Monday, October 29, 2012

What Is "NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY" and Why Do You Want To Know??

If you are a parent, or aunt, or uncle, or grandparent...you are personally involved with the "CHILDREN" in your life, right?  You spend time with these kids!  You care about their education!  You care about the things they choose to be interested in!  In fact, you care about the toys they play with too...right?


I am excited to share with you about the 3rd Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day (Sat. November 12th)!!

It's a day to introduce families to the fun of shopping LOCALLY and to celebrate each toy store's commitment to the community.  Participating stores will host local in-store events for families (activities, craft projects, live performances, etc.) to help kick off the holiday shopping season & celebrate the joy of shopping for toys!

What's it's mission?
To help parents discover the "WOOHOO FACTOR" of finding and playing with today's best toys on the market!
Want to learn more about your LOCAL Neighborhood Toy Store Day Events?
This is a great resource to learn more about the best toys on the market...and where to buy them!

We had the honor of checking out a few of the award winning toys that will be highlighted this year:
Ogo Sport Raq is a fun outdoor game that combines disc and racquet ball.  Each set includes two racquets with mesh nets and a flux ball with movable tail parts.  An ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids 2012 award winner & perfect for ages 6+!  Retails for $34.99 and can be found at independent toy stores nationwide.
Puppet-on-a-Stick by Educational Insights is an adorable way for your children to have puppet shows, storytime, Youtube theater, etc.  This is another ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids 2012 award winner & perfect for ages 4+.  Retails for $9.99 and can be found at independent toy stores nationwide.
Kidoozie Deluxe Build-A-Road with Elevator is an amazing toy that allows kids to create and play with their own constructed roadways.  It includes over 240 pieces (including a elevator lift & turn-around ramp), and over 12 feet of interchangeable, flexible track.  This is yet another ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids 2012 award winner & perfect for ages 3+.  Retails for $49.99 and can be found  at independent toy stores nationwide.
Feed the Woozle by Peaceable Kingdom is a fun game that allows all players to work together against the common obstacle.  This game is a wonderful way to learn about body awareness, fine motor skills, counting and teamwork.  Another ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids 2012 award winner and perfect for ages 3-6.  Retails for $19.99 and can be found at independent toy stores nationwide.

You can learn more about an event near you, these toys and so much more by:

Did you know that according to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 spent in local, independently-owned stores, $68 returns to the community in the form of taxes, charitable contributions and more - in contrast with only $43 when consumers spend their money at a national chain?

In addition, independent toy stores carry many of the high-quality, boutique and specialty products, not typically found at big box stores.  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!  The products sent to me, were sent free of charge by Child's Play Communications on behalf of the Neighborhood Toy Store Day and The Woohoo Factor!

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