Our main objective is to have a place of happiness, fun, memories, and to be able to feel like a kid no matter your age.
Chris Brecht is a fun, kind, and generous person. Her inspirational character led her to the idea of creating a store for young kids to have the opportunity to have unique and quality toys for enjoyment and learning. With a husband and two young girls at home, she took off with her dream and made it happen. In 2018 she opened ForTykes in the Hutchinson, MN Mall. Successfully being the sole proprietor of the coolest toy store in McLeod county, she was hoping to make it even better. When the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 came along, she decided to reach out to a friend. That lifelong friend was Mary Kay Doering. Mary Kay was on the search for a new career opportunity when Chris asked her if she would be interested in partnering up and expanding ForTykes. Mary Kay was on board immediately. She loved the idea of helping to create something bigger and better. Her husband and 4 children didn’t take too much convincing and give their full support. Planning, organizing, and crazy ideas started quickly. After months of working diligently to make it happen, ACT YOUR AGE LLC was created and opened on November 18, 2020. The ladies’ main objective is to have a place of happiness, fun, memories, and to be able to feel like a kid no matter your age. They sell toys and games and gifts for all ages. Candy, popcorn, and Minnesota made sodas, coffee and snacks are available for purchase. Party supplies and event planning is also a big part of ACT YOUR AGE. You don’t always need a reason to celebrate, but when you have one, Chris and Mary Kay will be there to make your event memorable in the most beautiful way.
Why Shop With Us?
We are always adding new toys, games, and snacks so stop on by or check out our online store.
Most products on our quirky displays can’t be found in the big box stores. We specialize in having the
most wanted products that you didn’t even know existed. The variety we offer keeps you fascinated
without getting overwhelmed.
If you plan to spend a little, a lot, or nothing at all, Act Your Age is the place to shop. Gifts, gags and gadgets for everyone’s budget. The memories are free.
We research all our products before we put them on the shelves. Our toys are meant to be played with. As parents and aunts to many kids, we know what it’s like to be sucked into junk. We don’t have that here. Be confident in your purchases at Act Your Age. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, we are delighted to recommend some of our favorites.
No one walks in to Act Your Age and says “this is going to be boring”. Most of our toys and games have demos for your enjoyment. Look, touch, and play before you purchase. We have coffee, sodas, and snacks available for purchase while you’re in the Game Room throwing bags or playing a game of cribbage. Read a book or connect to our guest WiFi, and finish that dissertation you’ve been working on.