Toy Awards Make Holiday Shopping Easier

    NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a parent who wants to buy the
 right gift for your child, but can't decide from among the myriad of
 products available this holiday season? Why not select one chosen by the
     Each year, certain toys and DVDs are so outstanding that they win
 numerous awards from independent testing organizations. Below is a list of
 some of this year's top winners, from sky-high construction sets to cuddly
 companions to retro favorites:
     Super Structures (K'NEX)
     Winner: Parents Magazine, Best Toy of the Year; Dr. Toy, Ten Best
     Children's Products; Parents' Choice Foundation, 2006 Parents' Choice
     Award Winner.
     This 50-Model building set from K'NEX lets kids build some of the world's
     most celebrated structures, including the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the
     Chrysler Building and many more. For ages 8+. $50
     Record-A-Voice Cellphone (Parents(R) Magazine)
     Winner: Dr. Toy, 10 Best Software/High-Tech Products, 100 Best Children's
     Available in eight fun patterns, Parents(R) Play + Learn cellphone is a
     realistic flip phone that lets kids record and play back messages. The
     phone also features sounds and songs galore. For ages 18 months+. $8.99
     Goober (GUND)
     Winner: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Best Toy Platinum Seal Award; Teddy Bear
     of the Year Awards, Best in Category
     Made of super-soft GUND(R) plush, Goober, 11", is a charmingly round-
     bellied brown bear with a big black nose and delightfully confused
     expression. Unparalleled in his bear-hugging abilities, Goober is a warm
     and cuddly holiday gift. For all ages. $30
     Teddy Ruxpin (BackPack Toys)
     Winner: Creative Child Magazine, Toy of the Year
     The world's first animated storytelling bear and best selling toy of 1985
     and 1986 is back and better than ever. Equipped with all new digital
     technology, Teddy comes packaged with an adventure, The Airship, which
     includes a child-friendly, Adventure/Song Cartridge, a beautifully
     illustrated storybook and an accompanying read-along/story-songbook. For
     ages 3+. $70
     GoGo Auto School Bus (Kid Galaxy)
     Winner: National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), Infant/Toddler's Honor
     The bright yellow school bus, made of soft cast-molded PVC vinyl, is a
     small but mighty vehicle with a color-coordinated steering wheel remote.
     The two-button controllers allow for easy maneuvers by little hands. For
     ages 2+. $22
     Signing Time! DVDs & Flash Cards (Two Little Hands Productions)
     Winner: The National Parenting Center, Seal of Approval; The Dove
     Foundation, Family Approved, The Telly Awards, Telly Award; Great American
     Toy Test
     An engaging collection of educational products, Signing Time! teaches
     American Sign Language to hearing children. The Signing Time! 13-Volume
     DVD series is filled with fun, cheerful songs that encourage learning
     through a "hands on" multi-sensory approach, while the flash card sets
     reinforce signs learned on the DVDs. For ages 1-8+. $14.99 for DVDs and
     $10.99 for flash cards.
     Photos of all of the above are available at

SOURCE Child's Play Communications

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