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Dr. Toy's   Best Vacation Toys   of   2016


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#CompanyToy NameAgePriceProduct CodesCust.Svc.www.
1.Art's IdeasJenga® GIANT™ Family Hardwood Game6y - 12y99.95AE   ES   GE   OP
2.EQtainmentQ's Race to the Top3y - 8y24.99AE   CH   CT   GE
3.NSI International Inc.Super Wubble3y - 12y19.99AE   EQ   PT   TY
4.Xtraordin Air ToysLumi-Niter® Disk Kit7y - 12y17.99AE   OP   PT   UN
5.Amazing Toys, Ltd.125 Scientific Challenge Set8y - 12y29.90CR   CS   FM   RS
6.Amazing Toys, Ltd.4D Science T-Rex8y - 12y19.90CR   CS   FM   RS
7.Brightz, Ltd.Wheel Brightz8y - 12y19.99CR   VI
8.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Build Your Own Robotics8y - 12y19.99CR   FM   VI
9.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Creatology Candi-Band Creator6y - 9y24.99CR   CS   FM   TS
10.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Extreme Shark Science12y - 12y22.99CR   FM   VI
11.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Extreme Weather12y - 12y14.99CR   FM   VI
12.Kidz GearBluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones for Kids1y - 12y49.99ES   GE   MM   OT
13.Kinderfeets, LLCKinderfeets Tiny Tot Bamboo1y - 2y100.00AE   GN   OP   SR
14.NSI International, Inc.Bright Bugz8y - 12y9.99ES
15.North Star Games, LLCHappy Salmon6y - 12y14.99AE   GE
16.North Star Games, LLCSuper Elastic Bubble Plastic6y - 12y9.99AE   CP   OT   TY
17.SimplyFunBid-A-Letter0 - 12y36.00BG   ES   GE
18.SimplyFunStar Gazer10y - 12y34.00ES   GE
19.SimplyFunWater Balloons7y - 12y16.00BG   ES   GE
20.Slackline IndustriesPlayline8y - 16y79.99AE   EQ   OP

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameAge
Product CodesCust.Svc.www.
1.Ateliers19Bizibots7y - 12y40.00AC   CP   GN   WT
2.CelebriDucksGood Duck0 - 12y11.99AE   BA   GN   OP
3.DT Learning ProductsSensory Sights0 - 2y25.00TY
4.Folkmanis Inc.Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle Puppet3y - 12y39.99AE   FP   PU   SC
5.Manhattan Toy CompanyWinkel™0 - 1y14.00NO   TR   TY   UN
6.OWI Inc.Hydraulic Arm Edge10y - 12y49.95CO   ES   SA   TC
7.Schoenhut Piano Co., Inc.18 Key Mini Grand3y - 12y79.95AE   CP   ML   TY
8.Tucker ToysE-Z Grip Balls2y - 12y12.99AE   TY
9.Toy StateRoad Rippers Dino Hauler™3y - 12y19.99AE   CH   TS   TY
10.Yvolution USA Inc.NEON Street Rollers6y - 12y29.99AE   OP   TS   TY

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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