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Neighborhood Toy Store Day | Shop Local Toys and Games


Neighborhood Toy Store Day introduces families to the fun of shopping locally and celebrates each toy store’s commitment to the community.  The annual event is coordinated by the non-profit organization the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA).

Toy Store Day


Whether you’re shopping for toys and games, home decor, furniture, small kitchen appliances, or just looking for holiday gift ideas, shopping and supporting local merchants helps the economy along with your friends and relatives.  The biggest toy stores aren’t always necessarily the best toy stores.

Toys and Games


Save the Date and mark your calendars! The 3rd annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Saturday, November 10, 2012.

The special day helps celebrate the benefits of shopping local.  Participating toy stores will host in-store events and activities for the entire family!

Participating stores will host local in-store events for families such as activities, craft projects, live performances and/or special discounts to help kick off the holiday shopping season and celebrate the joy of shopping for toys. is an online resource for parents interested in learning more about the best toys on the market and where to find them. The organization’s mission is to help parents discover the “woohoo factor.”

What is the “woohoo factor”?  It’s the delight, joy and excitement of finding and playing with today’s best toys!

Benefits of Shopping Local


Shopping locally fosters a sense of community and provides the following important benefits:

  • Economic stability
  • Community development
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • A  diverse product selection
  • Better customer service

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


(Educational Insights)

Adorable puppets on sticks can be used for puppet shows, pretend play, story time, YouTube theater and more!

Kids 4+

My First Super Science Kit

(Amazing Toy Company)

Enables Junior scientists to explore, experiment and discover by creating over 70 science exciting experiments.

Children 4+

BRIO Classic Figure 8 Train Set

(Schylling Toys)

A classic wooden railway set including 15 track pieces, sleek engine, two railway cars plus accessories to build the perfect “figure 8” train track.

Winners of ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids 2012 Award

ASTRA’s new website:,  is packed with expert advice on toys and play for children of all ages.

These select toys are magnificent examples of the types of toy products typically found at your local neighborhood toy stores.

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