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Dr. Toy's 10 Tips for Learning and Fun©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with construction toys, listening to music and being active outdoors.

Dr. Toy Talks About Play and Toys

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

After many years studying and selecting toys of all kind I strongly believe the toys a child plays with can help to unlock the door to learning. Each new play experience helps to turn the key and unlock doors to experiences that influence mental, social and other aspects of the child's fullest development.

Dr. Toy Talks About Why Play is Essential

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Electronics are invading children's time and focus. Watching screens is mesmerizing, and the random movements a child makes while engaged in such pl...

Dr. Toy Talks about Superhero Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Superheroes have abilities children only dream of -- they are strong, fast, courageous and can overcome obstacles... sometimes in a single bound. They also do many good deeds. After all, that is an important goal we hope children will internalize -- learning about doing good for others.

Dr. Toy Talks about Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn, think and express their own creativity.

Dr. Toy Talks about Overcoming Barriers to Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Safe and stimulating play promotes wholesome development and inspires a healthy future. Play is good for everyone!

Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

It is important to balance playtime indoors and outdoors. Outdoor play gives children extra benefits and should be encouraged as much as possible.

Dr. Toy Talks About the Basics of Play ©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Play is an on-going, natural process for children. Like little sponges, children begin observing and absorbing from infancy. They learn by using all t...

Dr. Toy Talks about Best Toys for Older Children

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Parents want to know more about play for children between age 9 and 12. During this period of development, children experience rapid social maturation and physical growth. They are in transition.

The Right Toys for Preschoolers

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Preschool is an important, fun, learning opportunity where your child expands social skills and practices communication skills. Observe the toys your child plays with at preschool. You can learn a lot by observing your child during play.

Dr. Toy Talks About the Right Toys for Toddlers

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Toddlers actively explore their world and want to touch, smell and taste everything. Watch carefully and "child proof" your home and the child's plays...

Dr. Toy Talks About Picking Perfect Baby Gifts©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

What about the buying gifts for babies? Those precious, new people in your life who cannot tell you what they want, but who will definitely show you what they think about your presents, either with cute gurgles and happy smiles, or with complete indifference to that hard-won gift?

Dr. Toy Talks About Why Classic Toys Are Important©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Have you noticed how many of the toys that you played with as a child are still available now to share with your children? These classics have lasted over time. The joy of sharing a toy with your child that you once played with is a special treat.

Rx for Adult Play Year Round

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stevanne Auerbach

Whatever you select to play with, make it a great opportunity to learn something new, be more creative, and take ample time to relax, and experience more joyful play times.

Dr. Toy's Tips on Toys for Holiday Joy

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Sometimes it seems that books have lost their appeal to children (and to adults), but this may be simply competition between traditional forms of learning and new electronics that appear compelling.