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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:   74020091026‑372
    Induction Date:   October 26, 2009

     Product:   Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD
    MSRP:   $19.99 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.mathtutordvd.com
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    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man® - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  10/26/2009

    MathTutorDVD.com has created the Young Minds series of DVD's to introduce young children to the joys of learning Math at a young age. This DVD in Numbers and Counting teaches young children to count from 1 to 10 by way of engaging classical music, photographs, and video.




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational DVD 2009 Consumer/Education 0-3 years Female/Male




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

    Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
    (NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

    Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.


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    About Our New Inductee

    * SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs

    Creative imagination plays an important role in the learning aspect of development for a child. As I have stated before in previous product evaluation summaries, even after adulthood, creative thinking and exercise of the imagination still retain the same level of importance and benefit. Young Minds - Numbers and Counting, is an outstanding example of taking a learning medium and stimulating the creative imagination and thinking in a child from infancy to 3 years of age.

    Math Tutor, the creators of Young Minds - Numbers and Counting has created an actual Young Minds series of DVD's to introduce young children to learning math at an early age, long before the age level that most public educational institutions begin at. For many parents, they are not aware of the fact of how a child in the range of pre-natal to 3 years of age are at their most powerful period of absorbing knowledge. From our own in-house and independent evaluation, we have discovered that this DVD is quite applicable for use with SN children, yet you must keep in mind that our results with SN children were not completed in a formal clinical study.

    Did you know that in that after extensive studies by leading scientists pertaining to infant and early childhood learning, it has been clearly established that children ranging from pre-natal to 3 years of age, have a preference to learning? After that period, their chemical processes of the brain begins to change and there is transition into aversion learning.

    Once this transition begins, the child's affinity in learning begins to become more challenging. During the early years from pre-natal state, their learning is in a full immersion process. Young Minds - Numbers and Counting is designed to take advantage of that established fact and provide a child with full immersion in learning with numbers, counting, classical music, photographs, and video. This medium of content delivery allows a child to adopt their learning preference and adaptation of the information into practical use.



    Additional Details & Perspectives

    Have you had enough of the tech-talk and blab about the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD yet? Let's look at the DVD from a more simple perspective.

    To start off with, each number which is covered in the lessons, is presented through multiple mediums of visual stimulation for a child. These consist of photographs, video, and animation. To capture a child's attention to an even greater level, numbers are animated to fly-in from off screen and show the child how to count by counting objects that they are naturally interested in.

    For a child of the age range the content is designed to fit, animals such as frogs, horses, jellyfish, sharks, whales, and so much more are shown to the child and/or guardian along with the associated animal sounds. Learning of colors is approached by pointing out the color of objects on screen.

    Here is a small sampling of the objects which are included in the experience for a child:

    • Variety of animals along with animal sounds
    • Fruits and vegetables along with their colors
    • Machines that move such as trucks, airplanes, etc, along with the sounds that they make.
    • Everyday objects such as crayons, toys, etc.

    CAPTURING A CENTRAL IDEA TO TEACH

    The central idea of this DVD is to teach children numbers and counting while teaching them the names of animals, machines, and other objects along with their associated sounds and colors simultaneously. This is a widely used and proven integrated learning approach which keeps children interested and promotes continued learning.

    The entire DVD is set to rousing classical music pieces by:

    • Bach
    • Beethoven
    • Mozart
    • Chopin
    • Brahms
    • Vivaldi
    • Pachelbel

    IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH...

    If that wasn't enough, there's even more to see with some incredible bonus features which generates excitement and stimulation to critical developmental skills.

    Bonus Features:

    • Repeat Play
    • Picture Puzzles
    • Connect the Dots
    • Name the Animal

    What this all boils down to is a powerful product which is adopted for use in a learning curriculum not just by consumers, but by home school Mom's and teachers in nursery schools alike. The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD delivers the content which people are looking for in multiple realms of application.


    Independent Evaluator Reports

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover the "Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD" from the perspective of one qualified individual" in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of a top level industry professional who know his stuff and has the credentials" to prove it.

    Our professional and independent evaluator has formed his own opinions from extensive analysis and produced a detailed, in-depth product evaluation report connected with his study and evaluation of the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from this same report which has been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in the report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective from our own in the evaluation of the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD.


    PLEASE NOTE: The name of our independent evaluator is not disclosed to protect the privacy of this individual upon their request. His labors are provided at no charge to assist us in developing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. His 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.


