We chatted with Playopolis Toys about recommended toys for the holidays, and their upcoming website relaunch.
Toys are an important part of children’s development, and no one understands that better than Christina Wallerstein, founder and owner of Playopolis Toys. Their motto (“because play enriches”) says it all: They sell a wide variety of toys to help maximize cognitive development for kids with a wide range of learning abilities.
Wallerstein’s background in child life programs and developmental services for the blind and visually impaired showed her the need for open-ended toys that allowed for self-directed play. Where there’s a need, Wallerstein will fulfill: She founded Playopolis Toys (formerly Playworks) in 1996.
Toys like her Magformers invite children to explore combining shapes and colors while learning about magnetism, while Buddy Dog’s contrasting colors and opportunities for tactile and auditory sensation are fun for all kids, including those with autism or visual impairment.
When she’s not bettering the world one toy at a time, Wallerstein’s working on a new design for Playopolis Toys website, due to launch in early 2016 (with videos!) Stay tuned—we’ll be doing an in-depth profile and looking at the new site soon!
Photos courtesy of Playopolis Toys.