About the Shop

Our store is set out in ‘departments’ according to age of the child or type of play. The toys are arranged from left to right, in order of ‘easy’ to ‘more challenging’. High up on the wall are posters explaining the 9 Stages of Child’s Play, and below each are the toys for each of the age-groups.

Creative activities such as painting, sand-art, model-making and doughplay are important for right-brain development, and we stock basic art supplies for children. We also stock a wide range of activity books in numeracy and literacy to help the school-going child.


A tour around Hi Ho Cherry O

  • Development Toys
    Development Toys

    Toddler toys tend to focus on basic motor skills (hands-on!). Farm animals and vehicles feature prominently in play.

  • Wooden

    We are proud to present our range of wooden toys, for children 0 – 7 years.

  • Baby

    Our Baby section stocks toys for babies from birth: our black and white mobiles, rattles and other developmental aids, including our famous Tactile Teether, which we assemble ourselves.

  • Dress Up

    Dressing Up is for all ages! We sell costumes for children and face paint and props for parties!

  • Dress Up

    Here, a young pirate checks out the wide range of piratey goodies for sale!

  • Farm

    Farm animals are favourites with children and are excellent for language development. We also sell a wide range of illustrated books about animals.

  • Horse

    Even an area for horse-lovers!

  • teasets

    Dolls, tea-sets, swords, pirate sets, cars, trucks and planes encourage imagination and language.

  • swimming

    A grandmother helps her grandchildren choose swimming aids for summer!

  • construction

    We stock fun toys for outdoors, as well as a large range of Construction toys for boys and girls.

  • Horse

    Painting Supplies. Imaginative play for boys (cars and trucks and planes!)

  • Craft

    Our arts and crafts section has super ideas for right brained people. We also stock craft kits which make exciting gifts!

  • Craft

    Girls, especially, enjoy working with beads, clay and craft. We stock a variety of activities.

  • Books

    Books, books, books! Numeracy & Literacy workbooks for Grade R to Grade 7. Activity and Sticker Books galore!

  • games

    Hi Ho Cherry O specializes in the biggest selection of educational games and puzzles under one roof. All our games are displayed in developmental ability – and we are on hand to explain and suggest the right game for your child or family.

  • pocketmoney

    Our “ Pocket Money” stand is our most popular section of the shop! Here children savour the delights of novelty toys and spend their pocket-money! Moms fill party-packs with value-for-money playthings!