    Example of the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVDPRODUCT: Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

    PRODUCT TYPE: Educational DVD

    PRODUCT SAMPLING OF OBJECTS USED IN LESSONS:

    • Variety of animals along with animal sounds
    • Fruits and vegetables along with their colors
    • Machines that move such as trucks, airplanes, etc, along with the sounds that they make
    • Everyday objects such as crayons, toys, etc.



    Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.

    "The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD provided an engaging educational agent to use in a limited duration clinical study of the structure and level of benefit from use of the DVD. I will address the results of the clinical study later in my report. For the present time I will point out some valuable points which make this DVD so unique and valuable."

    "The content of the DVD is a combination of carefully synced classical music selections, colorful and detailed static images, video clips, and vocal narration specific to each image or video. For a child within the age range for which this product applies, they will not define the content of the DVD with complex thought processes to classify each form of media they are experiencing. They will interpret it more simply as an experience of visual and audible media which without their own own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process."

    "In my own assessment of the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD, it was of the greatest interest to me as well as my colleagues, how this DVD is differentiated from others we have seen introduced to the market. In our clinical study we took a group of children ranging from 1 month old to 3 years old, and along with their mothers allowed them to experience this DVD content and then two others of similar style of content, (names of other DVD's will not be disclosed.) The children and their mothers would come into the clinical lab once each day to experience the content of each DVD for periods of 15 minutes x 3". There was a 5 minute break between each DVD being played."

    "What we discovered during this clinical study was a distinct difference in the mimic response level by all of the children between the three DVD's. With the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD the impulse to mimic the vocal sounds from the young child's voice on the DVD in comparison of the other two DVD's was virtually as strong as comparing night to day. With the other DVD's, the mothers and their children were responding more to the music and colorful images being demonstrated by their emotional reactions with minimal mimic response of any of the content."

    "After reviewing the videotapes of the clinical study segments multiple times, I established without question that with the the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD, each of the children, the mimic response with each time a number was spoken, had a progressive increase in quality and accuracy. By the end of the study, both of the one year old children manifested a significant improvement in their vocal development well beyond question."

    "With the other DVD's the response levels were in constant fluctuation. The music created one response then an animated image on the screen created yet another. While the other DVD's have their own unique benefits, they failed to create the visible mimic response which was accomplished with the the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. The mothers were completely engrossed in the music and animation of the other DVD's yet the children were not responding as productively as with the DVD in focus in this report."

    "The cognitive and critical skill development are of strongest concern and in answer to the question on your form, I would say undeniably that the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD does in fact contribute well beyond demand what is needed for substantial cognitive and critical skill development. Does the DVD represent a developmental stimulation which carries after-effects which are dominant and useful for any infant or toddler in the age group from which it was designed? There is no question that it accomplishes reaching that expectation and well beyond that."



    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 "Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD" was seen with consumers?

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting is the kind of product we enjoy putting through the ropes with consumers as far as educational DVD's go. The reasoning behind this is because it is different. The key element of success in educational DVD's of this sort is to include ALL of the elements that are needed to educate a child, AND do so without becoming redundant and losing their consistent active response. With the participants of our spontaneous hands-on product evaluation, the "Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD" had the right combination of elements that captured their attention.

     

    A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. The images to the left and right and below are all from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. The image to the immediate left is an introduction, to the first lessons. A similar looking image is shown with the progression from one set of lessons to another.

    The image to the immediate right is a screen capture of one single frame from the animated transition from one image to the next. The images below are scaled down screen capture images from some of the lesson content in the DVD.
    A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD.


    A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD. A screen image from the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD.


    The location for the spontaneous hands-on product evaluation for the the "Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD" was not our usual one location event. Instead, we took the DVD to a local mall in Los Angeles, a public school and a learning center in Las Vegas, NV.




    A point of very keen interest to all of us was how the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD produced a far different response from parents and children than similar products which have passed our evaluation. I will emphasize the word "similar" due to the fact that the DVD may have some similarities to others yet still remain unique.

    Unlike other DVD's of this category class, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD maintained 100% attention by the child participating in the evaluation whereas the mother or guardian averaged around 71%. This proved all the more so how the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD was very effectively designed to reach the specific target audience intended. Although parent/child social-interaction is important, children of this age group are in total immersion with their learning and living environment combined. For children out of the target age group and adults, the learning curriculum doesn't spark the response level as promptly or as good.

