Imagine you're a kid again. Your mother tells you, "We are going to the store," and packs you into the minivan with your slew of siblings. You're pissed because this means nothing more than trailing Mama as she sorts through clothes and tells you to stop hiding in the middle of the circular racks. Inevitably she will buy you an outfit that makes you the laughing stock of every baby-photo exchange for the rest of your life. And while you hold onto hangers as she asks if a blouse fits her correctly, you dream of a place like Circle of Knowledge — a children's store with nothing but toys, toys and more toys that cover the walls and climb to the ceiling. It's a place where everything from the squeaking giraffe to the classic truck to the noisemaker-attached-to-the-weird-thing-that-might-be-an-alien lives and comes to life in the middle of the night. Here, you won't find clothes — unless they are for dress-up — or bottles or diapers or anything practical. But there's no need for your parents to fret over your intellectual future; Circle of Knowledge put learning into its name. There are more than enough books, puzzles and games to keep your growing brain stimulated during playtime.
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