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Dr. Toy's Best Children's Vacation Products - 2001

Dr. Toy's Best Children's Vacation Products - 2001

Winners List

Summer is a great time to explore many different activities at home, either indoors or outdoors. And it is also a grand time to explore nature in any of its forms.

The products Dr. Toy has selected provide children with experiences to help them learn during the summertime. There are great products to take along and use on a trip, and to explore once you arrive at your destination. There are products that will give children child plenty of things to do if you're staying at home.

Summertime should be about fun and learning, testing limits and learning new skills. These products provide children with creative activities. They will stimulate them with a whole range of new skills. Learning during the summer can include getting a jump start on skills like learning phonics, reading new books, playing math or strategy games. as well as having fun from all kinds of great activities.

There is something for everyone in this vast array of products. All of the companies selected have provided their best possible offerings. This summer will be about fun, exploration, and gaining new confidence.

We would like to hear from you about the experiences your child has with any of these products. We expect they will provide fun and learning, relaxation and stimulation, and a chance to test out all aspects of your child's abilities. HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Tell Dr. Toy about any questions you have about play and toys. Thanks for telling others you learned about these products from Dr. Toy's Award winners.

Let's play!

Dr. Toy's Best Children's Vacation Products - 2001 (alphabetized by manufacturer)
Company Item Type(s) Ages Price Phone
Company Item Type(s) Ages Price Phone
Alex Medium Art Studio cp tr 3-5 $13.00 800-666-2539
Alex Lapdoodle Board To Go bg cp ts tr 3-5 $15.00 800-666-2539
Applause Naptime Pal pl tr 3-5 $23.00 800-777-6990
AquaToy Glow AQUADISC pt 6-12 $29.95 888-521-1609
AquaToy AQUA Skimmer pt 6-12 $9.95 888-521-1609
B.C. Bones Allosaurus co es pz 6-12 $29.95 800-331-3252
B.C. Bones Jobaria co es pz 6-12 $29.95 800-331-3252
Baby Buzz'r Baby Buzz'r Deluxe es 3 mo-3 yr $12.95 801-495-2229
Binary Arts Flip It es pz tr 8-12 $11.99 703-549 4999
Binary Arts Galactic Takeover es pz tr 8-12 $9.99 703-549 4999
Binary Arts Dino Dodg'em es pz tr 8-12 $9.99 703-549 4999
Borderline Games Borderline USA Edition es tr cg 8-12 $9.95 973-761-6260
BRIO Light and Sound Ambulance es ts 3-7 $17.00 888-274-6869
BRIO Freddie Clown's Train Set es ts 12-36 mos $40.00 888-274-6869
BRIO Mountain Action Figure 8 Set es ts 3-7 $39.95 888-274-6869
Cadaco Wizard's Workshop Mystical Magic Set es 8-12 $9.99 800-621-5426
Cadaco Jumble bg 8-12 $14.99 800-621-5426
Camp Kazoo Boppy Tummy Time ae 1-12 mos $40.00 888-772-6779
Camp Kazoo Boppy 5-in-1 Fun ae 1-12 mos $45.00 888-772-6779
Center for Creative Play Time to Sing! at cd 3-5 $16.99 800-262-8052
Chicco Sound N Music Spirograph cp tr ml 3-5 $24.99 877-424-4226
Chicco Magic Calypso Drum cp tr ml 3-5 $24.99 877-424-4226
Child Light Pilgrim Family--American Adventure Play Set es 6-12 $28.00 888-780-6258
