Want to build a flying saucer? How about a burglar alarm? Snap Circuits make learning about electronics easy and fun!
The sets come complete with an instructional manual and guidelines for 100 – 300 projects depending on the set you get. No tools are required.
Suitable for ages 8 and up, these multiple award winning science kits have been a hit since we brought them in.
We just love these fabulous teething necklaces! These charming, retro-inspired necklaces are made specifically with parents of babies and toddlers in mind. Made out of 100% silicone, they are completely free of BPA, phthalates, cadmium, and lead, making them safe for teething babies to chew and suck on. The soft beads are gentle on gums and emerging teeth, and the necklace itself has a breakaway clasp for extra safety. A perfect addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for kid-friendly accessories, or for comforting teething options.
If necklaces aren’t quite your style, but you like the look of the bright silicone, we also have teethers. Made out of the same material as the necklaces, these knobbly rings have multiple textures and two rings for baby to gnaw on.
These have been a real hit with moms at the store. Pop down to check out all the colour options in person!
We have two great ways to explore gift giving at Dilly Dally. First of all, check out our Pinterest guide. There are gift idea boards for babies, toddlers, kids 3- 5, kids 6 -8 and kids 9 and up. Lots of images and ideas to get the ideas flowing!
Secondly, have a look at our downloadable PDF gift guide, packed with ideas for a range of ages as well as info about developmental needs at different ages and how different toys can meet those needs.
****Click any image below to download the full gift guide****
Not sure what to get all the good little boys and girls on your list? Check out our 2013 Gift Guide for lots of suggestions for all ages.
The guide is sectioned by age and type of toy. So, if you’re shopping for a 4 year old who loves to play outside, we’ve got suggestions for you! A 7 year old who love arts and crafts? We’ve got it covered.
Just click any of the gift guide images above to download the complete guide, and drop by the store for way more suggestions in person. We love helping people find just the right gift!
We’re giving away presents! Every day from November 25th to December 15th, we’ll be giving away a daily prize. You can enter to win each and every day! It will be something new each day – no two days will be the same.
We’ll post a photo of the daily giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can enter to win on all three platforms. All you have to do is comment on or share the photo of the prize and you’ll be entered to win! The winner will be announced in the comments on that giveaway. All prizes must be picked up in store.
So check us out each day and see what the elves at Dilly Dally are giving away!
We are excited to have these stylish magnet sets back in stock! Choose between Garden, Farm, and Ocean themed sets. Each set comes with 24 individual magnets, and makes a great addition to magnet boards and fridges.
We also have more of these magnetic stacking toys. Mix and match the bodies of your robots to create one-of-a-kind machines, or rearrange the jungle animals to make the silliest new creatures you can!
It’s back-to-school season, and that means backpacks have arrived!
These sweet quilted bags are a soft, lighter option for younger kiddos. Perfect for daycare or a trip to grandma and grandpa’s house.
The charming designs on these these backpacks are available in two different sizes- both will fit all the school supplies you’ll need. Come by the store and try them on!
Are you all set for school lunches? Come check out these adorable lunch boxes! Perfect for making a day at school more fun and delightful.
We also have re-useable lunch and snack bags. These kid-friendly bags are non-toxic and dishwasher safe. Perfect for slipping into a lunch box or backpack.
Check out the full selection in store!
Brainquest flash cards have arrived just in time for the start of school! These nifty decks of cards are full of fun facts to quiz growing brains. The decks for younger children feature cute illustrations and visual-based questions which help encourage math, language, logic skills, and more. The 1st and 2nd grade decks have tons of written questions based on up-to-date curriculum. A great game for car trips, or for stretching the brain during slow days.
With lazy afternoons at the beach or the park comes exciting creatures of all kinds. We have some great guides to help introduce young ones to the world around them.
If you are curious to learn more about the creepy-crawlies in your neighborhood, check out these handy bug guides. “First Facts: Bugs” is a sturdy book which introduces young children to different kinds of buggies and how they work.
For older kiddos interested in a more thorough guide, check out “Pocket Genius: Bugs”! This book features profiles of over 225 insects and bugs, including detailed photos and information on where to find them.
The Big Book of Big Bugs is stuffed full of incredible bugs and insects. It has 4 giant fold-out pages, perfect for young entomologists to study.
If you are heading to the ocean, “Everything you need to know about Sharks” covers, yup, sharks, but also other awesome creatures of the deep such as the angler fish, puffer fish, and more. It’s a great way to inspire excitement about the deep mysteries of the ocean.
Or check out “The Big Book of Sea Creatures” (a companion to the Big Bugs book). It’s detailed illustrations are sure in appeal to children interested in learning more about the creatures of the ocean.
Hip hip hooray the sun is back! Dilly Dally is bursting with summer fun. Kites, bubbles, buckets, shovels, sidewalk chalk, bug viewers, rugged trucks for the sandbox, boats and ocean creatures galore – we’ve got tonnes of fun stuff for enjoying the summer.
Fly a balsa wood plane, check out creepy crawlies under a magnifying glass, build a stellar sandcastle at the beach or toss a ball around in the yard. Our front table is packed with summer goodness. There’s no excuse for being bored in the summer!
We’ve got sand toys a plenty – buckets, shovels, sand shapers, watering cans and more. Everything you need to fill your beach bag!
You know it’s been a good day when your shoes are full of sand. Judging from the legion of kids digging, building and playing in the sand over the long weekend at beaches all around the city, sand play toys are an absolute summer essential.
Spending the day out in the sun? Matter Company makes fantastic, safe sunscreen for little ones. These Canadian made, chemical-free sun care products safely block harmful UVA and UVB rays and keep delicate skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements. Natural oils of shea butter, sesame seed oil and jojoba oil offer added protection while moisturizing and soothing sensitive skin. Comes in a cream and a rub on stick.
Lazy summer days are perfect for flying a kite, sailing a wooden boat at the pond or looking up close at flowers and bugs. Pick up a bug viewer or pair of binoculars and watch your kid become an expert nature observer. We’ve got great toys for exploring nature and making the most of these sunny days.
In our opinion, no summer is complete without sidewalk chalk! Kids love scrawling and drawing on the ground, and people passing by get a lift from seeing dull concrete transformed into playful creativity. Pick up a bucket of chalk and you’ll ALWAYS have something for the kiddos to do.
Need more summer inspiration? Our front window has been covered with more finger and nose prints than usual, so we know the little ones are having fun spotting all the creatures and critters enjoying a sunny day at the beach in our window display. Nothing makes us happier than a window full of happy little hand prints.
Pop by the store to see all the fun summertime cheer! And enjoy that sun.