We’ve searched the island high and low and found the best toy stores for your kids (and you!). Here are 5 more of Singapore’s best toy stores.
THOTS (0 to 7 years)
Good for: Budding engineers who like a tinkering good time
Top toys: Short for The House of Thoughts, THOTS online toy story has construction tools like the Mecaniko building blocks ($64.90), easily manipulatable 3D Tic-Tac-Toe ($16.90) as well as the science-y Bio Organ Boy and Girl ($51.90).
Bonus: There’s a selection of special-needs toys and therapeutic aids for little ones who need help in developing concentration, balance, manual dexterity, perception or awareness.
Right Brain Babies (1 to adults)
Good for: Research-based toys for infants and toddlers
Top toys: The clear winner is the Wee Can Too edible art supplies ($25 and up). Made entirely of fruit, vegetables and plant-based ingredients, Wee Can Too makes for great art – and you won’t have to worry if the baby takes a bite.
Bonus: This online shop is best known for its flashcards, which follow the philosophies of Prof. Makoto Shichida and Dr. Glenn Doman.
Nature’s Collection (0 to 7 years)
Good for: Animal- and nature-lovers with a sense of humour
Top toys: You’ll find cute hand puppets ($15.90), pretend play collectibles and figurines ($7.90 and up) and even a Grumpy Cat ($34.90) and Pusheenicorn plushy (above; $39.90) on the shelves.
Bonus: Nature’s Collection delivers to more than 50 countries worldwide, so shipping gifts home is a cinch.
Toy Station (3 to adults)
Good for: Future architects and construction workers.
Top Toys: This Lego superstore has tons of hard to find and exclusive Lego collections. They also carry other building block toys like Nanoblocks and Light Up Blocks as well as other kid favourites like puzzles, EZ Looper Looms ($3.90 and up) and Kinetic Sand ($26.90 and up).
Bonus: International delivery!
Good for: Make-up artist wannabes.
Top Toys: Face paints, non-toxic nail polish, hair paint and all things dress up! All products are made from natural, non-toxic ingredients and will provide hours of creative entertainment for your little ones. Shop online for goodies including single pack lip balm ($5.95), natural face paint packs ($24.95), and natural play make up crayons ($19.95).
Bonus: Check out their blog for make-up ideas!
By Hazel Vincent De Paul and Kathleen Siddell, November 2015