Today’s the day to celebrate the wonder of shopping local – and to relish all those extra special toy treasures you’ll only find at a locally owned toy shop compared to a mass market retailer. I love exploring our local independently owned toy shops – the toys really are fabulous and so unusual compared to what I see on a regular trip to Target.
To encourage families to “shop local,” participating independent toy stores across the country are hosting in-store events for families, including activities such as performances, craft projects, snacks, prizes and special discounts. Log onto the new website www.
Last year the kids and I were on TV for a segment in Philadelphia to chat some of the top toys from 2011 – these are all still great finds today too. Here’s a link to our segment on Fox. The kids LOVED being on TV.