Now that I live in a bigger city again (Albuquerque, NM), I once again have the luxury of countless stores and choices at my finger tips. (Although living in the rural areas of Massachusetts, we still had plenty of choices). Now, I am 5 minutes from a Target though, and I have to be honest, shopping at Target could be considered my ism (a repetitious, exclusive activity ;)). I love walking up and down the isles just seeing all the new things. One of my favorite isles in Target is at the front of the store: the dollar isle.
This is my best resource for playroom toys, and every month or so when they change the merchandise for the season, I always buy a few items to use in the playroom. This month I was able to get some clown costumes (see my daughter modeling them to the left) bug masks, and playroom art supplies. Everything is 2 dollars or less, so I don't break the bank, and it adds some variety to my playroom resources. I have a shelf in my house where I keep playroom supplies that can be taken into the playroom at anytime (but not always stored there). Dollar stores are also good places to get things, especially right around Halloween for costumes, but they always have a few toys and costumes, and its always good for art supplies to make your own games, or buy different party glasses for eye contact games.
I hope you all have fun playing at dollar stores, and of course in your playrooms!
Best wishes until next time,