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#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.4M Industrial Development, Ltd.Hover RacerCP --   ES --   NO --   SC --   XK --   8y - 12y$18.00800-356-04744m-ind.com
2.77SPARX StudioPuzzingo Kids Learning PuzzlesES --   IN --   LG --   PZ --   XK --   1y+6m - 5y$19.99650-969-394877sparx.com
3.AdoraBabyTimeAE --   DO --   FP --   XK --   3y - 12y$69.99800-779-5335adoradolls.com
4.Ann Williams GroupCraft-tastic Yarn Tree KitAC --   CP --   XK --   2y - 8y$29.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
5.B4 AdventurePlayzone-Fit Starter KitAE --   AP --   OT --   TY --   XA --   2y - 8y$399.99303-339-0482b4adventure.com
6.Bigjigs ToysDinosaur Train SetFP --   OT --   TY --   WT --   XA --   3y - 12y$89.95866-459-7829bigjigstoys.co.uk
7.Blue Orange GamesSuper Genius - First WordsCG --   ES --   GE --   MA --   XG --   5y - 12y$12.99415-252-0372blueorangegames.com
8.BrackitzBrackitzCO --   ES --   MA --   SC --   XB --   3y - 12y$29.95720-446-5558brackitz.com
9.Brybelly HoldingsStory Time DiceCP --   ES --   FP --   GE --   XG --   6y - 12y$9.99800-926-7241brybelly.com
10.Build & ImagineFairytale TheaterCO --   CP --   DO --   ES --   FP --   SR --   WT --   XB --   4y - 8y$34.99415-265-0299buildandimagine.com
11.Chronicle BooksSteam Train Dream Train PuzzleES --   PZ --   TY --   XT --   3y - 6y$14.99800-759-0190chroniclebooks.com
12.ColorformsColorformsAC --   AP --   CP --   TR --   XC --   3y - 12y$39.99212-764-0266colorforms.com
13.Corolle DollsMon Premier Bebe Calin Christmas TalesDO --   FP --   TY --   XT --   1y+6m - 3y$42.00800-214-9711us.corolle.com
14.Crayola Cling CreatorCrayola Cling CreatorAC --   AP --   CP --   HM --   XC --   8y - 12y$24.99212-373-6042crayola.com
15.Diggin ActiveSlimeball DodgetagAE --   GE --   NO --   OP --   XA --   6y - 12y$24.99888-388-8835digginactive.com
16.Discover with Dr. CoolRock Tumbler - Pro SeriesES --   GE --   PZ --   SC --   XE --   6y - 12y$119.99855-437-2665discoverwithdrcool.com
17.Discovery Toys / DT LearningHeartbeat M.D.ES --   FP --   TY --   WT --   XE --   3y - 10y$40.00925-455-0100discoverytoys.com
18.Discovery Toys / DT LearningStacking OwlsCO --   ES --   TY --   WT --   XB --   3y - 12y$25.00925-455-0100discoverytoys.com
19.DuneCraftThe Ultimate HabitatCP --   GN --   SC --   SR --   XS --   3y - 12y$29.99800-306-4168 x125dunecraft.com
20.ENLIVENZEFlipstir Puzzle - Level 2ES --   PZ --   TR --   TY --   XA --   7y - 12y$24.95612-293-9749enlivenze.com
21.EQtainmentQ's Race to the TopAP --   ES --   GE --   SR --   XG --   3y - 7y$24.99310-344-4287eqtainment.com
22.Eastcolight375 Power 50mm Wide Angle HD Sport MicroscopeCR --   ES --   MM --   SC --   XE --   8y - 12y$110.10425-349-3718eastcolight.com
23.EdupressExploring Nonfiction CardsES --   LG --   XC --   7y - 11y$12.99800-835-7978edupress.com
24.Fashion AngelsGarbage to Glam UpcyclingAC --   AD --   GN --   SR --   XS --   8y - 12y$16.99800-492-3237fashionangels.com
25.Fibre CraftBUtiful DollsDO --   TY --   XK --   4m - 12y$39.99847-929-5600fibrecraft.com