Children's Health Coalition Not Under My Roof: Protecting Your Baby from Toxins at Home vt adults $9.95 800-452-4789
CITI di Citterico Giulio The Playhouse/La Checcona cp ae 3-5 $31.75 0039-039-2051588
Conceptual Math Media Prime Pak es ts cg 7-12 $15.00 888-433-2224
Corolle Mini Corolline Picnic Gift Set do tr 3-12 $22.00 800-668-4846
Curiosity Kits My Own Band ac ml cp 3-5 $20.00 877-510-5487
Curiosity Kits Make-Your-Own Sailboat co ac cp 8-12 $25.00 877-510-5487
Curiosity Kits Star Player Pillows ac cp 4-8 $15.00 877-510-5487
Curiosity Kits Classic Jacks and Ball Set ac ac cp 6-8 $5.00 877-510-5487
DaMert Sci-Rover es sc cp 6-12 $10.00 800-231-3722
DaMert Star Explorer es sc tr op 8-12 $25.00 800-231-3722
Days at the Beach Can You Dig It Sand Tools cp es ho tr 4-12 $12.99 877-513-6069
Discovery Toys Double Bubble Plane cp es no 3-8 $15.99 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Cool Moves! bg es pz tr 8-12 $14.99 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Flip Flop Faces es 4-8 $13.99 800-426-4777
Discovery Toys Discovery Sub es no 3-8 $15.99 800-426-4777
Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Globe Traveller es el ts tr 6-12 $49.95 800-995-4436
Educational Insights Phonics Firefly es el ts tr 3-6 $34.95 800-995-4436
Educational Insights Piccolo Interactive Discovery Center es el ts tr 3-5 $59.95 800-995-4436
Educational Insights Sound Fx Mania es el ts tr 6-12 $19.95 800-995-4436
Elope Kids Birthday Cake no fp 6-12 $19.99 800-553-5673
Elope Sea Dragon Little Daydreamers Hat pu fp 6-12 $24.99 800-553-5673
Emily Songs Emily Songs at cd 4-12 $14.95 888-376-3011
Folkmanis My First Puppets Soft Book es pl pu bo 6-36 mos $35.00 800-654-8922
Frank Schaffer Homework Helpers - Numbers Dot-to-Dot bo es 4-6 $2.49 877-833-5524
Free Spirit Publishing Playing Smart bo cp es 4-14 $16.95 800-735-7323
Games for All Reasons Paired Up Junior cg 7-12 $15.95 781-648-2029
Gamewright Chomp! es cg 6-12 $9.99 800-638-7568
Gamewright Bzz Out es cg 3-10 $9.99 800-638-7568
Gemini Kaleidoscope MagniMarble 'Scope Kit' ac cp es 7-12 $12.00 800-999-8700
George F. Cram Garfield Globe no es 6-12 $19.99 800-227-4199
Get Real Girl Get Real Girl do 6-12 $25.00 866-474-4797
Golden Books Ent. Road to Reading bo es tr 4-9 $3.99 888-317-4311
Golly Enterprises Bottle, Bat & Ball tr at 3-7 $5.95 602-942-3219
Greene Street Records Big Fish Little Fish cd 3-5 $14.95 717-238-0744
Hasbro Grady Roads My Talkin' Truckbot co 3-7 $14.99 800-327-8264
Hooray! Huggy Buggy Action Vehicles pl ts tr 3-5 $14.99 212-989-3660
Hooray! Huggy Sports Balls ae 2-5 $4.99 212-989-3660
Hooray! Huggyville Play Mat es pl ts tr 2-5 $24.99 212-989-3660
Hooray! Huggy Sport Golf Set ae 2-5 $34.99 212-989-3660
Hopper's Musical Adventures Baby Dance, Baby Sleep cd ml fp 1-3 $9.95 888-291-4174
Imagiix Finger Fun Piano es ts tr 4-10 $19.98 800-462-4449
Inspiration Software Inspiration sw 7-12 $69.00 800-877-4292 x30
Inspiration Software Kidspiration sw 5-8 $69.00 800-877-4292 x30
International Playthings Road Trip es tr 4-7 $7.99 800-445-8347
International Playthings Travel Town es pl tr 18-24 mos $24.99 800-445-8347
Joriko Interactive Alice's Adventures in Wonderland cd es el sw 7-12 $29.95 305-758-2476
