Best of Boston

2005 Best Toy Store

Henry Bear’s Park

Scorning soulless plastic and cynical corporate tie-ins, Henry Bear’s makes a specialty of medieval castles, wooden blocks, dinosaur hand puppets, and dolls ready for teatime. Toys run the gamut from baby gyms to electronic circuitry kits, and kids are encouraged to sample the merchandise. Service is beyond chipper, and the colorful wrapping

19 Harvard St., Brookline Village, 617-264-2422,