Dinosaur Toys - Melissa and Doug
Melissa & Doug have a brilliant range of dinosaur toys for toddlers, preschoolers and little kids. Young kids are fascinated by dinosaurs and these toys are great quality.
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Toys
I'm Mom to two young boys who love dinosaurs. I'm often asked to recommend a good dinosaur toy for little kids. And for the preschool and kindergarten age group, the answer is often a Melissa & Doug toy.
We have quite a few Melissa & Doug dinosaur toys and puzzles and they're great quality, safe and made with education and development in mind.
In this article we'll look at dinosaur toys from Melissa & Doug starting from the youngest (never too young for dinosaurs) and working our way up.
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Grasping Toy
|Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Grasping Toy|
Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Toy for Baby or Infant
Age 6-24 months
This dinosaur grasping toy is suitable for babies from 6 months - when they are able to hold a toys and start investigating it. This dinosaur is made from hardwood and can be moved into lots of different positions by little hands.
6 months is definitely not too young to introduce dinosaurs. Dinosaur was one of my older son's first words at just over a year. (Well it sounded more like 'down' but we knew what he meant.)
This is a great gift for little brothers or sisters of dinosaur fans who want to join in the fun.
Melissa & Doug Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle
|Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle|
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Toddler Puzzle
We love the Melissa & Doug Chunky Dinosaur puzzle for kids from age 2 - basically when they can be trusted not to chew the puzzle pieces (they're non-toxic, but it spoils the puzzle.)
The brightly colored dinosaurs in this puzzle are readily recognisable as real species of dinosaur. My younger son grew up with dinosaurs and learned proper dinosaur names when he was very little. Someone would say to him, "oh that's a nice dinosaur" and he'd say "it's a Parasaurolophus actually"! (Parasaurolophus is the guy with the head crest if you were wondering.)
As well as completing the puzzle, these chunky pieces are good for playing with separately. You can stack them up and knock them down. And they make good dinosaur figures for little kids who are two young for the hard plastic dinosaurs.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Dinosaurs
In a Box
|Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Dinosaurs in a Box|
Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Magnets
Age 2+, Toddlers, Preschoolers
These Melissa & Doug Dinosaur magnets are recommeded from age 2+. Thank-you Melissa and Doug for providing interesting dinosaur toys for toddlers. So many of the toys say from 3+.
We have a set of these are they really are gorgeous. They're well made using gorgeous colors that catch kids attention, and they are realistic dinosaurs. (Scientists don't really know what color dinosaurs were, so we can use some imagination!)
We have a magnetic wall where the kids play with these, and also a metal cabinet. The kids use them for identifying dinosaurs, making dinosaur scenes, counting and more. We leave them on display but the magnets do come with a nice wooden storage box which makes them an impressive looking gift (and very good value.)
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Extra Large Floor Puzzle
|Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Extra Large Floor Puzzle - 48 Piece|
Melissa & Doug Large Dinosaur Floor Puzzle
Melissa & Doug make several good dinosaur puzzles, but this one is our favorite. It's big and bright and packed with detail.
It's actually 4 feet long! So as toddlers and preschoolers my kids had to actually get up and move along the puzzle to complete it. We've done this puzzle many, many times and it's still in good condition and will probably get handed to another child when my kids are too big for it.
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Stamp Set
|Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Stamp Set|
Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Stamps with Ink Pad
Age 4+, Preschooler, Kindergarten, Young Kids
My older son got this Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Stamp Set for his fourth birthday. It's a lovely set with detailed dinosaur stamps and the all important volcano! My son loves to create scenes that involve dinosaurs fleeing from an erupting volcano!
I love the wooden storage box. So many toys like this come in plastic packaging which soon gets destroyed. Our stamps go back in the box after each use.
The set says from age 4, but there's no keeping my three year old away from them when his brother gets them out. Supervision is required though! The ink is washable but still ...
Dinosaur Toys for All
I hope you found a gift idea for your dinosaur fan. My older son is now nearly 5 and a complete dinosaur expert. He loves anything to do with paleontology and is fascinated by how scientists know so much about dinosaurs.
He likes the carnivores best and can tell you huge amound of information about T-Rex, Spinosaurus, Baryonyx and lots more dinosaurs.
This interest was triggered by dinosaur toys like the ones on this page.
I have boys but I know a lot of girls love dinosaurs too so don't forget them.
A few more of our favorite Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Toys
|Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush|
Measuring more than two feet tall, this enormous Tyrannosaurus Rex is anything but threatening. He's soft, cuddly and made of premium-quality plush. Delight your little ...Only $39.99
|Melissa and Doug Dinosaurs - Paint By Numbers|
Use the key to discover the prehistoric scene in the Melissa and Doug Wooden Paint by Numbers Shadowbox Kit! Featuring detailed wooden panels and a support frame, simply paint ...
|Melissa & Doug Textured Stencils - Dinosaurs|
Bring spectacular creatures to life with the Melissa and Doug Textured Stencils! Each set includes 4 textured stencils, 2 crayons, a pencil and an eraser. Simply place a piece ...Only $39.95
|Melissa & Doug Deluxe The End of An Era Cardboard Jigsaw - 300 Piece|
The thick, durable pieces of this 300-piece puzzle when assembled, feature a dramatic dinosaur scene. This best quality cardboard jigsaw puzzle represents a great value! ...Only $59.95