Toy stores can help pair children with their lifelong companions, from a cuddly organic bear to a not-as-cuddly porcupine hand puppet. Fall asleep clutching this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Children’s Educational Toys
Educational toys include arts-and-crafts supplies such as creative design brushes ($15.95), math toys such as the Fraction Formula board game ($24.95), and music toys such as a Kick and Play Musical Piano ($39.95).
Kaplan Early Learning Company
Hal Kaplan lived every child’s dream: his parents owned a toy store. No ordinary toy store proprietors, Hal’s parents, Leon and Renee Kaplan, were adamant about searching the globe for toys that promoted learning through play, a concept that continues on at Kaplan Early Learning Company to this day. The Kaplans discovered toys that approached learning from three angles: cognitive, physical, and social-emotional. With these products in hand, tots could play to their heart’s content as their brains absorbed knowledge in areas such as science, math, music, and the arts. Today, from a 350,000-square-foot distribution center, Kaplan dispatches thousands of toys and educational materials, which range from blocks to costumes to baby’s first ergonomic baby jogger.