Welcome to Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products Awards!

After reviewing hundreds of children's products this year to select the best for Dr. Toy's awards, we have found expanded diversity and a high quality of the new products. The toys, games and other items I select encourage skill building for all ages. There is an increased interest on the part of many toy companies to support the learning potential of young children.

Among the "Best Products" award winners are:

Several products help children better understand disabilities, and to learn to communicate using sign language. Many newly designed soft toys have clever, practical extensions to help young children learn while having fun.

Dr. Toy's "100 Best Children's Products" expand communication, emotional, social and creative skills.

Whether your child obtains an innovative set of rubber stamps or learns how to create his or her stamps in an electronic format, these " 100 Best Products " can be your child's passport to the new and exciting world of learning.There is a strong link between the child's imagination, learning, and new technology. You will see many long-lasting benefits using these products. Stay tuned to Dr. Toy and "Let's Play!"

Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (Dr. Toy)

Product Categories
AC Arts and Crafts MM Multimedia
AT Audio Tape PL Plush Toy
B Book PUP Puppet
BG Board Game PUZ Puzzle
CD CD ROM SW Software
D Doll T Toy
ESP Educational Skills Product VG Video Game
G Game VT Video Tape

Company Product Age Price Telephone
7th Level Great Word Adventure 6-9 $39.99 800-884-8863
ABC Feelings Book/Audio Tape 2-11 $16.95 800-745-3170
Accord Publishing Ten Little Dinosaurs 4-8 $15.95 888-333-1676
Age Appropriate Puzzles Pic-N-Match 18mos & up $12.95 800-961-7756
Alex Vegetable Garden Kit 7-12 $17 800-666-ALEX
All Night Media Rubber Stamp Poet Jr. 6-12 $19.50 800-STAMPED
Anatex Peg 'N Lace 3-6 $25 800-999-9599
Aristoplay Moneywise Kids 7-10 $15 800-634-7738
Binary Arts Corporation Block by Block 8-12 $12 888-789-9538
Briarpatch Thomas the Tank Engin Math Game 3-7 $18.95 800-232-7427
Bricolo 2000 Puzzart 7-12 $22.95 514-629-4414
BRIO Activity Clown 0-24 mos. $20 888-247-6869
CBS/Fox Video Dr. Seuss: The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat 2-8 $9.98 800-800-2FOX
Children's Out-of-School Time Activities Club Hobby Kits 7-12 $24.95 800-873-5487
College Street Publishing Not Just for Kids 3-12 $4.95tape/$7.95 CD 800-246-8386
Creative Teaching Press Let's Take Care of the Earth 3-7 $14.98 800-444-4287
Creative Wonders/Electronic Arts ABC World Reference: Wide World of Animals 10-12 $39.95 415-482-2400
Crescent Creative Products Sand Magic Bucket 5-8 $11.99 800-323-9711
Cultural Toys Faces and Places Puzzles 1-2 $7.99 800-805-4542
Curiosity Kits Ultimate Handcrafts 8-12 $18 800-584-KITS
Didax Educational Resources 3d Geoshapes Exploration Kit 5-12 $25.95 800-458-0024
Discovery Toys To the Rescue 3-6 $14.98 800-426-4777
Disney Interactive Animated Storybook Toy Story 3-9 $34.95 800-228-0988
EDC Publishing Books and Kits 8-12 $6 -$15 800-475-4522.
EDDU Toy Co. Seesaw Kiddie Counter 2-6 $14.95 800-686-8697
Edmark Mighty Math Number Heroes 8-10 $39.99 800-691-2985
Educational Insights GeoSafari Talking Globe 8-12 $99.95 800-995-4436
Educo International Twinkle Little Star 2-10 $59.95 800-661-4142
ExploraToy Deluxe ExploraScope Pro-Series 8-12 $29.99 800-995-9290
First Years Magic Color Cups 9-36 mos. $5.99 800-533-6708
Forte Sports Bungee Bags 6-12 $5.99 800-305-9543
Galoob Toys Double Takes Fire Escape 5-8 $19.99 Out of Business
Gamewright Make It Up! 3-7 $16 617-924-6006
Great American Puzzle Factory Slylock Fox Brain Bogglers 8-12 $10 800-922-1194
Hands On Toys Oobles 4-9 $9.95 800-500-4699
Hasbro Interactive Worldwide Play-Doh Creations 3-7 $19.99 800-638-6927
Heartsong Communications Sing 'n Sign for Fun! 3-10 $14.95 800-648-0755 x7
Hero Arts Creative Rubber Stamps Ink n' Stamp 7-12 $15 800-822-4376
