Free ‘Let’s Play’ App Shares Tons of Fabulously Fun Play Ideas

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment


Play is the ‘work’ of childhood.  When we are young, we play to learn. The new ‘Let’s Play’ App, a free download from Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), is full of wonderful play ideas and insights to exercise kids’ minds, muscles and imaginations.

Content is based on the expertise of independent speciality toy store owners, their suppliers and the editors of Parents Canada Magazine/ and not based on endless trips to the toy store for new toys and games.

“We built this App so parents could keep a phenomenal surplus of low cost and no cost play ideas at their finger tips,” said Dianne Mattice, owner of The Rocking Horse Toy Store in Owen Sound ON and President of Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), a network of Canadian-owned specialty toy stores and their suppliers, working together to provide a superior source of quality toys within their communities.

“Keeping kids active can be a challenge no matter how many toys and games they have.  Eventually you are going to hear those dreaded words ‘Hey mom, I’m bored!’

With the ‘Let’s Play’ App from NETS, parents can scroll through the Play Idea section for suggestions from NETS retailers, based on games they played as children, and through a collection of more detailed articles on play in ParentZone, shared by parents on

No more stress when trying to figure out ‘What can I suggest this poor bored child do now?’

“We’ve even included a brilliant feature from on how to play with your children without using toys,” added Mattice.  “It is definitely worth a read.”

Along with this are insightful pieces from parents that range from being a hockey parent and banning specific play practices at schools to more DIY ideas on how to create a family games night or an afternoon dance party.

If you are looking for new play products, for the holiday season or an upcoming birthday, the ‘Let’s Play’ App features 40 plus products to choose from for various ages and stages.

NETS App QR CodeTo download the free ‘Let’s Play’ App, available for Apple and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play, just go to on your Apple or Android device or use the corresponding QR code.

 Listing of NETS retail members  in Ottawa

Tag Along Toys
Patti Taggart, Owner
60 – 499 Terry fox Drive
Ottawa ON K2T 1H7
(613) 270-8697
Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s
50 Rideau St
Ottawa ON K1N 9J7
(613) 230-8081
Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s
100 Bayshore Dr
Nepean ON K2B 8C1
(613) 721-0459
Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s
313 Richmond St
Ottawa ON K1Z 6X3
(613) 761-6055
Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s
110 Place d’Orleans
Orleans ON K1C 2L9
(613) 834-8988
Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s
809 Bank St
Ottawa ON K1S 3V7
(613) 234-3836

For further information on Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), please visit

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  1. Fan R says:

    Such a cool App for kids to use, so no one will be bored.

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