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
    Add to cart
  • Flashing spiky ball gives visual and tactical input

    Flashing Spiky Ball

    $2.99
    Add to cart
  • Glitter ball relieves stress

    Glitter Bead Ball

    $6.99
    Add to cart
  • Mylar bands that twist around center wand

    Twinkle Twist Wand

    $3.99
    Add to cart
  • Mini meteor storm distraction toy

    Mini Meteor Storm

    $5.99
    Add to cart
  • 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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  • Indestructible baby book about ponds

    Indestructibles-Plip-Plop Pond!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Creep! Crawl! picture book

    Indestructibles-Creep! Crawl!

    $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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  • Indestructibles Old MacDonald Had A Farm

    Indestructibles-Old MacDonald Had A Farm

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Things That GO!

    Indestructibles-Things That GO!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Baby Animals picture book

    Indestructibles-Baby Animals

    $5.99
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  • Wooden picture book about fruit

    Fruit-a wooden book

    $10.99
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  • Introduction to Braille

    Braille for the Sighted

    $8.99
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  • Rip-proof baby peekaboo book

    Indestructibles-Baby Peekaboo

    $5.99
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  • Indestructible baby book about ponds

    Indestructibles-Plip-Plop Pond!

    $5.99
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  • Rip-proof baby peekaboo book

    Indestructibles-Baby Peekaboo

    $5.99
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  • Indestructibles Hickory Dickory Dock picture book

    Indestructibles-Hickory Dickory Dock

    $5.99
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  • Introduction to Braille

    Braille for the Sighted

    $8.99
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Toys For Imaginative Play

  • Tubes of glitter floating in oil

    Wonder Wand 5-pack

    $27.49
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  • Puppets-on-a-stick encourage storytelling

    Puppet-On-A-Stick-Pete the Cat

    $11.99
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  • farm animal: white hen

    Farm Animal: White Hen

    $2.99
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  • Worry Eater Saggo-Large

    $19.99
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  • I Spy confetti filled tube

    I Spy Wonder Tube

    $6.99
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  • Bashkir Curly mare pretend play farm animal

    Farm Animal: Bashkir Curly Mare

    $7.99
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  • Handheld liquid motion bubbler

    Liquid Motion Bubbler 3-pack

    $21.99
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  • Anatomically correct newborn Asian boy doll

    Anatomically Correct Newborn Asian Boy Doll

    $34.99
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  • Handheld liquid motion tumbler

    Liquid Motion Tumbler 3-pack

    $23.99
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  • forest friends-themed tin tea set

    Forest Friends Tea Time

    $19.99
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  • pretend play figure daughter

    Pretend Play Figure Daughter

    $7.99
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  • Anatomically correct newborn Caucasian boy doll

    Anatomically Correct Newborn Anglo Boy Doll

    $34.99
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  • Tubes of glitter floating in oil

    Wonder Wand

    $5.99
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  • farm animals play figures phoenix rooster toy

    Farm Animal: Phoenix Rooster

    $3.99
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  • Small wooden motorcycle for imaginative play

    Scoots Motorcycle

    Sale!$6.29 $4.99
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Blocks & Building Toys

  • Translucent textured interlocking building tiles for light table

    Interlox

    $24.99
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  • Building squares nest stack wedge together

    Wedgits Deluxe

    $44.99
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  • foam pegboard and pegs

    Rainbow Peg Play Set

    $19.99
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  • Multiple shapes silicon suction cup building components

    Squigz Starter Set

    $26.99
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Toys For Active Play/Outdoor Play

  • crystal bead ball

    Crystal Bead Balls 12-pack

    $79.99
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  • wooden cat-shaped pull-along toy

    Pull-Along Cat

    $24.99
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  • Pustefix Bubbles Large for blowing bubbles

    Pustefix Bubbles Large 25-pack

    $69.99
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  • Peg figures pop in and out as ball rolls

    Peek-A-Boo Ball

    $11.99
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Toys For Artistic Pursuits

  • Raised line drawings for coloring

    Color N Paint-Book 2

    $8.99
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  • Raised line drawings for coloring

    Color N Paint-Book 1

    $8.99
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  • Pin Prints provide tactile input

    Large Pin Print

    $14.99
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  • Magnetic lower case alphabet board

    a to z Magnatab lower case

    $29.99
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Games

  • open barn doors farm puzzle

    Open Barn Doors Farm Puzzle

    $19.99
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  • Find It game Original

    Find It Original

    $23.99
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  • Scoopers develop fine motor skills

    Handy Scoopers 4-pack

    $14.99
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  • Braille alphabet tiles

    Braille Alphabet Tiles

    $37.99
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Light Up Toys

  • mini meteor storm light toy

    Mini Meteor Storm 24-pack

    $135.99
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  • October Light Show Special Light Show Stick

    Light Show Stick

    $9.99
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  • Light-up magnetic gyro wheel

    Light Up Gyro Wheel

    $12.99
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  • light up DNA squeeze ball

    Light Up DNA Ball 12-pack

    $93.99
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Puzzles

  • Giant knob puzzle wild animals

    Giant Knob Puzzle Wild Animals

    $21.99
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  • Farm animal sound peg puzzle

    Sound Peg Puzzle-Farm

    $14.99
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  • Latches Board develops fine motor skills

    Latches Board

    $27.49
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  • Four piece chunky wooden block shippuzzle

    Wooden Block Puzzle-Ship

    $6.99
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Sound & Music Toys

  • wooden sit-on box drum

    Rhythm Box II

    $59.99
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  • Tolo Puzzle Ball take apart activity ball

    Tolo Puzzle Ball

    $15.99
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  • Percussion instrument for making sound of thunder

    Thunder Tube

    $12.99
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  • Plastic sound producing dumbbell rattle

    Wiggly Giggler Rattle

    $5.49
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Tactile Toys

  • wooden ball with attached smaller wooden balls

    Color Hedgehog

    $15.99
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  • faux snow powder in test tube

    Insta-Snow 10-Gram Test Tube

    $4.99
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  • Buddy Dog provides multi-sensory feedback

    Buddy Dog

    $31.99
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  • Echo Elephant provides multi-sensory input

    Echo Elephant

    $31.99
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Therapeutic Toys

  • Soccer ball inspired chewlery for chewers

    SentioCHEWS Blue Disk-Lanyard

    Sale!$10.49 $5.99
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  • Large transparent ball with jingle bells inside

    Jinglin’ Ball

    $44.99
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  • marble inside tight fabric tube fidget toy

    Boinks Fidgets 5-pack

    $9.99
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  • Large clear ball with 12 bright balls inside

    Activity Ball

    $44.99
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We focus on toys that appeal primarily to children between birth and eight years old. 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.

Carefully chosen toys invite inclusive play. Consider learning to identify and match shapes, a basic early childhood task. 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 am 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.

Because it is a typical childhood pastime, play is a proven source of comfort when something disrupts a child’s life. Because playing is “what kids do,” 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 way from a worrisome procedure, such as a blood draw, IV start, or stitches.fschillaci@ups.com 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.