April is National Autism Awareness Month, and with so many children now impacted by the disorder, toy companies have taken notice. A local store has partnered with St. David’s Center to develop Autism-specific toys.
It started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it’s become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they’ve opened a new location in St. Louis Park.
Those of us who did not finish our holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be in better shape when it comes to buying toys. This season’s reports say half of consumers plan to buy toys as gifts this holiday season. And they still have time to score deals.
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Halloween is next week. Thanksgiving is next month. And right after that, many of us will be opening holiday gifts from our loved ones. But first, we have to shop for them.
Raising a child with autism presents a special set of challenges. Finding the right toys to promote learning and fun can be a struggle — without help.
St. Paul turned on the magic of colored light over the weekend, as more than 500,000 small bulbs added up to one gigantic illuminated portrait.
From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls have been popular gifts under Christmas trees for centuries. For one woman in Albert Lea, dolls became part of her passion.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Mall of America are teaming up to donate 1,812 toys to the Salvation Army during the holiday season.
It’s happened to most parents — give your children a new toy and all they want to do is play with the box.
The whole family can check out trains together this holiday season. It’s at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum at Bandana Square in St. Paul.
A 34-year-old Brooklyn Park woman was charged with stealing $26,000 from her employer, a used children’s clothing and toy store.
From the street, Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis looks like any other building with a preschool.
It seems the push to go green is everywhere — even on the shelves at the toy store. WCCO caught up with a local toy maker and talked to some parents to find out if they’re buying into this trend.
If you think now is too soon to start think about the holiday shopping season, tell that to retailers. There are less than 300 days left to think about what to buy.