At Hello Recess, we understand the importance of toys and the impact they have on a child’s development. We spoke to Christina Wallerstein a year ago in this post, who embodies this sentiment. Her company, PlayopolisToys, is an online store offering a wide variety of toys to maximize cognitive development for kids with diverse learning abilities. We are excited to announce the relaunch of her website and we think getting to know her will explain what makes PlayopolisToys so exceptional.
What is your background and how did you start PlayopolisToys? I’ve been in business over 30 years, but only in e-commerce since launching our original site as Playworks in March 2006. Originally I did direct sales to children’s centers, toy fairs to benefit children’s programs, and worked as a consultant and supplier on new and established centers. I once had the challenging and exciting opportunity to set-up and supply a toy lending library for an agency overseeing family childcare and after school programs. All this grew out of being a parent at Pacific Oaks Children’s School and learning about child development, the importance of valuing the child, and encouraging open-ended play and experiential learning.