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Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Pop quiz time.  Which would you prefer... A. Walking like a zombie down identical aisles of a big box store, searching for the best toy for your child by reading the mindless marketing hype that is on every toy box? B. Visiting your unique and whimsically laid out local toy store, letting the kids play click to continue...

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End of Boy and Girl Toy Awards

Regular readers know that we have been strongly against the Toy Industry Association (TIA) handing out Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTY Awards) for Best Boy Toy and Best Girl Toy. Here you can read why we believed these gender based toy awards were harmful and reinforced gender stereotypes and take a look at the petition click to continue...

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By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given out every year in January to the best illustrated children’s book.  With the medal recently awarded, I thought it would be a good time to look at this prestigious award. The Caldecott Medal has been given out for the last 74 years to the best click to continue...

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UPDATE: We have released our Top Toys for the 2011 Holiday Season Gift Guide! Please click here to see the List of Top Toys for the 2011 Holiday Season! Nothing like getting the International Toy Fair 2011 started with a big gala award ceremony!  On Saturday night, 2/12/11, the 2011 Toy of the Year (TOTY) click to continue...

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More Award Winning Childrens Books

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Ah, in the dead of winter, it is the time when academies of all kinds decide to hand out their top prizes.  The Grammys, the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the Newbery and Caldecott…. Wait!  What were those last two?  Well, probably the only ones that you, as parents, might actually click to continue...

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Karotz Smart Rabbit by Mindscape

This was the first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that Dad Does has attended.  This means two things.  First, none of the other Consumer Electronics Shows count, since we weren't there.  You can now start counting CES using A.D. years... "after Dad Does". Secondly, since we have now attended one CES, we are completely qualified to click to continue...

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