While closures and cancellations keep coming, many local stores remain steadfastly open, with shelves lined with items that will keep your kids entertained if you must hunker down at home. Consider supporting these independent businesses and stock up on fun (that doesn’t involve the TV)!
Games, Puzzles and Toys
Labyrinth Game Shop at 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE has puzzles and games for all ages, including a section for the youngest players. While Labyrinth is closely monitoring the situation and taking precautions, it is staying open and holding events for now. If you are worried about going into the store, Labyrinth offers curb-side pickup. Just them a call at 202-544-1059, pay over the phone, and a staff member will meet you outside.
A Rubik’s Cube could keep a kid busy for days. Fairy Godmother Children’s Books and Toys at 319 7th St SE has those and a wide variety of toys, games and books for children, from babies to teens. Fairy Godmother notes that it has been on the Hill for 35 years and has no plans to close for now.
How about a baking project? Head over to Hill’s Kitchen at 713 D St SE, where you can find all manner of decorations, cookie cutters, cake and cupcake pans to take on awesome baking projects with your little ones. Owner Leah notes that she also has beautiful French bar soaps in the store for your hand-washing needs.
Get beautiful new books to read together at East City Bookshop, right next door to Labyrinth at 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, or up in the H Street neighborhood at Solid State Books, 600 H St NE.
Score secondhand finds at Capitol Hill Books, 657 C St SE.
Update: East City Bookshop is offering curbside delivery as well as delivery to addresses within 1 mile. See more details.
More local info related to kids and coronavirus:
- Closures and cancellations now include the Library of Congress and events at the Smithsonian. Check out CHK’s Twitter feed for more news on closures/cancellations and postponements.
- Wknd Rndp, March 13-15: Let’s Stay In
- DCPS Moves Professional Development Day to Monday: Camp Updates
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