Category Archives: Toy Talk

Tumbleweed Toys Celebrates the Eighth Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Special Activities at the Toy Store Next Door Mean a Fun Day for Families

These days, those in the know “shop local” to support the
environment and their community alike.

On Saturday, November 4, Tumbleweed Toys will join hundreds of locally owned toy stores across North America to celebrate the seventh national Neighborhood Toy Store Day, an annual celebration in which independent toy shops kick off the holiday season with special events to introduce consumers to the
benefits of shopping local. Tumbleweed Toys will offer fun, family-friendly activities such as Face Painting, colouring sheets and game demos as well as their annual store-wide sale.

Specialty toy store owners are the real experts when it comes to choosing toys for kids, said Kimberly Mosley, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), a nonprofit
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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

LEGO Mania
Impromptu Math Game!

One day, my 3 and 5 year olds enjoyed so many hours of intense activity in the hot sun that they decided the best way to spend the last remaining minutes until dinnertime was to be inside our house, building with LEGO.

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Impromptu Math Game!

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Tumbleweed Toys: Elf on the Shelf!

Tumbleweed Toys in Kamloops bring you Elf on the Shelf!

Last Christmas season I really enjoyed seeing the extremely creative shots of little elven creatures popping up in my friends’ Facebook feeds.  What a delight those little elven antics must have brought to the many little children whom they greeted!

Check some of them out…

 

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Kids Can Earn with Tumbleweed Toys!

Do you want your children to keep reading, writing and thinking over the summer? 

Give them a little extra incentive with www.KamloopsParents.Com and Tumbleweed Toys!!

Your child can earn $10 from Tumbleweed Toys for submitting a toy or book review, a craft, their favorite recipe or just writing about an awesome adventure and sending in some images.

Let your children know about this opportunity!

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Holiday Game Gift Guide

BOARD GAME HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

Board games are the best gifts at Christmas because no matter who gets them, EVERYONE GETS TO ENJOY THEM!

In a season where families come together, there is nothing better than sitting around the table with family and friends enjoying good conversation, some snacks, and lots of laughter while playing games.

Below is a list of games that would look good under the tree or in a stocking this coming Christmas.

The game selections are followed by potential locations where you may acquire a copy.  These locations are: Locally –  Toys R Us (TrU), All A-Board Games (AAG), High Octane Comics (HOC), Chapters (Ch) and Tumbleweed Toys (TT).  Online – Amazon.ca (Am), StarlitCitadel.ca (SC), and Chapters.ca (Ch.ca) and GermanGames.com (GG).

Children’s Games

Sleeping Queens – Gamewright Games (TT, Am)

Designed by a 6 year old girl, this card game is quick and fun.  The player to wake up the mostQueenswins.  Each Queen has her own special powers.

Rattlesnake – Fantasy Flight Games (AAG,SC, GG)

Roll a dice and place a rattlesnake egg on the board.  The eggs are powerful magnets that attract each other.  Make sure you don’t attract any other eggs!!!  The winner is the player who places all their eggs on the board first.  An excellent dexterity game for children 6 and up.

Spot It! – BlueOrange Games (TT, Ch, SC, Ch.ca, Am)

A great recognition game!  Every card has one shape that is identical.  Will you be able to see your match first?  Lots of fun for all the family with several rule variants to give different twists to each game.

Loopin’ Louie – TCG (TrU)

If there is one children’s game you get this Christmas then THIS IS THE GAME!  Trust me when I see your kids will play this non-stop and then after they are in bed it is the adults’ turn!

 Family Games

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.