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A Learning Favorite in My Classroom-Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Mini Barn

Updated on August 29, 2018

Farm Play for Children

As a retired teacher I can tell you that my Melissa and Doug Farm set was one of the favorite toys in my classroom. The children seemed to gravitate to it and I decided I needed more toys like it to stimulate their learning. I found several more Melissa and Doug toys to compliment my collection. I had extra animal and building so the children could use their imaginations and socially interact with one another.

Since that time I have retired from teaching and I brought my toys home where my grandchildren now enjoy the benefits of them. They too like to play with these well made toys and interact with the animals, creating the sounds of each one. I watch them as they learn about the world around them and simulate the interactions between each of the animal characters.

Easy to Tote Around the House

HIgh Quality Construction

Doug and Melissa toys are always constructed of high quality wood. Natural wooden toys last for years. Children are not exposed to plastics which can contain toxic chemicals, like BPA's and other manufacturing chemicals.

This is certainly a toy which can be passed around to each growing child. I love when my children can use something passed down from their siblings. The choice is simple kids like animals and this is the perfect toy for them to get acquainted with many different types of animals.

Imagination play is one of the best ways for children to learn. Children work out personal problems, increase language skills, and allow parents to see what the child is thinking. A child with this type of toy can also learn to share while playing with other.

If you are looking for a great toy for you child or grandchildren, this is the toy to get. Long lasting, fun to play with, and a great learning experience.

Opens Up to a Multi-leveled Play Area

Stir the Imagination with First-hand Experiences

Stir Up the Imagination and keep children busy and entertained with this wonderful farm. You might even want to take your child to visit a real farm to expand the learning experience. The smell and sight of a live farm is not something that is easily forgotten.

Many communities have set-up learning farms for children. These experiences might include how food is produced, shearing sheep, and of course chicken pecking around to eat their own food. Even learning about how eggs are produced.

The best way to learn is through first-hand experiences. Since children cannot be at the farm everyday and play-set is the next best thing. Doug and Melissa have made a name for high-quality toys. Some of the best toys around.

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Relating to the Real World

When I was teaching I always looked for toys for my classroom which we made to last. With 25 children in the classroom they needed to withstand years of play. I can say they look as good today as they did when I first got them. Yes, there is a little wear on some of them, but nothing has broken or been destroyed. I can't say that for some of the other brands of toys I owned. Made of wood they are a natural product which I believe is something children need to experience.

Many toys are made of plastic and do not withstand the test of time. Each child needs to experience a variety of toys in order to grow, both mentally and socially. I love these toys and I know kids love them too. I can tell you from my experience they are fun to play with and children learn important concepts playing with them.

Learning about the real world is an important aspect of life. Children need to relate the world around them. The child will have a better understanding of how the farm fits into life. This type of play stirs the imagination and brings questions to light that children will ask. They will begin to have a better understanding of how man and animal, farmers and society work together for the welfare of all.

Which are your favorite Melissa and Doug toys? Tell us about them.

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