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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads are made to the very highest safety standards. Having the comfort of knowing that the product is endorsed by medical professionals, parents can be confident of their child being safe in using the knee pads while crawling.

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

    The BambinOz Porta Chair turns virtually any standard chair (and variations of same), into a temporary high chair restraint solution when needed most. Safe, simple, and convenient it is truly the perfect solution Mom's are looking for.

    Juvenile - Gifts / Novelty
    Shains Girly Theme Kit...Say It - Wear It - Mean It

    Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more...

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

    The Learning Tower provides a safe platform for your child to work on projects at countertop levels. Sturdy and durable, it is constructed from wood and is protected with a gloss finish. Adjustable to three levels, it will grow with your child!

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke Carving Vehicles (Bikes)

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go / Lay-n-Go LITE Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go and Lay-n-Go LITE are award winning (patent pending) activity mats, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for families both at home and on-the-go! Small toy collections are easily spread out, contained, and cleaned up at home, while visiting friends, in restaurants, on airplanes, in cars, at Grandma’s house, or wherever life takes you.

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

    TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value! They let your creative juices flow and...

    Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass
    Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristaltic Nipple

    The Coddlelife PP Bottle with a Peristalic Nipple is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

    The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! Kids think it's cool to sit on, which keeps them seated longer. With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design. Not only is Cooshee is the most supportive seat, it's the softest and cushiest Booster available.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use. This is essential for a child to learn better safe bike handling skills, and a greater comfort for parents.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

    Oshi mat is an environment friendly, recyclable, easy to clean, non – toxic foam mat designed for infants. It is made 100% out of Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE); which means, it is 100% PVC and Latex free! Numerous reports have noted that PVC is hazardous to our health and our environment and Latex is –unfortunately- commonly associated with allergies.

    First Toddle®

    First Toddle., the 5-in-1 Infant/Toddler Play, Entertainment and Development System, initially emphasizes standing and walking skills. Then it can be easily reconfigured to provide a variety of fun and challenging play areas for children...

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

    Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

    BambinOz’ award winning Instant Bottle Warmer Pack allows parents to warm up baby bottles anywhere, anytime without the use of batteries or electricity. Leveraging a technology which has been used widely in the sports medicine,camping and fishing industries, the pad provides a heat source that is completely safe and non-toxic and is reusable.

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100426‑409
    Induction Date:   April 26, 2010

     Product:   Quiet Time Tales
    MSRP:   $129.99
    Company URL:  http://www.quiettime.com
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    Quiet Time Tales

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  04/26/2010

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is a series of 12 one-hour DVDs for children ages 2–8. In each volume the character of Grandpa Read - played by actor Gary Sturm - reads five classic children's stories and fairy tales aloud while accompanied by original illustrations commissioned for the project. Each DVD also contains a new original song, with all 13 songs featured on a Quiet Time Tales music CD.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Entertainment DVD 2009 Consumer/Education 2 - 8 years Female/Male


    Content Quality Critical Skill Development Educational Value Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    5 5 4 5 5 5

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    Introducing Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales

    * SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs

    At virtually any pre-school facility and in many homes, the words "Quiet Time" are a familiar term. Quiet time is exactly that, a period of quiet and calm where teachers or caregivers will read fairy tales, or initiate some other activity where the children will begin to calm down and often times take a nap. This is where Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales are a perfect fit.

    A perfect analogy to illustrate this comes from the words of the folks who are the creators of the product in my interview with them in person. "Our intent is to follow a proven example such as 'Mister Rogers', a show with a character who was set apart from the fast-paced adventure cartoons and similar media on television." 

    To be more specific in their analogy, they went on to bring a very important fact to light.  "Much like the daily show with 'Mister Rogers', the DVD's create a calming and soothing atmosphere for children in a classroom or home. This stirs the imaginations of children, inspiring a love of stories and story-telling while providing more time for parents and teachers.  They can more easily monitor the children, while now being enabled to enjoy the relaxing stories with them, attend to other tasks at hand, or both."




    A More Detailed Look At The DVD Series

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is a series of 12 one-hour DVDs for children ages 2–8. (Although we have found many parents in our evaluation, were caught up in the stories just as the children, winding down for a while to relax and enjoy the stories.) In each volume the character of 'Grandpa Read', (played by actor Gary Sturm), reads five classic children's stories and fairy tales aloud while accompanied by original illustrations commissioned for the project. Each DVD also contains a new original song, with all 13 songs featured on a Quiet Time Tales music CD.

