Check out these home-grown emporiums of childhood delight
Tadpole (58 Clarendon St., 617-778-1788, shoptadpole.com): This South End shop features a variety of fun and educational toys, as well as clothing, books and more.
The Curious George Store (1 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-547-4500, thecuriousgeorgestore.com, pictured): Everything related to that beloved, mischievous monkey can be found at this Harvard Square shop.
Magic Beans (The Prudential Center, 776 Boylston St., 617-383-8296; other locations, mbeans.com): This award-winning store includes a conveniently located Back Bay outpost.
Henry Bear’s Park (Porter Square Shopping Center, 17 White St., Cambridge, 617-547-8424; other locations, henrybear.com): With five area locations, this fun stop carries classic and new toys for all ages.
CouCou (24 Union Park St., 617- 936-4082, coucou-boston.myshopify.com): Spoil your tot with handcrafted, imported toys from this South End boutique.