As simple as it may appear, the Melissa and Doug Easel can be the launching pad to some incredible adventures for children of all ages. Creative and artistic minds start young so never hold up a pre-school child from his or her passion for art, discovery and expression of oneself through drawings and writings. Even if you see only scribbles, there is magic in those markings for them, and that magic can take them very far indeed.
Who are Melissa and Doug? They are a leading toy company in the US & Canada running for 23 years as of today founded by couple Melissa and Doug Bernstein. They started in 1988 producing merely wooden puzzles. When they grew from their humble beginning in a home basement to a big dominant company situated in an office building in Wilton, Connecticut, they have already produced and distributed thousand types of toys built from high quality materials, crafted with adoring designs and images, added with innovative and fun features and created prioritizing the importance of children learning and education while playing. With the mission of making each of their customer happy and be a loyal part of their Melissa and Doug family, they have continuously honed their expertise through customer feedbacks and suggestions meeting as much as possible their simple to complex demands and wants for their children. After all, Melissa and Dough are proud parents of six, too so they know how every parent feels.
The Melissa and Doug Easel is a Gem among Gems
One of their proudest items is the gorgeous Melissa and Doug Easel that comes with a back to back chalkboard and dry erase board, a 2-in-1 easel to suit the different painting and writing needs of a child. It also features a rolling paper holder or dowel locked in between the boards so making it already a 3-in-1 painting and writing board. The paper can be pulled over then down through the boards in either side and can be pinned with the provided four paper clips to hold it in place. When finished with his sketching, the child can cut the used part of the paper with child-safe paper scissor provided in the set. With this easel, a child can use different writing and coloring means like pens, markers, crayon, paints chalk, pencils and many more. And because of its back-to-back feature, two children can use them at the same time! That can be a fun way of playing and sharing artistic talents between playmates thus also enhancing a child’s social characteristic of personal development.
This easel set also comes with built-in storage trays strategically designed for holding any sizes of paint brushes, paint cups and different writing and painting media and accessories. Since it’s located at the bottom of the boards in each side, children can reach and swap with the arts supplies and materials they want comfortably.
It is built on a two-fold sturdy wood stand that can be adjusted to cater different heights of children for easy reach. Children love painting and drawing even more while standing, imagining themselves as if they were professional painters.
Since it can be easily folded and boards and trays can be loosened and tightened with large plastic knobs and screws, storing and keeping it is a breeze be it a cabinet or under a bed. Reassembly for the child’s next painting session is also as simple.
The Melissa and Doug Easel is perfect for children ages 3 and up (younger ones too!)
The Melissa and Doug Easel is perfect for children ages 3 and up, the stage where they explore colors, shapes, sketches, writing their names and alphabets and anything that they can scribble. It is one of the most effective learning exercises for creative and artistic cognitive development of a child. That is why pre-school teachers highly recommend this type of educational practice to parents even though a child is not yet attending schools. They help them be ahead among their children of their age.
They also encourage parents to paint and play along with their children to make them feel loved and supported with their exploration of themselves through sketches and drawings, thus, enhancing also their social and emotional quotient. Using the typical drawing and sketching pads and books is also an option but using this easel from Melissa and Doug gives them a variety of options to paint, draw or write trying any kind of materials that they can mix to further discover their creativity. It is also economical with the chalk and dry erase boards that they can use as often as they want. Between a child’s imagination and a Melissa and Doug easel, there’s no telling what they’ll come up with!