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Dr. Toy's   Best Vacation Toys   of   2014


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#CompanyToy NameAgePriceProduct CodesCust.Svc.www.
1.BattatOwl About Waterfalls18m - 8y14.99AP   AT   OP
2.Blue Orange GamesSpot it! Splash7y - 12y14.99CG   OP   PT   TI
3.EdupressFact or Fiction? Game8y - 12y12.99CG   ES   GE   LA
4.EdupressThat's Baloney! Family Edition8y - 12y14.99ES   GE   LA   SC
5.Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®: Spanish, Volumes 1 and 23y - 12y49.99CU   DD   ES   LA
6.FoxMindLast Mouse Lost5y - 12y7.95BG   ES   GE   MA
7.Fun and FunctionDiscovery Putty4y - 12y12.99AC   AT   CP   ES
8.Fundamental ToysDIY Face Paint Craft Making Kit6y - 12y24.95AC   AP   CP   GP
9.Fundamental ToysDIY Mini Bath Fizzie Craft Kit6y - 12y10.95AC   CP   GP   SR
10.Fundamental ToysDIY Mini Glycerine Soap Craft Making Kit6y - 12y9.95AC   AP   CP   GP
11.Fundamental ToysDIY Mini Lava Lip Gloss Craft Kit6y - 12y11.95AC   CP   GP   SC
12.Galison/MudpuppyAll Around the World Double Draw4y - 12y9.99AC   AP   CP   TI
13.Galison/MudpuppyMosaic Animals Magnetic Build-It6y - 12y16.99AC   AP   CP   CT
14.GamewrightDodge Dice8y - 12y10.99AC   AP   CP   CT
15.GamewrightOver/Under0 - 0 years9.99CP   ES   GE   TY
16.GamewrightQwixx8y - 12y10.99GE   MA   TI   TY
17.InRoad ToysPlay Tape3y - 12y1.99AD   AT   CP   TR
18.Jay@PlaySeatPets3y - 12y19.99PL   TI   TY
19.K's Kids - Paka Preschool Products Ltd.Cars in Town6m - 3y36.99AT   CP   ES   TY
20.K's Kids - Paka Preschool Products Ltd.Listen, Clap & Sing6m - 3y29.99ES   MU   TY

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameAge
Product CodesCust.Svc.www.
1.Automoblox Co.Mini Emergency 3 pack3y - 12y40.00CP   GP   TR   WT

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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