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Toys in essence must be used in order for them to meet their purpose. And what exactly is their purpose when families are looking to expand their children’s native, second, and possibly third language abilities? Play Immersion.
 
 
Using just a few simple supplies, you can make your very only Wacky Alien Puppet--from a glove!
 
No one knows their community better than a neighborhood toy store owner!
 
Learning the letters of the alphabet is one of a child's most important milestones. That's why so many parents and teachers invest in ABC kits, letter magnets for the refrigerator, wooden alphabet puzzles, or other “letter manipulatives.” 
Welcome to Your Neighborhood Toy Store, a website for parents interested in learning more about the best children's toys on the market and where to find them. Discover the woohoo factor of shopping – and playing – right in your local neighborhood.
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Coding for preschoolers? You bet! The most backed board game in Kickstarter history sneakily teaches children ages four and older the fundamentals of programming - - from coding to functions - - while making silly turtle noises! Independent Toy Store owners love Robot Turtles by ThinkFun so much that they named it a 2014 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Winner in the game play category.

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Play Station 4 Raffle
Columbus, OH
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Free Science Playday
Sarasota, FL
Oct
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Kenya Celebration
Pleasanton, CA
Oct
18
Groovy Girl Day
JACKSON, MI
Oct
24
Game Night
JACKSON, MI
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Book Signing
Sebastopol, VA
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Blüm™ ('bloom') was founded as a high-quality gum eraser manufacturer in 1936. To this day, they remain a family-focused company even though their line has expanded to include an array of creativity supplies!

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