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 Wand

    $3.99
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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 Wand

    $3.99
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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

  • Farm and Jungle small soft books

    Farm + Jungle: Soft Books 2-pack

    $17.99
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  • Garden and Pets small soft books

    Garden + Pets: Soft Books 2-pack

    $17.99
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  • High contrast board book stimulates visual perception

    See & Say-a board book

    $11.99
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  • Indestructibles Things That GO!

    Indestructibles-Things That GO!

    $5.99
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  • ASL days-in-the-lives of two sisters books

    ASL Books-Series One Fun with Abby & Alyssa

    Sale!$37.99 $18.99
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  • Wooden picture book about fruit

    Fruit-a wooden book

    $10.99
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  • ASL days-in-the-lives of two sisters books

    ASL Books-Series One Fun with Abby & Alyssa

    Sale!$37.99 $18.99
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  • Indestructibles Things That GO!

    Indestructibles-Things That GO!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Flutter! Fly! flying creatures picture book

    Indestructibles-Flutter! Fly!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Humpty Dumpty picture book

    Indestructibles-Humpty Dumpty

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Jungle Rumble wild animal picture book

    Indestructibles-Jungle Rumble!

    $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 Hickory Dickory Dock picture book

    Indestructibles-Hickory Dickory Dock

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Flutter! Fly! flying creatures picture book

    Indestructibles-Flutter! Fly!

    $5.99
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Toys For Imaginative Play

  • Tolo multi-cultural play figures-anglo girl

    Tolo Multi-Cultural Play Figures-Anglo Girl

    Sale!$8.49 $5.49
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  • quarter horse mare

    Farm Animal: Quarter Horse Mare

    $6.99
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  • Liquid Motion S-shaped Tumbler

    Liquid Motion S-shaped Tumbler

    $8.99
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  • kermode bear wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: Kermode Bear

    $6.99
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  • Bashkir Curly mare pretend play farm animal

    Farm Animal: Bashkir Curly Mare

    $7.99
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  • Worry Eater Flint-Small

    $12.99
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  • Nine-inch glitter wand kaleidoscope relieves stress

    Liquid Glitter Kaleidoscope

    $17.99
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  • plush toy with zipper mouth that holds your worries

    Worry Eater Polli-Large

    $19.99
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  • small flower-shaped baby mirror

    Ambi Baby Mirror

    $9.99
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  • aardvark wild animals play figures

    Wild Animals: Aardvark

    $4.99
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  • pretend play figure younger daughter

    Pretend Play Figure Younger Daughter

    $7.99
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  • black bear cub wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: North American Black Bear Cub

    $2.99
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  • farm animals play figures nanny goat toy

    Farm Animal: Nanny Goat

    $4.49
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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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  • I Spy confetti filled tube

    I Spy Wonder Tube

    $6.99
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Blocks & Building Toys

  • Design & Drill activity center

    Design & Drill Activity Center

    $39.99
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  • magnetic letter building set

    Alphabuild Letter Building Set

    $49.99
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  • Silishapes Soft Silicone Bricks

    SiliShapes Soft Silicone Bricks

    $39.99
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  • Wooden number blocks in Braille Nemeth code

    Braille Nemeth Math Blocks

    $25.99
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Toys For Active Play/Outdoor Play

  • Pustefix Bubble Bear for bubble blowing fun

    Pustefix Bubble Bear 3-pack

    $24.99
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  • Pustefix Bubble Bear for bubble blowing fun

    Pustefix Bubble Bear

    $8.99
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  • Smooth loops ball for grasping and shaking

    Winkel Color Burst

    $14.99
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  • Metal Springs promote hand-to-hand transfer

    Colorful Metal Spring 2-pack

    $11.99
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Toys For Artistic Pursuits

  • Open-ended magnetic design board fosters creativity

    Free Play Magnatab

    $24.99
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  • Magnetic upper case alphabet board

    A to Z Magnatab UPPER CASE

    $29.99
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  • Raised line drawings for coloring

    Color N Paint-Book 1

    $8.99
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  • Primary Wikki Stix

    Primary Wikki Stix

    $7.29
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Games

  • Tweezers for small hands develop fine motor skills

    Gator Grabber Tweezers 6-pack

    $7.99
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  • Texture matching game develops tatcile discrimination

    Ruff’s House Tactile Game

    $29.99
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  • open barn doors farm puzzle

    Open Barn Doors Farm Puzzle

    $19.99
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  • Color identification visual discrimination strategic thinking card game

    Flip Out

    Sale!$19.99 $14.99
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Light Up Toys

  • October Light Show Special Light Show Stick

    Light Show Stick

    $9.99
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  • light up DNA squeeze ball

    Light Up DNA Ball

    $7.99
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  • LED Fidget Spinner toy

    LED Fidget Spinner

    $9.99
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  • Ribbed balls light-up in colors

    Going Magic Light Ball

    $12.99
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Puzzles

  • wooden fish puzzle

    Rainbow Fish

    $10.99
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  • wooden knob puzzle wild animals

    Wooden Knob Puzzle Wild Animals

    $14.99
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  • Marble Maze Duo, tone red, one purple

    Marble Maze Duo

    $19.99
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  • Giant knob puzzle wild animals

    Giant Knob Puzzle Wild Animals

    $21.99
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Sound & Music Toys

  • Wooden Fish Castanets

    Wooden Fish Castanets

    $5.99
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  • Wooden tambourine with drum head

    Tambourine with Drum Head

    $15.99
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  • Flannel covered crinkly paper for babies

    Baby Paper-Polka Dots

    $4.99
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  • Ball track develops fine motor and planning skills

    Counting Ball Track

    $39.99
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Tactile Toys

  • Tangle Jr Brain Tools Classics

    Tangle Jr Brain Tools Classics

    $8.99
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  • Play foam invites open-ended creative play

    Playfoam

    $9.99
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  • Neon Wikki Stix

    Neon Wikki Stix

    $7.29
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  • Textured, interconnected pieces for manipulating

    Tangle Junior Totally Textured Metallic

    $5.99
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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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  • Pliable tactile rings improve wrist rotation

    Aku Ring 4-pack

    $39.99
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  • Soccer ball inspired chewlery for chewers

    SentioCHEWS Blue Disk 2-pack

    Sale!$18.99 $9.99
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  • Connecting suction balls develops finger pressure control

    Thera Bolly 28 pieces

    Sale!$79.99 $59.99
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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.