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Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2004 Technology and storytime blend together seamlessly with the Story Reader system. The system, which comes bundled with one of the most beloved Disney tales, Lion King, is a remarkably easy-to-use system that reacts as your child turns the page. No matter which page they turn to, the system “knows” and begins magically reading aloud […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2004 When you watch children read along with their parents you invariably see either the parent or child pointing to pictures and words in the book. The whole idea behind the ActivePOINT series is that it’s fun to touch and point, especially when the action results in a wonderful sound effect. The books in the […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 If your child is ready to really step up to the plate and try out their care giving skills then CHOU CHOU is ready to put them to the test. Here is a doll that can kick, say “mama,” babble incoherently, and suckle, sound familiar? What’s more, CHOU CHOU isn’t just a doll with […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 Water Babies have a powerful appeal, whether its their blue eyes, tiny smiling mouth, soft warm bodies (when filled with water) or all of the above it didn’t matter to our testers, it was all good. Water Babies are sized right for a child’s small hands and little arms. This doll’s body is made […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 Water Babies have a powerful appeal, whether its their blue eyes, tiny smiling mouth, soft warm bodies (when filled with water) or all of the above it didn’t matter to our testers, it was all good. Water Babies are sized right for a child’s small hands and little arms. This doll’s body is made […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 When it comes to ingenious toy design, Playmates took the cake during this testing period. The awesome design of this Hummer was a child magnet as one kid after another took turns taking it for a spin. When they saw that this radical roadster opened up and became its own interactive playset, well, just […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 So what IS in Ned’s head? Before you answer or stick your hand inside to find out you may want to think twice. On the other hand, if you enjoy blindly feeling in the dark around for weird stuff go right ahead. Kids absolutely loved finding the grossest stuff possible inside poor Ned, but […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 This adorable packaged set includes an audio CD, a book and a plush froggy backpack that our little testers absolutely loved. The audio CD gently encourages interactivity as the story progresses. The story held the attention of younger listeners quite nicely but it is the adorable frog/backpack that really made this set a winner […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 This new packaged story set has all the elements you would want in a baby’s first book. There is the sturdy board book with bright colors full of appealing pictures to catch a baby’s attention. There is also a CD that accompanies the book full of musical tunes from the award winning composers at […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2004 If you never understood the concept of odds when it comes to rolling dice, you will after playing and probably losing at Boxum a couple of times. This numbers based game is very easy to learn but the subtleties of playing the odds to “box off” each number on your playing card ends of […]