The Animal Kingdom Children's Store is owned and operated by Lindsay and Jason Williamson. They are a two-person team that has worked and managed in the retail industry for a combined two decades of experience. Trained by some of the best companies in the world ensures that they offer a consistent, high level of customer service and satisfaction. Their retail philosophy is to offer the best products, at a great price, with a relaxed return policy to ensure that you don't have to take a chance when you purchase something from The Animal Kingdom.
Lindsay and Jason reside in State College, PA with their 5 year old daughter, Saoirse (pronounced Seer-shuh) and their dog, Booker. Both girl and canine have been known to frequent the store bearing their official employee titles of "Product Tester" and "Greeter."
The Animal Kingdom also employs 2 to 3 part-time team members throughout the year. Their friendly staff is dedicated to product knowledge and service with a smile.
A note from the owners...
Hi there! As modern business people, we realize that being guided by the simple notion that children's lives are enriched by ample time for open-ended, creative, imaginative play is an unlikely and maybe even unfashionable thing to do. It’s passé. It’s antiquated. It’s out of step with our fast-paced, high-tech world. But as parents, not trusting in good-old-fashioned make believe and in children's innate need to interact with simple, natural toys seems completely unreasonable... and maybe even dangerous.
We venture towards protecting the special time in life that is childhood by handpicking products that are smart and well-designed, sturdy and safe, and best of all, FUN. We hope you appreciate our efforts and enjoy our collection of cuddly stuffed animals, baby gifts, battery-free toys, books and high quality children's apparel. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you!
Lindsay & Jason Williamson