Turtles in Bloom: Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks

Melissa & Doug Puzzles

Turtles In Bloom is a Canadian online store that offers quality baby and young children products for modern families. They are based out of Calgary, AB and their product line is constantly expanding to include new mom products, toys, feeding accessories, skin care, cloth diapers, accessories and much more.

I had a chance to pick an item from their online store to review and I decided to go for the Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks set. We are big fans of Melissa & Doug products and we love the fact that they are made of wood and they are so durable. I was excited to add to our collection of Melissa & Doug toys.

Melissa & Doug Puzzles

The Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks includes five two-side boards with ten recessed design templates or puzzles that are ready to be filled with brightly colored geometric shape pieces. I absolutely love the fact that each board has two sides to maximize space and allow for extra activities.

Melissa & Doug Puzzles
Melissa & Doug Puzzles

My 2 1/2 year old boy had a fabulous time completing the pictures and creating his own designs. The pictures include favourites like a firetruck, a ship, a train, a doggy and more!

I love that we can practice naming the geometric shapes and the colours while he plays. I can usually ask him to choose a block and identify its shape and colour right away. Creative fun learning play.

Something else that I like about the wooden geometric shapes is that you can use them to trace designs on paper, a great activity. I have used a few when preparing fun activities for him to do, I can give him some crayons and ask him to colour inside the shapes after tracing them.

At the end of playtime I love that everything stores neatly in the sturdy wooden storage box that’s included.

We love our Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks set and we recommend you stop by Turtles In Bloom to check out their big selection of Melissa & Doug toys (highly recommended!) and other exclusive products.

Win it: One very lucky US/CAN reader will win a Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks set like the one I reviewed. Enter to win it below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

175 responses to “Turtles in Bloom: Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks”

  1. I love melissa and doug!

  2. I like the reusable snack bags

  3. I also love the M & D Magnetic Number Maze!

  4. I love the M & D wooden animal magnets

  5. I love apple cheeks swim diapers!

  6. Love Melissa and Doug!

  7. I like the M & D Wooden Animal Magnets.

  8. My favourite item is the M & D Trunki Saddlebag in orange/red.

  9. i love the wooden puzzle shown for the giveaway it’s a good learning device for a child

  10. I love the puzzle in this review. My son plays with it when he is at preschool and its the only thing that keeps him still for longer than a minute!!!!

  11. Melissa and Doug are awesome!

  12. I like the M & D Frolicking Frog Pull Toy!

  13. Looks like fun!

  14. I like the lil helper charcoal cloth diaper!

  15. M & D magnetic number maze

  16. I like the M&D wooden animal magnets.

  17. Love this toy. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  18. the wooden animal maganets!

  19. the pull along frog

  20. M & D Stack & Sort Board

  21. I like the M & D animal magnets, but I honestly really like the product you showed in this review/giveaway.

  22. applecheek swim diapers

  23. I like the frog pull toy!

  24. I love the M & D Trunky and Trunky saddle bag

  25. At Melissa and Doug, I also love the Grub Scouts Kids’ Sprinkler .

  26. I would like to try the Phillips Avent All Around Natural Cup 9oz: http://www.turtlesinbloom.com/feeding-snack-bags?product_id=209

  27. monkey doodlez snap swim diaper

  28. I like the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings

  29. I like the BBMM Maternity Belly Band.

  30. I like the Udder Covers Nursing Cover

  31. I visited Turtles in Bloom and my favourite product from their store is their, “Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings”. They look like Mr. Men from my childhood

  32. I love the M & D Magnetic Number Maze from Turtles in Bloom!

  33. I think the M & D Caterpillar Grasping Toy looks like fun!

  34. M & D Caterpillar Grasping Toy looks great. thanks

  35. I love the reusable snack bags!

  36. I also really like the M & D Magnetic Kitchen Bottle Collection, my daughter would love to have this for her play kitchen!

  37. I like the M & D Stack and Sort Board.

  38. They have some really cute diapers! I liek the grasping toys 🙂

  39. I really like the Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks set. I like the instructions on how to use the toy as the child develops.

  40. Kimochis mixed bags of feelings!

  41. Any Melissa and Doug products are always a hit… but I really like the idea of the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings as well. That seems like such a nice idea.

