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 experts! 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 Products 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 Award 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 http://www.childsplaypr.com/cpc-press.
SOURCE Child's Play Communications
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