Barstons Child's Play

Specialty Toys and Books for Girls & Boys of All Ages!

The District area's favorite toy store! We feature amazing toys, books, art materials, and games for all ages. Our incredible staff will help you find just the right gifts for the kids and fun loving folks in your life. Come see why customers routinely tell us that we are their favorite place to shop! Or visit our website www.barstonschildsplay.com.

We’re super excited about some new dragon games that have flown into Child’s Play!

“Dragonrealm” is the follow up to the hit Gamewright game, “Dragonwood”. Adventure beyond Dragonwood to explore new areas and collect the most gold to become the ruler of the realm!

“Sky Magic” is the newest cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom. Work together to get five magical creatures home before a storm hits!

Head to your local Child’s Play to check out these and the rest of our huge game selection! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Check out some of the awesome snow globes that were made at our 11am #SummerArtClass! Come by for our 4pm class today and make your own! There’s one more class next Tuesday as well! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We only have a couple new books for #NewReleaseTuesday this week, but they’re good ones!

-“The Hero Next Door” is a collection of short stories about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

-Take advantage of our #SummerReadingSpecial and check out the paperback edition of “The Midwife’s Apprentice”. Purchase 5 or more paperbacks (some exclusions apply) and save 10%!

-Get an early jump on some of September’s new releases! Pre-order “Guts” or the next “The Trials of Apollo” novel today and save 10% off the list price!

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us tomorrow, July 30th, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be making Snow Globes. This class is good for ages 7+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Stop by your local Child’s Play to pre-order one of these brand new titles! “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls” and “If I Built a School” are both releasing August 13th. Pre-order and save 10% off the list price! While you’re here, check out our full list of pre-order titles! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday July 30th for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be making Snow Globes. This class is good for ages 5+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Let’s play peek-a-boo with this week’s #NewReleaseTuesday titles!

-Catch up with Bruce and his ducklings in this super cute new board book!

-Find out why Turtle and Tortoise aren’t friends.

-Learn about the history of America’s Indigenous people.

While you’re here, take advantage of our #SummerReadingSpecial! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10%!

We also have some pre-orders available for new books coming soon! Reserve your copy of Dogman, Wimpy Kid, and many more, and save 10% off the list price! We’ll be posting reminders on Facebook over the coming weeks.

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay

Join us tomorrow, July 23rd, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be making Sleep Masks. This class is good for ages 7+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday July 23rd for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be making Sleep Masks. This class is good for ages 7+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We have “One Million Things” for #NewReleaseTuesday! Well, not actually a million things, but the new encyclopedia from DK!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our #SummerReadingSpecial! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10%! Why not check out some new release paperbacks? #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us tomorrow, July 16th, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be making Space-themed crafts. This class is good for ages 5+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday July 16th for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be making Space-themed crafts. This class is good for ages 5+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Child’s Play McLean is having a Flash (Flood) Sale!

We had a little water damage yesterday and some boxes got wet. The product is fine though! All flash sale items are final sale and not eligible for gift wrap. #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay

We’re going bananas for #NewReleaseTuesday! We have 2 new picture books that feature bananas!

We also have some new books for older readers and a new Magic Tree House book about Benjamin Franklin!

Don’t forget about our #SummerReadingSpecial! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10% on all paperback #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us tomorrow, July 9th, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be making Fantasy Dragon Eggs. This class is good for ages 4+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday July 9th for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be making Fantasy Dragon Eggs. This class is good for ages 4+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Are you traveling this summer? Check out these new travel coloring and activity books from Lonely Planet! Stop by for these and tons of other fun travel activities today!
#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

The Pigeon is back for #NewReleaseTuesday! He comes riding in with some other picture books, “Vroom”, “The King of Kindergarten”, and “Look Again”.

For older readers, we have “Titans” and “Reaching for the Moon” in hardcover, as well as a rerelease of “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” with new covers in paperback. Take advantage of our Summer Reading Special and purchase the whole series and save 10%! (Some exclusions apply.)

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us tomorrow, July 2nd, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be stamping Travel Tote Bags. This class is good for ages 4+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday July 2nd for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be stamping travel tote bags. This class is good for ages 4+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Happy #NewReleaseTuesday! This week we have a re-release of Steve Sheinkin’s Time Twisters series in paperback. (Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Buy 5 or more paperbacks and save 10%!)

We also have some new picture books including “My Teacher is a Robot” and “Can Cat and Bird Be Friends?” There’s also an out-of-this-world Space Encyclopedia! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us tomorrow, June 25th, for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be creating Make Your Own Thinking Putty. This class is good for ages 7+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday June 25th for a #SummerCraftClass! This week's activity is Make Your Own Thinking Putty. This class is good for ages 7+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We’ve got some magic for #NewReleaseTuesday! Check out the new Harry Potter Spellbook featuring information on every spell featured in the series! We also have a beautiful new picture book by Kwame Alexander!

