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The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Every mom knows that for children to become strong readers, they need books: new, high-quality books they’re excited to read.  But for children in low-income families, books can be scarce. In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is only a single book for every 300 kids. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has teamed up with Disney Junior, provides brand-new, high-quality books to teachers, volunteers and community leaders who work with kids in need. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Disney, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

Celebrating the 4th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Celebrating the 4th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Time to celebrate shopping local! As mentioned in more than one of my previous posts, the Amercian Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is near and dear to my heart and I love supporting their annual event called Neighborhood Toy Store Day which occurs this year on Saturday, November 9, 2013. I received several quality toys to highlight in honor of the excellent selection small toy retailers offer the public through a careful blend of educational and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Events, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

Back to Basics Toys Coupon Code for 15% OFF!

Back to Basics Toys Coupon Code for 15% OFF!

Back to Basics has a great selection of classic toys and new playthings that inspire open-ended and active play. Check out their selection and get 15 Percent Off this month! Shop Back To Basics Toys and Receive 15% Off All Orders! Valid 8/1 to 8/20. Use Promo Code AUGSAVR3! … Read entire article »

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Rosie Hippo Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Rosie Hippo Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

We just love Rosie Hippo and mom, owner Kim. An amazing survivor and dedicated mom, Kim left the corporate world to pursue a dream of offering beautiful toys that inspire imaginative exploration. Follow her on twitter @RosieHippo or fan Rosie Hippo on facebook, where Kim shares many of her creative ideas for eco-friendly discovery and play. Rosie Hippo selections top our Easter Basket goody list with toys by HABA, Maple Landmark, Kathe Kruse, and  dozens of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Toy Stores, Toys (All Ages)

Shop Local: Support Neighborhood Toy Stores

Shop Local: Support Neighborhood Toy Stores

Going to the toy store is a magical experience and a real treat for kids. Local toy stores often have impressive displays of stuffed animals, dolls and trains. My son’s favorite spot is the train table at our local store. While he plays happily with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, I have the opportunity to discover some high-quality toys unavailable at the big box stores. And I can count on the friendly store owner to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Building Toys, Contests, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Play, Toy Stores, Toys (All Ages)

Babies R Us Coupon Code for $5 OFF $25 (Deal of the Day)

Babies R Us Coupon Code for $5 OFF $25 (Deal of the Day)

I just bought a cute climber with a gift certificate from my aunt–wish I had this coupon code! Babies R Us coupons are always popular with our readers…so here you go! $5 Discount on $25 with Babies R Us Promotion-Expires 5/02 – Click Here for the Babies R Us Coupon Code … Read entire article »

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Back to Basics Coupon Codes (Deal of the Day)

Back to Basics carries open-ended toys that spark the imagination for good, old-fashioned fun, like this Wood Construction Site and this Jumbo Nok Hockey Game, both made in the USA. From now until November 15, 2008, use these Back to Basics discount coupon codes to save–finish your Holiday shopping early! Click to Get 12% Off All Purchases – Use Promo Code: EDISC82 Click to Save 50% Off Ground Shipping – Use Promo Code: EDISC81 … Read entire article »

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Oompa Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Oompa Toys has one of the best toy selections on the web for unique, natural, wooden, and European toys. They stock all the best toys and room decor from our favorites, like Blabla, Brio, Bajo, Eco Tots, Djeco, HABA, Kathe Kruse, Plan Toys, and more. Oompa Toys is offering a promotional discount of $5 off on orders over $40 with coupon code “BTS2008” (ends August 31st). … Read entire article »

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Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Natural Pod has one of the most unique selections of heirloom-quality, natural and organic toys, clothing, and gifts. This Canadian-based store only stocks eco-friendly and child-safe wooden and cloth toys, organic clothing, and sustainable items, most of which are made in Canada, the USA, or Europe. My tot checked out a few of Natural Pod’s toddler toys and pre-schooler favorites. She’s carrying around the Poot & Boogie Doll from their Natural and Organic Dolls section. Poot … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques, Dolls, Eco-Friendly, Featured Store, Musical Toys, Organic, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)