Toys for the
Diverse Needs
of the
Citizens of Play

Distraction, Developmental Coping, Learning, Social, Sensory Toys and so much more

Children Learn While Playing

Toys For Child Development
& Learning

PlayopolisToys sells toys for the diverse needs of the Citizens of Play, the young and young at heart who delight in play. We recognize the best play is open-ended and child-directed. We know children are developing critical skills while they’re playing. That’s why we sell toys that engage children and support their growth.

Most Popular

  • Mini meteor storm distraction toy

    Mini Meteor Storm

    $5.99
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  • light up DNA squeeze ball

    Light Up DNA Ball

    $7.99
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  • Hand-held spinning light show globe

    Meteor Storm

    $8.99
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  • Flashing spiky ball gives visual and tactical input

    Flashing Spiky Ball

    $2.99
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  • Glitter ball relieves stress

    Glitter Bead Ball

    $6.99
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  • Mylar bands that twist around center wand

    Twinkle Twist Spinsation Wand

    $4.49
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  • Mini meteor storm distraction toy

    Mini Meteor Storm

    $5.99
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  • light up DNA squeeze ball

    Light Up DNA Ball

    $7.99
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  • Hand-held spinning light show globe

    Meteor Storm

    $8.99
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  • Flashing spiky ball gives visual and tactical input

    Flashing Spiky Ball

    $2.99
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  • Glitter ball relieves stress

    Glitter Bead Ball

    $6.99
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  • Mylar bands that twist around center wand

    Twinkle Twist Spinsation Wand

    $4.49
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  • Mini meteor storm distraction toy

    Mini Meteor Storm

    $5.99
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  • light up DNA squeeze ball

    Light Up DNA Ball

    $7.99
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  • Hand-held spinning light show globe

    Meteor Storm

    $8.99
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Children’s Books

  • Wooden wordless picture book about the farm

    At The Farm-a wooden book

    $10.99
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  • Indestructibles Creep! Crawl! picture book

    Indestructibles-Creep! Crawl!

    $5.99
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  • High contrast board book stimulates visual perception

    See & Say-a board book

    $11.99
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  • Indestructibles Hey Diddle Diddle picture book

    Indestructibles-Hey Diddle Diddle

    $5.99
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  • Sensory engaging giant cloth book

    Giant Soft Book

    $22.99
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  • Indestructibles Jungle Rumble wild animal picture book

    Indestructibles-Jungle Rumble!

    $5.99
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  • Wooden picture book about fruit

    Fruit-a wooden book

    $10.99
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  • Indestructibles Things That GO!

    Indestructibles-Things That GO!

    $5.99
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  • Rip-proof baby bedtime book

    Indestructibles-Baby Night-Night

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Wiggle! March! animal picture book

    Indestructibles-Wiggle! March!

    $5.99
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  • Sensory engaging giant cloth book

    Giant Soft Book

    $22.99
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  • Indestructibles Creep! Crawl! picture book

    Indestructibles-Creep! Crawl!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Baby Animals picture book

    Indestructibles-Baby Animals

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Old MacDonald Had A Farm

    Indestructibles-Old MacDonald Had A Farm

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Hickory Dickory Dock picture book

    Indestructibles-Hickory Dickory Dock

    $5.99
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Toys For Imaginative Play

  • african lion wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: African Lion

    $6.99
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  • farm animals play figures phoenix rooster toy

    Farm Animal: Phoenix Rooster

    $3.99
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  • all-in-one compact kitchen for pretend play

    Gourmet Kitchen-White

    $129.99
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  • Small wooden peace van for imaginative play

    Scoots Peace Van

    Sale!$6.29 $4.99
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  • Porcelain Tea Set promotes imaginative play

    Children’s Porcelain Tea Set

    $24.99
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  • ball and concentric circles for open-ended play

    Nello

    $15.99
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  • Small wooden tug boat for imaginative play

    Scoots Tugboat

    Sale!$6.29 $4.99
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  • Bengal tiger for imaginative play

    Wild Animal: Bengal Tiger

    $6.99
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  • Tolo Multi-Cultural Play Figures-Asian boy

    Tolo Multi-Cultural Play Figures-Asian Boy

    Sale!$8.49 $5.49
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  • Anatomically correct newborn Asian boy doll

    Anatomically Correct Newborn Asian Boy Doll

    $34.99
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  • Latin girl articulated play figure

    Tolo Multi-Cultural Play Figures-Latin Girl

    Sale!$8.49 $5.49
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  • Farm Animal Play Figure Holstein Cow

    Farm Animal: Holstein Cow

    $7.99
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  • piglet farm animal play figure

    Farm Animal: Piglet

    $3.49
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  • Mirror promotes self awareness and visual tracking

    Wimmer Ferguson Double-Feature Mirror

    $34.99
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  • Liquid Motion S-Tumbler 2-pack

    Liquid Motion S-shaped Tumbler

    $8.99
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Blocks & Building Toys

  • Wooden framed color sound blocks

    Color Sound Blocks

    $24.99
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  • Wooden Braille alphabet blocks

    Braille Alphabet Blocks

    $44.99
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  • Tegu Wheels

    $14.99
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  • stacking blocks with plugs and dowels

    Stack & Play

    $29.99
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Toys For Active Play/Outdoor Play

  • Toddler setting up cloth bowling pins

    Jungle Pals Skittles

    $24.99
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  • Easy-to-grasp ball promotes finger exploration

    4″ Oball

    $7.49
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  • Tangle relieves stress and strengthens finger muscles

