Boy Story is thrilled to announce that it has been selected by world renown independent toy reviewer, Dr. Toy, as one of the 100 Best Children's Products of 2017. Boy Story was also selected as one of the best Socially Responsible Toys of 2017.
Here's Dr. Toy's Press Release:
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Greg Walsh
Walsh Public Relations
T: 203-292-6280; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Toy’s Guide® Announces Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products of 2017
Guide to the Best Toys, Games, Gifts, and Children’s Products!
A Timely Opportunity to be of Service to Families and Schools
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 15, 2017 ) – As a natural, ongoing part of our role as parents, teachers, early childhood specialists, and others involved with children, we observe children at play. With our eyes we confirm what works…and what doesn’t hold up under tough testing – the normal barrage of active, inquisitive, and resourceful babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children. This guide is offered to complement your observations, to offer new information, and to assist you in selecting the right products to enhance your child’s play and learning experiences.
We make buying decisions based on lasting play value and product applicability to find a good balance of children’s active, creative, and educational participation. We can depend on the durability and versatility of such items as blocks, construction toys, dolls, games, puppets, puzzles, and transportation toys. They stimulate the imagination, engage the player, have greater play value, and hold up over time. We want to apply these standards to all the play product choices we make.
We often hear consumers describe their experience of making a purchase, but shortly after giving little Alice or Bobby, the product quickly falls apart – a frustrating, and often expensive experience. Products that do not meet safety standards can be dangerous, and cause anxiety and harm to children. We want to avoid these problems, and always strive for excellence for playthings.
Dr. Toy spends a great deal of time reviewing a large quantity of varied products created by manufacturers, new inventors, and designers the world over. We make sure the final selections match the extensive criteria for excellence. Certainly age grading, name recognition, company dependability, versatility of design, and place of purchase are each factors to consider the right product. Another aspect you can depend on is a warranty. Rising costs for products require everyone to be wise consumers to gain lasting value. Durable products, properly designed and developmentally correct, are worth the money. Children’s positive reactions are worth our careful selection.
Dr. Toy utilizes a comprehensive set of objective criteria to evaluate toys and children’s products.
Dr. Toy is pleased to again have the opportunity to share over 56 years of play, toy and educational experiences with parents, teachers, and other consumers to assist them in their own selection process to match the child’s age and interests.
Since 1992 Dr. Toy’s valued annual report has featured information about l00 fun, wonderful, new, educational, and developmentally appropriate toys, games, and children’s products from large and small companies. The toys and products selected meet our high standards for design, durability, price, quality, safety, and value.
Dr. Toy wants to remind parents and teachers,
“Let’s not forget that ‘play is children’s work’ (essential for wellbeing at any age) and should be practiced, respected and better understood by all adults. We should be thinking: What products or ‘tools for play’ can we obtain to provide wholesome experiences for our children (and ourselves) and provide plenty of positive and meaningful playful learning interactions.”
For more guidance obtain a copy of Dr. Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games, expanded 4th Edition, written for parents, teachers, and others who care about children, available in toy and book stores, and online. This book is published in 12 countries, recently in Arabic, and soon in Japanese, and is searching for publishers in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Hindi.
Following for your consideration are the selected Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Award-Winning Toys, Games, and Children’s Products and their Companies for 2017 grouped in categories to enhance and expand “Smart Play.”
You can find out more about each product by referring to the codes that designate the types of products, then visiting websites, and stores. We are confident the Dr. Toy’s Guide for 2017 will provide lots of fun for the whole family, and be of benefit to children who are learning, gaining and practicing skills, being creative, and actively playing. Let’s Play!!!
Dr. Toy’s Guide 2017 [excerpt]:
Best Socially Responsible Products – Boy Story (Boy Story Action Dolls)