Toys In Your Neighborhood?NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | September 26, 2012 at 10:16 am
When ASTRA - American Specialty Toy Retailing Association asked me to be an ambassador, I thought it was an honor but did not have the heart to tell them that they did not need to pay me to support them, because I would do so anyway. In fact last year I did! Supporting local areas is a no brainer but for some reason people forget that this is the same for toys as it is for neighborhood bakeries etc.
Better yet, these guys have now created a website YourNeighborhoodToyStore.org to not only help find your local toy store but also helps you find award winning toys. Chock-full of nuggets of information about creative play. I personally love anything that teaches us in parents to play more with our kids because children learn with play.
Topics like The Importance of Playing and Sensory Play is Really the Scientific Process are just a few intriguing topics covered on the site. Stay tuned as I bring you more about ASTRA or follow them on their Facebook page /TheWoohooFactor and onTwitter @WoohooFactor.
Disclosure: I am an ASTRA ambassador!