  42. melissa and doug sort and snap color match

  43. I love the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings! Such a clever way to discuss feelings with the little ones.

  44. love all M&D toys, but the stack and sort board caught my eye!

  45. sweet pea diaper cover

  46. M & D Stack & Sort Board

  47. I like their “Peachy Baby one size diapers.”

  48. I like the reusable bags

  49. Thank you for the great giveaway! So cute!

  50. M & D Wooden Animal Magnets

  51. love melissa and doug products

  52. M & D Magnetic Number Maze

  53. I like the Melissa and Doug Kitchen Bottle Collection.

  54. the melissa and doug sort and snap colour match

  55. Melissa and Doug toys are the best. Awesome giveaway.

  56. I like the M & D Magnetic Kitchen Bottle Collection. They would be great additions to my kids’ kitchen.

  57. Love love love Melissa And Doug

  58. M & D Magnetic Number Maze

  59. M&D Sort and snap color match looks like fun!

  60. M & D stack and sort toy.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  61. Our house if full of Melissa and Doug toys! I love that they limit the use of plastics in their construction. I really value having classic toys made out of natural materials…my children to too! Open ended classic style toys allow my children to use their imaginations. I am certainly a fan of Melissa and Doug toys!!

    • I forgot to mention that our favourite M&D toys include the slicing food set, the pizza party, pound a peg, and our wooden block cart.

  62. Peachy Baby One Size Diaper

  63. I like the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Puzzle Maze

  64. This is a great idea: the Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings!

  65. I like the M&D Frolicking Frog Pull Toy.

  66. My favourite product is the Monkey Doodlez Snap Swim Diaper!

  67. the Beginner Pattern Blocks Set like what the giveaway is for – I love wooden toys.

  68. Easy Daisies daily starter kit. Just saw this at the toy store the other day!

  69. I like the reusable snack bags.

  70. I really like the M & D Magnetic Number Maze! 🙂

  71. I love the Monkey Doodlez® Snap Swim Diaper in Monkey Mania! Too cute!

  72. I like the 2 Chix tee shirt for dads. “Changing the World… one diaper at a time.”

  73. love the sort and snap set

  74. I like this melissa and Doug beginner puzzle as well as the frog pull toy!

  75. animal magnets

  76. I would like the puzzle that was in the display but I would also like a Kimochie mixed bag of feelings if I needed to pick from the list.

  77. I’d love to try the Bummas cloth wipes

  78. I like the Kimochi’s Mixed Bag of Feelings.

  79. I love the M & D Wooden Animal Magnets.

  80. What a beautiful puzzle! I’d love to win this for my boys!

  81. The snack bags are awesome.

  82. Applecheeks washable swim diapers!

  83. i love the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings. I’d love to have that to work through and teach with DS23m he is going through a phase right now where is experiences different emotions and this would be awesome to tech him!

  84. Ohmy gosh WAYYY to many things I love, but the trunkii saddlebag thing is really cool. We go lot of places in the summer so something like that is awesome.

  85. I like the m & d magnetic kitchen bottle collection

  86. I love the LilHelper charcoal diapers. They are such a unique product!

  87. Nursing covers – can’t do without that!

  88. Great giveaway!

  89. I like the M & D Magnetic Kitchen Bottle Collection! Dd doesn’t have any condiments surprisingly in all the play food she has!

  90. I like the sort and snap color match.

  91. LOVE their stuff !!

  92. magnetic number maze

  93. I would so get some outside play toys 😀

  94. M & D Magnetic Kitchen Bottle Collection

  95. I like the monkey doodlez wipe cubes

  96. I like M&D Magnetic Kitchen Bottle Collection.
    Thanks for the chance!

  97. All of their products are so innovative 🙂

  98. Love the Jellystone Designs Organic Pendant – the baby’s going to nibble on your necklace anyways 😉

  99. I love the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings.

  100. Love all the Melissa and Doug products!

  101. I like the Trunki.

  102. I like the Magnetic Number Maze be Melissa & Doug

  103. Easy Daisy Chores & Special Times add on kit!

  104. My favorite is the M & D Magnetic Number Maze.

  105. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grandson would LOVE these.