    Image of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals being watched by children and Santa Clause at Merry Christmas Chicago!

    Quiet Time Tales - Collection 1

    The first collection of Quiet Time Tales contains 60 stories with 10 illustrations per story and 13 original songs.   Many of the classic tales which we all are familair with are included in the 12 DVD collection.  The Three Bears, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Beauty and the Beast.  These are but a mere glance at the many wonderful stories you have available for your students or children to enjoy.

    Each of these stories encompasses a good moral or ethical foundation which children can build upon. Children at the age for which this collection was created are like fresh clay, still being shaped and influenced by their daily experiences. The Quiet Time Tales are a magnificent collection which can have an important and time proven positive influence in children's lives.



    Independent Evaluation of Quiet TimeTales

    In this section we will cover "Quiet Time Tales" from a top level professional point of view. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two well known industry professionals who have the credentials to provide us with the highest level of independent evaluation we are looking for.

    Our independent evaluators will form their own opinions and produce detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of the "Quiet Time Tales" DVD's. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from these same reports from which certain portions have been selected and some portions paraphrased.  This done so that the information being conveyed by this industry professional is more easily read and simple to comprehend what they are stating. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation of the "Quiet Time Tales".


    PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.

     

    Educational Development Specialist

    "The Quiet Time DVD's were an enjoyable and stirring experience to evaluate.  This collection takes a fundamental approach to education and the forging of a young child's mind.  I speak of education due to the fact that while we as adults may already be familiar with many of the stories within the DVD collection, many children are not.   While each child is hearing a storyline, at the same time they are on a path of learning from each of the stories."                       

    "These DVD's awaken the creative mind in a child and take them down on a journey, rather a new journey with each story where they can create a virtual image in their minds of the storyline. As each story unfolds, they are creating and exploring a new virtual world of their imagination." 

    "By breaking away from the current forms of media today and returning to a simple and calming environment for introducing information to a child, this forms a pattern of learning which captivates the whole and complete attention of a child.  It opens their minds more readily to learning and begins embedding primary lessons from each story in their memory which they will use to parallel other experiences as they are continuing to evolve both mentally and physically. These DVD's stir inner passion and innocence in a child serving as a catalyst which causes them to be eager to learn more."


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    Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.

    "The Quiet Time DVD's provided an engaging and unique unification of real-life characters and story-telling familiarity into a well structured format of media.  The DVD's have taken televised media programming with which children are familiar with and transitioned it into a DVD format which enables a wider range of application."

    "The content on each DVD has extensive value which is often overlooked in today's society here in the states.  Story tales which have been around for generations hold a commonality which purveys a sense of comfort and safety when they are recited. As the stories continue in their plot, a superfluity of activity occurs as the information in the stories stimulates further critical skill development in a child. 

    For a child, they will not define the content of the content of each of the DVD's with complex thought processes as an adult does to classify each form of media they are experiencing. For a child, they will simply interpret the content in the simplest form possible, audio and video input which without their own own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process."

    "An abstract thought to consider is what role use of these DVD's might play in therapeutic studies with SN children.  To be more specific, children with Autism.  Considering the manner in which these DVD's influence the skills and behavioral traits of the average child, there very well my be strong potential for use with SN children.  I would like to suggest you reference this with your readers and see what results might come from this idea."

    "There is a high probability of children manifesting a significant improvement in their skill development on multiple levels and well beyond question.  Using a 'familiar' content structure approaches the children not just at a learning and skill development perspective, but doing so with productive and unmitigated psychological development being all inclusive as well.  The end result is of course a strong level of comprehension and solidified retention of what they have seen and heard in each session with the DVD's."




    Spontaneous and Appointment Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

     

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales" DVD's were seen with consumers?

    An image of the Quiet Time DVD Collection on the desk in a home.

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales was part of several spontaneous and direct focused consumer hands-on evaluations performed in multiple states, including four-star hotels and some pre-schools, along with a generous number of other products from multiple categories. Having several products available for consumer evaluation all at once provides a more well-balanced and unbiased evaluation of each of the products.

