Today we stopped into the new Building Blocks toy store in Wicker Park. The original store is in Lakeview at 3306 N. Lincoln Ave., and this new second location is located at 2130 W. Division St.
I loved this store from the moment we walked in - it is jam-packed with toys, and we didn't know where to begin! The selection is incredible, and what I loved the most was just how many different kinds of toys they had for every age range. Mia just turned one, and we got some great recommendations for some toys for her. We started small, since I know we'll be back - we walked out with a mini maraca (she grabbed it early and put it in her mouth, so at that point we knew it was hers), an Educo "Spring -A-Ling" handheld maze toy, and a great set of baby keys with real metal key parts and sound effects.
This store had a great selection of quality toys, including some of our favorite brands like Haba, Melissa & Doug, and Priddy board books. They had an impressive selection of bathtub toys, musical toys, hand puppets, Sesame Street characters - really they've got everything, and LOTS of everything! This will be the place we go for any upcoming birthday gifts, for kids of any age.