Melissa and Doug Puppets and Theaters
From creative storytelling to role-playing, puppets build imagination, enhance creative thinking and help children see the world from different points of view. Let your child’s artistry flow by building his own magical monster puppet. Re-tell favorite fairytales with a princess puppet. Or watch your child’s imagination unfold as she creates her own stories about puppets that travel the world experiencing adventures.
We’re proud to offer a wide selection of quality, durable puppets, marionettes and theater props that will outlast your child’s toughest play challenges. Our toys are non-toxic and crafted from natural materials, including soft cloth and finished wood. With expressive faces, easy-to-move mouths and real-life details, your child will love the fun that our puppets add to playtime.
Why play with puppets? Puppets allow your child to act out creative stories that know no bounds! From journeys to fantastical foreign lands to role-playing real-life scenarios, puppets help children build important cognitive skills. Puppetry provides vignettes for possibility, including retelling popular children’s stories and fairy tales. They also enhance listening and speaking skills, especially for shy children. When playing with friends, puppets provide a safe springboard for trying out different personalities, exploring feelings and speaking up with confidence. With our Melissa and Doug hand puppets, a child can confront her fears in the safety of our puppet theater.
Playing with puppets helps children develop storytelling skills, and as your children get older, you can even encourage them to write down their stories – working on their creative writing skills at the same time. Puppets help children understand the importance of imagery and details when telling a story, building language skills that will help your child grow into a strong reader and writer.
Melissa and Doug’s extensive puppet selection is carefully curated to ensure that we have the perfect puppet for unlocking your child’s mind and heart. From wildlife safaris to multicultural families, the only limits with our puppets are your child’s imagination!