    What we found to be of the greatest significance was how that with the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD, participants waiting their turn to experience the DVD, were quite patient and waited for their turn with excitement or were just, plain fascinated.

    In our reviewing of the consumer hands-on feedback forms which the participants filled out, there was no room for doubt that the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD was one of the most innovative educational products we have evaluated to date. Simple, basic, and contributing so greatly to the development of critical and cognitive skills, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD proved it's full value in the spontaneous hands-on evaluation.

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD passed this segment of our evaluation with quite a following of mothers whose children were graced with the opportunity to enjoy working with this DVD. Did the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pass this segment of the evaluation process? Yes, it did so and then some!

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    CONTENT QUALITY: Rating Level - [5]

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pulls its weight in this category for CONTENT QUALITY. Unique unto itself as an incredible masterpiece of a learning medium. When you consider the outstanding and well balanced compilation of visual and audio content to stimulate not just a child's mind, but their emotions as well, there is no way to lose! The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development which will encourage not only repetitive use, it will also provide the means for an easy transition into a new DVD is which is designed for the next age group to follow this one.

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD has the necessary elements to stimulate critical skill development in a child in a subtle approach as they are being stimulated on multiple fronts. The more a child experiences the sound and visual display of the DVD, there is a constant level of further advancement in the most important areas of a child's developmental skills. The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pulls a perfect score of [5] in this category for CONTENT QUALITY.


    CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5]

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development which easily eclipses many other products of similar nature. The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD undoubtedly contributes in more than just a substantial manner, rather it is so strong in this area that the word "substantial" doesn't even do it justice. The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD comes flying through the gates with a perfects score of [5] in this category for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.


    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [5]

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pulls the stops out in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE. In all consumer hands-on evaluation as well as in-house and independent evaluation, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD was seen as a source of creative stimulation which envelopes a child's experience on every level imaginable. While creative stimulation is quite valuable in education, the actual response levels were clearly evident as being well beyond the norm for all age groups in the clinical studies and spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation.

    The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD establishes a clear-cut example of educational value which is literally infinite in measure. After discussion with our independent evaluators and in-house evaluators it was determined that the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD easily fulfills the high educational demands that people are looking for in a DVD such as this. The primary point which the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD has to offer is how it is not a single product with which loses value once a child is beyond the age group for which it was designed. It is the first of a series of educational DVD's with which a child can easily transition from one to the next.

    There are multiple perspectives with which to look at what is the definition of this DVD's contribution to educational value. After reviewing all evaluation results and independent evaluator reports, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pulls a perfect score of [5] in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.


    MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [4]

    The marketing value with the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD was a challenging task establish a fair and accurate final score. In the video tapes and what we witnessed personally in the hands-on evaluation segment, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD drew plenty of attention with several mothers even mentioning they already were using one of the DVD's from the Math Tutor DVD product line already.

    There was another perspective to take into consideration though. With so many other companies touting how great their product is, corporate buyers have more of a challenge determining which educational DVD's are the best way to go. Well established branding of quality and effectiveness, as well as excellent marketing development is needed to take a product all the way to the top. The Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD is well above average in its scoring in the category for MARKETING VALUE.

    Despite what an outstanding product it is, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD came out of the fray with a well above average score of [4] in this category. I must admit though, we all agreed that if we had a .5 score to add to our current scoring structure, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD would be awarded that extra .5 in this category evaluation.


    RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5]

    The response level with for kids with the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD is well beyond anyone's expectation. The smoothly structured combination of content assures a steady flow of interest from a child. The response level in all hands-on evaluations by children and family members were well beyond the norm and constant. Infants were literally engrossed in the imagery and sound with some even beginning to develop a mimic response of the numbers they were seeing and hearing. As the DVD progressed from one chapter to the next, the infants and toddlers were completely enthralled. the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD pulls a perfect score of [5] in this category for response level.


    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5]

    The visual appeal for the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD far from lacking. The DVD packaging was well above average while the content of the DVD itself was such a perfect balance of labors and educational value. The colors, images, and video clips draw an infant or toddlers attention with a unique sense of comfort and captivation.

    The diverse variety of objects, videos, and colors from each chapter featured in the DVD were instrumental in keeping a child's attention from all target age levels, creating a visually appealing environment for a child. Combining the visual appeal of the packaging and content, the Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD proved it's mettle and passed this category for VISUAL APPEAL with a perfect score of [5].

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