LOL Toy Store Montreal
Educational toys & toys for kids with disabilities
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The holidays are upon us and you know what that means! Gift shopping time is fast approaching, often for little kids with big imaginations.
What is LOL ToyStore?
LOL Toys (not to be confused with the weirdly popular L.O.L Surprise fad) is an incredible toy store, located in the suddenly trendy Mile Ex neighborhood, that specializes in educational toys for all ages and stages, and toys for kids with disabilities.
It is a family business run by Dr. Julie Drakoulakou (a dentist who also studied occupational therapy), her husband, Dr. Yanis Felemegos (a doctor of family medicine) and their three children, Joanna, George and Helen.
What Makes LOL Toy Store Different?
This doctor duo opened the store in 2012 with the strong belief that play is of the utmost importance for children and family development. It is through play that children cultivate their imaginations, their creativity, their problem solving skills and their sense of team spirit and collaboration. It is also through playing together that families can strengthen their bonds.
And those benefits should be open to everyone. Especially children and adults with disabilities. That’s why LOL Toys is also dedicated to supplying toys and games that are accessible to all and encourage everyone’s natural joy of playing.
Here are just a few examples of the types of toys you’ll find:
There are so many exciting and engaging toys to choose from that help expand minds, young and old, and facilitate development at any age or stage. These are toys hand picked by the family to be fun, engaging and hopefully cherished by children and families.
The family also collaborates with McGill University’s occupational therapy department, to provide internships for students to observe children at play. They are just that dedicated to their mission!
LOL Toys sells online through their Shopify store, but if you feel like checking out Mile Ex, it is definitely worth a visit to their brick and mortar store. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, and will work with you to find toys and games that meet your needs.
In addition to being a great place to shop for gifts, LOL Toys also sells to daycares, hosts kid workshops and offers baby registries.
Location: 653 Ogilvy avenue, Montreal
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