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Dr. Toy's   Best Vacation Toys   of   2016

 

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Jenga® GIANT™ Family Hardwood Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.artsideas.biz/

$99.95     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   ES   GE   OP  

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Q's Race to the Top

EQtainment - http://www.eqtainment.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   CT   GE  

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Super Wubble

NSI International Inc. - http://www.nsi-intonline.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   EQ   PT   TY  

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Lumi-Niter® Disk Kit

Xtraordin Air Toys - http://www.flitebynite.com/

$17.99     Buy Now

Age range 7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   OP   PT   UN  

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125 Scientific Challenge Set

Amazing Toys, Ltd. - http://www.amazing-toys.com.hk/

$29.90     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CR   CS   FM   RS  

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4D Science T-Rex

Amazing Toys, Ltd. - http://www.amazing-toys.com.hk/

$19.90     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CR   CS   FM   RS  

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Wheel Brightz

Brightz, Ltd. - http://www.brightz-ltd.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CR   VI  

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Build Your Own Robotics

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CR   FM   VI  

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Creatology Candi-Band Creator

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   CR   CS   FM   TS  

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Extreme Shark Science

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$22.99     Buy Now

Ages 12+      

Toy Type   CR   FM   VI  

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Extreme Weather

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Ages 12+      

Toy Type   CR   FM   VI  

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Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones for Kids

Kidz Gear - http://www.gearforkidz.com/

$49.99     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES   GE   MM   OT  

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Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Bamboo

Kinderfeets, LLC - http://www.kinderfeets.com/

$100.00     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 2 years      

Toy Type   AE   GN   OP   SR  

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Bright Bugz

NSI International, Inc. - http://www.nsi-intonline.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES  

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Happy Salmon

North Star Games, LLC - http://www.northstargames.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   GE  

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Super Elastic Bubble Plastic

North Star Games, LLC - http://www.northstargames.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CP   OT   TY  

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Bid-A-Letter

SimplyFun - http://www.simplyfun.com/

$36.00     Buy Now

Ages up thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   ES   GE  

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Star Gazer

SimplyFun - http://www.simplyfun.com/

$34.00     Buy Now

Age range 10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES   GE  

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Water Balloons

SimplyFun - http://www.simplyfun.com/

$16.00     Buy Now

Age range 7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   ES   GE  

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Playline

Slackline Industries - http://www.slacklineindustries.com

$79.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 16 years      

Toy Type   AE   EQ   OP  

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Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ateliers19BizibotsAC   CP   GN   WT   7y - 12y$40.00415-205-4994bizibots.com
2.CelebriDucksGood DuckAE   BA   GN   OP   0 - 12y$11.99415-456-3452celebriducks.com
3.DT Learning ProductsSensory SightsTY   0 - 2y$25.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
4.Folkmanis Inc.Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle PuppetAE   FP   PU   SC   3y - 12y$39.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
5.Manhattan Toy CompanyWinkel™NO   TR   TY   UN   0 - 1y$14.00800-541-1345manhattantoy.com
6.OWI Inc.Hydraulic Arm EdgeCO   ES   SA   TC   10y - 12y$49.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
7.Schoenhut Piano Co., Inc.18 Key Mini GrandAE   CP   ML   TY   3y - 12y$79.95888-414-2739toypiano.com
8.Toy StateRoad Rippers Dino Hauler™AE   CH   TS   TY   3y - 12y$19.99857-300-2057toystate.com
9.Tucker ToysE-Z Grip BallsAE   TY   2y - 12y$12.99609-438-9800trickshotsports.com
10.Yvolution USA Inc.NEON Street RollersAE   OP   TS   TY   6y - 12y$29.99855-981-7177yvolution.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Socially Responsible Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Epic Creations Inc.Epic!BO   IN   LA   SR   0 - 12y$4.99620-255-4849getepic.com
2.Green Kids Club Inc.Shark and the VolcanoBO   EC   ES   SR   4y - 10y$9.99208-881-5184greenkidsclub.com
3.Green Toys Inc.Rescue Boat & HelicopterBA   EC   GN   TY   2y - 6y$34.99415-839-9971greentoys.com
4.Le Toy VanTV292 Doctor's SetOT   UN   3y - 7y$50.00+44 (0) 20 8979 2036letoyvan.com
5.Office OxygenLoopeezCH   CT   NO   SR   UN   3y - 12y$3.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
6.Teeth Fairies, Inc.Teeth Fairies: A Baby Teeth TraditionBO   ES   FP   PL   4y - 12y$39.99401-524-6027teethfairies.com
7.The Doll KindFair DollCT   DO   FP   SR   3y - 12y$59.00504-214-3003thedollkind.com
8.The MoodstersMoodster Feelings FlashlightBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
9.UnitedHealthcare Children's FoundationDigit'Y DoCH   GE   ID   SR   8y - 12y$24.95855-698-4223uhccf.org
10.Wild RepublicCreations JewelryAS   NO   SC   SR   3y - 12y$4.00800-800-9678kmtoys.com

