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Little Helper's Dining Room & Pots and Pans
(Step 2 $10 Score:) Gender free cooking sets are not easy to find. This one is bright and sturdy and comes in white, red, and yellow. A 22-piece set comes with dishes, pots, and utensils.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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2002 Awards
eeBoo Tot Towers
(eeBoo $22 Score:)

Handsome sets of ten cardboard nesting blocks with familiar objects to know and name. There are several editions in this line: Read to Me,  Nursery Rhymes and new this year, Wildlife. At first your toddler will enjoy your stacking the blocks and knocking them down--eventually she'll be the one doing the building. Activity Tip: Put surprises under the boxes for your child to discover.  The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2002. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Sparkling Symphony Stacker
(Fisher-Price $14.99 Score:) This high-tech stacker has star shaped rings and a post with twinkling lights and sounds as each ring is put on. Push the button on top and it plays a nursery tune. We could have done without the tunes and simply the cause and effect sounds when stars are put on the post. Takes 3 AAs. Classic stacking toys require the ability to see and arrange objects in size order-a skill that most toddlers do not have. Although such toys are often labeled 6 months & up, there's nothing wrong with your child-the problem is with the label! In fact, many pieces are sure to be lost before tots can put them together. Happily, there are more forgiving choices that introduce stacking without the need for size order. These toys are fun for toddlers to explore- just don't expect them to be expert stackers. As you play with your toddler, use color or size words to describe the pieces. Such concepts are learned with greater ease when they are part of everyday experiences. These are more appropriate for 1 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2001.

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Lamaze Stacking Rings
(RC2 Learning Curve $19.99 Score:) Made of colorful patterned fabric these rings stack in any order. Classic stacking toys require the ability to see and arrange objects in size order-a skill that most toddlers do not have. Although such toys are often labeled 6 months & up, there's nothing wrong with your child-the problem is with the label! In fact, many pieces are sure to be lost before tots can put them together. Happily, there are more forgiving choices that introduce stacking without the need for size order. These toys are fun for toddlers to explore- just don't expect them to be expert stackers. As you play with your toddler, use color or size words to describe the pieces. Such concepts are learned with greater ease when they are part of everyday experiences. These are more appropriate for 1 & up.

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Plan Toy's Miracle Pounding
(Brio $26 Score:) An innovative crescent-shaped toy with balls instead of pegs. As one ball is hit another pops up. This is less easy to use than the typical hammer bench. Beautifully crafted of wood.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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Beads on Wire Toys
(Educo $16 Score:) This company makes beads on wire toys in many sizes and shapes. You have probably seen them in your pediatrician's office and toy shops. Children of mixed ages enjoy them simply as a manipulative or for open-ended pretend games. If the beads were loose, of course they would be a choking hazard. Yet toddlers love to handle the little beads and sliding them up and over. You'll find some platforms with suction cups that fit on a high chair- that will buy you some time. Or some that are lightweight enough for baby to pass from hand to hand. Big and pricey are the floor or table models with lots of beads and pathways. These abstract toys develop pretending, eye-hand, language, and counting skills.

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2001 Awards
Green Turtle Sandbox
(Little Tikes $49.95 Score:)

This has become a classic. A small beginners sandbox for tight spaces. This won't accommodate lots of tots and is apt to be outgrown quickly. But if it is all the space you have-go with it. For bigger spaces consider the Dinosaur Sandbox.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Crabbie Sandbox
(Step 2 $45 Score:) A small sandbox shaped like a frog with a cover-up lid for keeping animals out of the sand. This is for tight places and won't hold many tots. If you have less space the Frog Sandbox will be a good choice. ($30)

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Melody Push Chime
(Fisher-Price $12 Score:)

Push comes before pull. Instead of holding someone's hand, young toddlers often find sheer joy in the independence of walking while holding on to a push toy. You probably started walking with Fisher-Price's Corn Popper or Melody Push Chime. They are still great choices! We don't especially like the new electronic versions that have added sounds and lights. One recites the alphabet and the other counts-nothing in particular. We think walking is a big enough deal for tots who are not even talking yet!

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: . Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Corn Popper
(Fisher-Price $20 Score:)

Push comes before pull. Instead of holding someone's hand, young toddlers often find sheer joy in the independence of walking while holding on to a push toy. You probably started walking with Fisher-Price's Corn Popper or Melody Push Chime ($8). They are still great choices! We don't especially like the new electronic versions that have added sounds and lights. One recites the alphabet and the other counts-nothing in particular. We think walking is a big enough deal for tots who are not even talking yet!

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: . Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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