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    Guys & Dolls

    We change our items regularly. We want every visit here to be a new and different experience for our guests.  One thing that we’ve insisted on having here from the beginning is dolls. We’ve had life-sized baby dolls. We usually have a doll house full of peg dolls.  Right now, we have Barbies and Kens. Whatever kinds of dolls we have here, one thing we never call them is “girl toys.” There have been times that we’ve heard mothers say to their sons, “if your dad saw you playing with those doll babies, he’d have a fit.”  Do boys need dolls? This is not surprising to hear from parents who…

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    Positive Words Leave Lasting Positive Results

    Earlier this week, I was watching a child playing with MEGA BLOCKS in our Sprouts area.  She was very carefully adding one block, admiring her work and deciding which piece would be next.  These moments are what we strive for every single day. We get excited when we see our visitors using their imaginations. Our mission is to foster a lifelong love of learning through play, so naturally, an engaged child validates our work here. The Hardest Question to Hear After a few minutes of putting together what looked like a car or a spaceship, she looked up at her aunt and asked the question that we never want to…