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202Even though kids science kits oft do not elicit the same adrenaline rush and squeals of victory and defeat as Game Boys do, the kits, as well as other low-tech educational games and toys, are still in demand and kickin it at Pike Place Market newcomer Dragon’s Toy Box. The six-month-old store specializes in goods for kids that are learning focused and designed to last generations.

Note the sizable selection of wooden toys and the proud-looking, collectable model horses from Breyer Horses; Dragon’s Toy Box stocks retired models, ones that are no longer being made. If you’re searching for something amusing for Baby (perhaps he’s just realized how fun pulling your hair can be), pick up a handful of Latitude Enfant rattles. We love the goofy animal shapes of the soft, washable rattles. For slightly older babes, snap up products like Baby’s First Puzzle by Infantino. The award-winning puzzle features a mouse, a cat, a dog and a duck. Little One can press the buttons to hear a squeak, meow, ruff or quack and attempt to fit the colorful pieces around the appropriate pegs.

With places like Dragon’s Toy Box out there, we can rest assured that heirloom-quality, educational games and toys won’t be forgotten amid all the glitzy, newfangled gadgets of today.

Be sure to save its address in your Palm.

The Dragon’s Toy Box
1525 First Ave.
between Pine and Pike