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
    Add to cart
  • 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

  • Sensory engaging giant cloth book

    Giant Soft Book

    $22.99
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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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  • Indestructible Mary Had A Little Lamb

    Indestructibles-Mary Had A Little Lamb

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Wiggle! March! animal picture book

    Indestructibles-Wiggle! March!

    $5.99
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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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  • Wooden wordless picture book about the farm

    At The Farm-a wooden book

    $10.99
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  • Indestructibles Flutter! Fly! flying creatures picture book

    Indestructibles-Flutter! Fly!

    $5.99
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  • Farm and Jungle small soft books

    Farm + Jungle: Soft Books 2-pack

    $17.99
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Toys For Imaginative Play

  • Anatomically correct newborn Caucasian boy doll

    Anatomically Correct Newborn Anglo Boy Doll

    $34.99
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  • Bengal tiger cub for imaginative play

    Wild Animal: Bengal Tiger Cub

    $4.99
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  • dromedary camel wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: Dromedary Camel

    $5.99
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  • panda cub wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: Panda Cub

    $2.99
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  • Panda wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: Panda

    $7.99
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  • aardvark wild animals play figures

    Wild Animals: Aardvark

    $4.99
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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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  • Wooden bus pegs press down pop up

    Pop Up School Bus

    Sale!$15.99 $12.79
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  • african lioness wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: African Lioness

    $6.99
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  • ball and concentric circles for open-ended play

    Nello

    $15.99
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Blocks & Building Toys

  • Design & Drill Brightworks pattern block

    Design & Drill Brightworks

    $39.99
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  • Multiple shapes silicon suction cup building components

    Squigz Starter Set

    $26.99
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  • Replacement pegs for Pop Up Toys

    Classic Pop Up Toy

    $12.99
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  • wooden toy rocking sorting boat

    Sorting Boat

    $19.99
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Toys For Active Play/Outdoor Play

  • ball and concentric circles for open-ended play

    Nello

    $15.99
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  • Easy-to-grasp loop ball invites mouthing

    Winkel

    $14.99
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  • Hooty-Hoo Sound Shape Sorter

    Hooty-Hoo Sound Shape Sorter

    $19.99
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  • Tangle relieves stress and strengthens finger muscles

    Tangle Therapy

    $12.99
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Toys For Artistic Pursuits

  • Open-ended magnetic design board fosters creativity

    Free Play Magnatab

    $24.99
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  • circle, square, and triangle with colored laces

    Geo Shape Lacing

    $34.99
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  • Squiggle Wiggle Writer

    $9.99
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  • Magnetic upper case alphabet board

    A to Z Magnatab UPPER CASE

    $29.99
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Games

  • Sign language alphabet tiles

    Sign Language Alphabet Tiles

    $37.99
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  • Scoopers develop fine motor skills

    Handy Scoopers 4-pack

    $14.99
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  • Tweezers for small hands develop fine motor skills

    Gator Grabber Tweezers 12-pack

    $12.99
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  • Find It game Original

    Find It Original

    $23.99
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Light Up Toys

  • Light-up magnetic gyro wheel

    Light Up Gyro Wheel

    $12.99
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  • Finger lights promote visual tracking

    Lazer Fingers 4-pack

    $3.99
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  • Flashing spiky ball gives visual and tactical input

    Flashing Spiky Ball 24-pack

    $66.99
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  • Mini meteor storm distraction toy

    Mini Meteor Storm

    $5.99
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Puzzles

  • giant knob puzzle pets

    Giant Knob Puzzle Pets

    $21.99
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  • Match puzzle piece to hear letter name

    Sound Puzzle Alphabet

    $21.99
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  • Elastic cord with moveable wooden cubes

    What’Zit

    $4.49
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  • Marble Maze-Red develops motor control

    Marble Maze-Red

    $12.99
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Sound & Music Toys

  • Flannel covered crinkly paper for babies

    Baby Paper-Yellow

    $4.99
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  • Percussion instrument for making sound of thunder

    Thunder Tube

    $12.99
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  • Tolo Musical Jack-in-the-Box for toddlers

    Tolo Musical Jack-in-the-Box

    $24.99
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  • Flannel covered crinkly paper for babies

    Baby Paper-Jigsaw Puzzle

    $4.99
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Tactile Toys

  • matching textures game

    Teachable Touchables

    $29.99
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  • Playfoam for forming letters on alphabet cards

    Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

    $12.99
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  • Pop Toobs strengthen muscles for two-handed activities

    Pop Toobs 6-pack

    $11.99
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  • tactile search-match

    Tactile Search and Match

    $49.99
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Therapeutic Toys

  • Flexible, spiky rings for tactile stimulation

    Aku Ring

    $11.99
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  • Large transparent ball with jingle bells inside

    Jinglin’ Ball

    $44.99
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  • Soccer ball inspired chewlery for chewers

    SentioCHEWS Blue Disk-Lanyard

    Sale!$10.49 $5.99
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  • Clip-on heavy duty circle chewie

    Chewlery Black Circle-Clamp Clip

    Sale!$18.49 $9.99
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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.