Important Things Parents Need to Know

At Geppetto’s we hand select every toy in our stores.  Together our staff has well over 100 years of toy experience.  We only purchase our merchandise from established, reputable manufacturers, who produce quality products with your children’s healthy development in mind.

When selecting a toy there are a few suggestions to keep in mind:

1.    Safety - Be aware of product warnings designed to educate the consumer on a wide range of safety issues. On our site, the safety warnings, if any, will be displayed below the product information.


2.    Age range - While all of our children are brilliant, remember that the age range on a product is there to help you.  You always want to challenge a child while being careful not to frustrate them with a product that is too advanced for their age or their specific abilities.

3.    Toy awards - There are many different product awards in the toy industry. While it is impossible to recognize every great product with an award, it is nice to be able to recognize some award designations you might see on packaging:

a.    Openheim

b.    ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Assocation)

c.    Dr. Toy

d.    Parents Magazine



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Carlsbad, The Forum

1935 Calle Barcelona

Flower Hill - Del Mar

2670 Via de la Valle
(Lower Level, Near Whole Foods)

Del Mar Highlands

12843 El Camino Real Suite 106
(Lower Level, Near Jimbo's)

La Jolla

7850 Girard Ave

Westfield UTC

4545 La Jolla Village Dr
(Located near Macy's)

Fashion Valley

7007 Friars Road
(On the 2nd floor near Bloomingdales)

Old Town

2754 Calhoun St.
619 293-7520
(In the Fiesta De Reyes Plaza)

Seaport Village

835 West Harbor Drive
Suite C4-CA


1146 Orange Avenue
619 522-0918



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Carlsbad, The Forum

Friday-Saturday 9-8
Sunday 10-6


Flower Hill-Del Mar

Monday-Sunday 10-6


Del Mar Highlands

Monday-Thursday 10-9
Friday-Saturday 9-9
Sunday 9-7



La Jolla

Monday-Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-6


Westfield UTC

Monday-Saturday 10-8
Sunday 11-7


Fashion Valley

Monday-Saturday 10-9
Sunday 11-7


Old Town

Monday-Friday 11-9
Saturday-Sunday 10-9




Monday-Sunday 10-9



Monday-Saturday 9-7
Sunday 10-6