New York City's Neighborhood Toy Store

Kid Expert: Elena's Holiday Picks!

Beyond sparkles and twinkles and bows…

Elena, age 4, knows what she likes: purple, not blue; Elsa, not Anna; and sparkly. How do you help a child expand her horizons and enjoy some new toys, some new ideas? Here’s what our staff came up with:

Elena started by exploring the store. Her current interests were obvious. We love these sparkly clips too.

Elena then met Natania, a wonderful staff member at Teich Toys & Books who has worked with kids forever. Natania shared some toys she knew that 4-year-olds love.

NOW, Elena’s an explorer. Or a pirate!

Next, Natania pulled a toy most adults couldn’t imagine being fun. No kidding: Elena played with this for 10 minutes.

Natania said, “Ice cream!” and Elena said “Yum!” She wanted to open the box. Then she wanted to paint the ice cream on the easel behind her.

Pling. Plingk! PLING!!! While most of our toys are not buzzy or loud, a lot of 4-year-olds love music.

Finally, Natania showed Elena MagnaTiles and Elena said, “I want my own, Daddy!” (Her brother has a set). 

So there you go: MagnaTiles and music and telescoping were Elena’s new passions, thanks to Natania. The sparkles were forgotten, for a while!

Come in with or without your toy expert and our lovely Teich team will help you discover some amazing holiday gifts!

Teich Toys & Books
573 Hudson Street
(at West 11th Street)
West Village, NYC

Our extended store hours are 10:00 to 8:00 through December 23rd!

<< Back to Blog

Located in the West Village in downtown NYC Teich Toys & Books is a family run toy store
offering engaging and inspiring products for New York City kids and visitors of all ages.