Complete List of Publications - 2017
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D.
Smart Play/Smart Toys- USA and International Summary:
Dr Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games. Berkeley CA, Regent Press [Paperback] ISBN-13: 978-1-58790-27, ISBN-10: 1-58790-275-3 [E-Book], ISBN-13: 978-1-58790-275-8, ISBN-10: 1-58790-276-1, Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2014940917 2014, 335 pp $24.95
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. , El Gezira Cairo Egypt, The National Center for Translation (NCT) ISBN
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q., Istanbul, Turkey, Yakamozyayinlari.com ISBN 978-9944-204-60-6
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. Minsk/ Belarus, Russia, Popuri Publishers ISBN 978-985-15-0512-4
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. Croatia, Uliks Publisher, October 2007; ISBN 978-953-7306-13-7
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. Jakarta, Indonesia, PT Bhuana Ilmu Populer, Gramedia Books, 1995. ISBN 979-798-158-4
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q., Rishon Letzion, Israel, BBK, 2008. 244 pp. ISBN N/A
Dr Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. Athens, Greece, Patakis, 2007. 244 pp. ISBN 978-960-16-2501-0
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). New Delhi India, Sterling Publishers, 2006. 244 pp. $13.95. ISBN 89-95-1369-3-6
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). Seoul Korea, Hanlip, 2005. 244 pp. $13.95.ISBN 89-95-1369-3-6
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). Rancho Dominquez, CA Educational Insights, 2004. 244 pp. $13.95. ISBN 1-56767-652-9
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). Happy Family Publisher/Plan for Kids 83/29 Moo 6 Ngamwongwan Rd. Toongsonghong, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 Thailand. 2004. 292 pp. $13.00. ISBN 1-56767-652-9, www.planforkids.com
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). Shanghai, Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House. 2002. 244 pp. $18.00 ISBN 7-80622-440-8 G 67-652-9.
Spielerische Intelligenz mit welchem Spielzeug. Beust Verlag GmbH, Postfach 140149, 80451 Munchen, Germany, 2001. 336 pp. Photos and Illustrations. (cloth). ISBN 3-89530-066-7.
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P. Q. (Play Quotient). New York. St. Martin's Press. Griffin Edition. 1998. 288 pp. $13.95. ISBN 0-312-18089-6.
B. Other Books: Non - Fiction
My Butterfly Collection: On the Wings of the Butterfly. Regent Press, Berkeley 2016. 180 pp. $30 (paper) $9.95 (eBook) ISBN 13-978-1-58790-338-0, ISBN 10- 1-5-58790-339-3, Library of Congress 2015 953768.
Child Care: A Comprehensive Guide. 5 Vols. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1975- 1979. (Cloth) Republished by Authors Guild/ iUniverse, 2011, 127 pp. $21.95 (paperback) Republished by Authors Guild/Open Roads Media, 5 Vols. E-books, 2017
Choosing Child Care: Finding and Keeping the Best Childcare Arrangements. San Francisco, ICR, 2009, 183 pp., $14.95. ISBN 978 5540 1-9
Confronting the Child Care Crisis. Boston: Beacon Press, 1979. 127 pp., $9.95 (cloth) ISBN 0-8070-4152-1
Child Care: A Comprehensive Guide. 4 Vols. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1975-1979. (cloth)
Parents and Child Care: A Report on Child Care Consumers in San Francisco: A Study of Parental Expectations for Child Care from a Cross Cultural Perspective. San Francisco, CA: Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1974. 195 pp. (Reprinted in Dissertation Abstracts Vols. X-XII. Order from University Microfilms International Dissertations, P. O. Box 1347, 300 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor Ml. 48106-1346; (800) 521-3042.
C. Other Books: Fiction, Poetry & Children
My Butterfly Collection: On the Wings of the Butterfly, Regent Press, Berkeley 2016. 180 pp. $ 30 (paper), $ 9.95 (eBook) ISBN 13-978-1-58790-338-0, ISBN 10- 1-5-58790-339-3, Library of Congress 2015953768
The Alphabet Tree [children's book]. Mt. Desert, Me.: Windswept House, 1985, 59 pp. $ 5.95 (paper) ISBN 0-932433-15-4.
Petals: A Collection of Poetry. 1979. Butterfly Press. San Francisco, CA.
