Choose the best for your child

It is often easy to make your child smile; all you need is a nice little soft toy, a puzzle or a more sophisticated game depending on their age. If you’re a parent living in the District or elsewhere in the greater metro area, you might want to get some ideas on where to find the best toy stores in Washington, DC so you can see that adorable smile. Here is a selection by The DC Post.

Children’s toys and books

Address: 5536 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest Washington DC 20015

Call: (202) 244-3602


Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday), 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday), 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)

The local Washington, DC toy store has a large collection of quality toys and games for kids of all ages, from stuffed animals and action figures to construction toys, LEGOs, board games, and kits scientists from trusted brands.

You can also find books, art supplies and crafts for children. Their friendly staff are great at helping customers make the best choice for their child. They care about the health of the children and their experience, therefore, they play all the games and read each book before deciding to sell them.

They also use solar energy in their stores to save the planet. Child’s Play has two other locations in Arlington, VA and McLean, VA.

Maze and puzzle games

Address: 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast Washington, DC 20003

Call: (202) 544-1059


Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Wednesday), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), closed on Monday

The popular Capitol Hill business is a one-stop-shop for adults and children alike looking for fun games and hobby items of all kinds.

Labyrinth offers a wide range of building sets, whether your little one is interested in LEGOs, wooden sets, pyramids or stackers. Children’s puzzles, crazy books, kites, bustles, water thrills, and board and card games for all ages are some of what you can find in this wonderland.

Labyrinth also offers hands-on activities and games for their in-store visitors. In addition to offering online order pickup, they ship nationwide.

Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Hereafter

Address: 3428 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest Washington, DC 20008

Call: (202) 363-4797


Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday)

Inspired by spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy and his philosophy of surpassing oneself, the Cleveland Park store offers gifts not only for children but also for adults.

With an experience of over three decades, they serve the district and DMV area with toys, games, puzzles, greeting cards, books, spiritual statues, chimes, bells and singing bowls, of stationery and office, gift and party wrapping, candles, bath & beauty, textiles & bags, and even jewelry.

Three small DC

Address: 1260 4th Street, northeast Washington, DC 20002

Call: (202) 733-7115


Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Wednesday – Sunday)

Located in the Union Market district, Three Littles specializes in organic and sustainable products for children. The store was founded by a former nanny who worked in Washington for about 10 years, after being disappointed that few places around sell carefully designed and durable items for children.

She opened Three Littles to give families “only the best things” instead of overwhelming them with too many things they don’t really need. The sustainable products sold here are designed to last for generations and never involve child labor in their manufacturing process.

They are normally only open from Wednesday to Sunday, but you can also make an appointment with them.