Best Toys for New Year’s
Fun and Learning
for Dr. Toy’s Recommendations
Parents and teachers should look for products that have enduring
qualities, are reasonably priced and will help children to
learn. We want to provide children with learning and fun and
know that toys will be enjoyed well into the new year.
Dr. Toy suggests a good mix of children’s
toys and products to help children gain essential, lifelong
love of learning. Look for toys and products that help children
develop curiosity, interests and hobbies and stimulate learning.
Find the right technology to assist children with learning,
imagination, creativity and gaining skills.
Select well produced products from among new ones Dr. Toy
recommends such as:
Baby Beethoven‘ Symphony Fun
provides gentle, playful mix of music, re-orchestrated especially
for little ears newest video combines the timeless musical
compositions. Educational videos help children learn and
have new information. 0-4 yrs, $14.99. 800-793-1454. www.babyeinstein.com
Knowledge Adventure’s JumpStart
Advanced Preschool provides skill building and helps children
learn and have fun playing games and activities. Excellent
series will provide support to child’s learning of basic
concepts and skill building. The characters are easy for children
to relate to. Each one of the programs include particular skills
such as playing games, reading and following through on concepts
in science, creativity and others plus there is guidance on
learning style. 2-4 yrs, $29.99, 800-545-7677 www.knowledgeadventure.com
OWI’s Jungle Robot provides
learning opportunities in science, electronics and reasoning.
New colorful robot goes across ropes, hand-over-hand like
a monkey or walks on ground like a gorilla. Condenser, microphone
and printed circuit board controls multi-functions while
walking or climbing.#
Ph.D. (Dr. Toy) selects best educational and developmentally
appropriate products annually for Dr. Toy’s
Guide (http://www.drtoy.com). Dr.
Auerbach graduated Queens College, taught 6th grade in NYC
and worked for the Department of Education in Washington DC.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. See Dr. Toy’s Smart Play: How to Raise a Child
with a High P.Q. (Play Quotient), St. Martin’s Press.
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