Articles have appeared in magazines and on sites:
Premiere issue -- WNY Kids(Western NY Kids) Magazine, Huffington Post, TIA (Play feature), NAEYC Family site, Parents Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Education Update, Creative Child Magazine(first features on Toys), Early Childhood News, Family Circle, Pearson Family, The Looking Glass, Playthings Magazine, Gifts Magazine, Woman's Day, Club Mom, Games Quarterly, Knucklebones Magazine, Old Schoolhouse, Bottom Line Personal, New York Times, S. F, Chronicle, Kid's First, ASTRA Newsletter, Hinduism Today, Women in Toys Arizona Parent, Houston Parent, South Coast, and in many other parent newspapers, quotes and comments for many interviews (articles, books, newspapers, magazines, research studies etc.)
Dr Toy on varied topics for columns on play and toys for The Huffington Post
Dr Toy on Play Is Essential© While a good play environment and the right types of toys are important, the participatory role of parents is crucial.
Dr. Toy on a Gift That Lasts a Lifetime © You can join a special holiday gift giving campaign (in cooperation with Save the Children) and purchase a One World Futbol.
Dr. Toy on Adult Play Year Round © Whatever you select to play with, make it a great opportunity to learn something new, be more creative, and take ample time to relax, and experience ...
Dr. Toy on Best Toys for Older Children© Parents want to know more about play for children between age 9 and 12. During this period of development, children experience rapid social maturation...
Dr. Toy on How Can Your Toy Choices Affect Your Kid's Future Career? © It's easy to buy toy kitchen utensils for girls and model airplanes for boys without another thought -- but there may be reasons not to.
Dr. Toy on Open-Ended Toys and Play© "Open-ended" toys and activities like blocks, puppets, dolls and art supplies stimulate creativity, a sense of humor, a sense of discovery, wonder,
Dr. Toy on Outdoor Play © It is important to balance playtime indoors and outdoors. Outdoor play gives children extra benefits and should be encouraged as much as possible.
Dr. Toy on Overcoming Barriers to Play© Safe and stimulating play promotes wholesome development and inspires a healthy future. Play is good for everyone!
Dr. Toy on Picking Perfect Baby Gifts © What about the buying gifts for babies? Those precious, new people in your life who cannot tell you what they want, but who will definitely show you ...
Dr. Toy on Play and Toys © After many years studying and selecting toys of all kind I strongly believe the toys a child plays with can help to unlock the door to learning. The joy of sharing a toy with your child that you once played with is ...
Dr Toy on Play Is Essential© While a good play environment and the right types of toys are important, the participatory role of parents is crucial.
Dr. Toy on Power of Play and Expanding Play for Everyone. Want to have more fun and expand energy and increase your zest for life? It's a good idea and helpful for everyone.
Dr. Toy on Rx for Playful Spontaneity © Having fun as a parent does not have to cost you anything. You don't need anything but your creative imagination.
Dr. Toy on Superhero Play © Superheroes have abilities children only dream of - they are strong, fast, and courageous and can overcome obstacles. Sometimes in a single bound.
Dr. Toy on Ten Tips for Learning and Fun© Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with children...
Dr. Toy on Ten Tips for Selecting Great Games© Playing games is a perfect way for your child to learn and have fun. Games offer many benefits including challenge, communication, and creativity.
Dr. Toy on the Best Toys for Children in Primary Grades © Children enrolled in the primary grades are actively involved in friendships, interested in learning, happily engaged in outdoor play, rapidly gaining...
Dr. Toy on the Best Toys for Toddlers ©
Dr. Toy on Power of Construction Toys© The world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, wrote in his autobiography, "The maple-wood blocks are in my fingers to this day. These primary for...
Dr. Toy on Tips on Toys and Play© Regardless of circumstances, children often need comfort and reassurance. Play can provide them with both and more.
Dr. Toy on Toys as Tools for Learning© We should be concerned about the demise of recess, the extent of serious health issues of young children and the failure of schools to produce well-balanced...
Dr. Toy on Toys for Holiday Joy© Sometimes it seems that books have lost their appeal to children (and to adults), but this may be simply competition between traditional forms of learning...
Dr. Toy on Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology© As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn...
