I love Becker's parent teacher store for educational toys. They have a large selection of Thomas the tank engine items that are often on sale. They also carry "gertie" balls, which are hard to find rubber balls that are very easy for toddlers to catch. They have a nice selection of wooden puzzles. I always check here when I have a gift to buy, they sometimes surprise you with a unique and interesting toy. They also carry all the regular teacher paraphernalia like place mats, sticker and bulletin board supplies.