The annual celebration saw independent toy shops introduce the benefits of shopping local.
Saturday 14th November saw toy shops across the USA put on special events and activities to promote shopping local, as part of the Neighborhood Toy Store Day
Independent toy shops featured a variety of family-friendly activities, including Lego mosaic building, Orb Factory heart purse building, Faber Castell flower headband building, Faber Castell stunt squadron building and free goody bags.
Kimberly Mosley, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, said: “Local toy stores offer a long list of benefits to consumers, from selections designed to serve specific communities to customer service that makes the shopping experience a pleasant one.”
As part of the Neighborhood Toy Store Day event, ASTRA retailers also celebrated the organisation’s 2015 Best Toys for Kids awards list. These recognise toys that deliver exceptional value and expand a child’s imagination and creativity.