Kids’ Ketch will join more than 600 stores across the country Saturday, Nov. 9, to celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day.
"When you shop at an independent toy store, you are entering a universe of play possibilities," said Kathleen McHugh, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. "Neighborhood Toy Store Day is about celebrating the role the local store plays in the community. We are highlighting the expertise your local store has in selecting just the right toy to help your child grow and learn through play."
As part of the festivities, Kids’ Ketch will offer games to play, crafts to make, entertainment, gifts with purchase, and raffles throughout the day.
Teresa Ford, owner of Kids’ Ketch, said, “With our expert understanding of how kids play, ASTRA members have created a list of toys that deliver the highest value, inviting imaginative discovery and encouraging creative thinking.” Ford said she likes customers to feel comfortable visiting Kids’ Ketch and strives to give individualized attention. The salesclerks know their merchandise and can help with selecting an age-appropriate gift for the child. As parents shop, their little ones can play in the play area complete with a little kitchen and train table. Customers can have their gifts wrapped at no extra charge.
McHugh urged shoppers to take this opportunity to be part of a celebration of community and to get to know their neighborhood toy store on Neighborhood Toy Store Day. “By shopping locally, consumers will find great toys while supporting vibrant communities and sustainable economic development. Visit your neighborhood toy store and you may bring home more than just the perfect gift; you'll share the spirit of the season,” she said.