Toy Industry Association Launches ToyInfo And ToyAwards Sites To Help Consumers
In my day. the guiding principle was “Father knows best”; however, in 2009 best means fully informed.
With the grandchildren ranging from toddler to teen, I must always be on the lookout for the perfect toy. I define perfect as something the child will actually play with, something that is well-made, and something that is friendly to my pocketbook. Too many products on the market today fit none of my standards. For many manufacturers, the fact is “Take the money and run.”
Many buyers actually believe what the packaging says. Kids are individual so recommendations are not always on target. Before anyone buys, he or she should think about the child, the child’s interests, the way the child plays, the toys the child has and uses, and go from there. Because a kid is always flicking fingers with the newest video game of the moment, it doe not necessarily mean that a video game is the only choice or the best choice for that matter.
Still need help. That is definitely understanding. Try going to the experts. Team Mom introduced me to two helpful web sites – ToyInfo.org and ToyAwards.org.
ToyInfo.org provides you all the information you need to choose the right toys for your family including safetuy facts and play guides. Toyawards.org lists the best toys of the year, the top toys nominated for the 2010 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY), by toy industry experts. Both of these sites were created by the independent Toy Industry Association (TIA) and should make your? shopping easier. Check them out. Everyone who buys a toy absolutely needs to know the safety facts, play guides, and recall information. Everyone who buys a toy absolutely needs to know what this year’s 81 top toys are.
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