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This Hidden Toy Store In Tampines Has Affordable Toys, Books & Costumes For Kids From $1

T For Toys children’s store


It doesn’t matter if you were born in the 90s or 21st century – toys are always every child’s best friend. Other than popular store chains like Toys”R”Us, parents can now find affordable children’s toys and games at T For Toys, a warehouse store in Tampines with a wide range of affordable products.


What toys to get for kids based on age?


“They grow up so fast” – the sentiment doesn’t just apply to the way little ones outgrow cute baby clothes in the blink of an eye. The types of toys they play can also vary so vastly in just the span of a few years.

According to Naeyc, for infants under 6 months, the best toys include things that they can play pretend and build with, such as wooden cubes and puppets. Once they hit the age of 1, it’s all about picture books, puzzles, and colouring pages.

When their second year approaches, you’re looking at construction sets and rhythm instruments to develop basic motor skills. Pre-school era rolls around, and you’re now looking into basic interactive software and art equipment for your curious and increasingly active 3-6 year old .

Chances are, you’re not overjoyed at the idea of splurging on something so transient so the good news is affordable toys are easily accessible in Singapore, if you just know where to look.


Children’s toys from $1, located near IKEA Tampines


Easties will know the trio of IKEA Tampines, Courts Megastore, and Giant Hypermart, located along Tampines North. The area’s a one-stop-shop for groceries, tech and furniture. Now, you can also find kids’ games and toys just across the road at T For Toys.

Opened in 2021, the warehouse store is where folks can stock up their childrens’ playroom without breaking the bank.

Image credit: @t_fortoys via Instagram

Expect an offbeat shopping experience with an unassuming storefront on the outside and high ceilings with toys lined up on industrial-looking shelves on the inside.


Image credit: @t_fortoys via Instagram

You’ll find everything from classic children’s board games like checkers (from $1.50) to family-friendly memory games. Toy cars (from $2) and fireman costume sets ($22.80) can be found for make-believe play, alongside kitchen set-ups under $30 for kids to be their own little chef.


Image credit: Azhar Kamar via Google Maps

Educational materials and storybooks can also be found here, with prices from as low as $1.


Shop kids toys instore and online


Spoil your kids silly with toys and other games from this lesser-known store– you don’t always need the latest tech products to keep them happy. We’re glad to find affordable and classic toys here and your little one probably will be too.

Other than paying the store a visit, those staying far from the East can also purchase their toys from T For Toys’ online store. Products ordered online will reach your doorstep in 2-4 days.

T for Toys
Address
18 Tampines Industrial Cres, #01-02A Space@Tampines, Singapore 528605
Opening Hours:
Monday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM Show More Timings
Contact Information


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Cover image adapted from: @t_fortoys via Instagram,  Azhar Kamar via Google Maps
Originally published on 25th Jan 2022. Last updated on 9th April 2024.

Kezia Tan

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