Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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The Unique Brilliant Sky Toys & Books Toy Store Experience

In a society where technology is typical and "service with a smile" is something rarely seen, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is trying to bring focus back to people. Where most places use computerized telephone voices and where it's hard to even find a cashier in the store, much less get kindness and helpfulness from them, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is making sure that their business is different. Both a brick and mortar and online toy store, this is truly a business worth exploring.

Brilliant Sky Toys sent me Suspend, a game of stability that can be played singularly or with up to four players. Each time you add a piece to the metal frame, the balance and security of the structure is compromised. On your turn, you try to place a piece onto the frame and keep from knocking the whole thing down. From Melissa & Doug, which is known for making high quality toys, this game has 24 notched metal pieces with rubber tipped ends, 4 metal frame rods, a wooden base, colored dice, and wooden connector pieces. This game was extremely fun and simple, but difficult and used a lot of patience along with building fine motor skills. From my 5 year old up, we all loved playing this entertaining game and it's very reasonably priced at $16.99.

Brilliant Sky Toys was founded in 2002 in Lansing, Michigan with the goal of becoming the finest upscale specialty toy store in the United States. They believe that the right toys give children a gateway to cognitive, physical, and emotional development so they provide the highest quality products in an environment that is both interactive and active. Its unique atmosphere is vibrant, warm, comforting, exploratory, and completely safe. From rich colors and woodtones and textures to low sightlines for younger children along with custom fixtures, the Brilliant Sky sensory experience is unlike any other for both kids and adults alike.

With toys, art supplies, and books on display to sample, children are engaged while parents shop and it's easy to know whether you'll like a product because of the interactive nature of the store. Unfortunately, I don't have one near me, but if you do, you should definitely take time to visit one. To see if you have a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in your area, see their store locator. The inviting nature of the store combined with the kindness of their staff is sure to have you coming back frequently. This is exactly the type of place that the world needs more of and I hope someday to have one in my city so I can experience this unique and wonderful store in person.

To learn more about Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, find a location, or shop online, visit their website at

Thank you to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.