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) like the new edition of “How to Eat Fried Worms” or the $4.99 special priced edition of “Imposters” for your young adults! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on today for a #SummerCraftClass! We will be making Travel Buddies. This class is good for ages 5+ and there is a $5 fee. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Join us on Tuesday June 18th for a #SummerCraftClass! This week we will be making Travel Buddies. This class is good for ages 5+ and there is a $5 fee. You can register ahead of the event in whichever store you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Class times
Chevy Chase - 4pm
Arlington - 11am & 4pm
Rockville - 11am & 4pm
McLean - 11am & 4pm

#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We’ve got some new graphic novels this week for #NewReleaseTuesday! Theres also a new Treasure Hunters novel and “Max Attacks”, a super cute cat book!

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10%!
#ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

New LEGO Ideas sets are here! Steamboat Willie and The Flintstones join our selection of past Ideas sets.

For those who don’t know, LEGO Ideas sets are fan-designed sets that have proceeded through a voting process. Once they reach 10,000 votes, they are then considered by LEGO, and a limited number become full blown LEGO Sets!

These sets are limited so make sure you get yours today! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

It’s time to get excited for #NewReleaseTuesday! We have lots of new picture books including Michael Ian Black’s latest, “I’m Worried.” We also have some new books for independent readers including the first in a new series by Betty Binney and a debut novel by Laura Tucker.

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10% all summer long! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Eid Mubarak! Celebrate the end of Ramadan tonight with decorations and books to share with your family! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay

independent.co.uk

Why The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats its way into every book lover’s heart

Can you believe that The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50 years old this week? It has long been one of the world’s favorite children’s books. If you don’t already have it, this week is the perfect time to pick up a copy and share this amazing story with your family! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-author-eric-carle-anniversary-50-a8937571.html

independent.co.uk It’s only 224 words long, says Martin Chilton, but this enchanting story has sold more than 50 million copies, been translated into 62 languages and was once voted the best children’s bedtime story ever

It’s #NewReleaseTuesday! The littlest readers can find out what cars different dinosaurs choose to drive or learn about their bones! We also have a new hardcover baseball novel by Mike Lupica and some favorites now in paperback for your independent readers!

Don’t forget about our #SummerReadingSpecial! But 5 or more paperbacks and save 10%! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Happy Memorial Day! We are grateful to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. All four of our locations are open today with special hours:

Chevy Chase - 9:30am - 6pm
Rockville - 10am - 5:30pm
Arlington - 10am - 2pm
McLean - 10am - 5pm

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Purchase 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10%! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We’re excited to announce our Summer Craft Activity Schedule! Come by any of our 4 locations on the specified date to make an awesome craft to take home. Our Arlington, McLean, and Rockville locations will be offered at 11am and 4pm. Our Chevy Chase location will offer classes at 4pm. The first class is June 18th!

You can pre-register in-store for any or all of these classes. We hope to see you there! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay

edutopia.org

The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

edutopia.org The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.

Happy #NewReleaseTuesday! We’ve got dinosaurs, flamingos, and sweaters for you this week in picture books!

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Special! Buy 5 or more paperback books (some exclusions apply) and save 10% all summer long! It’s never too early to start your summer reading collection! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

A rainy day calls for indoor, imaginative play! Come check out our new Playmobil items! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Thank you for all you do! We’ve still got some great mom books and gifts, so stop by Child’s Play today! Don’t forget to pick up your free LEGO Rose (while supplies last!) while you’re here! #MothersDay #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Today is the perfect day to start your #SummerReading and there’s no better place than Child’s Play to stock up! Purchase 5 or more paperback books and save 10% all summer long! (Some exclusions apply.) #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Come to any of our locations this Friday through Sunday and get a LEGO rose to celebrate our neighborhood moms. Just don’t leave it on the floor for Mom to step on and it’ll be the perfect gift. Hurry in while supplies last.

It’s a big week for Trading Card Games. We’ve got new sets for both Magic the Gathering and Pokemon Trading Card Game. Come get the latest cards at Child’s Play! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

May the Fourth be with you! Happy #StarWarsDay! Come by one of our 4 locations and celebrate by picking up something from a galaxy far, far away! #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay

Our Summer Reading Special starts today! Purchase 5 or more paperback books and save 10%, now through August! Some exclusions apply. #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

Happy #NewReleaseTuesday! This week we have the newest Spy School novel from Stuart Gibbs, an awesome Star Wars alien guide, and an interactive journal from Raina Telgemeier. Stop by any of our locations for one of these or one of this week’s other new releases. #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

We’ve got some awesome new Kids Made Modern crafts kits in stock! Everything you need is included in each box! Create your own trading cards or comic book, paint and decorate an ice cream cone, or create all kinds of jewelry. These new kits join our already popular line from Kids Made Modern. #ItsAFunDayAtChildsPlay!

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