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Once upon a time, there was a small, quaint teacher supply store in Inman Square, where educators would gather materials for children’s classrooms and the occasional parent would stop in for blocks.

But over time the store grew bigger and bigger — adding more products, games, and puzzles that attracted parents and kids alike. Before long it was the most favorite toy store throughout the land. And so a second and then a third popped up in villages around the square.

And now a fourth shop has opened in Dedham, with 2,400 square feet of thoughtfully chosen products, from science kits to dollhouses to cars and, of course, tons and tons of blocks.

Which sounds like a happy ending to us. At least for now.


Stellabella Toys, 244 Legacy Place, at Providence Highway, Dedham (781-329-6290 or stellabellatoys.com).

This Week in Boston

ENTER
Opening Our Doors Festival

What: Various museums and organizations host arts groups that offer performances, hands-on activities, music, dance, and more.
Why: Come on in.
When: Mon., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Throughout the Fenway.

LISTEN
The Three Little Pigs
What: An operatic version of the classic for kids.
Why: Squeal in delight.
When: Sat., noon & 2 p.m.
Where: Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway (617-912-9240).

WANDER
Fall Family Festival
What:
Go on a scavenger hunt, do a leaf rubbing, create a dish garden, and take a guided walking tour.
Why: See how their garden grows.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham (508-877-7630).

LOCATIONS
Stellabella Toys
244 Legacy Pl
Dedham, MA 02026
781-329-6290
180 Hemenway Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-7630
Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway
The Fenway
02215
617-536-6340
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