Child's Play Toy Store in Portland

Clean out the clutter

ToysMegan PeronaComment

Do you have the brand, new start itch?  Find yourself cleaning out closets, color coding calendars and making goal charts?  Us too!  Did you clean out your kid's toys yet?  Yeah, we haven't either.  But, it's a great time to.  Sort things out, donate what has been out grown and let us help you pick out new, exciting toys to grow into.  We're always here to help!  Here's a few of our favorite recommendations.

For Baby

NogginStik: a developmental rattle, Ages Birth-12 months  $24.99

See, hear and feel with this interactive rattle designed by an early intervention therapist.  The lights, mirror, textures and sounds of this rattle help baby reach early developmental milestones.  Also included is a parent guide to help you now how to use Noggin Stik at each step of baby's learning.

For Toddlers

Nesting & Sorting Garages & Cars by Melissa & Doug, Ages 2+  $24.99

So many ampersands in that toy name!  Work on counting, coloring matching, spatial reasoning and hand-eye coordination skills.  Plus, you get 7 cars!  Rainbow car tower, anyone?

For Preschoolers with a lot of energy

Wow Rackets by Alex, Ages 3+  $19.99

Boom!  Boom!  Boom!  These rackets make the most satisfying noise when you hit the included birdie or ball.  Perfect size for preschool aged kids.  Indoor or outdoor.

For Elementary School Kids

Blurble (created in Portland!), Ages 6+  $19.99

Blurble is fast-paced word association game created right here in Portland!  Flip a card and be the first person to say a word that starts with the same letter as the image on the card.  The faster you are, the more cards you earn.  Player with the most cards at the end of the game wins!  Have a child with a speech impediment?  Games with just you and your child are a great low-stress way to practice hard to say letters and blends.  

For Pre-Teens

Sew Your Own Kits, ages 8+  $19.99

Sock monkey kits have been around for a long while, but the Monkey Sock Monkey company has taken things to a new level with Sock Squid, Sock Squirrel and Sock Croc kits.  Adorbs.  Grab a kit and a pair of scissors and get crafting!

What are your favorite toys to recommend?

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