28 Years as Your Neighborhood Toy Store!

As we come up on Neighborhood Toy Store Day - and the store's 28th anniversary - we though we'd asked the owner of Kids at Heart, Elizabeth Campbell, to share what the toy store is all about, then and now:

"Way back in 1987, I opened my first store called Children's Corner. I was a busy new mom with a 3 month old son and a nine year old daughter. Of course I had plenty to do but I had a vision! I wanted to create a place where local families could meet each other and buy gently used toys and baby equipment.
I found out soon enough that high quality toys in good condition were hard to come by, so I soon found myself selling only new toys.
Flash forward 28 years (!), and here I am, still on Hawthorne. Wow! A lot has changed over the years. I changed the store’s name, moved locations several times, expanded my product lines, and increased my ability to give back to the community.
But a lot hasn't changed! I still believe in the same things I did way back in 1987. I still want children to have special, unique, high-quality toys & books. I still want to be a place where our families connect. And I want to do it while maintaining a fun environment, helpful and knowledgeable customer service, and a generous spirit.
Saturday, November 14th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day - which coincides nicely with my 28th anniversary – and I want to say thank you, to all of my customers past, present, and future. You are the reason I have been able to continue my mission for all these years! We are so happy and proud to be your neighborhood toy store, and look forward to many more years!"

All of us at Kids at Heart echo Elizabeth's excitement about our 28 year mark, and we're celebrating this Saturday for Neighborhood Toy Store Day!

We've got lots of giveaways ready, from Gift Certificates to our new Kids at Heart tote bag! Plus, we're doing a limited run of Holiday coupon books - full of deals on amazing items in the store. Come grab one before they run out! And last - but certainly not least - the amazing Olive & Dingo will be here from 3:00 - 5:00! With story time, music, and LOTS of laughter, you don't want to miss them! 

See you there!


Halloween at Kids at Heart Toys!

Halloween Is Just Around the Corner!

Don’t get spooked by the prospect of getting your kids ready for Halloween. Kids at Heart is celebrating sweet and spooky sides of Halloween--but especially the sweet--this October.

Halloween Costumes for Kids (and Other Fun Stuff)

Kids at Heart has tons of great gear for Halloween! We have wonderful costumes (handmade in Canada), such as princesses, pirates, dragons, superheroes, witches, and wizards! We also have professional-quality face paint and special effects makeup.

Looking for a book to suit the season? We have lots of spooky books for different reading levels, plus Halloween stickers, tattoos, stencils, and LEGO monster minifigures!

When the big day rolls around, you can trick-or-treat at Kids at Heart as well as many of our neighbors on Hawthorne.

Enlist the Switch Witch

We love candy, you love candy, and your kids love candy. Candy is awesome! But sometimes, your kids get too much for any child to handle, even if they do get a little “help” from you. Sometimes, kids aren’t able to enjoy their hard-earned stash in part or at all, due to allergies or sensitivities.

That’s where the Switch Witch comes in.

The Switch Witch is a lot like the tooth fairy, but instead of taking teeth, she protects them from sugar inundation. That’s right: She comes in the night to swap out all or part of your youngster’s sugary loot with a toy.

Kids at Heart has toys, books, and games at any budget for parents who need to help the Switch Witch with choosing just the right item. Your little monsters will barely miss the candy stomachache when they’re having hours of fun with a new game!

Halloween Giveaway

While you’re in shopping for Halloween costumes, books, or toys, don’t forget to enter to win our Halloween Giveaway Contest.  

Win a basket full of awesome, spooky, Halloween-themed toys and books. We’re getting chills just thinking about it! Goodies include face painting supplies, a special effects makeup kit, books of scary stories, stickers, and more. Come into the store to fill out your entry slip by the 22nd. Lucky runners up will receive Kids at Heart gift certificates.

What’s your favorite Halloween family tradition?

We Love Our Customers!

Kids at Heart opened back in 1987, not just as a place to find specialty toys, but as a place for parents to meet and connect. We love bringing the neighborhood together and getting to know our fantastic customers. It’s you loyal customers that have kept us going the past 28 years, and we want to say thank you!

To give back, we’re beginning a brand new Loyalty Program!

Here’s how it works:

·        When you next come into the store, ask at the counter to start your loyalty program card.

·        We’ll keep it on file for you (no getting lost in your wallet, or forgetting to bring it in!).

·        Each time you make a purchase, we’ll write down the amount you spent.

·        After six purchases, we’ll take 10% of the total, and give it back to you as a gift certificate!

Plus, don’t forget about our other ways to save:

Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s Day isn’t just once a year at Kids at Heart. We know how special and important it is to be a grandparent, that’s why every Wednesday we offer 10% off, just for being you!

Birthday Club

Kids love getting things in the mail almost as much as they love shopping for toys. Sign your child up for our Birthday Club, and we’ll send out a $5 gift certificate during their birthday month. Just ask a member of our staff, and we’ll be happy to sign you up!

Special Giveaways

Stay tuned here to learn about upcoming contests and giveaways. We just celebrated Screen-Free Week by giving away a box full of puzzles, games, books, and activities for the whole family to enjoy – sans screen!

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