There is a place called the Land of Nod and let me tell you, when the FedEx man arrived with a box from them, I was excited!
We received the Wooden Slice and Bake Cookie Set by Melissa and Doug and it looks fantastic. Since everyone knows that Chloe and I love to bake, I am sure she will enjoy playing with this immensely. Aside from exercising the imagination, this set, like most things, can be used in a teaching manner as well. On the back of the packaging it comes with several tips on how to make play fun and educational. Having your child sort the cookies into groups with the same icing, several different suggestions that involve counting and a few that work on memory. I just love that they encourage learning and play hand in hand!
We also received the Melissa and Doug Sandwich Making Set. It is packaged in a sturdy wooden serving tray and again, the back is chock-full of educational games to keep you and your tot busy. DH loves this one; a big sandwich fan he is :)
This is another favorite of mine that I was delighted to receive. Melissa and Doug have once again combined fun with learning and in their Play with Your Food set you will find 4 crates representing the four food groups and 21 miscellaneous items to fill those baskets. Plenty of opportunity to talk about healthy eating, colors shapes and more!
Melissa and Doug have amazing wooden products for littles that are hand-crafted with non-toxic coatings. These will stand up to the rigors of toddlerhood and you know there are no toxins to worry about!
But that isn’t all that Land of Nod has to offer! They really do have something for everyone and to fit every budget. Their store has gifts that are over the top, and for the every day. They also have a great sale selection where I saw a set of three wooden delivery vehicles for $4.95 the set. They looked adorable!
Many items have free shipping (USA only) so that is certainly something to take advantage of. A word of caution to Canadian customers: you will have tax and brokerage fees to pay upon arrival.
Land of Nod customer service is phenomenal; customer satisfaction and going the extra mile is very important to them!
So I highly recommend Land of Nod for your shopping needs this season and completely skip the hustle and bustle that you are likely to experience at the store.
Thank you Land of Nod for the fabulous products and the stellar service. Chloe is going to love finding these under the tree!
Update: Following up on a link left in the comments it turns out there is a recall on the Cookies. I tried following up with Melissa and Doug and received no reply whatsoever. I actually had contacted them a few months ago about a different matter and received no response. I have to say: Melissa and Doug, your customer service stinks!