Is build-a-bear toys for girls only?
Well, the majority of kids that get a stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear Workshop are girls but some guys do get stuffed animals there. But it kind of depends on what age you are if you're a boy. Boys the age of about eight years old and younger shouldn't be embarrassed to get a bear. Some teens go to BABW but the reasons could be that he's buying one for his girlfriend. So,it's okay to get a stuffed animal if you're male. No one will make fun of you.
There are many educational toys on the market today and many are marketed just for girls. One of the most popular educational toys for girls is the LeapPad 2 Explorer from LeapFrog. This mini computer for kids has many games to download and hundreds of educational apps available. It also plays music, videos and has a camera. Other great educational toys for girls are puzzles, games and arts and crafts kits.
Building toys suchs as Lego, Megabloks and Meccano for boys. For girls you have speaking dolls and dollhouse and small kitchens. Vtech toys can be used for both boys and girls. I would categorize toys more by how much fun they are and if my child learns while playing. You can check out Melissa and Doug toys(the link is mentioned below) for more examples of traditional toys that last a long time.