|Store Type |||Educational Services, Gifts, Toys/Games|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Getting There |||Transit: #232|
|Cross Street |||Highland Boulevard|
|Mon-Sat 9:00AM – 6:00PM, Sun 11:00AM – 5:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
Buying toys for your children or as a gift doesn’t mean finding high tech gadgets with lots of bells and whistles. Sometimes it’s simple, wholesome items that make their faces light up. BC Playthings carries just such toys, with beeswax crayons, wooden trucks, dollhouses and puppets being the most favoured. The store also stocks “green” options for eco friendly toys for babies, toddlers, and school age children.
A Progressive Philosophy
The folks at BC Playthings take the purchasing of toys seriously. Not just focused on selling merchandise to parents, they believe that childhood is a time of discovery. In order to ignite the little one’s imaginations properly, quality toys and educational materials are essential to their learning. Children are encouraged to explore the toys in the store and join in the “participating play” that results. The natural toy selections and nurturing environment allows parents to see which items their children respond to best and can then opt for the most beneficial choices.
There are so many options for creative kids that parents are guaranteed to find something suitable. Older children can become fascinated with the Quadrilla Rail Set to build, while toddlers keep busy for hours with the Skwish, a colourful wooden rod and ball contraption. CDs cover the gamut of children’s favourite singer Charlotte Diamond to lullabies by Kaldor and Campagne. Don’t forget to get their minds working with the puzzle selections, from basic to advanced. If getting outside is an important part of your tyke’s upbringing, take a look at the tiny trike and classic red wagon.