'Open-ended' toys encourage creativity because they can imagined as more than one thing. Objects such as coloured wooden blocks, vehicles, figures and boxes are simple, safe toys that can be used for many different types of play. A small collection of quality toys provides the basis for endless creative adventures.
Janet Clare is the owner of Marigold's Toys. In past years she worked in a bookstore and taught a family music program. Even though her daughters are now teenagers, she still gets excited about beautifully designed toys.