    For the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's, they were well taken and drew plenty of praise. It was quite amazing how many of the children made a connection with Grandpa Read, his dog, many of the drawings, or even the fish! Here were children from each city and state with no variance...they all were enthralled as they saw the screen with Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's playing, telling his stories.

    In the image above/left, you see the entire collection of the DVD's which were left with a family for direct focus consumer evaluation.  The family was able to have the collection of DVD's for several weeks, then they were taken to another family or spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation event. 

    The reason I chose to take this shot was that when I saw the DVD's lokking like that, it showed that the family had not just looked at one DVD, but rather several of them.  I noticed as well that the DVD's were not even in their original sequential order.  I inquired of the family why the DVD's were on the counter, not with the rest of their DVD's so neatly sitting in the entertainment center next to the counter.  Their reply as that the "other" DVD's are there because they are not viewed often.  According to their eldest daughter, "Mom preferred to have them readily available because of the toddlers constantly pestering her to hear another story...again."

    There was no question about it, in every instance of Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's being provided for evaluation, they pulled plenty of attention.  It came to a point where we had to keep our eyes on the DVD's in fear of them.."growing some legs and walking away."  Despite our strongest efforts, one of the DVD's still managed to grow some legs and take a hike.

    In reviewing the feedback forms which the participants filled out from all of the locations where we hosted spontaneous hands-on evaluation of products, it was amazing how many parents expressed how their children loved the DVD's. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's passed this phase of our evaluation quite well, now eligible to be one of the limited few product that makes it to our final evaluation phase.


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    CONTENT QUALITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pull their weight in this category for CONTENT QUALITY. When you consider how they so effectively stimulated the attention children, they are clearly an excellent product. Just as the very best DVD products of the past which have made it into the ranks of products inducted here, Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's has a well balanced compilation of visual and audio content to stimulate not just a child's mind, but their emotions as well. Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's provide a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development which will encourage repetitive use and essential learning and skill development.

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's stimulates critical skill development in a child in a rather subtle approach as they are being stimulated on multiple fronts simultaneously. The more a child experiences the DVD's, there is a constant level of further advancement in many of the most important areas of a child's developmental skills. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pulls a perfect score of [5] in this category for CONTENT QUALITY.

     


    CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development. With the children multi-tasking by watching the illustrations and video, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's contributes so much to a child's developmental skills that the word "substantial" doesn't even do it justice. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's comes flying through the gates with a perfects score of [5] in this category for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.

     


    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4 gold  stars

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's really made a strong impression in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE. In all consumer hands-on evaluation as well as in-house and independent evaluation, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's was seen as a source of creative stimulation which envelopes a child's experience on multiple levels.

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's establishes a clear-cut example of educational value with the "Quiet Time" idea combined with familiar characters such as a grandfather, dog, fish, and the drawings. After discussion with our independent evaluators and in-house evaluators it was determined that the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales easily fulfills the demands that people are looking for in a DVD collection such as this, well above average, yet just not enough to take it to the top for a perfect score.

    There are multiple perspectives with which to look at what is the definition of this DVD's contribution to educational value. One of the primary features is how the DVD's are capable of being recognized as a hybrid-use product.  They can be adopted for use in multiple platforms both consumer and education.  After reviewing all evaluation results and independent evaluator reports, The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pull a score of [4] in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.




    MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The marketability with the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales presented a challenging task to establish a fair and accurate final score. In the video tapes and what we witnessed personally in the hands-on evaluation segment, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's proved their worth to us. The popularity not just with consumers but with teachers as well really stood out.

    In our final tally of scores in the category for MARKETABILITY, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales comes in with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for MARKETABILITY.

     


    RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The response level with for kids with the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's is pretty well what we all expected. There was no question in any manner that the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's capture the full attention of the children as intended and create a clear and well defined response of the highest level. The response level in all hands-on evaluations by children and family members were well beyond the norm and constant at all times. Children were literally engrossed in the experience. Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales  DVD's pull a perfect score of [5] in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.

     


    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold stars

    The visual appeal for Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's is from lacking. The DVD packaging itself was above average and the content of the DVD's was such a perfect balance of labors and educational value. The colors, images, and characters draw the full attention of the target age group it is designed for while at the same time capturing the attention of the adults as well. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's passed this category for VISUAL APPEAL with a perfect score of [5].

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