About Melissa & Doug
Cofounders Melissa and Doug began working out of a garage in 1988 making toys that ignite imagination and wonder. While the company has grown to include thousands of products and more than 500 employees, it still has the heart of a start-up! Today, Melissa & Doug is known as the #1 preschool brand for wooden toys and our toys are distributed in more –
Yes, Melissa and Doug are actually REAL PEOPLE!! It's usually the first question people ask, "Are Melissa and Doug REAL PEOPLE??" And when they meet both of them, the reaction is almost always the same --- sheer excitement to meet Melissa, and, ummmm, when they meet Doug, people usually just wonder, does this guy EVER stop talking??!!
Do you share our passion for play? At Melissa & Doug, we strive to ignite imagination and wonder in all we do, whether it’s making our toys, creating our culture, or building our careers. Come play with us!
Why Choose Us
6 Reasons to Play on Our Team 1. Imagine a workplace of wonder where you’re encouraged to take risks and embrace new ideas! 2. Explore a world designed to foster empowerment & discovery, where you’re urged to pursue your passion and reach for the stars! 3. Create a career for yourself where hard work with a touch of creativity & playfulness is valued! 4. Think with ingenuity & originality as you find innovative solutions for putting more play into the world! 5. Connect and become a part of a collaborative community that is committed to treating people with honesty, authenticity, and respect! 6. Move your career to a place where the pursuit of play isn’t just for kids — it’s a goal for life!
From classic wooden toys to crafts and pretend play, Melissa & Doug products encourage children to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the possible in the impossible. Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and to champion the health benefits of open-ended play through their joint Power of Play alliance. Melissa & Doug is the ONLY major toy brand to remain screen-free for 30 years. No apps, no advertising to kids, no chasing fleeting trends. Whether made from wood or other high-quality materials, Melissa & Doug toys inspire a world of play, discovery, and hands-on learning. Best known for wooden toys and realistic pretend play sets, Melissa & Doug also makes arts & crafts, puzzles, and developmental, baby, and active and outdoor toys. Experts say the best toys are those that encourage interaction. Melissa & Doug toys are designed to inspire engagement and connection with your child. Many even include “Countless Ways to Play” enrichment ideas right on the packaging. These little idea “sparks” help parents foster magical moments for their children. It’s not just about the toy, but what the child brings to it. A toy broom becomes a rocket ship. Chunky wooden puzzle pieces become play figures in a child’s imaginary town. Because kids who can imagine the possibilities become grown-ups who can make their dreams a reality!