Dr. Toy on Why Classic Toy Are Important© Have you noticed how many of the toys that you played with as a child are still available now to share with your children? These classic...
"Dr. Toy"--weekly column feature for King Features Syndicate, October 1995 to September 2000.
Reports on various issues of play plus offered information on radio and TV on products featuring the Best Toys and Children's Products from "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Product" Awards and other Award Programs: "Best Vacation" and "Best Classic Toys"." Best Green Products" and "Best Picks Products."
Writing on different aspects of play and toys for web sites -- Club Mom, NAEYC, TIA, Pearson Family Education, Trailblazer, KB Kids, Family Wonder, etoys, World's Best Toys, Parental Wisdom, iparenting (toy expert-4 years) and others.
Articles prepared on toys and special reports for two years for Creative Child Magazine-San Diego, 1998-99.
"Smart Play: Toys: Your Child's First Learning Tools". Parent Guide. NYC. November 1997.
"100 Best Products" Awards- Evaluations written for Dr. Toy's Guide: A Magazine, Report on the Internet's World Wide Web plus "Best Vacation Products", "Best Classic Toys", " Best Green Products", " Products of Excellence" and other features; Dr. Toy's Rx©-weekly articles.
"How to Choose the Best Products for Children" EdPlay Magazine-Winter 1996, 1-2.
"What Price Success? Pointers on Packaging and Promotion." Toy Business. February 1995. 12-15.
"Around the World with Dolls: Giving the World a Hug with Multicultural Dolls" Play Magazine Winter 1995. 33, 34, 66.
"Selecting the Best Products for School and Home." Proceedings Families and Schools, a Global Perspective for a Multicultural Society Conference, Oakland, CA, Oct., 1994.
"Fun and Games. The Right Stuff An Overview of Age-Appropriate Toys." Long Island Parenting Magazine. August 1994.
"Choosing Toys for Outdoor Play", Atlanta Parent, April 1994.
"Tips on Toys" (Special Report). Whittle Communications, November - December 1993: 42, 44.
"100 Best Product Picks for 1993." Early Childhood News, November - December 1993 [full color feature insert].
"Toy Packaging Can Help Guarantee Safety" (Final Word). Toy & Hobby World, July - August 1993: 62.
"Outdoor Play." Parents & Kids Magazine. July 1993: 4.
"Sheen Has Worn Off." [First person feature in "City Life, City Problems" section] San Francisco Examiner. 25 January 1993.
"100 Best Product Picks for 1992." Early Childhood News. September - October 1992; November - December 1992 (full color feature insert).
'The Children Are Waiting." [Guest column, editorial page] San Francisco Independent 11 December 1992.
"One Neat City, One Big Joke." [Guest column, editorial page] San Francisco Independent 14 April, 1992.
"How to Choose Toys for Boys and Girls of All Ages for Tricks of the Trade: A Collection of Experts. (Ed.) Jerry Dunn. Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 37-40.
"Child Care in America is in a Sorry State of Affairs." [Open Forum, editorial page] San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 1992.
"Children Who Kill." [Guest column, editorial page] San Francisco Examiner 20 May 1991.
"Dangers of War Toys are Kids' Serious Business." [Open Forum, editorial page] San Francisco Chronicle 29 April 1991.
"Best Toys in the East Bay." Diablo Magazine, December 1990.
"Treasures of Childhood -- Toy Collecting." Four Seasons Magazine December 1990: l0, 100.
"A Place for Play." Play Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2 November 1990: 9 - 12.
"Traveling with Children." Four Seasons Magazine." March 1990: l0, 32.
Toy Times (Newsletter) San Francisco International Toy Museum. The Museum: Spring 1990: 4pp. Features included Mayor Dianne Feinstein at opening of the Museum, Dedication of the Museum to the memory of Danny Kaye, special exhibits of dolls from Japan, other special collections and exhibits.
"Toys R for Fun." Image Magazine, San Francisco Examiner 20 August 1989: 20-23.
"The Right to Choose." [Guest column, editorial page] San Francisco Chronicle 6 July 1989.
"Toys that Last." First Magazine December, 1989: 96.
"Joy of Toys." Family Magazine (Stateside Edition) November 1989: 20-24, 50.
"Children's Museums in America." Working Woman August 1989.
