Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012

The third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Saturday, November 10th this year! Participating stores will host local in-store events for families (such as activities, craft projects, live performances, special discounts, etc) to help kick off the holiday shopping season and celebrate the joy of shopping for toys! I personally love shopping at local toy stores. You can find toys there that your big box stores will not sell. Where is your local Neighborhood Toy Store? Check out to find yours!

Why shop local? There are just so many reasons why! Did you know that for every $100 spent in local stores, $68 returns to the community in the form of taxes, salaries, charitable contributions, and more! For every $100 spent at a national chain, only $43 reenters the community. Shopping locally also fosters a sense of community and provides economic stability, community development, reduced environmental impact, a diverse product selection, and better customer services. Independent toy stores also carry high quality speciality items you aren’t going to find at a big box store.

For example, we got to try out a new toy you should find at your local neighborhood toy store called Loopdedoo. Madison’s at the age where finding her new and cool things to do is getting increasingly more difficult. However, Loopdedoo is right up her alley. Loopdedoo is a spinning tool that allows you to make twisted accessories like bracelets and belts. Seriously, this is every 8 year olds dream. Madison and her friends are all into these creative toys that allow you to make real things that they can wear! Loopdedoo comes with 1 spinning tool and 18 skeins of colorful embroidery string (which also makes it easy to buy more when you run out. And you will run out. Trust me!). Loopdedoo is a winner of ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids 2012 award for Creative Arts Play. I definitely know why! It is awesome. Loopdedoo was chosen for its ability to promote open-ended and creative play, it’s creative design features, and its exceptional safety standards. It’s definitely a gift that should be under your tree this holiday season!

I hope that you will check out your local neighborhood toy store on November 10th. You won’t be disappointed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Data Done Right With Virgin Mobile!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Virgin Mobile USA which is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands. I received two Virgin Mobile smartphones to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Nowdays, everyone has a cell phone, and there are so many […]

Sprint Chicago Regional Event #MoveForward #SprintMom

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I recently got to take part in a pretty awesome Sprint event. As a long time (like 10 year!) Sprint customer, I love the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About The Blue Man Group

Bill and I recently attended a Blue Man Group show here in Chicago.  It was one of the few times in my life that I wish we would have brought the kids, because they would have loved the show!  I didn’t know what to expect, and The Blue Men did not disappoint.  I have not […]

Adding Milk To Your Day & A Giveaway Too!

How do you incorporate milk into your busy lifestyle?  As you all know, milk is a great source of protein especially in growing bodies! An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.  If you are using non-dairy milk, it may not be giving your kids as much protein as you think.  An […]