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Dr. Toy's   Best Vacation Toys   of   2014

 

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Owl About Waterfalls

Battat - http://www.battatco.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   18 months thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AP   AT   OP  

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Spot it! Splash

Blue Orange Games - http://www.blueorangegames.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG   OP   PT   TI  

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Fact or Fiction? Game

Edupress - http://www.edupress.com/

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG   ES   GE   LA  

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That's Baloney! Family Edition

Edupress - http://www.edupress.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES   GE   LA   SC  

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Foreign Languages for Kids by KidsĀ®: Spanish, Volumes 1 and 2

Foreign Languages for Kids by KidsĀ® - http://www.foreignlanguagesforkids.com/

$49.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CU   DD   ES   LA  

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Last Mouse Lost

FoxMind - http://www.foxmind.com/

$7.95     Buy Now

Age range   5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   ES   GE   MA  

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Discovery Putty

Fun and Function - http://funandfunction.com/

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AT   CP   ES  

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DIY Face Paint Craft Making Kit

Fundamental Toys - http://www.kissnaturals.com/

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AP   CP   GP  

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DIY Mini Bath Fizzie Craft Kit

Fundamental Toys - http://www.kissnaturals.com/

$10.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   CP   GP   SR  

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DIY Mini Glycerine Soap Craft Making Kit

Fundamental Toys - http://www.kissnaturals.com/

$9.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AP   CP   GP  

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DIY Mini Lava Lip Gloss Craft Kit

Fundamental Toys - http://www.kissnaturals.com/

$11.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   CP   GP   SC  

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All Around the World Double Draw

Galison/Mudpuppy - http://www.galison.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AP   CP   TI  

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Mosaic Animals Magnetic Build-It

Galison/Mudpuppy - http://www.galison.com/

$16.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AP   CP   CT  

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Dodge Dice

Gamewright - http://gamewright.com/

$10.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AP   CP   CT  

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Over/Under

Gamewright - http://gamewright.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

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Toy Type   CP   ES   GE   TY  

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Qwixx

Gamewright - http://gamewright.com/

$10.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   GE   MA   TI   TY  

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Play Tape

InRoad Toys - http://www.inroadtoys.com/

$1.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AD   AT   CP   TR  

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SeatPets

Jay@Play - http://www.tummystuffers.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   PL   TI   TY  

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Cars in Town

K's Kids - Paka Preschool Products Ltd. - http://www.kskids.com/

$36.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   AT   CP   ES   TY  

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Listen, Clap & Sing

K's Kids - Paka Preschool Products Ltd. - http://www.kskids.com/

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   ES   MU   TY  

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Dr. Toy's   10 Best Active Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Brand 44 LLCSlackers 50' SlacklineAT   ES   OP   SR   5y - 12y$79.99866-925-8025brand44co.com
2.Brand 44 LLCSlackers Balance BloxAP   AT   OP   TY   3y - 10y$99.99303-339-0482brand44co.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Audio/DVD Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Charm School RecordsDaycare Dance Party - CD by Preschool PopstarsDD,   EN   MM,   MU   18m - 12y$12.99434-250-2722preschoolpopstars.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Children's Products   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.ALEX BrandsScientific Explorer Color Mysteries KitAC   CP   ES   SC   5y - 14y$25.99201-750-8010alexbrands.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Creative Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.ALEX BrandsWood Wonders Ultimate SetAC   CP   TY   WT   5y - 12y$25.00201-750-8010alexbrands.com
2.Ann Williams GroupLoopdeloomAC   CP   8y - 12y$29.99248-731-8588annwilliamsgroup.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Educational Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.4M Industrial Development, Ltd.Crystal Growing Experimental KitCP   ES   HM   SC   10y - 12y$18.00800-356-04744m-ind.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Games   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Art's IdeasJenga GiantAT   CT   OP   WT   10y - 12y$129.99310-424-4527artsideas.biz

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Socially Responsible Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Creatively CannyNATE The Dragon Stops BullyingBK   CP   ES   SR   8y - 12y$8.95920-220-1266creativelycany.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Technology Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.ClickN KidsClickN KIDS Family TabletES   MS   3y - 12y$99.00888-853-4032cnkdigital.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2014

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Automoblox Co.Mini Emergency 3 packCP   GP   TR   WT   3y - 12y$40.00973-442-9444automoblox.com




Message from Dr Toy

The Best Vacation Children's Products are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the USA, Canada, and around the world, and will provide children with exciting new learning tools that will help them not only do better in school, but also will provide more constructive activities while traveling or at vacation destinations.

The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests.

Dr. Toy believes "parents need more help to get a head start locating new, quality, diversified products that children will enjoy as they increase learning skills and expand creativity." The products range from hands on- to -tech for "hours of constructive, educational, and stimulating fun."

"Children learn best through play," says Dr. Auerbach, "and these Best Vacation Products encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation. By making a renewed focus on summertime as a special time for choosing new products for children, parents help to improve their children's development. This is a perfect time for parents to 'take stock' of the inventory of what their children are playing with, what is not being used, and what they need next in their development."

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products are carefully chosen from among hundreds reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.

These are products suitable for babies to older children, include products from hand-crafted to hi-tech, and range in price on the average from $10 to $100. The winning vacation products are affordable, well designed, and reflect the wide range of children's interests. Complete information about these and other products are included in the full report.

Dr. Toy's report includes company customer service numbers, website addresses, age range, price, and a full description of each product. The award-winning, on-line magazine, Dr. Toy's Guide, features full color photos of each product, links to companies to learn more, interviews with and articles by Dr. Toy, plus hundreds of other Best Products for all reasons and seasons.




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