Toy Times [(Newsletter) San Francisco International Toy].The Museum: Spring, 1988, 4 pp.
"Back to Basics: Toys that Have Stood The Test of Time." The Children's News. December 1988: 10.
"Dangers of War Toys." War Child Monitor International. December 1988: 4.
"War Toys Can Harm Your Kids." Insight Features [national distribution] 30 November 1988.
"Choose Good Toys, Not Toy Guns. "All About Kids" (Cincinnati, Ohio) August 1988: 2.
"Toys, Toys, Toys! A Holiday Buying Guide." Parenting Magazine November 1987: 74 - 80, 162 - 163.
"How to Buy Toys -- Even for Children Who Aren't Your Own." Working Woman Weekend Winter 1987: 60.
"Toys That Last." First Magazine, December, 1987: 96.
"City Kids/Suburban Kids -- Toys for Everyone." Parent Guide [New York] 1987: 6 - 7.
"Back to Basics." San Francisco Chronicle, People Section, 20 December 1986.
"What's Hot In Toys and Good for Kids Too." Family Circle December 1986: 62 - 64, 82 - 86.
"Guide to Toys for the Holidays and All Year Round." North Beach Now (Newspaper) December 1986: 3 - 4.
"Tips on Buying Toys." Parent's Guide, November, 1986: 14.
"Weaknesses Still Exists in Quality Toys." Playthings Magazine November 1986: 82.
"NO War Toys!" [The Way We Live section] Detroit Free Press 23 November 1986: 1, 3.
"Electronic Toys May Inhibit Child's Imagination." [Small Talk section] Children's Business September 1986: 88. (With Nolan Bushnell).
Series of Features for Parent's Press, Colorado, 1984-1985. Topics include:
Fun While Traveling
"Helping Your Child at Home - Some Discipline Guidelines." Children's Entertainment, Los Angeles 1984.
Getting Together with Board Games (Booklet). Springfield, Ma: Milton Bradley Co., November 1983.
Baby Things Catalog. Dakin Co., Dec. 1982. [Planned, wrote, and evaluated new products]
"From Stepparent to Real Parent." Parent's Magazine, (N. Y.) Vol. 51, No. 6, June 1976
"Books for the Professional." Day Care and Early Education Magazine: 1974-1979. [Regular column of reviews of new books for each bi-monthly issue].
Child Care Articles and Books:
"A Brief Look at Day Care - Past and Present." Staff Employee Council Publication, University of California, San Francisco, Vol. 2, No. 2 February 1978.
"Mother's Expectations of Child Care." Young Children May 1977: 25-35.
"Day Care: The Forgotten Priority." National Elementary Principal, Arlington. Va. Vol. 55, No. 6, July - August 1976
"Choosing Child Care [Excerpt] Parent's Magazine (NY) Vol. 51, No. 5, May 1976 [special insert, front cover]
"Child Care Services: Should the Public Provide Them?" Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, Indiana: Vol.57, No. 8, April 1976.
"Child Care in the Public Schools: An Interview with Albert Shanker." Day Care and Early Education Magazine, (NY) Vol. 3, No. 1, September - October 1975.
"Child Care in the Workplace" in Humanizing the Workplace, (Ed). Dr. Roy Fairfield. Buffalo: Prometheus Press, 1974: 215-222. (Cloth)
"What Mothers Want From Child Care." Day Care and Early Education, N. Y, Vol. 1, No 4, April 1974.
"Child Care from a Parent's Perspective." Children's House, Caldwell, N. J. Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 1974.
"Child Care: A Cruel Hoax." The Humanist Magazine, Buffalo, N. Y., Vol. 32, No. 6, December 1972: 19 - 29.
"Child Care in The Workplace" (Chapter) Humanizing the Workplace, (Ed). Dr. Roy Fairfield (cloth), Prometheus Press, Buffalo, NY, 1974, pp215-222.
What Mothers Want From Child Care. Day Care and Early Education, NY. Vol. 1 No 4, April 1974
Child Care from a Parent's Perspective, Children's House, Caldwell, NJ, Vol. 11, No 2, Summer 1974
Parents and Child Care: A Report on Child Care Consumers in San Francisco.: A Study of Parental Expectations for Child Care from a Cross Cultural Perspective. San Francisco, CA: Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1974. 195 pp. (Reprinted in Dissertation Abstracts Vols. X-XII. Order from University Microfilms International Dissertations, P. O. Box 1347, 300 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor Ml. 48106-1346; (800) 521-3042).