    Tangle Original with Texture

    $19.99
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  • Mini bath ducks

    Mini Ducks 3-pack

    $11.99
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Toys For Artistic Pursuits

  • circle, square, and triangle with colored laces

    Geo Shape Lacing

    $34.99
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  • Raised line drawings for coloring

    Color N Paint-Book 1

    $8.99
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  • Sensory Tubes promote sensory awareness

    Sensory Tubes

    $32.99
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  • Primary Wikki Stix

    Primary Wikki Stix

    $7.29
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Games

  • Find It game Eww Gross

    Find It Eww Gross

    $23.99
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  • Tweezers for small hands develop fine motor skills

    Gator Grabber Tweezers 6-pack

    $7.99
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  • Sign language number tiles

    Sign Language Number Tiles

    $21.99
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  • Texture dominos develop tactile discrimination

    Texture Dominos

    $21.99
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Light Up Toys

  • Interactive activity board for babies

    Activity Board

    $39.99
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  • Flashing spiky ball gives visual and tactical input

    Flashing Spiky Ball

    $2.99
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  • Swinging light-up balls making colorful light traces

    Going Swing

    $10.99
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  • White Lightning Stick-changing light stick

    White Lightning Stick

    $5.99
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Puzzles

  • Large easy-to-place pegs and peg board

    Superpegs Mini

    $21.99
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  • Skills Board develops self-dressing skills

    Basic Skills Board

    $24.99
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  • Marble Maze Duo, tone red, one purple

    Marble Maze Duo

    $19.99
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  • Sing-ALong nursery rhyme peg puzzle

    Sing-Along Nursery Rhymes 1

    $14.99
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Sound & Music Toys

  • Hollow ball inside flexible skin holds noisemakers

    XaXa 3-pack

    $27.99
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  • Pop Toobs strengthen muscles for two-handed activities

    Pop Toobs 24-pack

    $39.99
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  • Tolo Puzzle Ball take apart activity ball

    Tolo Puzzle Ball

    $15.99
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  • Flannel covered crinkly paper for babies

    Baby Paper-Blue

    $4.99
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Tactile Toys

  • Tolo Activity Teether

    $8.99
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  • Silky bendable fiber stems promote creativity

    Brain Noodles 12-pack

    $17.99
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  • ShapeSENSaTION shape matching game

    Shape SENSEation

    $39.99
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  • Tangle Jr Brain Tools Classic

    Tangle Jr Brain Tools Classics 3-pack

    $8.99
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Therapeutic Toys

  • Clip-on heavy duty circle chewie

    Chewlery Black Circle-Clamp Clip

    Sale!$18.49 $9.99
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  • Connecting suction balls develops finger pressure control

    Thera Bolly 28 pieces

    $79.99
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  • Clip-on heavy duty circle chewie

    Chewlery Blue Circle-Clamp Clip

    Sale!$18.49 $9.99
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  • Flexible, spiky rings for tactile stimulation

    Aku Ring

    $11.99
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Carefully chosen toys invite inclusive play. Because play benefits everyone, the toys PlayopolisToys sells encourage and allow children with different abilities to participate in activities together. Such inclusive play supports emotional and social development. Children learn to accept and accommodate differences.

Consider the basic early childhood task of learning to identify and match shapes. A shape sorter that rewards matching with an auditory response delights and motivates the blind. And the sighted, who readily see when they’ve “made a match,” share the delight. PlayopolisToys offers a variety of toys that support learning about shapes.

Think about coloring, an activity that develops fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. That’s why the teacher encourages everyone to stay within the lines. In any group, some children will find this more challenging than others, yet everyone will be sharing the experience.

But what about a child who’s blind? Using Wikki Stix to outline the picture levels the playing field. With a raised outline, coloring within the lines becomes an attainable goal. Such an accommodation also provides tactile feedback to children with orthopedic challenges.

PlayopolisToys exists because children need to play. It’s essential to their well-being. Something they choose to do. An activity they consider fun. And we know that play is the best way to learn. While playing, children are constantly learning and delighting in the process.

Children are sensory creatures. Everything they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell makes an impression. Among the first lessons babies learn is cause and effect. They do something and observe what happens. Gradually they make the connection between their action and what follows. Including how the people around them respond.

Toys are tools. What’s best for a specific child depends upon age, developmental skills, situation, and interest. PlayopolisToys sells toys that invite play. Providing opportunities for children to engage in open-ended, child-directed play is our goal.

What does that mean? Open-ended toys offer children multiple ways to play. Blocks and building toys are classic examples. The children decide what to build and how. They devise and implement a plan. When hitting a snag, they look for work-arounds. Masters at pursuing activities that offer challenges and reward persistence, children become planners and problem solvers. When children play together, they learn how to collaborate, compromise, and cooperate. Such positive experiences also build self-esteem.

Play is a typical childhood pastime and a proven source of comfort when something disrupts a child’s life. Playing is “what kids do,” so children welcome the normalcy play provides. Often, they create pretend play scenarios that allow them to express and work through their feelings. That’s why therapists use toys to help children experiencing trauma express and manage their feelings. Play is essential.

Toys are indispensable tools for other professionals working with children. Distraction toys help child life specialists draw a child’s attention away from a worrisome procedure, such as a blood draw, IV start, or stitches. While focusing on a captivating light-up toy, the child relaxes, becomes better able to cope, and, therefore, to cooperate. What had been overwhelming becomes manageable. The same technique works well to stop a meltdown. When that happens, everyone wins.