We love our local toy store. While I do shop at national chains, I also spend much of my time visiting our local toy store. Partly I love that I'm supporting the local guy but I also like seeing some of the more unique toys and lines that they offer that I can't find at our national stores. I actually got my kids some Zoob toys (see the image) at … [Read more...]

I have to tell you, I think ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) gets me. Just like me, they're not too into commercialism and way more into products that make a child do, think and learn. Which, as anyone who has been reading my reviews the past 5(!) years knows is completely my style of toys. This year, ASTRA created a Best … [Read more...]