The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “Best toy store” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 26 categories.
Best toy store
At its locations in Pepper Pike and Solon, friendly and expert staff help shoppers choose the perfect toy for every age and interest. Playmatters carries building toys, puzzles, dolls, games and more from the best toymakers around the globe, all of which encourage a broad range of learning and skill sets to help children develop. For gift ideas, check out the company’s seasonal catalogs online or in store.
Educators and parents alike love Lakeshore Learning for its wide array of products, including art supplies, books, games, imaginary play, active play and more. At its Beachwood location, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for all the children on your shopping list, no matter their age or interests.
With locations in Westlake and Strongsville, the goal of Learning Express is to help children learn through play. The unmatched toy selection, including the most popular toy brands, is paired with colorful decor and sample products for kids to play with while mom and dad shop.
Off the Wagon
Parents will feel nostalgic and kids will be thoroughly entertained with a visit to this one-of-a-kind shop in Kent. Specializing in gag gifts, pop culture paraphernalia and unique games, Off the Wagon also carries a large selection of toys, both new and retro, for kids of all ages.