Austin, TX (October 12, 2005) – With their very first product, this innovative little company is already winning awards. The first product produced by Blue Bucket Games, LLC, the Healthy Habits Preschool Game, has been selected as one of the "100 Best Children's Products of 2005". The award program was developed by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented and stimulating toys and products for children.
Blue Bucket Games brings a novel approach to the educational game marketplace. For years, Kathleen Zang, a veteran preschool teacher, has been playing this game that she created in her classroom. With a normal attention span being 3 to 5 minutes per year of a child's age, parents and teachers of preschool children are challenged on a daily basis to captivate the attention of their young audience. With the Healthy Habits Preschool Game, the children are the game pieces and move around the "game board" as the game progresses. The large game cards can be set up around the room in any pattern - winding around the room, under tables, in and out of doors. Over the years the children have loved playing the game so much that in early 2005 she decided to start her own educational game company.
"Children learn best through play," says Dr Auerbach, "and these smart products encourage children to maximize their potentials". Each product is reviewed using extensive criteria she has developed over the years including: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, educational value, learning skills, creativity, and fun.
In addition to the "100 Best Products of 2005" award, the Healthy Habits Preschool Game also earned a place in their "10 Best Active Toys for 2005". On the evaluation, Dr. Toy noted "This is a fantastic game for Preschool children who love to move. This educational game is a great way to promote the values of good nutrition, exercise, healthy sleep habits and personal hygiene."
About Blue Bucket Games
Blue Bucket Games, LLC was started in 2005 by Kathleen Zang, a veteran Preschool Teacher. For more information, please visit http://www.bluebucketgames.com .
About Dr. Toy
Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute for Childhood Resources, San Francisco, and produces the annual holiday guide, "100 Best Children 's Products." She is an expert in child development, author of "Dr. Toy 's Smart Play/Smart Toys" and "Toys for a Lifetime", a frequent writer of articles, consultant, and speaker about toys, children's products, play and parenting. For more information, please visit her website at drtoy.com
Janet Dietz, President
Blue Bucket Games, LLC