26.FolkmanisFolkmanis® Mountain Lion Cub PuppetPL --   PU --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$43.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
27.FoxMind Toys & GamesMaze RacersBG --   CO --   CP --   PZ --   XG --   8y - 12y$39.95514-369-7777foxmind.com
28.Fun with CircuitsFun with Circuits - Adventure with darkness and moreBK --   EL --   ES --   SC --   XE --   5y - 10y$59.99214-695-2455funwithcircuits.com
29.Funnybone ToysJuxtaboBG --   CG --   ES --   PZ --   XG --   8y - 12y$29.99855-386-2663funnyboneproducts.com
30.Future of PlayLuv'n Learn FriendsEG --   ES --   MM --   PL --   XI --   3y - 7y$49.99310-426-2839buildandimagine.com
31.Galison/MudpuppyForest Friends Paper Bag Craft KitAC --   AP --   CP --   SR --   XC --   4y - 12y$19.99212-354-8840galison.com
32.GameWhysmOreCG --   ES --   GE --   SR --   XG --   10y - 12y$25.00415-533-6770gamewhys.com
33.Goldbrick GamesSkoshBG --   GE --   XG --   10y - 12y$29.99603-878-3819goldbrickgames.com
34.Green Kids Club, Inc.Grizzly Ghost BearBK --   GN --   SC --   SR --   XK --   5y - 9y$9.95208-881-5184greenkidsclub.com
35.Green Toys, Inc.Sport BoatsAE --   BA --   GN --   SR --   TY --   XS --   2y - 12y$11.99415-839-9971greentoys.com
36.Griddly GamesJust Add MilkAC --   CP --   ES --   SC --   XK --   5y - 12y$14.50604-249-5020griddlygames.com
37.Grow'n Up, Ltd.Qwikflip 2-Sided Glow EaselAC --   EP --   ES --   XC --   4y - 12y$49.99888-468-9898grow-n-up.com
38.Happy Kids SongsHappy Kids SongsAC --   AP --   ES --   MM --   XD --   4y - 8y$4.95805-969-6041happykidssongs.com
39.Horizon Group USAJust My Style Personalized Bracelet MakerAC --   AP --   CP --   OT --   XC --   6y - 9y$9.97800-651-0616craftprojectideas.com
40.ITSPHUNITSPHUN Geometric Construction SetCO --   CP --   ES --   MA --   XB --   5y - 12y$29.99650-321-6207itsphun.com
41.IdentiToyIdentiToy Interactive BaseplateCE --   CP --   MM --   TY --   XB --   4y - 12y$9.99510-298-5050identitoy.com
42.Ikonic ToysWooden Race TrackCO --   TR --   TY --   WT --   XT --   3y - 8y$72.330031-15-887-1314ikonictoys.nl/en
43.ImagAbilityWEDGNETiXCO --   CP --   ES --   TY --   XB --   5y - 12y$39.99530-295-8570wedgits.com
44.Irish Fairy DoorIrish Fairy DoorCP --   ES --   FP --   WT --   XI --   2y - 10y$20.00212-777-2220theirishfairydoorcompany.com/us
45.Just PlayPeanuts Happy Dance SnoopyCE --   MM --   PL --   TY --   XD --   3y - 12y$29.99800-317-3245justplayproducts.com
46.KidstirKidstirAP --   CE --   ES --   SR --   XS --   5y - 10y$19.95914-318-1534kidstir.com
47.LEGO Systems, Inc.My First PlayhouseCO --   CP --   ES --   TY --   XB --   1y+6m - 5y$19.99860-835-4386lego.com
48.Laser PegsSuper Copter 30 in 1AP --   CO --   CP --   ES --   XB --   5y - 12y$99.99941-371-0909laserpegs.com
49.Lazy DogLight Stax 36 piece Classic SetCO --   CP --   ES --   SC --   XB --   3y - 12y$39.99201-770-0039lightstax.com
50.LeapFrogEpicCR --   EL --   ES --   IN --   XI --   3y - 9y$139.99510-420-4886leapfrog.com
