Dr. Toy has announced her top toy picks for 2011! The Best Picks Children's Products Awards Program was developed by noted play and child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented, stimulating new toys and products for children.
Below are the toys and games selected by Dr. Toy as the best for children ages 6 months to 3 years old.
Each line includes the toy name, suggested age range, price and company website.
1. ALEX ABC - 123 - First Words (24-36 months) $25.95 alextoys.com
2. Happy Blankie Stomp the Happy Frog (1 month and up) happyblankie.com
3. LeapFrog My OwnStory Time Pad (2-4 years) $29.99 leapfrog.com
4. Learning Journey Shop Learn Cash Register (2-6 years) $29.99 thelearningjourney.com
5. Little Tikes/MGA Cupcake Kitchen (2-5 years) $39.99 mgae.com
6. Manhattan Toy Parents® Jungle Pals Zebra™ (2-6 years) $15.00 manhattantoy.com
7. Metro Design Stacking Rings (1-4 years) $2.99 metrodesignusa.com
8. SillyCreatures.com K-BEU Mom Pillow (1 year and up) $40.00 sillycreatures.com
9. Smart Trike Smart Trike™ Recliner (6-36 months) $179.00 smart-trike.com
10. Smart Trike Smart Trike™ Zoo (10-36 months) $129.99 smart-trike.com
11. Smart/Tangoes SmartMax (1 year and up)$79.99 smarttangoes.com
12. Young Minds First Jigsaw Puzzle - Square (1-3 years) $40.00 youngmindsatplay.com