Fun With Miniatures

We are obsessed with miniatures! It’s no surprise as miniatures have been taking the macro photography world by storm...

top toys - wooden toys

As a medium, we are very partial to wood at Dilly Dally. It’s beautiful, sustainable and durable. Many wooden toys are works of art that can be treasured and passed down for generations...

top toys - arts and crafts

Whether you dream of your little one becoming the next Picasso or not, arts and crafts should definitely be in your toy box. Encouraging artistic expression certainly can lead to increased artistic ability, but that is just one of the many incredible benefits...

snap circuits

Want to build a flying saucer? How about a burglar alarm? Snap Circuits make learning about electronics easy and fun!

count your chickens co-operative game

We love cooperative games by Peaceable Kingdom. With sweet and fun illustrations and...

top toys - blocks

This is the jack of all trades toy. Whether you're hoping for an architect, scientist or artistic genius, blocks should be a part of your child's toy box...

Cedella Marley books

Inspired by classic songs by her father Bob Marley, Cedella Marley has captured their sweetness and optimism...

car-free day Vancouver

Come on down to Car-Free Day...

top toys - storytelling tools

We love storytelling toys like puppets, figures, story cards, story dice, and creative writing tools. Anything that inspires kids to create characters and events and link them together in fun little stories makes for an excellent, imaginative toy.

the colours of Holi

It comes up here and there that we really need a stat holiday sometime...

top toys - dress up and house play

Kids playing shop in tutus and pirate hats are pretty darn cute. Crazy cute actually, but that’s just a benefit for us adults. The list of benefits for kids is much lengthier than that.

Rosie Revere, Engineer book

Everyone at Dilly Dally was excited to see that “Rosie Revere, Engineer” has finally arrived! The book...

Jon Klassen is the best!

We are always on the lookout for new authors and illustrators to add to our book collection...

loop your own friendship bracelets

Friendship Bracelets are back in a big way, and...

top toys - games

Playing games is great fun, but there are a host of benefits for kids beyond a good time and a great way to spend an afternoon indoors...

make your own masks

We’re big fans of Lisa Cinar and her super cute line of artsy goods for kids...

super shoe wings

Oh my goodness, Shwings are FUN!...

q ba marble maze

Part art, part science! Q ba Maze has quickly become one of our new favourites...

words of wisdom from Mr. Dahl

teething toys with style

cubebot wooden puzzle

Cubebot rules! Pose and balance him any which way and then...

happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good luck to all...

top toys - puzzles

Piecing together a puzzle puzzle on a rainy afternoon is one of life's peaceful pleasures. Along with being a pleasant way to spend some time, puzzles encourage and develop many positive skills...

the best scooters EVER!

Have you seen these kick scooters zipping through your neighborhood yet?

top toys - books

Books really are one of the great joys in life. Cuddling up and reading a story together is a treasured memory for many parents and children...

fun and eco decor - hooray!


We’ve totally fallen for these
beautiful eco garlands! A small...

top toys- stuffed animals & dolls

Soft, cuddly friends are truly one of childhood’s ultimate comforts. Who among us didn’t have a treasured doll or teddy, or some other creature to cuddle that meant the world to us as kids...

top toys - science toys & outdoor exploration

There is such an awesome range of toys, kits and projects that encourage scientific exploration these days. From building a working catapult to...

make your own snow globe

Bring the snow inside with these adorable home-made snow globes...

Roy Toy building logs

We love building with these logs. We imagine...

Spooner boards

A super fun, multi-use outdoor toy has...

Papertoy Monsters book

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve got monsters, ghouls...

drawing machine

If I could time travel back to my grade 7 science fair, this would be the idea...

beautiful wooden rainbows

We. Love. This. Toy! Made in Germany...

awesome eco sandwich bags

For those kiddos going back to school this month, we think we have found the coolest sandwich bags ever...

magnetic dress up dolls

We are having a bit too much fun with these magnetic dress up dolls!...

handmade Latvian wood toys

Out of this little country in the Baltics of lovely rolling hills and fairly tale castles comes...

in my ocean book

Some of the cutest board books we have in the store are the brainchild of...

Summer sticker books

Summer vacation often means travel. We’ve got a few delightful sticker...

set sail for adventure

These wooden boats are the best! They are made in Germany...

hooray sun

my dream room

I know my dream bedroom should probably involve something far more grown up than this...

who left the coop open?

If you have any tips on who might have left the coop open please...

Schleich realistic animal figures

Schleich makes the most incredible animal figures around...

toys as decor? yeah!

There are so many toys that are so beautifully designed these days, it seems a shame to...

a fun board game for Spring

Our board game, Gathering a Garden is great for kiddos five and up...

Helga the hedgehog


Helga the hedgehog just loves peonies
...

flower press fun

With flowers popping up everywhere, you can really feel spring in the air...

Spring finger puppets

If you’ve been by Dilly Dally lately, you’ve seen our window chock full of monarch butterflies...

Golden Egg Book

We’re big fans of Margaret Wise Brown, and “The Golden Egg Book...

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