“Dr. Toy‘s Best Picks ” are new products for this year that were carefully chosen from among thousands of products that she has reviewed at toy fairs, catalogs, and through many other sources, and by using extensive criteria she has developed over many years.
Among the criteria used are: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.
‘‘Very creative and encourages creative thinking. I like the website and ideas for parents. An overall great toy!‘‘ The Judges of Cretaive Child Magazine‘s Awards program.
The uniqueness of the program in that all products submitted are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals, the very people who purchase them. Only one product per category can win a Game of the Year award.
‘‘Seal of Approval‘‘ is an emblem of recognition for products which meet the high standards set forth by the International Parenting institute™ (IPi™).
AblePlay(TM) toy evaluations for children with special needs!
The Two Tuba Switch has received the Able Play Seal of Approval, October 2008.
A high score of 4 out of 5 stars proves it to be a very good choice for both communicative and cognitive disability categories. 3 out of 5 stars proves it to be a good choice for both physical and sensory disability categories. AblePlay(TM) is developed by the National Lekotek Center, the leading nonprofit authority on play for children with disabilities. AblePlay(TM) is a toy rating system and website that provides parents, and the professionals who work with them, access to the most useful, product-specific information about the top play and learning products and toys for children with disabilities.