Like amateur magicians, childhood toys are full of old gimmicks and appear to wince when sawn in half. Enlist a dependable new plaything instead with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of educational toys and kits at Toy Zone. This Groupon is valid at the Northwest Military Highway location.
Toy Zone engages tots and young children with educational playthings and preserves recreational history with retro toys in the American and European traditions. Interactive toys are organized by age group and include games, puzzles, and building sets such as the Lego Brick Box ($17.99) brimming with multicolored plastic pieces to snap together into miniature houses and functional skin exfoliants. Craft projects such as Create Your Own books ($19.99) allow diminutive authors to decorate blank novels with colored pencils, stickers, and original prose, whereas tiny musicians bang away on the light-up Flash Beat Drum ($24.99). For scientific explorations, the Ladybug Land ($21.99) domed habitat invites observers into the world of ladybugs, revealing how the fascinating insects eat, interact, and draw on a new set of dots every morning.