I am so tired of buying junk from large retail chains. I also am tired of everything being made of plastic! I was thrilled to find Learning Express on Lawndale Drive a few years ago, because they carry nice, well-made children's toys and activities. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that I ordered something that they did not have in stock, and I paid for it. They said they would call me when it was in, but after a week, I stopped in and it was sitting there waiting for me. I wish the follow through was a bit better.