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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular questions and their answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us.

What do toys have to do with writing?

Most children LOVE to play because it comes naturally to them. That's because play is a biological drive and the primary way children encounter and explore their world.

 When it comes to writing, it's different. 

Unlike play, writing is a complex set of processes that require a lot of coordination. When you add the pressure and anxiety that arise when children have to write for school and tests, it's no wonder that many children find writing difficult.

That's why we like to write with toys.

By bridging the gap between play and writing with storytelling, we're able to create an accessible environment for children to work on their writing skills, identify and develop their voice and create work from their comfort zone.

And it's a lot of fun!

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Where is The Story Store?

The Story Store is located in the South End of Albany NY. We offer afterschool enrichment from 3pm-6pm.

We're also have virtual classes through the on-line platform Outschool.

Click our enroll button at the top of this page to learn more.

A toy store?

Yes! In addition to a writing center, The Story Store also has a curated selection of new and used toys for sale. 

Right now, we're just doing pop-ups around Albany, but our plan is to have a full store front in the near future. 

Subscribe to our e-mail list and/or social media to follow developments.

Do you have adult classes?


Yes!  We've got plans to offer adult writing workshops  (virtual and in-person) scheduled for 2023. 

Let us know that you're interested, and what format would work best for you, and we'll start putting some details together and create a listing.

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