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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

You guys!  Tomorrow is Neighborhood Toy Store Day –  November 11, 2017!   The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association picked some amazing winners that will be on display this year.   The boys are playing with the winner of the EARLY PLAY category – SmartMax My First Safari Animals

These adorable animals mix and match animal set is perfect to introduce your little ones to the stem concept of magnets in a safe colorful way!  It’s such a cute match game that will keep them laughing when you put the elephant bottom on an alligator head.

You can find this adorable toy for your little ones some amazing toys for your big kids at your neighborhood toy store, find your closest store here.

The other winners include –

ACTIVE PLAY – Laser X 2-Pack

BOTS – Smart Bot Robot

CHOOSE YOUR OWN – Zipes Speed Pipes Performance Pack

CLASSIC PLAY 0-7 YRS – Topanifarm

CLASSIC PLAY 8+ YRS – Doink It Darts


CONSTRUCTIVE PLAY – Remote Control Machines: Construction Vehicles

CREATIVE PLAY UNDER 7 YRS – The Ultimate Brick Maker

CREATIVE PLAY 7+ YRS – Linkt Craft Kits Bubble Loops

DOLL PLAY – Rahel from Ethiopia

EARLY PLAY – SmartMax My First Safari Animals


GAME PLAY 2-5 YRS – Cha-Cha Chihuahua

GAME PLAY 5-8 YRS – Go Go Gelato!

GAME PLAY  8+ YRS – Kingdomino

LOGIC SKILLS – Roller Coaster Challenge

PRETEND/ROLE PLAY – My Magical Sound & Lights Unicorn




I’ll update this post after this weekend, because my big kid will be home and we can’t wait to play!  

Happy Neighborhood Toy Store Day Friends!

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