Melissa & Doug is an American manufacturer and purveyor of children's toys. The company was founded by Melissa and Doug Bernstein in their basement and in Doug's parents' garage in 1988. It is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. It is especially noted for wooden puzzles, arts & crafts products, plush toys and other types of educational toys. All products are designed in-house in Wilton, Connecticut, by a team of designers led by Melissa. The company has manufacturing sites in both the U.S. and abroad.
In a 2016 Good Morning America profile, Melissa Bernstein shared her belief that through imaginary play, kids explore, create, take risks, and discover who they really are. The same profile noted that the Melissa & Doug philosophy matches the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that parents limit screen time for young children.
Thank you, Melissa and Doug, for thinking of and giving so generously to Carver kids!