This article came to me via an email list I belong to. It's about Bornelund, the children's toy shop. We loved to go there when Biggie was little. The toys are built to last, educational and age appropriate. It is run by Hiroko Nakanishi. I really like her business philosophy.
Shopping List has been a family favorite for years (Orchard Toys). It's a great one for young children. Biggie is six now and still enjoys it. The younger child looks at the picture and indeed the non-English speaker. Biggies friends request this one all the time.