Best of Boston

2015 Best Toy Store

Magic Beans

Restless kids? No problem. Multiple locations of this locally owned emporium have on-site play spaces, and all encourage tykes to take for-sale scooters for trial spins around the floor. Toilet trainer? Spacious restrooms are stocked with seats, stools, and wipes. But the real draw is the childhood-spanning selection that’s heavy on educational items—Hape wooden toddler toys, Hexbug sets, and tween-girl-inspired Goldieblox and Roominate engineering kits—but never short on reliable crowd-pleasers, like Bruder trucks and Alex craft supplies. (Multiple locations.)

312 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-383-8250,