51.LeapFrogScout's Build & Discover Tool SetCO --   ES --   MA --   TY --   XI --   2y - 5y$19.99510-420-4886leapfrog.com
52.Learning Circle KidsReader Bee and The Story TreeCP --   ES --   GE --   MM --   XI --   3y - 6y$1.99650-350-6011readerbee.com
53.Learning Journey, Intnl.Techno Gears Marble Mania ZoomerangCO --   ES --   SC --   TY --   XT --   6y - 12y$19.99602-787-1115thelearningjourney.com
54.LearningPlungeGeoPlungeCG --   ES --   GE --   XG --   5y - 12y$17.76977-555-9324geoplunge.com
55.Lee & Low BooksCompound It All!ES --   GE --   LG --   PZ --   XG --   9y - 12y$29.95212-779-4400leeandlow.com
56.LightUpLightUp Tesla Kit (Bluetooth Edition)CO --   CR --   EL --   IN --   XI --   8y - 12y$99.99804-404-5678lightup.io
57.Luca and CompanyLuca and Company IVI 3D Play RugsCO --   CP --   DH --   ES --   XC --   0 - 7y$150.00310-623-7370https//lucaandcompany.com
58.MGA EntertainmentMini Lalaloopsy Super Silly Party Musical Cake PlaysetDH --   DO --   FP --   ML --   XD --   4y - 10y$39.99800-222-4685mgae.com
59.MGA EntertainmentUltimate Lab KitCP --   ES --   SC --   TY --   XE --   6y - 10y$54.99800-222-4685mgae.com
60.Madame Alexander Doll CompanyNewborn Nursery 19DO --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$119.95212-244-4500madamealexander.com
61.MagformersWalking Robot 45Pc SetCO --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$109.99877-817-4574magformers.com
62.Math for LovePrime ClimbBG --   ES --   GE --   MA --   XE --   10y - 12y$35.00206-226-8869mathforlove.com
63.Mightverse¡Dígame! Spanish Learning Card GameAP --   BG --   ES --   SR --   XE --   8y - 12y$24.99415-331-6975mightyverse.com
64.MindWarePattern Play 3DCO --   CP --   MA --   PZ --   XB --   5y - 12y$34.95651-582-0555mindware.com
65.Miniland EducationalEmotiblocksCO --   CP --   LG --   NO --   XG --   2y - 6y$19.98786-369-7875minilandeducationalusa.com
66.Music TogetherHey, Diddle, Diddle - Music Together® Singalong StorybookAC --   AP --   BK --   ES --   XD --   1y - 8y$13.95800-728-2692musictogether.com
67.Music TogetherMr. Rabbit - Music Together® Singalong StorybookAC --   BK --   ES --   ML --   SR --   XS --   1y - 8y$13.95800-728-2692musictogether.com
68.Music TogetherTwo Little Blackbirds - Music Together® Singalong StorybookAC --   AP --   BK --   ML --   XD --   1y - 8y$13.95800-728-2692musictogether.com
69.NSI International, Inc.WubbleXAE --   XA --   6y - 12y$7.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
70.Nina CharlesPumpkinheads Book SeriesBK --   ES --   SR --   XK --   3y - 6y$5.99954-309-3640pumpkinheads.com
71.OWI Inc.Kingii Dragon RobotCO --   EG --   ES --   MM --   XE --   0 - 7y$41.95310-515-1900owirobot.com
72.OribelPortaPlay Convertible Activity CenterES --   5m - 5y$149.00800-967-4235loveoribel.com/us
73.Pacific Play TentsGalaxy Combo Junction W/ Glow in the Dark StarsAP --   CP --   FP --   OP --   XA --   3y - 12y$142.50877-722-0083pacificplaytents.com
74.Patch ProductsChrono BombAE --   AP --   EG --   ES --   SR --   XS --   7y - 12y$29.99800-524-4263patchproducts.com
75.Pegasus Toy-KraftShadow TheaterAP --   ES --   FP --   PZ --   XC --   4y - 12y$12.98888-623-6557toy-kraft.com