Irwin Toy L'il Makin' Faces 3-7 $19.99 800-268-1733
K'NEX Discovery Set 6-12 $39.99 800-KID-K'NEX
Kidpower Ribbon Dancer Performance Set 5-12 $19.95 800-545-PLAY
Kidsview Tea Bunnies Fancy Dessert Tea Party 3-6 $19.99 201-445-2101
Kimbo Educational People In Our Neighborhood 4-7 $10.95 800-631-2187
Knowledge Adventure Jump Start 2nd Grade 6-8 $35 800-542-4240
Latz Chance Games Survival or Extinction--The Dinosaur Game 5-12 $23.95 770-579-6173
LeapFrog Phonics Bus 1-1/2-3 $24.95 800-701-5327
Learning Curve Toys Grip and Grab Rattle 3-24 mos $11.99 800-704-TOYS
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register 3-6 $49.95 800-222-3909
LEGO Systems Fort Legoredo 5-12 $84.99 800-233-8756
Living & Learning Jam Jar Science--Bugs 6-10 $9.95 800-306-3013
Manhattan Baby Butterfly Sensory Teether 0-12 mos. $8 800-541-1345
Manhattan Toy Company Topper Tiger Playmat 1-5 $50 800-541-1345
Mattel Infant Activity Surprise Pooh 0-18 mos. $19.99 800-524-TOYS
Mattel Preschool Talking Bus Sentence Maker 1-1/2-5 $16.99 800-524-TOYS
Mayte Mouse Productions Singing Bilingual, Vol. 1 3-12 $12.95 Out of Business
Mindplay Jo-Jo's Reading Rocket 4-8. $69.99 800-221-7911
New Toy Classics AstroJax 8-12 $5.95 415-673-6382
Nova Design The Cube Zoo 4-8 $15 888-318-3600
Orchard Hill Productions Word Clue Adventures 5-8 $14.95 800-811-5372
Panasonic Interactive Media Phonics Adventures with Sing-Along Sam 4-6 $39.95 Out of Business
Pastime Gramma's Surprise: Make a Banner 5-12 $29.95 Out of Business
Patch Products Tutti Frutti 5-8 $15 800-524-4263
PEP Publishing Fingerplays and Action Chants: Family and Friends 2-6 $14.95 800-842-9571
Philips Media Cybercrafts: Digital Lab 8-12 $44.99 800-883-3767
PhotoPals of San Diego Children of the World Travel Club 6-11 $29.95 800-765-7257
Planet Dexter/Addison Wesley Calculator Mania! 8-12 $12.99 800-358-4566
Playskool Magic Touch Talking Book 3-6 $19.99 800-PLAYSKL
Prospect Marketing Company Fridge Friend 3-7 $11.45 413-298-4371
Radio Flyer Scoot-About 1-3 $14.99 800-621-7613
Rainbow Village Colorable Kids - Keisha 3-8 $15 800-756-3012
Ringling Multimedia Let's Pretend: Vol 2: Space Is Our Playground 3-8 $19.95 941-355-2201
Rock 'N Learn Colors, Shapes and Counting 2-5 $21.90 800-348-8445
Schylling Associates TRIOPS 10-12 $7.50 800-541-2929
Scientific Explorer Nature Adventures Kits 7-12 $19.95 800-900-1182
SEGA of America Scholastic's The Magic School Bus 4-7 $39.99 800-USA-SEGA
Set Enterprises Set-The Family Game of Visual Perception 6-10 $11.95 800-351-7765
Shetland Toys Ice Skating Playboard 3-7 $17.95 415-358-3700
Smartek Software Wordsmart 3-12 $39.95 800-858-9673
Snazaroo Rainbow Face Painting Kit 3-12 $13.99 800-451-4040
Sweet Pea Counting Stories 2-4 $25 800-830-5032
Tasco Sales Big Screen Microscope 8-12 $81.50 305-591-3670 x288
TC Timber Karambolage 6-12 $19.95 800-359-1233
Team Concepts I.Q. Super PC 8-12 $79.99 800-486-0898
Tiger Electronics World Book Learning Center 6-12 $99.99 847-913-8100
Today's Kids Kids' Schoolhouse 2-6 $65 800-258-8697
TopLine Toys You Can't Paint With That 6-12 $17 800-347-4818
Toshiba America Consumer Personal Electronic Diary 10-12 $39.99 800-631-3811
Twin Sisters Productions I'd Like To Be A Zoologist 7-9 $9.98 800-248-8946
TYCO Toys View-Master SuperSketch Projector 5-7 $17 800-488-8697
U.S. Game Alice in Wonderland Deck and Book Set 8-12 $19.95 800-544-2637
Uncle Goose Toys ABC Blocks 2-5 $28 888-774-2046
Uncle Milton Industries Mobile Mania Arts and Crafts Kits 6-12 $10 818-707-0800
University Games Systems Magical Maze 6-12 $19.95 800-347-4818
VTech Little Smart Talk 'n Tell Phone 3-6 $24.99 800-521-2010
What's Next Manufacturing YoYo 7-12 $4.99 800-458-8635
Wild Planet Toys Supersonic Ear 5-12 $22 800-247-6570
Wimmer-Ferguson Mind-Shapes 0-24 mos. $19.95 800-541-1345
Windy Hill Productions Menlo the Frog-A Musical Fairy Tale 2-7 $39.95 Out of Business
Wrebbit Mini Eiffel Tower 4-12 $4.99 800-973-2248
Yes! Entertainment Mega Mike 6-12 $16.99 Out of Business