and top them with the sliding counter. Then see the cars drop down and the counter point to a lower number each time a car is removed from the bottom! With its imaginative design details and wonderfully simple mechanics, this clever toy is a captivating, educational way to play with sorting, matching, counting, and more! Help the child to count the cars from bottom to top. (You can also point to the matching numerals as the child counts.) Then remove one car and count again. Narrate as you go: ‘We have 10. If we take away 1, we have (counting) 9 left.’ Repeat until all the cars are removed. Load the garage fully, with the Level marker on top. Then remove a car from the bottom and place it on top of the marker. Help the child count the cars above the marker, the cars below it, then both groups together. Repeat with other groupings and quantities to explore different ways to build the same sum. Use the cars as measuring tools, with one car as one unit of measurement. Find a toy to measure, then line up the cars end-to-end and ask, ‘How many cars long is it?’ Stack the cars and ask, ‘How many cars tall is it?’ Promote fine motor skills by challenging the child to move the cars around touching only the pegs. Encourage the child to create a play scene centered around the garage. Ask the child to imagine where each car needs to go as it comes out of the garage, then to bring each one home again when the day’s work is done. Add block roads or other toys to the scene if you wish. Encourage the child to get creative! Dimensions: 12″ x 6″ x 2″ Packaged

More about  Melissa & Doug:
Over 25 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come! Thanks for visiting Your feedback makes a difference and we want to hear from you. For general comments and questions, please call us at 800-718-5365 or email us at
 From day one, we’ve signed our names, Melissa & Doug, to every product we make. We take that signature seriously — it’s our commitment to you that you can trust the products you bring into your home. As parents, every time we make a product for you, it also has to pass the test of coming home with us, where we enjoy playing with these same toys with all six of our children. No matter how carefully we design our products, we believe there’s no substitute for TESTING, TESTING, and MORE TESTING. The key to assuring the safety of our products is not simply insisting our factories follow our instructions, but to go one step further and AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST, not only once, but at various phases of the production process. This is something we’ve always done. Additionally, we specifically test our paints and coatings very frequently, to be sure our toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals, lead and phthalates in children’s items. We have cabinets full of thousands of passing test reports, and these passing results have been verified by 3rd party independently accredited testing laboratories, considered by many to be the best scientific laboratories in the world. Please continue to enjoy our toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time we design and craft a toy, we’re not only making them for you, but for our own kids too.
All prizing is provided by Melissa & Doug. Giveaway open to U.S. Only!
1 (One) Winner will receive one Stack & Count Parking Garage and one Catch & Count Magnetic Fishing Rod Set! *MSRP $44.98* This giveaway ends on December 15, 2013.

To enter please use the Giveaway Tool below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.  No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant nor Twitter,Pinterest, or any social media site. Winners will be notified by email.  Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. MumbleBeeInc may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments.  I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. MumbleBeeInc is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

This review was written solely by MumbleBeeInc. This item(s) was provided complimentary to MumbleBeeInc for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for my personal opinion of the product(s) contained in this review. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

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  1. Jennifer Aikens says

    would love to score this for my daughter

  2. Diana Cote says

    I would love to win this for my daughter who loves cars.

  3. Desiree DeYoung says

    This is super cool!!!^_^

  4. This would be for my almost 2 year old son!

  5. I would love to win this for my son. He would really love both of these toys.

  6. lisa gonzalez says

    For my little louie!! He loves anything with magnets!! He’d love this toy

  7. Patrycja Chudziak says

    For my son

  8. Amanda Nicole says

    I would love to win this for my sons!!! :))

  9. My twins would love this!

  10. Christina Jackson says

    My son, Ramsey, would love this!

  11. My almost 3 year old daughter loves fish, she would love to have this set! 🙂

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