Wonderfuntastical Toy Blog
It’s finally starting to get chilly here in Charleston!
If the kids are going crazy inside, we have a solution: challenge them to build the coolest, most original LEGO®️ creation they can imagine. We’re talking castles with dragons, their favorite vacation spot, an iconic Charleston building, an imaginary creature…the possibilities are endless!
When the masterpiece is complete, enter it into our 5th Annual LEGO®️ Building Challenge! This year, we’re bringing back Facebook voting!
We’ll have two winners per age category, per store:
- Toy Expert Pick: our Wonder Works Toy Experts will judge the creations bas
We’re here to help YOU Make Magic Happen this holiday season! Here are our store hours through the rest of the year…
Sunday, December 23rd
Mt. Pleasant & West Ashley: 10AM – 7PM
Downtown: 9:30AM – 6PM
Kiawah: 11AM – 5PM
Monday, December 24th
Mt. Pleasant & West Ashley: 9:30AM – 3PM
Downtown: 9:30AM – 4PM
Kiawah: 10AM – 3PM
Tuesday, December 25th
ALL STORES CLOSED! Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 26th
Mt. Pleasant & West Ashley: 10AM – 6PM
Downtown: 9:30AM – 6PM
Kiawah: 10AM – 6PM
Thursday, December 27th
Mt. Pleasant: 10AM – 6PM
West Ashley: CLOSED FOR INVENTORY
Downtown: 9:30AM – 6PM
If you haven’t noticed, retro is IN. From inflatable chairs to denim jackets with patches, retro is having a moment not only in the fashion industry but in the toy world, too!
Our personal favorite retro toy is the ORIGINAL Lava Lamp from Schylling! Fun fact: the Lava Lamp was invented by a British accountant named Edward Craven Walker in 1963 from a design for an egg time he’d seen in a pub!
Stressed from a long day at work or dealing with the kids? Turn on your lava lamp and turn off the lights for instant relaxation! Even cooler? Lava Lamps make great therapeutic lights! The gentle stimulation of the flowing liquid inside a Lava Lamp is soothing for those with special needs or sensory issues, helping them focus while doing homework or calm down before bedtime.
If you love #SHOPLOCAL then think Wonder Works because we love our community!! Christine Osborne, the owner and founder of Wonder Works, inspires a company culture focused on giving back to our Charleston community. Wonder Works encourages us to volunteer with local organizations, donates toys to MUSC Children’s Hospital, and has an open-door policy for entrepreneurs who want to share toy ideas. In so many ways, Wonder Works creates smiling faces!
One of our toy suppliers, Crazy Aaron’s Putty World, supports his Philadelphia community to such a degree that we are proud to shine the SPOTLIGHT on him and to share our love and support for the good he is doing!
You can mold it, you can squish it, you can stick it to your wall… what is it? PUTTTYYYYY!!!!
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty isn’t the classic putty you’re imagining… you know… the 1957 putty in the red egg!
It is about that time to…. DE-STRESS.
Stress levels have been off the walls lately and I don’t have time to go to yoga every day or to start meditating! My stress seems to rub off on my kids, then to my husband, and I have found myself and my family caught up in a never-ending cycle. I have been looking everywhere to help relieve my stress and I have FINALLY found the answer!
Orb Toys makes colorful, slimy, or beaded stress balls that can be taken anywhere or just thrown into your purse!
“I doubt a stress ball would really work.”
Ahhh…I thought you’d say that!
Stress balls are proven to relieve stress and act as physical therapy! I love them because they are simple and easy. It doesn’t involve an hour of my time or anything more added to my schedule that in the end can make me more stressed!
Hold your stress ball at red lights, while working, watching tv, or even when pushing the stroller! Your str
The World’s Smartest Pet
Every child wants a pet. They beg and PROMISE to walk him, PROMISE to feed him, PROMISE to clean up after him. In reality, most parents know that’s probably not how it’s going to work out.
Enter GIZMO, the coolest pet you'll ever own! This artificially intelligent puppy will not only take heed to your voice commands, such as "Sit", "Laydown", and "Rollover", but also offers Bluetooth connection. You can watch Gizmo dance to the beat while playing your favorite tunes via his speaker! Can your dog do that?! Gizmo’s embedded educational feature and can be a powerful teaching tool for kids learning their alphabet or numbers.
Interact with Gizmo using voice commands or download the smartphone APP control. The infrared sensors sense proximity and will help it avoid obstacles. Gizmo has multiple touch sensors located on its body and responds to praise and pett