Dr. Toy's   20 Best Gifts   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Adora DollsAdora Baby FairyTY   0 - 12y$15.99800-779-5335adoradolls.com
2.Baby Jack and CompanyBaby Jack Sensory Learning LoveyES   LA   MA   PL   3y - 5y$27.95866-745-2491babyjackco.com
3.Brybelly Holdings Inc.Story Time Dice: Scary TalesBO   FP   GE   LA   6y - 12y$9.99800-926-7241brybelly.com
4.DT Learning ProductsHide Inside CottageTY   9m - 3y$45.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
5.DT Learning ProductsSchool House Play TentCH   FP   3y - 10y$100.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
6.EQtainmentQ-Time BuddyES   ID   PL   TY   0 - 5y$19.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
7.Hide and Seek LLCHide and Seek Interactive PlushBO   ES   GE   MM   1y - 5y$24.95800-921-4976hideandseektoy.com
8.Horizon Group USA, Inc.ThinkBox Forensic ScienceAE   HO   SA   SC   8y - 12y$14.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
9.Kid O ProductsMyland HouseboatBA   SA   TC   UN   2y - 12y$45.00212-366-5858kidotoys.com
10.Not Parent ApprovedNot Parent ApprovedCG   ID   LA   NO   8y - 12y$24.99310-740-6630notparentapproved.com
11.Office OxygenGyrobiCH   CT   NO   SR   UN   3y - 12y$3.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
12.Piper Inc.Piper Computer KitEG   ES   SA   TC   7y - 12y$299.00415-857-5021playpiper.com
13.Preschool of RockMichael & Rockness MonstersCE   MM   2y - 9y$9.99732-205-1971michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com
14.Tactic Games USA Inc.ColorologyBG   CH   ES   TY   8y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
15.The MoodstersMoodster MeterBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
16.The MoodstersMoodster MirrorBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
17.Toy StateNikko RC Barbie™ Convertible R/CAE   CH   TS   TY   3y - 12y$34.99857-300-2057toystate.com
18.Two of a Kind Ltd.We're All In This TogetherAT   CE   DD   ML   MM   TC   3y - 10y$14.98215-782-8258twoofakind.com
19.USAOPOLYTelestrations® 8 Player: The OriginalBG   GE   1y - 12y$29.95888-876-7659usaopoly.com
20.Xtraordin Air ToysLumi-Niter® Disk KitAE   OP   PT   UN   7y - 12y$17.99312-656-7890flitebynite.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Games   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ann Williams GroupRubber Band GameAE   BG   GE   ID   8y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
2.Art's IdeasJenga® GIANT™ Family Hardwood GameAE   ES   GE   OP   6y - 12y$99.95310-424-4527artsideas.biz
3.Brain Games PublishingIce CoolBG   CH   GE   UN   6y - 12y$39.95800-444-3552brain-games.com
4.Brybelly Holdings Inc.Story Time Dice: Fairy TalesBO   FP   GE   LA   6y - 12y$9.99800-926-7241brybelly.com
5.Buffalo Games, Inc.Silly Street the GameBG   GE   4y - 8y$19.99855-895-4290playsillystreet.com
6.EQtainmentQ's Race to the TopAE   CH   CT   GE   3y - 8y$24.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
7.Griddly Games Inc.Just Add SunCF   CP   EC   SA   8y - 12y$25.98604-249-5020griddlygames.com
8.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.LeapFrog Melody the Musical TurtleAE   ES   GE   ID   2y - 5y$19.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
9.SimplyFunArchery DiceBG   ES   GE   7y - 12y$26.00877-557-7767simplyfun.com
10.Tactic Games USA Inc.We DetectivesCH   ES   GE   SR   7y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Educational Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.DuneCraftButterfly Glamour DomeCF   GN   SA   SC   8y - 12y$24.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
2.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog Count Along RegisterCP   ES   MA   SC   2y - 5y$24.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
3.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog LeapStartES   GG   LA   SA   2y - 7y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
4.Muu Aps - NewmeroThe Joy of NumbersES   GE   SA   SC   3y - 9y$53.00+45 2877 3907newmero.dk
5.NSI International Inc.Smithsonian Planetarium ProjectorEL   HO   ID   SA   8y - 12y$39.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
6.SmartNoggin, Inc.NogginRings Reaching & Grasping RingsES   TY   0 - 12y$18.99301-895-4608smartnoggintoys.com
7.Square PandaSquare Panda Phonics PlaysetEG   ES   LA   TC   1y+6m - 8y$119.00877-807-2632squarepanda.com
8.SVANSvan S.S. Ahoy Surprise StackerCP   ES   PZ   WT   1y+6m - 5y$44.99855-297-9516svan.com
9.Tactic Games USA IncBeanie Boos Domino GameCH   ES   GE   TY   4y - 12y$15.00216-288-0087tactic.net
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCTouch & Learn Activity Desk™ DeluxeEL   EQ   ES   TC   2y - 5y$54.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Creative Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Alex BrandsALEX Toys Knot-a-QuiltAC   AS   CP   HM   8y - 12y$33.99800-666-2539alexbrands.com
2.Build & Imagine, LLCCareer DollsCP   DA   SA   SR   4y - 8y$14.99415-265-0299buildandimagine.com
