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The Best Toys for Kids 2013 List

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Gift-shoppers searching for quality and value this holiday season will not have to look far–they can find the best toys for kids right around the corner at their neighborhood toy store. The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is excited to share our 2013 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners.

There are some amazing toys on the “Hot List” this year and we are excited to get our hands on a few!

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The first is the adorable Tatoo Xylo Roller. The xylo roller is music in motion! A fabulous wooden pull toy, the xylo roller allows children to play xylophone on the go. The 2 sticks store conveniently in the front of the pull toy. Great open packaging for full exposure to the quality and design.

Shelby has been dragging the adorable  Tatoo Xylo Roller around since we received it and I love it.

The front has two open slots to store the 2 sticks.


They Skwish Classic, Manhattan Toy is a simple fun toy. Three decades ago the innovative Skwish was born – and this springy concoction of rebounding elastic and cheerfully jumping wooden beads has entertained babies ever since. Skwish provides hours of infant entertainment by introducing the concept of cause and effect while encouraging the development of grasping and reaching skills for baby as well. Manhattan Toy anticipates that this wooden award-winning rattle will remain a classic for a many decades to come.

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Shelby couldn’t wait to get her hands on the Green Toys Seaplane. I didn’t realize how much little girls would love trains and planes too!

Float, fly, and find Good Green Fun™ no matter how you travel! The Green Toys™ Seaplane is ready for earth-friendly excitement in the sky or out at sea. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this buoyant yellow and green floatplane features a spinning propeller and chunky, oversized pontoons perfect for coasting into any port. Specially designed to float when taken into the bathtub or pool, young captains can easily navigate from water to air and back again.

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ASTRA_NTS_logo_250There’s nothing quite as exciting as a trip to the local toy store.  Step over the threshold and you’re instantly transported into a world of make-believe, fantasy and play.  There’s so much to love in every aisle – the possibilities are endless.

Do you heart your neighborhood toy store? We thought so! That’s why The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is kicking off the “I Heart My Neighborhood Toy Store” campaign and giving you the chance to win some exciting prizes.

To enter to win head on over to I Heart My Neighborhood Toy Store Page!

You can also find  Your Neighborhood Toy Store on Facebook and Twitter at @TheWoohooFactor.

*A product was provided.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.

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