About Us

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"Play is not just the opposite of work. It’s a creative process that fosters learning and personal growth for little and big kids alike!"

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Educational Toys for Kids

Here at Fair Day’s Play, we believe that toys and games are learning tools that enhance the quality of life for both children and adults. 


Our owner, Lisa Ripkin, applies her background in child psychology, childcare and motherhood to choose toys with exceptional educational value for all ages. She works with customers to find toys that best match their interests and values, and can order toys in specially if you can’t find what you’re looking for in store.


We sell toys, board games, jigsaw puzzles, science kits, building sets, art and craft kits and more!

Press Hits

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Looking for Unique Toys? These D.C-Area Stores Are Serious About Playtime | The Washington Post, November 2016

Kid’s Test New Toys for the Holidays | Washington Post, November 2014

Bye-Bye Shopping Mall! Buy-Buy, Local Shops! | The Takoma Voice, November 2013 

All Heart and Soul, With A Pinch of Organic Granola | Montgomery Magazine, January 2013