3.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Creatify@PlayhouseCP   DH   FP   WT   6y - 12y$16.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
4.MGA EntertainmentProject Mc2 H2O RC CarCP   EL   SA   TC   6y - 12y$69.99800-222-4685mgae.com
5.MySelfie LLC dba BuppaLaPalooBuppaLaPalooCP   ES   PL   SR   2y - 7y$29.95818-876-0386buppabear.com
6.SAVViBathtub Coloring KitAC   BA   CP   TY   3y - 6y$15.00866-297-2884savvistuff.com
7.Storey Publishing LLCFarmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book: 100 Stickers + Games, Crafts & Fun!BO   CF   CP   FP   4y - 12y$14.95800-827-7444storey.com
8.VTech Electronics North America LLCBizzy the Mix & Move Bot™CP   LA   ML   TC   2y - 5y$24.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com
9.Wild RepublicWild Republic HuggersCH   NO   PL   TY   3m - 8y$7.99800-800-9678kmtoys.com
10.Wonderhood LLCWonderhood Corner Shops - Creative Building SetCO   CP   ES   SA   5y - 10y$29.99800-205-6129wonderhoodtoys.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Children's Products   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Amazing Toys Ltd.100+ Circuit ScienceCP   GE   SA   TC   8y - 12y$47.00800-654-6357amazing-toys.com.hk
2.Amazing Toys Ltd.Amazing Eco TenCO   CP   ES   GN   8y - 12y$39.90800-654-6357amazing-toys.com.hk
3.Ann Williams GroupKindness KitAE   CH   CP   6y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
4.EQtainmentQ's on the Go PackAE   CP   ES   GE   3y - 8y$12.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
5.Golden Bell StudiosPretending to Grownup GameAE   CE   CG   CP   GE   MM   OP   12y - 12y$29.95855-271-6621goldenbellstudios.com
6.Horizon Group USA, Inc.It's So Me Braid-tastic!AS   CF   CP   HM   6y - 9y$14.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
7.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Kinetix Hidden Message Code BandsCF   CH   CP   SA   6y - 9y$9.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
8.MGA EntertainmentTurtle SandboxAE   OP   1y - 6y$59.99800-222-4685mgae.com
9.NSI International Inc.3D Coin ArtCP   GG   HO   PZ   8y - 12y$19.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
10.The Victoria Chart Co.Let's Eat Together PlacematAP   CE   CP   ES   MM   OT   SR   TY   3y - 12y$12.50victoriachartcompany.com
11.Tucker ToysTrick Shot SportsAE   CP   TY   3y - 12y$9.99609-438-9800trickshotsports.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Building Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Kinetix Neon Light BoardCO   CP   EL   TC   6y - 9y$19.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
2.LEGO Systems Inc.31050 Creator Corner DeliCO   TY   8y - 12y$39.99860-749-2291lego.com
3.littleBits Electronics Inc.littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd EditionCO   EL   HO   SA   8y - 12y$199.95917-464-4577littlebits.cc
4.littleBits Electronics Inc.littleBits Rule Your RoomAE   CO   ES   SA   8y - 12y$99.95917-464-4577littlebits.cc
5.Luke's Toy FactoryEcoTruck Fire TruckCO   EC   GN   SR   3y - 6y$22.95888-391-5488lukestoyfactory.com
6.Magformers, LLCWOW 16pc SetCO   ES   TY   3y - 12y$49.99877-817-4574magformers.com
7.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Panoramic (NFL, NHL,MLB, NCAA) Stadium PuzzlesCO   EC   PZ   SR   10y - 12y$19.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
8.Paper Trax ToysPaper Trax Super PackAE   CO   GN   SC   3y - 12y$24.99310-872-0303papertraxtoys.com
9.Quadro der GrossbaukastenQuadro UltimateAP   CO   EQ   OP   1y - 8y$599.99004940 79005080quadroworld.com
10.Wonderhood LLCWonderhood Grand Hotel-Creative Building SetCO   CP   ES   SA   5y - 10y$59.99800-205-6129wonderhoodtoys.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Active   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Kinderfeets LLCKinderfeets Tiny Tot BambooAE   GN   OP   SR   1y - 2y$100.00415-738-4820kinderfeets.com
2.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical MatAE   ES   ID   ML   2y - 5y$29.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
3.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Activity WalkerAE   CE   ML   TS   9m - 3y$39.99800-222-4685mgae.com
4.My Gnome on the RoamMy Gnome on the Roam Family Adventure KitAE   CR   ES   TR   3y - 12y$59.97844-694-6663mygnomeontheroam.com
5.NSI International Inc.Smithsonian Plasma BallEL   ES   MA   SA   8y - 12y$29.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
6.NSI International Inc.Super WubbleAE   EQ   PT   TY   3y - 12y$19.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
7.Schleich USA Inc.Riding Center with Rider, Horses and AccessoriesAE   CP   ID   NO   3y - 12y$99.00888-269-0826schleich-s.com
8.Toy StateNikko RC VelociTrax™AE   CH   TS   TY   8y - 12y$39.99857-300-2057toystate.com
9.TreePod Hanging Treehouses LLCHanging TreehousesAE   EQ   OP   6y - 12y$325.00303-443-0163mytreepod.com
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCGo! Go! Smart Friends® Enchanted Princess Palace™AE   DH   DO   FP   1y+6m - 5y$59.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com




