Five Little Monkeys
Tell us a bit about your shop
Five Little Monkeys is a community based, hands-on toy store focused on providing unique, high quality toys in a fun and friendly environment.
How did you choose your store name?
I am the oldest of five little monkeys in my family.
Why did you choose your location?
Each of our stores is located in a Bay Area community that is family oriented, supports its schools, and takes pride in shopping at local stores.
What’s your favorite local activity with kids?
We are lucky enough to have great weather almost year round, so getting outside and spending family time outdoors is what we love.
What’s your favorite thing that kids do at your store?
Our store encourages hands-on play, with lots of demos and samples out for kids to touch, feel, and experience first hand.
How long have you carried Tegu?
What’s your favorite thing about Tegu?
We are a green certified Bay Area business, so supporting another sustainable business is important to us. We also love its educational play value – the creative, open-ended, imaginative play that Tegu blocks encourage fits well with our mission and philosophy.
What’s your favorite Tegu product?
The more basic block sets are my favorite, the new colors (Sunsets and Blues) are strikingly beautiful.
What’s the best thing about owning a toy store?
Making children happy and dreams come true.
What’s a moment you’d like to forget from your store?
I don’t really have any – I try to learn and grow from challenging moments.
What’s your favorite memory from your store?
When a 4 year old regular named Joey ran to his mother with the most excited look on his face and blurted out, “Mommy, mommy, guess what?!?!? Santa Claus AND the Easter Bunny shop at Five Little Monkeys too!”
What’s your favorite joke to tell your tiny customers?
That there’s a fairy on their shoulder or an elf peeking out of their pocket.
Businesses are built on relationships. I am incredibly grateful for the relationships I’ve forged with customers, vendors, and staff. Many of them have become friendships that will likely last a lifetime.
Five Little Monkeys has four locations in the Bay Area
1240 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
1111 Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
852 Grant Avenue
1366 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596