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28 May, 2010

Hello Tag Along Toys

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons

I’d like to take a moment to welcome a new Fishbowl patron, Tag Along Toys. Yay!

Tag Along Toys is owned by Patti Taggart – a mother of one and an Early Childhood Educator. She knows kids, and she knows toys. When she’s selecting toys for her inventory she always looks at safety, durability and play value. As a parent I am keen on ALL of those things, and I’m glad to know there’s someone who finds them as important as I do.

I’m learning that it’s not about quantity of toys, it’s about the quality of toys. And when I’m shopping for toys I always try to ask myself: how long will they use it? How will they grow with it? Will it keep them engaged? (And in our case, where will they store it? *sigh*)

What really sets Tag Along apart is their:

  • … selection. Tag Along Toys carries some unique brands of toys (from birth to teen!) such as Schleich, Plan Toys, Corolle, Djeco and more.
  • … customer service. It keeps people coming back. My mother-in-law is a regular customer at Tag Along and she has reported some darn excellent customer service. At a time when many of the big box toy stores are cutting back you can be certain that if you need help at Tag Along you will find it. (And they gift wrap too!)
  • … they love grandparents! On the last Thursday of every month, grandmas and grandpas can get 20% off their purchases. They offer discounts to teachers and educators too. I think that’s pretty cool.

Thank you Tag Along Toys!

2 Responses to "Hello Tag Along Toys"

1 | LO

May 29th, 2010 at 6:56 pm


I LOVE Tag Along Toys. I always go there-the service is great and they have good ‘stuff’ and they wrap!!!

2 | Giveaway alert: give the gift of great play from Tag Along Toys >> a peek inside the fishbowl

September 13th, 2010 at 9:32 am


[…] hosting this very sweet giveaway for Ottawa-area residents. Yay Tag Along! I first wrote about them here. To summarize: they know about kids, great toys, and about […]

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