Why Play Board Games?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Toy News

Why Play Board Games?

by Sherr Artemenko, Play on Words  The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin a story from picture cubes. What can kids learn from playing board games? 1. Social language: Kids learn the language of social skills as they take turns,respond to a player’s last move and are good sports win or lose. Preschoolers have a...

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Best Toys for Kids

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Toy News

Best Toys for Kids

Searching for quality and value – find the best toys for kids right around the corner at Elephant’s Trunk. You can see the best of years past from The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) at the Best Toys for Kids Award Winners website Drawing upon their expertise, experience, and commitment to fulfilling play, ASTRA retail members hand-picked the most engaging, unique, open-ended, fun, and safe toys for your children. The Best Toys for Kids...

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The Power of Pretend

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Toy News

The Power of Pretend

by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center I’ve been in the working world for a good stretch of time and although my office attire is often a touch casual, there are occasions when there‘s a demand for me to attend important functions and power-up my outfit. Tucked into one section of my closet is what I term my “power suits.”  I think we all have our own version of a power suit –those outfits that make us feel professional, polished, pretty or powerful. I...

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Open for Fun!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Store News, Toy News

Open for Fun!

By now you have received our holiday catalog filled with our playful collection of toys to educate, inspire and amuse the special children in your life.This catalog only reflects a small portion of our selection…we search for the best toys each year so that you don’t have to. We are your toy experts and are always ready to help you find just the right gifts. For this coming holiday season we have put together some helpful tips for you to consider while navigating your...

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