"What do you get a 5
year old mad scientist?"
you ever asked yourself a similar question when shopping for the "perfect" toy? We have, and so have many of
our customers since we opened our doors in 1988.
As parents we were often frustrated with buying a toy only to
have our children play more with the box it came in than with the toy.
However, when we began questioning why, it became clear that the toy was
often either too advanced for where our child was developmentally, or not
So, when we left our corporate lives behind (Bill was a
businessman and Diane, a pediatric intensive care nurse) and opened the
Tutoring Toy in 1988, we decided to try helping parents, family, and friends
find the "right" toys by organizing them based upon what
developmental need they filled.
For instance, if a child is in a developmental period where
they need to develop fine motor skills, we can suggest toys that help.
Want something for cognitive development? We've got toys for that as
well. So whether it is cognitive, emotional, social, physical or language skills,
we can point you in the right direction.
guess what? We found that when you match
up the skill level with the toy, you reinforce/teach the skill, the child will
have more fun and you will be building confidence and self-esteem. That’s why
we subscribe to the old saying, “Play is the work of children.”
the Tutoring Toy is still a family owned and operated business. And we are not absentee owners. You will find Diane, Bill,
Casey and/or Nicholas available to serve you six days a week.
Thanks for visiting our site. Hopefully you'll allow us
to help fill your toy needs. So drop by, send an email, or give us a call. We’re here to help.