Johnny Cooney is celebrating his 3-year-old birthday today and has come to One Two Kangaroo Toys on Campbell Avenue in Arlington to choose his present. He inspects an alligator, then a tiger on a display of Schleich animals. Owner Charlie Majdi says, "They are very realistic and I sell them individually instead of in sets so a kid can come in with a few dollars and walk out with an animal." He adds, "after all, it's all about the kids." But then Johnny spots a truck high up on a shelf. As Johnny walks out the door he is serenaded with "happy birthday … and many more."
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.
Does your favorite three-year-old like to play dress up? Zoom with dump trucks? Snap magnetic tiles or costumes together? Read a fun book complete with stuffed animal? Play with toys that light up? They have it all at Arlington neighborhood gift stores.