Message from Dr Toy

The Best Vacation Children's Products are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the USA, Canada, and around the world, and will provide children with exciting new learning tools that will help them not only do better in school, but also will provide more constructive activities while traveling or at vacation destinations.

The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests.

Dr. Toy believes "parents need more help to get a head start locating new, quality, diversified products that children will enjoy as they increase learning skills and expand creativity." The products range from hands on- to -tech for "hours of constructive, educational, and stimulating fun."

"Children learn best through play," says Dr. Auerbach, "and these Best Vacation Products encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation. By making a renewed focus on summertime as a special time for choosing new products for children, parents help to improve their children's development. This is a perfect time for parents to 'take stock' of the inventory of what their children are playing with, what is not being used, and what they need next in their development."

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products are carefully chosen from among hundreds reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.

These are products suitable for babies to older children, include products from hand-crafted to hi-tech, and range in price on the average from $10 to $100. The winning vacation products are affordable, well designed, and reflect the wide range of children's interests. Complete information about these and other products are included in the full report.

Dr. Toy's report includes company customer service numbers, website addresses, age range, price, and a full description of each product. The award-winning, on-line magazine, Dr. Toy's Guide, features full color photos of each product, links to companies to learn more, interviews with and articles by Dr. Toy, plus hundreds of other Best Products for all reasons and seasons.




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