“Nothing lights up the brain like play.” — Psychiatrist Stuart Brown
At Kazoodles Toys, we are passionate about play. We’re committed to finding the best toys, both classic and innovative, to engage kids of all ages in healthy play, from birth to 108.
Certified Play Expert
As the owner of Kazoodles Toy Store, Leah Pickering believes in the power of play to transform people’s lives. She’s a Certified Play Expert who is passionate about curating a store full of fun, hands-on learning, and lasting relationships with her customers.
No matter what she undertakes, Leah’s goal is simple; to empower those around her to embrace the best version of themselves and move through life playfully.
Located in Vancouver, Washington, Kazoodles strives to curate a selection of toy offerings that empower children to grow and learn in the most natural way, through play. We carry well-made, innovative toys that foster children’s growth and development. All play is educational, but not all toys encourage a child to truly play. As you peruse our selection you may find something missing, and we’re ok with that.
“Play is the highest form of research.” — Albert Einstein
We want kids in Vancouver and Clark County to have the best start so they will grow into imaginative, creative, thinking adults. We like to learn about the child who will play with the toy so we can help you find the best toy for that child.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw
Kazoodles was started in 2006 by a pair of Vancouver grandparents, Bob and Mary Sisson. They believe play is a crucial part of life for people in any stage of life. It brings families together. It exercises bodies, brains and imaginations.
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” — Diane Ackerman
Members of ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association), the Kazoodles crew never stops learning about play, the latest toys, and how to create the best experience for everyone who shops here.
“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Knowing how to play is the first qualification for Kazoodles staff. We hire people as passionate about play, kids and customer service as we are.