"Federally Sponsored Child Care." [In-depth analysis of federal programs] chapter 6 Child Care: Who Cares? Foreign and Domestic Infant and Early Childhood Development Policies. (Ed.) Pam Roby. 1973, New York: Basic Books: 172 - 190. (Cloth)
Child Care: A Cruel Hoax the List Magazine, Buffalo, NY. Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 19-20, Dec. 1972
"Unmet Needs in Child Care." [Perspective] San Francisco Magazine, Nov. 1972.
"The Need for Day Care for the Children of Federal Employees." Testimony to Select Subcommittee on Education and Labor, in Hearings on Child Care, HR 13520, Comprehensive Preschool Education and Child Care Act of 1969, Congressman John Brademas, presiding. U. S. Government Printing Office, 10 p.
Proceedings of Seminars on Physical Education and Recreation for the Mentally Retarded. (Ed.) Spring, 1967, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation and Southern Regional Education Board, Washington, D. C. This book led to the foundation creating the Special Olympics.
NVGA Bibliography of Current Occupational Literature, American Personnel and Guidance Association. (Now American Counseling Association) 1963
Counselor Education: A Progress Report. (Ed.) American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1962.
Film Festival Program. (Coordinator, Evaluator and writer). The American Personnel and Guidance Association and the American Psychological Association: 1962-1963. The first film festival was created and produced by Dr Auerbach for two years.
News and Views. (Writer/editor). Branch Newsletter -- American Personnel and Guidance Association: 1962 - 1963. First publication as service to branch organizations
E. Miscellaneous Writing, Editing & Other Products:
"Tips on Toys." MaxSound; Seattle: 1989. [Information on toy selection from babies to older children.] $9.95.
"Tips on Choosing Child Care." MaxSound; Seattle: 1992. [Information on "how to locate the best child care"]. $9.95.
"Getting Together with Board Games". [A brochure for parents] Prepared for The Milton Bradley Company, 1984: 8 pp.
"Career Opportunities in the Peace Corps" first booklet, Peace Corps. Washington DC, 1963
"The Children Are Waiting". [Writer and producer] 30 minute original TV documentary for KQED/PBS (Channel 9); April 1974 for "The Week of the Child" Celebration (NAEYC). Filmed on location and in the studio with Loni Ding. [Included single parents, high school students, latch-key children, and politics of child care with guest, Senator Milton Marks.]
"Proceedings of Seminars on Physical Education and Recreation for the Mentally Retarded." (Ed.) Spring,1967, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation and Southern Regional Education Board, Washington, D. C. (this unique original report led to the formation by the foundation of the Special Olympics)
NVGA Bibliography of Current Occupational Literature. (Ed.) American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1963: 120 pp. Counselor Education: A Progress Report. (Ed.) American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1962. News and Views. (Writer/editor). Branch Newsletter -- American Personnel and Guidance Association: 1962 - 1963.
Career Opportunities in the Peace Corps. (Writer/editor).Peace Corps [First booklet on selecting the program.] 1963. 10 pp. with photos.
Film Festival Program. (Coordinator, Evaluator, Writer). American Counseling Association (American Personnel and Guidance Association) and American Psychological Association: 1962-1963.
F. Interviews and Presentations:
Keynote speaker - Conferences for Learning Express, Discovery Toys, University of Cyprus, Chicco/Artsana (Como, Italy) Conferences and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and many lunch time presentations for companies like Pac Bell, UCSF, Federal Reserve, Levi Strauss, and others.
Presentations - USA-Otis School of Design, Parents Groups (Orinda, Oakland, SF, Hawaii, NYC) TASP, ITRA, ASTRA, Pasadena Public Library.
Presentations - International - Canada, Cyprus, Dubai, Germany, India, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Interviews include (journalists, researchers, writers, students, teachers, parents, toy companies) for international, national, state and local publications, reports, magazines, newspapers, books, TV and radio.
Presentations include professional, student, parent groups, book and toy stores, organizations throughout the USA and around the world.
Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D./Dr. Toy™ Phone 510-540-0111 fax 510-540-0171