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Toys galore at Snapdoodle in Seattle, Issaquah, Kenmore and Redmond

The community-based store offers plenty of play space and hosts community events. (One outlet even offers free lattes!)

 

Snapdoodle Toys is much more than an independent, family-owned toy store. With four Puget Sound-area locations, the community-based store offers personal service, community events and more. 

The stores are in Seattle, Issaquah, Kenmore and Redmond, each will a full line of interesting toys, plus services and events for the whole family. The Kenmore and Seattle stores are available to host kids' birthday parties. The Kenmore location also has a free espresso stand!

 

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

The toy store grew out a desire by owners Rob and Cherry Pickering to provide a community space that sold quality, educational toys. Snapdoodle Toys aims to be “the type of destination store that is welcoming, immersive, has lots of demos to play with and a great game-lending library,” says Rob. “We do CrafterNoons and/or Lego play days on early dismissal Wednesdays, Paint Me a Story every Friday morning, birthday parties, and daily SNAP Camps in the summer. We welcome families to come in and play, and experience the wonder of a true toy emporium.”

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

Snapdoodle Toys specializes in toys that can’t be found in a big-box store, including Jellycat stuffed animals, Thames & Kosmos science kits, Swiss kickboards, Corolle dolls, Hape wooden toys, Ravensburger puzzles and more than 400 other unique vendors. The store owners are always on the lookout for toys and games that excite and educate children and their parents. 

The company supports local preschools and elementary schools with financial donations every year, and provides educators with a 10 percent discount every day. 

Snapdoodle Toys, snapdoodletoys.com

 

 

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