Many fine toys and other children's products for home and school can be obtained through these catalogs, magazines, and service organizations. If you learn of others not included here please let us know. Thank you.




Back to Basics 800-356-5360

Brainstorms 800-231-6000

Child Craft 800-231-6000

Chinaberry Book Service 800-776-2242

Classic Toy Trains 800-533-6644

Coalition for Children's Videos 800-331-6197

Educational Insights 800-933-3277

Egghead Software 800-344-4323

Family Travel Guides 510-527-5849

FAO Schwarz 800-426-8697

Great Kids Company 800-533-2166

Hand in Hand 800-872-9745

Hearthsong 800-325-2502

Just for Kids 800-654-6963

Lilly's Kids 804-430-5555

Metropolitan Museum of Art 800-468-7386

Music for Little People 800-727-2233

PlayFair 800-824-7255

Pleasant Company 800-845-0005

Right Start 800-548-8531

TC Timber 800-359-6144

Toys to Grow On 800-542-8338

Walt Disney 800-237-5751

WorldWide Games 800-888-0987

Young Explorers 800-239-7577


Toys and Children's Products (School)


ABC School Supply 404-497-0001

Beckley Cardy 218-725-2323

Community Playthings 800-543-7411

Environments 800-524-2525

Gryphon House 301-595-9500

JL Hammet 617-648-1000

Holbrook 800-822-8121

Kaplan School Supply 910-766-7374

Learning Resources 800-222-3909


Magazines (Children’s)


3-2-1 Contact

American Girl

Barbie Magazine


Boy's Life

Crayola Kids 800-846-7968


Games Junior

Girl's Life Magazine 800-999-3222

Highlights for Children 800-255-9517

Highlights For Kids


Nickelodeon 800-947-7052

Ranger Rick

Sesame Street Magazine


Stone Soup





Magazines (Parents)


Child 800-777-0222

Children's Software Revue 800-993-9499

Collecting Toys 800-446-5489

Doll Reader 800-829-3340

Family Life Magazine 800-234-0847

Family PC 800-413-9749

Gerber Baby Book 800-4-GERBER

Grandtimes 510-528-4439

Michaels' Arts and Crafts-Kid's Crafts 800-856-8060

Parenting Magazine 800-234-0847

Parent's Magazine 800-727-3682

Scholastic Parent and Child 800-631-1586

Sesame Street Parents 212- 800-678-0613

Working Mother Magazine 800-234-9675





Additional organizations included in Chapter 7


American Academy of Pediatrics 847-228-5005

Center for Accessible Technology (for disabled) 510-841-3224

Center for Media Education 202-628-2620

Children's Book Council 212-966-1990

Children's TV Resource and Education Center 415-864-8424

Consumer Federation of America 202-387-6121

Consumer Product Safety Commission 800-638-2772

Foundation for Traffic Safety 202-638-5944

International Association for the Child's Right To Play

Kidsnet 202-291-2400

Kidscreen 800-543-4512

Lekotek 800-366-8697

National Association for the Education of Young Children 202-232-8777

National Child Care information Center 800-616-2242

National Info. Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities 800-695-0285

National Safe Kids Campaign 202-884-4993

Toy Manufacturers of America 800-851-9955

USA Toy Library Association 847-864-3330


Resources on Toys and Products


Reports on evaluation of products include:


Dr. Toy's Guide

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