Press Release: Now Open - Dr. Toy’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Toys by Berkeley's Dr. Stevanne Auerbach

Friday December 06, 2013 - 12:59:00 PM

Dr. Toy’s Holiday Gift Guide, a valuable toy resource, has launched at www.drtoy.com. This new special online service makes the search for the right gift for all ages much easier. Multi-media presentations are powered by Magic Toy Box – Dr. Toy’s unique virtual toy museum and marketplace. Information is available for each product with links to the company, and easy access to purchase. "Dr. Toy’s Tips on Selecting and Using Toys" are included. 

Some highlights: 

Dr. Toy observes children at play, and sees what works and what doesn’t hold up under tough testing from – active, inquisitive, and resourceful babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children. Therefore, Dr. Toy’s Holiday Gift Guide assists consumers to select the right products to enhance children’s play and learning. 

Selections are based on lasting play value, learning, and balance among children’s active, creative, and educational experiences. Dr. Toy looks for durability, and versatility: blocks, transportation and construction toys, games, and puppets to stimulate imagination, engage players, and deliver lasting value. These high standards are applied to all play products in Dr. Toy’s Holiday Gift Guide. The careful selection, play themes, and types of products are designed to match each child’s interests, abilities, and readiness.  

Annually, Dr. Toy reviews products created by varied manufacturers the world over. Final selections match Dr. Toy’s extensive criteria. Children’s positive reactions are worth careful selection. Toys and products selected for Dr. Toy’s Holiday Gift Guide meet these Dr. Toy high standards. 

Dr. Toy reminds parents and teachers, “Let’s not forget that ‘play is children’s work’ and should be respected and understood by all adults. Dr. Toy believes parents should consider what are the best products, or ‘tools for play,’ to provide wholesome experiences for children that provide positive and meaningful play interactions, and plenty of fun.” 

About Dr. Toy:  

Child development and toy specialist Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, “Dr. Toy,” has reviewed and evaluated thousands of toys to offer the best to parents, grandparents, and teachers this holiday season, and for the last 25 years through her award-winning website, Dr. Toy’s Guide (www.drtoy.com). Dr. Auerbach is author of dozens of books on childcare, parenting, toys and play, including Dr. Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. (Play Quotient), written especially for parents and published in 12 countries.