Our family, many of whom are pictured above, always supported an inquisitive mind. We spent many hours working on school work, playing cards, and debating world issues. These activities and the energy of our family around us, provided the foundation for Beyond the Blackboard.
On any given day, if you stop by the store, you may very well meet one of us.
We, Jean and Jacqueline, blended together our passion for education with our entrepreneurial spirits, to create a one-of-a-kind educational store. Our goal is to help nurture the confidence of children both in and out of the classroom, while creating life-long learners who exercise their inquisitive minds to have fun and be creative. Our merchandise enables parents and teachers to explore the world one subject at a time with the kids in their lives.
As moms ourselves, we understand parents today are juggling a million different things and are short on time. We understand you want to savor every moment with your children, and also enhance each developmental stage with the right kind of play. Every parent want to ensure the development of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking - not to mention all the interpersonal skills to tackle the world!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has created a “prescription for play” and we are here with just the right toys for every developmental stage. We pride ourselves on selling unique products that are designed to engage children and parents alike with hours of screen-free time. Our selections are hand chosen best sellers that will stand the test of time. Our retail manager, Carah, is a “Certified Play Expert” and she leads the staff, who are always ready to find the perfect toy or gift for every customer.
HAVE FUN AND PLAY!
Jacqueline and Jean