I love the unique, creative minds of my children. My 3 yr old, Kate, is especially creative. The ladies at the gym and at preschool tell me that they look forward to seeing her outfit each day. Most days she dons one of many tutu’s, sparkly shoes or rainboots, and a headband or tiara. She has a flare for the dramatic and this runs over into her play time. I hear her, along with my 5 yr old, acting out the greatest stories and productions. This is why I fell in love with the Melissa & Doug Puppet Theater when I first laid eyes on it!
I had no doubt that this product would be great because Melissa & Doug is one of my go to’s for unique high-quality children’s items. Their magnetic dress-up dolls are AWESOME. And let me tell you, just like their other wooden toys, this floor puppet theater did not disappoint. It’s made of high quality materials, as we’d all expect from Melissa & Doug. But it also had fun, well-thought out extras. For example, there is a chalkboard on the front for the kids to write their names and show time. It also has a clock on the front, perfect for displaying the next show time…even better for teaching your kids to TELL time!
My kids have wanted to play with this non-stop since my hubby put it together (which was fairly simple). It’s definitely a hit! The girls’ only disappointment was that it did not come with puppets. This actually created a fun activity for them to go upstairs in the playroom and find any puppets. And they did find some that had been sitting up there, just waiting for a chance to perform. My vast collection of Wrinkles dogs that I’ve collected from childhood are especially thankful for a chance to finally show their talent!
All in all, this is a wonderful product that I know my children and their friends will spend many hours of pretend play entertaining themselves, each other and us! Thanks Melissa & Doug for creating another fabulous toy for my little ones.
Disclosure: Gummy Lump provided me with this awesome Melissa & Doug Puppet Theater in order to facilitate my review. Gummy Lump is also providing the Melissa & Doug Puppet Theater for our winner. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!