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Stephanie's segment on the TODAY SHOW
Tags: Toys at Every Budget, NBC's TODAY Show
Posted: 2011-03-30 12:06:07

The good news is that there are great toys this year for every budget. Our Platinum and Gold Award list is chock full of construction sets, props for pretend, dolls, games, remote control vehicles (and bugs) and craft kits.  If you missed Stephanie's segment on NBC's TODAY Show, you can watch it here.  To read about the products featured in the segment, click here. Of course this is only a small selection of our award winners--please be sure to take a look at all of our winners for 2010!  For a behind the scenes look at the segment, read Stephanie's blog.

Watch Stephanie's segment on the TODAY SHOW November 16th
Tags: Stephanie Oppenheim, Today Show, High Tech Toys
Posted: 2011-02-01 11:02:33

Watch Stephanie's segment by clicking here. She shared the's picks for the Best High Tech Toys for 2010 with Al Roker. This year's recommended list includes video cameras, bugs, and a red eyed snake!  Click here to see the's list of Best High Tech Toys of 2010. You can also read Stephanie's behind the scenes at the Today Show blog by clicking here.

Stephanie on NBC's TODAY SHOW
Tags: Today Show, Hot Toys, Toy Fair
Posted: 2010-04-16 14:52:43

Stephanie shared some of the early front runners for top toys of 2010 on NBC's TODAY Show on Friday, March 5th.  Click here to watch the segment. After attending the American International Toy Fair in New York last month, the kicks into gear for a new season of toy testing with their testers throughout the country. As the toys start rolling in, we'll be posting reviews as we go- rather than making consumers wait until the end of the year.  Toys that receive an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award during the Spring and Summer, will be nominated for the year-end Platinum AwardsRead Stephanie's blog for a preview of some promising toys.

Stephanie's segment on the TODAY SHOW
Tags: Today Show, Best Educational Toys
Posted: 2011-04-02 15:04:10
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Stephanie appeared this morning on the Today Show with Natalie Morales and shared some of the year's best educational toys that help build important skills - featuring products from Lego, Blue Orange Games, Playmobil, Leapfrog, Silver Dolphin, Eeboo, I Can Do That Games, Briarpatch, Gamewright and Citiblocks. 


You can watch her here! The full article with details on all the products she demonstrated can be found at our site.

As Featured on the TODAY Show
Tags: Today Show, Playing, Games, Ann Curry
Posted: 2010-01-10 19:42:07 By: Stephanie Oppenheim

Whether you have a crawling baby or a video game addicted tween, it's important to carve out space where you get to play together!  As silly as it sounds, with everyone's busy schedules play time often gets taken off the "to do" list.   While we spend so much time making sure that everyone is doing all their "work"...the time we spend laughing with our kids  is just as important.

As Featured on the TODAY Show
Tags: Today Show, Active Play, Outdoor Games
Posted: 2009-09-11 20:13:58 By: Stephanie Oppenheim

Looking for ideas for outdoor fun? Whether you are the "it" house in your neighborhood or if you're planning a family get together, we have some great games and equipment that can bring everyone together.

As Featured on the TODAY Show
Tags: Today Show, Recession Proof Toys, Games, Arts and Crafts, Balls
Posted: 2010-01-10 19:45:59
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To watch the segment, click here.

You can also read her daily blog about the good, bad and ugly in toyland.

Have a question about what's age appropriate? Join the discussion! Click here to view her blog.

As Featured on the TODAY Show
Tags: Educational Toys, Education Games, Science Kits, Building Sets, Egypt, Math Games, Today Show
Posted: 2010-01-10 19:43:01 By: Stephanie Oppenheim
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The beginning of the school year can be exciting for kids - new school supplies, seeing their friends..but it's also about the work.  Research shows that kids often slide backwards during the summer months.  The good news is that during the first few weeks of school, you're kids are also reviewing.  Since most of us are not trained educators, it's hard to know how to help without trying to step into that teacher role - that inevitably ends in tears. Here are some suggested games and activities that are fun to play - and at the same time reinforce academic skills. Read more.


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