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Child Play Expert “Dr Toy” in Baltimore November 15 & 16

Available for Interviews

Who:    Stevanne ‘Dr Toy’ Auerbach, PhD, internationally recognized authority on children’s  play and author of fifteen books including Dr Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q.( Play Quotient) (Educational Insights 2004)

When:  Wednesday November 15 and Thursday, November 16

Story Ideas:

  • The best toys for the Holidays (Dr Toy’s Top 100 Best Children’s Products- 2006)
  • Why play is essential in developing a well-rounded, resilient child.
  • How to increase your child’s  P.Q. (Play Quotient)
  • How to choose the best toys for your child’s development
  • Great Games to Play ( National Game Week – Nov 20-26)

Dr Toy Media Contact:  Angie Niehoff, Niehoff Marketing Associates  561-868-0297,

                                    305-582-7450 (cell) or

Appearance in Baltimore Area – Thursday November 16

map        Be-Beep A Toy Shop, Severna Park, MD   7:30pm       website


Marine’s Toys for Tots Kick Off Luncheon – Friday, November 17

map          Hilton Alexandria Mark Center   11am – 1:30 pm         website


About Dr Toy

Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. known as Dr. Toy has been evaluating and speaking about toys and children’s products for more than 30 years. Before becoming Dr. Toy she was a teacher and staff member of the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Economic Opportunity, where she evaluated educational programs, approved the first grant to “Sesame Street,” organized the first in-house child care center for federal employees’ children, and developed a federal research program on child care.

She founded the San Francisco International Toy Museum, the first “Hands On” Toy Museum, the first web site on toys (Dr. Toy's Guide: drtoy.com) and is the author of 15 books, the latest, “Smart Play/Smart Toys How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q”. She is Director of the Institute for Childhood Resources in San Francisco, and writes a syndicated newspaper column. Her annual awards programs featured on her website at drtoy.com recognize both large and small companies’ best educational oriented, child skill building products.


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