I’m no Martha Stewart, but I know a good thing when I see it. Meet Narissa with Play and Learn Toys. She makes toy shopping EASY, and for me that’s a good thing. As a mother of 2 boys under 5, I struggle with what to buy them for birthdays, Christmas and just because. I want something that is fun, safe and will last beyond a two week timeframe.
Play and Learn Toys prides itself on quality toys that “foster creativity and tons of imaginative fun for any age.” Most of their products are wooden, built to last and super cool. I am in love with the Seedling line she carries. They make kits for kids to “explore their world and their abilities.” Some of the kits they carry are the outdoor explorer kits, design your own superhero cape, and the worm farm kit just to name a few. Another popular product Play and Learn Toys carries is bilabial dolls. They are all knitted by Peruvian artisans and are made of natural fibers. They are amazingly cute dolls that you just can’t get from the big box toy stores.
Seedling’s Outdoor Explorer Kit – I am in love with their packaging!Blabla’s Wolly the Sheep -isn’t she sweet?
Aside from the variety of cool and unique toys, my favorite thing about Play and Learn Toys is the outstanding customer service. Kinda rare these days. My eldest son was invited to 2 birthdays recently and Narissa was my go to personal toy shopper. I just gave her the ages and genders of the kids, and she provided me with 5 different gift options. The gifts were available for pickup the next day and were gift wrapped! How easy is that?
Play and Learn Toys is a LOCAL online toy store. Narissa started the store in 2008 when her husband got a new job in a remote location. This gave her the opportunity to stay at home with her kids and establish a new venture. She only carries lines from responsible toy producers and toys she would be excited to share with her own kids. Most toys are in stock and can ship the next day. If you live close to Sherwood Park, you can also arrange for pick up.
Play and Learn Toys will be hosting an open house at Mbellish in Sherwood Park on July 10th from 12-4pm. Come and meet Narissa and see some of the amazing toys she has to offer. Consider it Christmas in July and your chance to pick up some truly unique toys.
Hope to see you there!