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San Francisco, CA – (Dec. 3, 2007)  - International radio show, The Parent’s Journal with Bobbi Conner will feature an interview with child development and toy expert, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, better known as Dr. Toy.  This timely interview about “Favorite Toys: From Newborns To Elementary Aged Kids” is set to be released on December 12th. Be sure to check your local NPR stations schedule for an exact broadcast time.

The weekly one-hour national radio series for parents, care-givers, educators, and others, who care for children, will be syndicated the week of December 12 for a well timed holiday discussion about tips for parents in a slightly more difficult toy choosing process this year.

Each week since 1986, The Parent’s Journal shares information from renowned authors, leading child psychologists, child development experts, and real parents. With host Bobbi Conner, an author of books, parenting articles, and mother of three, The Parents Journal holds conversations with nationally acclaimed guests discussing a variety of contemporary parenting issues, such as childhood sleep problems, temper tantrums, sibling squabbles, friendship skills, setting limits, childcare, and homework hassles.

From the practical to the profound, the lively discussions heard on The Parent's Journal help moms and dads everywhere respond to the everyday ups and downs of raising a child in today's world. The show reaches more than two million listeners a week on 165+ stations, mostly comprised on National Public Radio broadcasts in the U.S.  The show is also broadcast in 140 foreign countries via the Armed Forces Radio and Television Services reaching another one million listeners worldwide.

Some of the items that Dr. Toy will touch upon in her interview will be finding the right items that your child can enjoy for a long time. Dr. Toy explains. “Before you purchase any children's product, examine it, and then ask yourself a few questions.”

About Dr Toy
Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., aka “Dr. Toy” has been evaluating and speaking about toys and children’s products for more than 30 years. 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.

Dr. Auerbach is trained in child development, education, child psychology and special education. She is a parent educator, consultant, parent and playful grandparent. She founded the San Francisco International Toy Museum, the first “Hands On” Toy Museum, the first web site on toys (Dr. Toy's Guide: and is the author of 15 books and hundreds of articles, including her best-selling book, Smart Play/Smart Toys How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. It is published in many languages and is internationally available in Croatia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Russia, Spain and Thailand.

Dr. Auerbach is director of the non-profit Institute for Childhood Resources in San Francisco. Her awards programs featured on recognize best educationally oriented, developmentally appropriate and skill-building products. Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products 2007 report on includes company customer service numbers, web site URL, age range, price, and a full description of each product.

In addition, Dr. Toy award-winning, on-line magazine, Dr. Toy’s Guide ( features full color photos of each product, links to manufacturers, interviews and articles by Dr. Toy, plus hundreds of other Best Products including high to low tech and products for all reasons and seasons plus Ask Dr. Toy Feature and much more.

At this time over 4000 products are included on the site with direct links to companies, stores, toy history, and parent teacher and other resources. A FREE copy of the report is available at or by sending a SASE envelope.

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