76.Preschool Prep CompanyMeet the Math FactsBK --   ES --   MA --   MM --   XK --   3y - 9y$14.95866-451-5600preschoolprepco.com
77.Purple PancakesSleeperHeroBK --   DO --   FP --   MM --   XK --   3y - 7y$49.99513-205-1097sleeperhero.com
78.Red Note RecordsRed Grammer's Circle of Light: Songs for Bucket FillersCT --   ML --   MM --   SR --   XD --   5y - 8y$15.00800-824-2980redgrammer.com
79.Resonance HouseDigging Deep - A Journal For Young People Facing Health ChallengesBK --   ES --   SR --   XS --   10y - 12y$24.95800-488-3202diggingdeep.org
80.RubbabuAnimal PuppetsCP --   GN --   LG --   PU --   XT --   10m - 5y$11.99855-782-2228rubbabu.com
81.SleevelessLove is a JourneyCT --   ML --   MM --   SR --   XD --   1m - 12y$14.99888-606-6874sarahickman.com
82.SleevelessNewborn, TooML --   OT --   XD --   1m - 12y$14.99888-606-6874sarahickman.com
83.SmartLab ToysGirls Only Secret Message LabBK --   CP --   ES --   SC --   SR --   XS --   7y - 12y$24.99866-319-5900smartlabtoys.com
84.SnappetsSnappets: DinosaursAC --   ES --   OP --   TY --   XT --   5y - 12y$19.99914-439-3323snappets.biz
85.Snigglezoo EntertainmentJoe the Monkey and Friends Learn About Spending SmartBK --   CT --   ES --   SR --   XS --   2y - 10y$5.99323-962-6828themoneymammals.com
86.Sound For LifeForBrainEQ --   ES --   LG --   OT --   XE --   3y - 12y$359.00305-423-7185forbrain.com
87.Tactic GamesMolkkyAE --   GE --   OP --   WT --   XA --   6y - 12y$49.99216-288-0087tactic.net/fp.php?lang=US
88.Toy StateNikko VaporizR 2AE --   CR --   OP --   TR --   XT --   7y - 11y$49.99781-349-1000toystate.com
89.Tubby Table ToysTubby TableAP --   BA --   CP --   EQ --   XA --   1y+6m - 4y$39.99818-274-2525tubbytabletoys.com
90.VTECHKidizoom Action CamMM --   OP --   TR --   XI --   4y - 9y$59.99847-400-3600vtechkids.com
91.VTECHKidizoom Smartwatch DXCP --   EG --   ES --   OP --   XI --   4y - 9y$64.99847-400-3600vtechkids.com
92.VTECHWrite & Learn Creative CenterCE --   CP --   ES --   LG --   XD --   3y - 6y$24.99847-400-3600vtechkids.com
93.WhistlefritzSpanish for Kids: The Ultimate CollectionCT --   ES --   LG --   ML --   XD --   1y - 7y$115.00866-944-7859whistlefritz.com
94.Whole Wide World ToysWorld Village Playset - ChinaCT --   ES --   LG --   SR --   TR --   XR --   4y - 10y$59.99717-756-5705wholewideworldtoys.com
95.Wonder WorkshopDashCR --   EL --   ES --   SC --   XI --   5y - 12y$169.99844-966-3311makewonder.com
96.WowWee USAR.E.V. Robotic Enhanced VehiclesCR --   EG --   GE --   MM --   XI --   8y - 12y$99.99858-729-6580wowwee.com
97.Write Brain WorldWRiTE BRAiN PUBLiSHED AUTHOR'S KiTCP --   CR --   ES --   LG --   XC --   5y - 14y$43.99855-922-6657writebrainbooks.com
98.Yellow ScopeFoundation Chemistry KitCP --   EQ --   ES --   SC --   XE --   8y - 12y$44.00503-880-4485yellow-scope.com
99.ZingStikBotCE --   CR --   ES --   IN --   XC --   4y - 12y$4.99877-503-9464zingtoys.com
100.ZorbitzTwiddle-Fidget Toy & Shape MakerAP --   CP --   PZ --   TY --   XA --   6y - 12y$9.99866-967-2489zorbitz.net




Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2015

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Chronicle BooksSteam Train Dream Train PuzzleES --   PZ --   TY --   XT --   3y - 6y$14.99800-759-0190chroniclebooks.com
2.Corolle DollsMon Premier Bebe Calin Christmas TalesDO --   FP --   TY --   XT --   1y+6m - 3y$42.00800-214-9711us.corolle.com
3.FolkmanisFolkmanis® Mountain Lion Cub PuppetPL --   PU --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$43.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
4.Ikonic ToysWooden Race TrackCO --   TR --   TY --   WT --   XT --   3y - 8y$72.330031-15-887-1314ikonictoys.nl/en
5.Learning Journey, Intnl.Techno Gears Marble Mania ZoomerangCO --   ES --   SC --   TY --   XT --   6y - 12y$19.99602-787-1115thelearningjourney.com
6.Madame Alexander Doll CompanyNewborn Nursery 19DO --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$119.95212-244-4500madamealexander.com
7.MagformersWalking Robot 45Pc SetCO --   TY --   XT --   3y - 12y$109.99877-817-4574magformers.com
8.RubbabuAnimal PuppetsCP --   GN --   LG --   PU --   XT --   10m - 5y$11.99855-782-2228rubbabu.com
9.SnappetsSnappets: DinosaursAC --   ES --   OP --   TY --   XT --   5y - 12y$19.99914-439-3323snappets.biz
10.Toy StateNikko VaporizR 2AE --   CR --   OP --   TR --   XT --   7y - 11y$49.99781-349-1000toystate.com




Message from Dr Toy

As a natural, ongoing part of our work as parents, teachers, early childhood specialists, and others involved with children at home or elsewhere, we observe children at play. With our eyes we see what works...and what doesn't hold up under tough testing -- the normal barrage of active, inquisitive, and resourceful babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.

This guide is offered to complement your observations and to help you in selecting the right products to enhance your child's play and learning.

We make buying decisions based on lasting play value and product applicability to find a good balance of children's active, creative, and educational experiences that range from the basics to today's technology.

We can depend on the durability and versatility of such items as blocks, construction toys, games, dolls, puppets, and transportation toys. They stimulate the imagination, engage the player, have value, and hold up over time.

We apply these standards to all the play product choices we make. We often hear consumers describe their experience of making a purchase, but shortly after giving little Annie or Danny the product it falls apart -- a frustrating and often expensive experience. Products that do not meet safety standards can be dangerous and cause harm to children. We want to avoid these problems and as always strive for excellence.

Dr. Toy spent a great deal of time reviewing a large quantity of varied products created by manufacturers and designers the world over. We make sure the final selections match the extensive criteria for excellence. Certainly age grading, name recognition, company dependability, versatility of design, and place of purchase are factors to obtain the right product.

Another aspect you can depend on is a warranty. Rising costs for products require everyone to be wise consumers to get lasting value. Durable products, properly designed and developmentally correct, are worth the money. Children's positive reactions are worth our care in selection.

Dr. Toy utilizes a comprehensive set of objective criteria to evaluate toys and children's products.

Some Basic questions are:

  • Is this product affordable and worth the price?
  • Does it have lasting "play value"?
  • Is it appropriate?
  • Is it fun?
  • Does it meet safety standards?

Dr. Toy is pleased to again have the opportunity to share over 56 years of play, toy, and educational experiences with parents, teachers, and other consumers to assist them in their own selection process to match the child's age and interests.

This timely report, since 1992, features information about l00 wonderful new educational and developmentally appropriate toys, games, and children's products from large and small companies. The toys and products selected meet our high standards for design, durability, price, quality, safety, and value.

Dr. Toy wants to remind parents and teachers, "Let's not forget that play is children's work." It is also essential for well-being at any age and should be actively practiced, respected, and understood by all adults.

We should be thinking: What products or 'tools for play' can we obtain to provide wholesome experiences for our children (and ourselves) and provide plenty of positive and meaningful playful learning interactions.

Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games, in its expanded 4th Edition, written for parents, teachers and others who care about children, is available in toy and book stores and online.

Dr. Toy invites consumers to take time for play, expand diverse product experiences, and ask questions about toys and products to companies and retailers.

Following are Dr. Toy's 100 Best Award-Winning Toys, Games, and Children's Products and their companies grouped in categories of "smart" play. You can find out more about each product by the assigned codes that designate types of products and by visiting websites and stores.

Have a playful, safe, and healthy rest of the year. Continue to play together for all the beneficial, positive, and right reasons!

Let's Play!




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