New One Of A Kind Southaven Toy Store Opening

New One Of A Kind Southaven Toy Store Opening

Just in time for the holidays, a one of a kind toy store is opening in Southaven.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Just in time for the holidays, a one of a kind toy store is opening in Southaven.

It is called The Sensory Shop, and it is a place where all kids can feel special.

In the store you'll find a mixture of things from weighted vests to dolls and trains. Toys that appeal to a child's senses. Especially those with special needs.

"Well earlier this year my daughter Carol Anna was diagnosed with autism and thru her therapy we discovered we needed certain items we couldn't find locally," shop owner Cassidy Todd said.

So Todd took matters into her own hands.

"We are a full size toy store from dolls to trains to puzzles to blocks any developmental or educational game we have them," Todd said.

The sensory shop is not your average Toys R Us. It is even more magical.

"We also have a department for hard to find toys for special needs from oral chews to weighted vests to compression items," Todd said.

"I had a friend that mentioned it she said it was for kids who were hands on and needed a little bit of extra help and my kids love hands on anyway so I thought I'd come and see what they had," Southaven resident Joanna Cash said.

Cash can't wait for the new store to open. She said typically, she would never take her three little kids into a store like this, fearing they could get rowdy or break something.

"They can actually hands on touch the toys and play with them see if they interact with them so it seemed like a really neat store to have down here," Cash said.

And that's the idea behind it all, says Todd. She hopes her toys will inspire creativity and spark imagination in all children, special needs or not.

"Also toys that are dual purpose. Serve as special needs therapy ways and also developmental for any child who's learning how to hold a pencil or learning how to pretend play," Todd said. "I wanted it to be a toy store a place where all children are special"

The Sensory Shop is located on Getwell just South of Goodman Road in Southaven.

The grand opening is Saturday, November 9th.
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