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July 2006 | Vol. V - No. 7
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Preschoolers Rate Toys

Moms and Tikes Get Tough on Laces, Blocks and Toilet Décor


This month, four families and three preschool classrooms evaluated three new toys (rating them on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best). Two of the toys had relatively consistent marks across the group, while the last toy had mixed reviews. Of the three, The Picnic Game by eeboo was the hands-down winner in this month’s evaluation. Click here to read the full review.

Products:
  1. Lacing shoe by Bajo Toys USA (ToyShow)
  2. Bible Stacking Blocks by Alphabet Alley (ToyShow)
  3. Toilet Buddies by Jeckida, Inc. (ToyShow)
Mom’s Roundtable Questions
Products
1
2
3
How appealing is the packaging?
6.0
7.1
7

How likely would you be to buy this product in a store, based on packaging alone?

4.0
6.8
7
Once the product is open, how appealing are its contents?
6.6
8.3
7.3
How easy are the instructions to understand … for Mom?
10
10
8.5
How easy are the instructions to understand … for kids?
7.6
10
5.3

How satisfied were you with the amount of time it took to set up or prepare the toy?

10
10
6.2
How excited were the kids about the prospect of using this toy?
8.3
8.83
6.7

How involved were the kids when getting ready to play with the toy?

9.0
7.7
4.9
How interested in the toy were the children once play began?
8.6
8.25
6.6

How much fun did the kids think it was to play?

8.3
9.0
7.4

How much did the kids think they learned while playing with the toy?

6.6
6.1
5

How much did you think the kids learned while playing with the toy?

7.0
5.9
4.5

How appropriate a learning tool outside of the classroom is this toy?

8.1
5.1
3.9

Knowing what you now know about the toy, how likely would you be to buy it for your children or recommend it to other parents?

8.7
8.15
4.25

Knowing what they now know about the toy, how likely would your children be to buy it, request it or recommend it to other children?

8.2
8.7
5.5
TOTAL SCORE
7.8
7.99
6.00



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