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How Dr. Toy Selects the Best Children’s Products

Dr. Toy spends many months carefully reviewing catalogs and products of all kinds for all ages. Included are books, tapes, toys, games, construction toys, dolls, software, CDs etc. She visits stores, talks to children, parents and teachers, grandparents, and to many people in the industry. She searches not only for the hot new toy that will sell big, but also those wonderful products that will offer all children durability, value, and many extra qualities that are so important. How to select the best from among so many excellent entries is a real challenge. Dr. Toy looks at many aspects of every product.

Some of Dr. Toy’s Criteria for Selecting Best Products are:

Adaptation of Product to Home and School
Appropriate for Age or Gender
Auditory Quality and Clarity
Childrens Special Needs
Community Awareness
Cultural Sensitivity
Ease of Use
Educational Value
Environmental Education
Ethnic Diversity
Flexibility for Different Ages
Guarantee of Company
Good for Physical Activity
Good Use of Materials
Learning Skills
Play Value
Price and Value for the Money
Safety Requirements
Socially Responsible
Technically Well Produced
Visually Interesting
and, of course, FUN!

What do you look for when you buy a toy or a children’s product? Please share your experiences and ideas with Dr. Toy.

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