Did you know that this Saturday is Neighborhood Toy Store Day? I love neighborhood toy stores because, let’s face it, you’re not going to run a small, local toy store unless you really like toys, and that means you probably know how to choose fantastic toys to sell! Local shops are great places to find unique, high quality toys – like those in the photo above, which my kids have been thoroughly enjoying! Did you know that the balls for Kickin’ Putt are made out of real rubber? I think that is awesome – and I love the idea of the game: you throw a disk, and then kick the ball onto it. Sort of like a combination of soccer and frisbee golf. The Brio train set is gorgeous, and we are slowly working our way through the Super Science Kit, but the Puppet-on-a-Stick toy by Educational Insights has been the real hit – check out this video:
Neighborhood toy stores across the US are holding special events to celebrate this Saturday (November 10th, 2012)! Visit the official ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) website to learn more about the benefits of unique local stores, and to find events in your area! You can also follow ASTRA on Facebook and twitter.
Do you have a favorite neighborhood toy store? How about a favorite toy?
Disclosure: I received the toys featured to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.