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

  • 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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  • Indestructibles Creep! Crawl! picture book

    Indestructibles-Creep! Crawl!

    $5.99
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  • Indestructible Mary Had A Little Lamb

    Indestructibles-Mary Had A Little Lamb

    $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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  • Farm and Jungle small soft books

    Farm + Jungle: Soft Books 2-pack

    $17.99
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  • Indestructibles Hey Diddle Diddle picture book

    Indestructibles-Hey Diddle Diddle

    $5.99
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  • Rip-proof baby bedtime book

    Indestructibles-Baby Night-Night

    $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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Toys For Imaginative Play

  • Small wooden tug boat for imaginative play

    Scoots Tugboat

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

    Wild Animal: Bengal Tiger Cub

    $4.99
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  • wild animal play figures african reticulated giraffe calf

    Wild Animal: African Reticulated Giraffe Calf

    $5.99
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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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  • panda cub wild animal play figure

    Wild Animal: Panda Cub

    $2.99
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  • pig farm animal play figure

    Farm Animal: Pig

    $5.49
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  • 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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  • Sensory bubbler

    Sensory Bubbler

    $8.99
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  • Tolo First Scales toddler toy

    Tolo First Scales

    $23.99
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  • Echo Elephant provides multi-sensory input

    Echo Elephant

    $31.99
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Blocks & Building Toys

  • Wooden nusery rhyme blocks promote literacy

    Classic Nursery Rhyme Blocks

    $17.99
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  • Sound blocks develop auditory discrimination

    Rainbow Sound Blocks

    $44.99
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  • Foam blocks that stick together when wet

    BathBlocks – Floating Ball Run & Waterfall

    $24.99
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  • Magnetic wooden blocks invite open-ended play

    Tegu Original Pocket Pouch-Sunset

    $24.99
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Toys For Active Play/Outdoor Play

  • Water snake promotes hand control

    Sea Life Water Snake

    $4.99
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  • Segmented Tangle toy bends and twists

    Tangle Brain Tools Think

    $12.99
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  • 4" diameter rattle balls with o-shaped holes

    Oball Rattle

    $8.49
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  • 2-inch silicone ball with a mouth

    Mox

    $5.99
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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

  • Braille alphabet tiles

    Braille Alphabet Tiles

    $37.99
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  • matching textures game

    Teachable Touchables

    $29.99
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  • Eggspressions game about sharing feelings

    Eggspressions

    $24.99
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  • open barn doors farm puzzle

    Open Barn Doors Farm Puzzle

    $19.99
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Light Up Toys

  • Ribbed balls light-up in colors

    Going Magic Light Ball

    $12.99
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  • Hand-held spinning light show globe

    Meteor Storm 12-pack

    $99.99
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  • Swinging light-up balls making colorful light traces

    Going Swing

    $10.99
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  • Fanimals light up fans

    Light Fanimals

    $14.99
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Puzzles

  • Elastic cord with moveable wooden cubes

    What’Zit

    $4.49
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  • wooden fish puzzle

    Rainbow Fish

    $10.99
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  • Sing-ALong nursery rhyme peg puzzle

    Sing-Along Nursery Rhymes 1

    $14.99
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  • Car shaped wooden magnetic maze

    Crazy Car Magnetic Maze

    Sale!$11.99 $8.99
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Sound & Music Toys

  • Turn tin over for silly animal sound

    Tin Animal Sound Maker

    $5.99
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  • Lights & Sound Buzzers teach cause and effect

    Lights & Sounds Buzzers

    $24.99
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  • Tolo Musical Shape Sorter

    Tolo Musical Shape Sorter

    $34.99
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  • Pressing top makes balls pop and bounce

    Poppitoppy

    $20.99
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Tactile Toys

  • Buddy Dog provides multi-sensory feedback

    Buddy Dog

    $31.99
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  • Bizi Ball high contrast sensory ball

    Bizi Ball

    $25.99
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  • Textured bottom graduated beakers stack and nest

    Ambi Building Beakers

    $7.99
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  • Play foam invites open-ended creative play

    Playfoam

    $9.99
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Therapeutic Toys

  • Large clear ball with 12 bright balls inside

    Activity Ball

    $44.99
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  • Pliable tactile rings improve wrist rotation

    Aku Ring 4-pack

    $39.99
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  • Clip-on heavy duty circle chewie

    Chewlery Black Circle-Clamp Clip

    Sale!$18.49 $9.99
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  • Soccer ball inspired chewlery for chewers

    SentioCHEWS Blue Disk-Lanyard

    Sale!$10.49 $5.99
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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.