I treat kids of all ages every day. Finally, a store that focuses only on unique toys and information that will help children lead healthier, more productive lives.

- Michael, Pediatrician & Father



These are the types of toys I seek out in toy stores but just cannot seem to find – toys you want to buy for your own children and hold onto for your grandchildren.

- Jennifer, Mother of four



Almost every one of your items is unique. The store is simple, clear and concise.

- Millicent, Child Development Specialist & Mother





Child Development 101

When we first started Invenio, we had the idea to organize our products by "developmental goals", to be useful for parents. Your feedback tells us we were right, but we're trying to be even better. Part of that is learning as much as we can about child development ourselves. Here's some of what we've learned so far. Learn more about the topics below, or join the conversation at facebook.com/InvenioToys

  • Cognitive development
  • Physical goals
  • Social/emotional challenges
  • Language & reading
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Featured

Scribbler - The Drawing Robot
Scribbler - The Drawing Robot Sold Out - $25.00
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Snap Circuits Green Energy Kit
Snap Circuits Green Energy Kit Sold Out - $49.00
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Color Changer
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Color Changer Sold Out - $9.95 $12.00
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Playable Art - Ball
Playable Art - Ball Sold Out - $24.50 $31.95
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Alphabet Snake Wooden Puzzle
Alphabet Snake Wooden Puzzle Sold Out - $32.50 $45.00
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Featured

Scribbler - The Drawing Robot
Scribbler - The Drawing Robot Sold Out - $25.00
+ quick
Snap Circuits Green Energy Kit
Snap Circuits Green Energy Kit Sold Out - $49.00
+ quick
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Color Changer
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Color Changer Sold Out - $9.95 $12.00
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Playable Art - Ball
Playable Art - Ball Sold Out - $24.50 $31.95
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Alphabet Snake Wooden Puzzle
Alphabet Snake Wooden Puzzle Sold Out - $32.50 $45.00
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Toys & Child Development

10% Donation Program to Homeless Prenatal Program

December 06, 2013

This holiday season, Invenio Toys is making gift buying go further... We are donating 10% of proceeds to the Homeless Prenatal Program, an organization focused on helping poor and homeless families avert childhood poverty. More than 3,500 families access HPP’s services each year, and nearly 200 families approach HPP for the first time every month.The fine print: for all purchases through December 31, 2013 using the code HPP at checkout.All of us at Invenio Toys and the Homeless Prenatal Program thank you for your support.

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Toymaker Spotlight: Storybook Blocks

October 31, 2013

Storybook Blocks is a labor of love brought to us by Jen, a stay-at-home mom of two from Virginia. After working in advertising and publishing for years, Jen decided that she wanted to spend more time with her husband and kids.  Combining her love of crafting with her passion for family time, she found her ideal balance.  In her own words: “I’ve always read to my kids and years later, that is a practice that we as a family continue to make time for. Books and their illustrations are so crucial in the development of creative and imaginative kids.  Now that my kids are a little older, I see how that have become voracious readers. I was looking for a...

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Holiday Fundraiser for Disadvantaged Youth

October 21, 2013

We are super excited to announce that we are partnering with East Bay Moms for a holiday fundraising event! East Bay Moms is a mothers' group in the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. This holiday season, we are partnering up with them to raise awareness and grant money for the Children's Support League of the East Bay (CSL).  CSL, founded in 1986, is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving children’s lives in the local community.   In total, CSL has awarded over $2.9 million in grants to programs supporting disadvantaged children.  Such programs include those that support youth abuse victims, emotional and social development for homeless children, children with developmental disabilities, legal services for homeless youth, hearing impaired youth and...

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What is Invenio Toys about anyway?

October 19, 2013

Brian and I have been thinking very hard about what it is that we’re doing and who it benefits.  We quickly agreed that the latter was more important, and that the former would work itself out. While things always evolve over time, we have landed on the groups that we hope to positively impact… 1) the children – they have always been the focus, and we continue to strive to get better toys into the hands of children everywhere to make playtime most meaningful, and to seize and create developmental opportunities whenever possible. 2) the parents – both parents of our own kids, we like you are busy yet realize that we actually can forge the path for our children’s...

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10% OFF

Use code: WELCOME10

at checkout

We are two dads that find unique toys
& gifts that positively impact children.

20% OFF

Use code: BLACKFRIDAY

valid through Monday 12/02

Happy Black Friday (& Saturday & Sunday & Monday)!

15% OFF

Use code: CYBERMONDAY

Valid through Sunday 12/8
Cannot combine with other offers

Cyber Monday lasts all week here at Invenio!

Wow! We're
almost sold out!

See what's left that will arrive by Dec 25th

Ships for Christmas

OR

Send a digital Gift Card!

Gift Cards

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We can no longer guarantee
shipment by Christmas.

If you would still very much like
one of our toys by Christmas,
email us and we'll see what we can do.

Email us

OR

Send a digital Gift Card!
(Ships instantly)

Gift Cards

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Welcome GGMG!

Use code: SFFIRE

at checkout...

For every 5 toys bought by all GGMG members...

...we'll donate 1 to a child in need.


Coordinated with the San Francisco Fire Fighter Toy Program

Welcome HPP supporters!

Use code: HPP

at checkout...

And we will donate 20% of all proceeds to the Homeless Prenatal Program

See what's left that will arrive by Dec 25th
Ships for Christmas
We'll even donate 20% of all Gift Card purchases!
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15% OFF

Use code: NEWSLETTER15

at checkout

We are two dads that find unique toys
& gifts that positively impact children.

Moving Sale!

We're getting a bigger warehouse.

Up to 40% OFF

On our Spring Collection

valid as long as supplies last

(Save us old parents from back pain, click on that coupon!)
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