Thanks to ASTRA for sponsoring today's post on Neighborhood Toy Store Day!

This Saturday, November 9th, will be the 4th annual Neighborhood Toy Story Day!  Neighborhood Toy Store Day celebrates small and local business and celebrates the store's commitment to their own community.  It's easy to find your local toy store participating, just visit for a list of stores participating in the fun events including craft projects, face painting and special discounts.

We are constantly on the hunt for the best toys for our kids.  Unique toys and games that will keep their attention and are more than a one hit wonder.  Each year, ASTRA - The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association - puts out the Best Toys for Kids list.  This year is an eclectic mix of toys and games for all ages.  A few that will be on our shopping list for the holiday season include the Calico Critters Supermarket.  We have these adorable little animal families and their cozy cottage already in our playroom.  The Supermarket is a grocery store play set with more 100 pieces including fruits, vegetables, shopping cart, cash register, display stands and everything little kids need to use their imaginations.

The X-treme Sticker Maker Set will be a huge hit with my crafty first grader.  Easy to use with 40 feet of sticker tape and more than 80 designs is sure to keep her busy for hours and hours!

For the little guys you're shopping for, PLAYMOBIL has a new Cargo and Passenger Aircraft with five figures, a plane equipped with sink and toliet, cargo container and an aircraft control tower!  Perfect for kids ages 3 and up.

You can see the entire list of 21 toys in 13 unique categories by clicking HERE.

The Little Style File loves to shop local and embraces our neighborhood toy store.  We find the most unique toys while supporting our local economy.  To celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day, ASTRA is hosting a HUGE sweepstakes!  Here are some of the fabulous prizes:

  • A Grand Vacation Package with Thomas & Friends at inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
  • Kidoozie Products Gift Basket from International Playthings ($250 value)
  • Calico Critters Gift Basket from International Playthings ($250 value)
  • Early Years Products Gift Basket from International Playthings ($250 value)
  • $250 Playmobil Gift Certificates (2 winners)
  • Gift Basket of assorted Best Toys for Kids winning products from ASTRA ($250 value)

Go to between now and November 8, 2013, to enter to win one of the amazing prizes!

Do you shop local?  Give a shout out to your favorite neighborhood toy store in the comments below!


Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by ASTRA.  All opinions are unique and my own.