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Dr. Toy's Guide, the world's first website to provide timely and professional guidance on the best in toys and educational products, offers year-round, award-winning toy and children's product information plus valuable articles, useful resources, links and much more. Take your time, bookmark this site, and return often. Over the years thousand of toys and children's products have been selected for the special recognition provided by awards of excellence by Dr. Toy. These items are displayed throughout the site with product descriptions, images, and company contact information.

This award-winning site is a free public service provided by The Institute for Childhood Resources, a not-for-profit organization. Dr. Toy provides children, parents, teachers, grandparents and other adults with important year-round information about the Dr. Toy award winning products.. The awards provide recognition aoout the best educational and developmentally appropriate products and include toys, dolls, games, puzzles, books, software, CDs, audio and video discs and tapes, creative materials, construction toys, technology and much more!

And, you can send your questions and/or answers about toys (past, present and future) - or find out how to locate that special toy - just Ask Dr. Toy!

Best Products - 2007 Spring

Dr. Toy has recently unveiled the first installment of her 2007 awards series. These items help illustrate the themes explored in her book Smart Play/Smart Toys with an emphasis on summer activities.

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Smart Play/Smart Toys Cover

You may know about Barbie, Barney, Beanie Babies, Blue's Clues, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!, yet there is so much more to the world of toys. It is astonishingly vast, and it offers so many great playthings for every child's skills and interests.

Dr. Toy's Smart Play book provides insight into the best applications of play and includes many helpful hints in selecting toys for any child at any age.

Clicking on the cover will reirect you to where it is now available.

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