MonkeyBean Toys is a specialty toy store dedicated to researching, finding and selling only the highest quality wooden, plush and educational toys around.
My husband and I, and our then two-year old son (our resident "toy tester") opened MonkeyBean Toys in 2003. Being a "gigantic" toy fan (and collector) for as long as I can remember, a graphic designer by trade, and a mother of a toddler, I had found it very challenging to find beautiful, well-designed toys for my son to play with. So, after many months of research, we decided to open "MonkeyBean Toys" as a place where we've done the "leg-work" for you, providing some of the best toys around, all in one place! The toys that we chose come from a diverse background, crafted in the US, Germany, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Thailand, etc. AND ALL pass or exceed the ASTM (American safety standards) and/or EN-71 (European safety standards). We only sell toys that we, as parents, would allow our son to play with.
In addition to selling great toys, we also try to "give a little back" by doing our part to help kids in need. Over the years we have dontated many toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
Oh, and why "MonkeyBean"? Well, it's very simple. It's the silly nickname I called my son when he was a little baby... It just seemed like the "perfect" name for our store.
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