Why We Opened

Why We Opened

Many people have asked us why we opened up our store.  Some have stated the obvious, that there isn’t another toy store in our area.  While that is true, our reason to open the store is definitely more than that.  Have you ever heard of the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child”? Having four children ourselves, we have definitely grown to understand what that phrase truly means.  Parents cannot possibly do it all on their own.  There are the obvious places a parent can rely on – school, places of faith, youth athletics, etc. 

All of these are exceptionally  important factors in raising a child.  What is missing is PLAY.  Play truly matters!  There is scientific evidence that proves it.  Today, so much of a child’s life is shifting towards more specialized education, reduced in-school play time, starting sports earlier, etc.  While these things do strenghten a specific area of the child – they lack the extra ‘oomph’ that really will propel your child!  Yes, play does that!! 

Our store is more than just a place to purchase toys –we offer classes and events, have demonstration toys for children to play with, and have comfortable seating for adults while kids play (we even have coffee).

We do offer other services, such as gift wrapping & shipping - so, you can stop in just before a birthday party or we can ship a complete gift to that special child who doesn't live near by!