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Neighborhood Toy Store Day – #ASTRA

Did you know that Saturday, November 10th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day? This is an awesome day to take time to enjoy the amazing events happening in your area, promote shopping locally, and checking out the unique selections of quality toys available right in your own neighborhood!

Unfortunately, here were I live in Central Washington, we don’t have any fun events as a part of this celebration. {Which means I need to visit a few of our local shops, and see if we can partner together to do some awesome promotions for next year!} But most cities will have some great events to check out – you can use the search box on to find them.

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Discover the Woohoo Factor – Smart, Unique, Local

If you’re excited to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day, you definitely have to check out the abundance of amazing info online! You can find things like:

  • Toy Buying Guide: This is packed full of smart toy ideas! It’s broken down by age group, and also includes helpful hints, and characteristics of a good toy. Great info to help you find the perfect new gear for your kiddos.
  • Shop Local: There’s an awesome list of 10 Reasons to Shop Local – which is something that I am a big supporter of! I definitely prefer to use my dollars to help local families, versus buying at bix box retailers, when possible.
  • Play & Learn: There are so many articles packed with helpful tips. Once you’ve purchased the best toys at your local stores, you’ll be able to read posts like Why is Imaginative Play Important?

Sounds good, right? If you’re a mom, then you’ve got to take a minute to check out all of these great online resources. You’ll be educated AND entertained!

 Looking for toys to spark your kids’ imaginations? Check out ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids 2012 list –
Share some comments below – did you participate in today’s celebrations for Neighborhood Toy Store Day? If your community didn’t have any local events – what can you do next year to help spread the word? I love hearing from you guys!
{Disclaimer: I received some complimentary products as compensation for this post – so that we could check out some of the top picks for smart toys this season!}

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