Judy/Instructo Smart Squares - Multiplication es pz 8-10 $7.95 877-833-5524
Judy/Instructo Super Citizens Matching Game es cg 5-8 $7.95 877-833-5524
Judy/Instructo Wood Sequencing Squares-Community es 3-5 $12.95 877-833-5524
Kid Concoctions The Ultimate Book of Holiday Kid Concoctions bo ac cp es 6-12 $14.95 800-348-5890
Kid Galaxy Bendos Scooter Sports Set cp es no 6-12 $9.99 800-816-1135
Kid Galaxy Bendos Soccer Set cp es no 6-12 $9.99 800-816-1135
KiddyCat Records Sunnytime Soup cd 2-10 $14.99 877-740-9228
Kidzup Productions Let's Multiply! at bo cd es 6-12 $12.99 888-321-5437
K's Kids Production Snap-Shot Album bo cp es ho pl tr no 0-36 mos $12.98 800-387-2587
K's Kids Production Toy House Playmat cp do dh pl 0-36 mos $36.98 800-387-2587
K's Kids Production Fold 'n Go Jumbo Playmat cp dh pl pu tr 0-36 mos $59.98 800-387-2587
Kuleana Productions Be A Hula Girl cp es tr vt 3-12 $24.95 866-367-4852
LeapFrog LeapPad es el ts tr 3-12 $54.99 800-701-5327
LeapFrog Turbo Twist es el ts tr 6-12 $34.99 800-701-5327
Learning Curve Felt-Kids: Fold and Go! tr 3-8 $12.99 800-704-8697
Learning Curve Small Miracles: Dress-up Backpack Asst. tr fp 3-8 $40.00 800-704-8697
Learning Resources Picnic Play Food Basket cp es 3-5 $18.95 800-222-3909
Learning Resources Snap It Up Math Game es cg 6-12 $9.95 800-222-3909
Learning Resources Snap It Up Spelling & Reading Game es cg 6-12 $9.95 800-222-3909
Lee Middleton Dolls Playtime Wonder Doll do tr 3-6 $99.00 800-242-3285
LEGO Life on Mars Aero Tube Hanger co cr es ho no 8-12 $89.99 800-453-4652
LEGO Software The Brickster's Revenge in Game Boy Color el tr vg 6-12 $29.99 800-453-4652
Little Fiddle Company The Clocks Symphony cp cd 3-5 $14.95 888-678-5636
Little Fiddle Company Mini Maestro Presents the Tic Toc Clocks bo es vt 3-5 $16.95 888-678-5636
Manhattan Toy Seek and Peek Turtle Toy ac 12-24 mos $25.00 800-541-1345
Manhattan Toy Storytime Puss in Boots pu 2-7 $20.00 800-541-1345
Manhattan Toy Take and Shake Snake ac 6-24 mos $25.00 800-541-1345
Manhattan Toy Hullabaloos pu 3-7 $10.00 800-541-1345
MEGA Bloks Garden Cart co cp 1-5 $14.99 800-465-6342
MEGA Bloks Block Boat co cr 1-5 $9.99 800-465-6342
MEGA Bloks Wagon co cr 1-5 $25.00 800-465-6342
MEGA Bloks Truck co cr 1-5 $25.00 800-465-6342
MGA Entertainment Palm Puppies no pl 5-7 $14.99 800-222-4685
Mrs. Grossman's Travel Portable cp tr 10-12 $9.99 800-457-4570
Munchkin Little Notes Butterflute cp ho pl ml 18-36 mos $6.95 800-344-2229
Munchkin Mozart Magic Drum cp ho ml 3-5 $14.95 800-344-2229
Out of the Box Publishing My Word! Junior bg es 7-12 $8.95 800-540-2304
Out of the Box Publishing Blink bg es 7-12 $8.95 800-540-2304
Pamela Drake Woodkins do es 3-11 $15.00 800-966-3762
ParentBanc Coin Abacus es el tr 4-10 $39.95 800-373-3333 x189
Parenting By Design TV Allowance Game es sr 4-12 $19.95 866-442-6292
PATH/Learning Zone Express Safari of Life Sexuality Game bg es 6-12 $19.95 888-455-7003
Pencil Grip Band Buddies Jump Rope Kit ac cp no tr 8-12 $7.00 800-736-4747
Pencil Grip Band Buddies Ball Kit ac cp no tr 6-12 $5.00 800-736-4747
Penton Overseas Road Scholar at bg tr 6-12 $19.95 800-748-5804
Peopling.net Peopling bg es 6-12 $15.00 716-662-7794
Perler Beads Group Pack Bucket co ac cr es no 5-15 $9.00 800-523-8452
