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Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 Children unfamiliar with the tale of the Princess and the Frog might find it odd to the see a pretty pink doll holding a green frog with a crown on his head. This should be viewed as a perfect opening for you to tell the 19th Century tale first made famous by the Brothers […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 If you build it, they will play. That was the enlightened discovery we made at our testing centers as kids eagerly assembled this new offering from Lego. The officially licensed NBA game is almost as much fun to build as it is to play, but its playtime that kids really enjoyed. Working to perfect […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 Building Lego contraptions is one of those experiences that pass from generation to generation with ease and familiarity. However, we doubt that the old-timers, “Lego pioneers”, would believe what the Lego folks have come up with now. This great kit offers builders a variety of pretty easy to build projects (although an adult’s help […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 The inanimate legacy of Lego projects is threatening to become history as the company ads more cool motorized building kits to its line. This is more of an observation than a commentary and one that we heard from our parent testers as they played with this new offering from the venerable Danish company. Motor […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 This little piggy is often the first “game” that most infants play. The giggles of anticipation that it elicits are generally followed by “More!” This soft velveteen plush toy gives children the opportunity to play along with a friend who giggles, shakes and moves to the delight of little ones. The lights were an […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2003 Wooden blocks have been staple features in childhood playrooms for many generations. This new set from Habermaas will delight your little one with the build-upon design of three wooden pegs. These pegs allow your child to build any number of designs. The wooden blocks are painted with bright colors and are sanded down so […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2003 After playing with this latest Gears! Gears! Gears! toy the consensus among our testers is the “Dizzy” should be “Dazzling”. The colorful gears that come in a variety of unique shapes and sizes come together in a spinning, whirring commotion of dazzling fun. The gears which include a merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel and a […]

Seal of Approval Winner Spring 2003 What makes Frantic Fish unlike most any other puzzle you’ve played with is that there is nothing difficult, taxing or challenging about it. It’s unique approach offers the kind of diversion you and your children will enjoy playing with on a cold winter night or on the porch during a lazy summer day. Using […]

Seal of Approval Winner Spring 2003 Have we reached the saturation point yet on the size and magnitude of these water drenching cannons? (pun intended) It seems that every year the amount of water per square inch is creeping up to the point where your target would stay dryer in the shower. Wild Planet has bucked the trend with the […]

Seal of Approval Winner Spring 2003 Parents and educators regularly and rightfully bemoan the cost-cutting measures that schools make in order to make ends meet. Geography is one of those lessons that often get the ax come budget-trimming time. Here’s a fun toy that introduces geography to very young children and can provide just the right spark to make the […]