We love Brookside Toy and Science, which hasn't changed ownership since 1964. There are no video games on the premises. Instead, you'll find toys, delightfully archaic items that you pick up with your hands, put together and take apart again. Bouncy balls fill bins near the front door. Board games -- the kind that involve living, breathing opponents sitting across from you -- line the shelves. Also there: children's potters' wheels, erector sets, building blocks, fossils, crime-lab kits that allow kids to take fingerprints and draw composite sketches, bird whistles, constellation maps, kites, model planes, sticker books, puppets, kid-sized garden tools and -- of course -- shark jaws, alligator paws, sea monkeys and translucent frogs (how's that for X-ray vision?). Most kids lucky enough to walk in the door leave interested in just about everything. In fact, were it not for the ice cream next-door, you'd have a tough time convincing them to leave at all.