Phun From Phoenix The Ref Bop Bag no 2-10 $15.00 480-966-6034
ProDiJeux WordXChange bg 9-12 $29.95 514-932-4766
ProDiJeux WordXChange Junior bg 5-9 $24.95 514-932-4766
Roundheads Worldwide Roundheads cp do no tr 6-12 $10.95 888-789-7415
Roundheads Worldwide Roundkids cp do es no tr 6-12 $14.95 888-789-7415
Roundheads Worldwide Round Things es cp do no 6-12 $11.95 888-789-7415
Schylling MagiCloth Doll Collection cp do es no ts 3-12 $10.00 800-541-2929
Schylling Space Race Pinball Game cr es no ts tr 3-5 $5.00 800-541-2929
Spin Master Ltd. Key Charm Cuties cp do dh tr 4-10 $12.99 800-622-8339
Stoney Creek Collection The ABC's of Cross Stitch bo ac cr es ho tr 8-12 $14.00 800-243-1410
Straight Edge Charlie and the Teddy Bear Fire Brigade bo pz ty 3-5 $10.99 800-732-3628
Talicor Whap! bg 4-10 $9.95 800-433-4263
Taurus Toy Block-N-Roll 70-Piece Action Set co es tr 6-12 $29.95 207-945-4554
TC Timber/Habermaass Sand Play Kit ae 1-3 $13.00 800-468-6873
TC Timber/Habermaass Mini-Memo es 4-7 $7.50 800-468-6873
TC Timber/Habermaass Mini-Bingo es 3-5 $11.50 800-468-6873
TC Timber/Habermaass Bucket Mill Set ae 1-3 $9.00 800-468-6873
Team Concepts Vision Quest II es el 5-10 $24.99 800-486-0898
Thinkway Toys 'N Style Girls do 4-12 $19.99 800-535-5754
Timbuk II Games Vowel Play bg es 6-12 $39.98 800-863-9053
Tivola Publishing Oscar's Creative Workshop sw cd cp   $9.99 877-848-6520
TK Designs Totally Treble Musical Card Games es ml cg 6-12 $12.95 866-544-4318
Tree Toys Wild Science Magna Bugs ac cp es 9-12 $14.95 310-645-9680
Tree Toys Puzzle Books See and Spell bo es pz 12-36 mos $16.95 310-645-9680
Tree Toys Wild Science Fizz Bombs ac cp es 9-12 $14.95 310-645-9680
Twooth Timer Ready-Set-Brush! Kit bo es pz 2-10 $24.99 214-522-8596
VTech Ring Around the Rosy es el tr 6-15 mos $9.99 800-521-2010
VTech Sing 'n Learn CD Player es el tr 6-15 mos $14.99 800-521-2010
VTech Pal Arounds es el tr 4-6 $17.99 800-521-2010
VTech Bubble Gum Phonics Fun es el tr 4-6 $24.99 800-521-2010
Wham-O Water Blast Hockey ae op 5-12 $24.99 888-609-4266
Wham-O Surf Rider Slip N Slide ae op 5-12 $39.99 888-609-4266
Wildkin Snooze Zoo Sleeping Bag ts sleepg bag 2-8 $74.00 800-945-4150
Wildkin Wild Wheelies Rolling Luggage pl ts luggage 2-7 $49.95 800-945-4150
YOTTOY Productions Dinosaurs in Action pl tr 5-10 $19.99 212-594-2202
Zapf Creation Maggie Raggies - Annie the Shell Collector do 3-8 $19.99 407-351-7702
Zapf Creation Baby Born Deluxe On Tour Set do 3-8 $24.99 407-351-7702

Key to Item Types:
AC - Arts & Crafts AE - Active Toy AP - Activity Product AT - Audio Tape
BG - Board Game BO - Book CD - CD CE - Entertainment
CG - Card Game CM - CD-ROM CO - Construction Toy CP - Creative Product
CR - Computer Related CS - Costume DH - Dollhouse DO - Doll
DV - DVD EG - Electronic Game EL - Electronic Product EQ - Equipment
ES - Educational Skills FP - Fantasy Play GE - Game GN- Green Product
HO - Hobby ML - Musical MM - Multimedia NO - Novelty
OP - Outdoor Play OT - Other PL - Plush Toy PT - Pool Toy
PU - Puppet PZ - Puzzle RS - Rubber Stamp SC - Science
SR - Socially Responsible ST - Stamps SW - Software TR - Travel Item
TS - Transportation TY - Toy UN - Unique Product VG - Video Game
VT - Video Tape
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