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Smart Play/Smart Toys for Learning and Fun

Emphasizing the importance of learning through play, Stevanne "Dr. Toy" Auerbach, Ph.D. offers a Holiday Gift Guide and Tips for Smart Play/Smart Toys on her website at .

One of the foremost experts on toys and children's products, Auerbach is the author of fourteen books including Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q./ Play Quotient   (St Martins Press).

Dr. Toy is speaking at the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) International Conference in the Javits Center in New York, NY on Friday, November 22nd and will be making her third appearance on Tech TV's Call for Help on December 4 th .

"We want to bring new, renewed and positive energy to help all children learn through play," says Auerbach. "Now more than ever, we need to give our children a strong foundation of play and a good mix of children's toys and products to gain an essential and lifelong love of learning."

Trained in education, psychology and special education, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., has spent 30 years working in toys, play and children's services. She is a syndicated columnist, consultant and speaker who is frequently called upon to comment about toys and their role in learning and child development.

Her annual "Top 100 Children's Products" awards featured on her website at recognize both large and small companies' best educational oriented, child skill building products.

Dr. Toy's Ten Tips on Smart Play/Smart Toys for Learning and Fun are available on her website at    or send a SASE # 10 envelope to the Institute for Childhood Resources, 268 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.   Her book, Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q./ Play Quotient is available in bookstores or call 800-551-8697 to order a personally autographed copy.



Note to Editors: Auerbach available for interview.

  Smart Play book available for review.   Photos and video available.

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