  106. Already own 2 puzzles of M&D and love the colors for my little guy 🙂

  107. M & D Sort and Snap Color Match. My daughter is having a hard time grasping colours. This would be great.

  108. I love the cute Wooden Animal Magnets! Cool!

  109. I liked the wooden toys, like the stackable wooden block set.

  110. Love all the Melissa and Doug things, but i really like the Mixed of feelings.

  111. I like the Peachy Baby One Size Diaper because it grows with your baby and you can also pick the absorbance that is right for you.

  112. I like the Bummas cloth wipes

  113. I’d love to try the Bummas Cloth Wipes!

  114. The M&D wooden animal magnets are cool!

  115. I like the frolicking frog pull toy.

  116. I really like the M & D Trunki Saddlebag

  117. I liked their laundry section and their pre treament laundry strips

  118. The wooden animal magnets are super cute!

  119. Love the animal magnets and the Apple Cheeks diapers.

  120. I like their M & D Sort and Snap Color Match, great site!!

  121. I love the mixed bag of feelings, what a great idea!

  122. I like the M & D Magnetic Number Maze

  123. love the applecheeks diapers

  124. I love the Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings

  125. I love the idea of the kimochis mixed bag of feelings! How creative

  126. The Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings is a really cute idea!

  127. I love the idea behind the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings! Truly unique, as I’ve never seen anything like it before.

  128. I would love to try the Go With The Flo Pads

  129. i really like the Easy Daysies Every Day Starter Kit. what a great idea!

  130. I like the Jellystone Designs Organic Pendant in eggplant!

  131. My favorite product is their M & D Frolicking Frog Pull Toy

  132. I like the M & D Stack & Sort Board and the saddle bag, both awesome!

  133. I like the Caterpillar Grasping Toy.

  134. Like the Wooden Animal Magnets.

  135. M&D toys are awesome!

  136. i really like Melissa and Doug Trunki s because my kids love putting their toys in boxes/bins/baskets and then pushing themselves about in them

  137. i like the M & D Trunki Sadlebag – so cute and such a great bag for kids!

  138. I like the Jellystone Designs Organic Pendant

  139. What a great puzzle!

  140. I like the Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings, it looks really awesome!

  141. I love their cloth diapers.

  142. I like the jellystone designs organic pendant. Thanks for hosting!

  143. July 5-I would prefer the ‘Easy Daysies Get Dressed and Bathroom Routines.’-

  144. AMP One Size Duo

  145. I like: M & D Caterpillar Grasping Toy

  146. That’s so hard- They have amazing reusable food products for kids, nice stuff for moms, dads and baby bums lol. I really like the M and D Frog Pull toy, my toddler would love pulling it as he runs around the house.

  147. I’d love to try some if the diapers they carry, namely AMP,Peachy Baby and Applecheeks!

  148. The M & D Animal Wood Magnets 🙂

  149. my son would love the wooden animal magnets too! thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  150. I could use this at my job,,,,,

  151. I like the pull along frog

  152. I love the mix bag of feelings

  153. Melissa and Doug Magnetic number maze
    thank you

  154. I like the M & D wooden Animal magnets.

  155. I like the Easy Daysies Every Day Starter Kit.

  156. I like the peaches and cream diaper balm

  157. I love the mixed bag of feelings/toy

  158. We’re huge fans of Melissa & Doug, really love the M & D Frolicking Frog Pull Toy

  159. M & D animal magnets

  160. I Like the animal magnets

  161. I like the GroVia Magic Stick. It helps Moms hands and protects baby’s bottom.

  162. My daughter just showed me some Melissa & Doug toys, they are great and my 1 year old granddaughter would love them.

  163. I love the mixed bag of feelings!

  164. Sweet pea diaper cover

  165. i love the snap and swim diaper! so cute and much better than buy a very expensive pack

  166. I really like the Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings. This would be perfect for helping your child deal with their emotions in a positive way. 🙂

  167. I really like the M & D Wooden Animal Magnets

  168. I like the M & D Frolicking Frog Pull Toy

  169. i like the jellystone pendants

  170. I liked the animal magnets!

  171. Love the puzzles and the wooden magnets!

  172. Kimochis Mixed Bag Of Feelings

  173. M&D Animal Magnets 🙂

  174. Id love to try that lil helper charcoal bamboo diaper!!!

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