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I was a lucky kid....when I was younger, my father was manager of a locally owned independent toy store in upstate New York. 
 
Turn ordinary toilet paper rolls into cute little monster people with a glue stick and few other basic supplies. Afterwards, you can create a whole village of monster people and have a MONSTER of a good time!
 
Have a child you're always reminding to get off of their handheld device? Embrace their tech savviness -- and build literacy comprehension.
 
As the nights get darker and Halloween lurks just around the corner, there are plenty of fun spook-tacular games and crafts to get your family in the mood!
 
Traditional building blocks are getting a major makeover with Hanz Toys.
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Approach KEVA from a whole new angle! This inventive game from Mindware has parents and toy-store owners cheering -- and it nabbed an ASTRA Best Toys for Kids award in the Learning Play category!

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Blüm™ ('bloom') was founded as a high-quality gum eraser manufacturer in 1936. To this day, they remain a family-focused company even though their line has expanded to include an array of creativity supplies!

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