Local Shop Profile: Beanstalk Toyland and Bookstore

Highland Park, IL

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Local Shop Profile: Beanstalk Toyland, Highland Park

Today we are meeting Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore. A child’s paradise filled with the latest toys for all ages.

Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore, located on Highland Park’s main shopping street, is a little slice of childhood nirvana. The store offers the latest toys, books and accessories loved by newborns through eight years old. The store is staffed by, and all the toys are handpicked by a team of full time certified K-8 teachers ready and willing to answer your questions and guide you to the perfect toy.

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Photo credit: Beanstalk Toyland

The store recently released its list of top gifts for this holiday season. These were chosen by the Beanstalk Toyologists and are all stocked now at Toyland.

For the “little men,” junior architect toys are all the craze, from classic erector sets to marble mazes and magnetic sets like Magna-Tiles, Smartmax, and Geomags. These building sets help to develop motor skills and inspire imagination.

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Photo Credit: Beanstalk

The top trending girl gifts this season inspire the little ladies to explore their inner artist and creativity. Have a budding artist at home? Make sure that little Picasso is covered with Alex art sets, Sticky Mosaics, and Fancy Nancy art kits.

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Photo Credit: Beanstalk

Beanstalk Toyland prides itself on excellent customer service:

“The secret is really thinking about the child,” says Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore buyer Alyson Pedowitz. “What is his or her age and interests?” she says. “Once we know these things, we can help you find what’s right for your child [or niece, nephew, grandchild].”

Whether searching for the latest toys and games, playhouses, arts and crafts, books and music, or even learning aids, the focus at Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore is high-quality products that will last for many years and end up at the top of every toy chest. This makes Beanstalk one of the most popular holiday shopping destinations on the North Shore.

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Photo Credit: Beanstalk

In addition to their great selection of toys Beanstalk Toyland also has semi-regular storytimes and events, so be sure to follow them on Facebook or sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date with all the happenings!

Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore
654 Central Ave., Highland Park | (847) 432-8300
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Local Shop Profile: Beanstalk Toyland and Bookstore
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