June 10, 2005
Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products - 2005
Summertime adventures well worth taking.

May 18, 2005

Television appearance showcasing Dr. Toy's Smart Toys - 2005

April 25, 2005 - May 1, 2005

Take a break from TV for a week, and see how it changes your life during this yearly event. Activities and information at .

April 18, 2005
Youth Policy Action Center Launches
An unprecedented partnership to raise awareness and generate support for children and youth policies through political activism.

April 6, 2005
Dr Toy's Smart Toys for 2005
Make some incredibly smart toy selections. These are the second set of items selected to tie-in with the themes of Dr. Toy's Smart Play, Smart Toys book, and they are sure to improve a child's PQ (Play Quotient).

March 30, 2005
Dr. Toys Best Classic Products for 2005
A toy box full of treasured memories. Open it up, and create some new ones.

February 17, 2005
Dr. Toys RX's now featured at

February 10, 2005
Raggedy Ann celebrates 90th birthday.

February 5, 2005
2004 Toys for Tots Campaign the most successful in its 57 year history!

January 25, 2005
ParentCenter.com(R) Helps Families Survive the Long Winter Months With the New Family Entertainment Guide

January 5, 2005
Toy Industry Association Appeal for Disaster Aid
Advice on helping children deal with reactions to disasters in the news

January 5, 2005
Game Nights Are Gaining in Popularity

November 25, 2004
has reopened its flagship store with lots of exciting new improvements plus the classic aspects.

November 21-27, 2004
National Games Week
Get your game face on.

November 18, 2004
11-Year-Old Girl's Idea Made into Toy!
Cassidy Goldstein's Crayon Holder solves a common problem; inspires National Invention Competition.

November 12, 2004
National Toy Hall of Fame® Inductees - 2004
The envelope please...

November 2, 2004
International TOYchallenge™ - 2005
Third annual design contest to be subject of documentary film

October 1, 2004
National radio and public speaking tour begins.
Dr. Toy begins national radio and public speaking tour in support of Dr Toy's 100 Best Products for 2004 and her Holiday Gift Guide for 2004.

September 29, 2004
Double Play!
Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products for 2004 now onsite!
   One Fun-dred of this Year's Finest.
Dr. Toy's Holiday Gift Guide for 2004 now onsite, as well!
   Great gift giving ideas and tips.

July 20, 2004
Get Smart!
Dr Toy's Smart Toys - 2004 have arrived. These toys tie-in with the new edition of her Smart Play, Smart Toys book, and are sure to improve your child's PQ (Play Quotient).

June 21, 2004
Dr. Toy in the News(week)
Dr Toy's Best Vacation Products for 2004 receives national press coverage in Newsweek Magazine's Tip Sheet. Read the article here.

June 5, 2004
Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products for 2004 now online!
This annual review of toys for summer vacation time always makes a splash! So jump on in...the water's fine!

April 15, 2004
Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys for 2004 are now online.
This annual review is timed to coincide with , April 18-24, 2004.

February 9, 2004
10-Year-Old Boy's Idea Made into Toy!
Wild Planet Toys set to produce young inventor's toy. In addition one hundred kids are chosen for a chance to become Wild Planet's next Kid Inventor. Read the full details here.
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Over 3,000 toys and children's products have been selected for awards presented by Dr. Toy. These items are displayed with product descriptions and images, and company contact information.

This award-winning site is a free public service provided by The Institute for Childhood Resources, a not-for-profit organization. The Institute's Director, Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, (Dr. Toy), is pictured here.

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You may know about Barbie, Barney, Beanie Babies, Blue's Clues, and Pokemon -- yet there is much more to the world of toys. It is astonishingly vast, and it offers so many great playthings for every child's skills and interests.

In Dr.Toy's Toy Shop you will find direct connections to the best online resources and outlets for toys, games, CD's, videos, dolls, and collectibles.

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Clicking on the cover will point your browser to where it is available at a discount. 

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Within its pages you will re-discover Alphabet Blocks, LEGOS, Tinker Toys, Match Box Cars, Play-Doh, Lincoln Logs, Crayola, Monopoly, and many others, and uncover the unique histories behind them.

This book is published by Rizzoli Press in cooperation with FAO Schwarz. It is printed in England with beautiful layout and photography. 

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