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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:38:00 AM

This complimentary, one-of-a-kind resource speaks to a child's individual needs and offers qualified toy recommendations based on research from the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit organization that evaluates all of the toys featured in the Guide.

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Founded in 1946, Uncle Milton creates, produces and markets proprietary and licensed toys that inspire imagination and learning while encouraging kids to explore and discover their world. The flagship Ant Farm® brand ant habitat, first introduced in 1956, is a toy industry icon that has delighted generations of families and now includes a full line of live habitat products. Since then, Uncle Milton has successfully expanded into many other innovative proprietary brands. The In My Room™ brand delivers a range of unique and interactive in-room light and sound experiences that bring your room to life while the fast-growing Fireworks Lightshow brand has expanded into a full line of creative light and sound, firework-like experiences that light up the night. Uncle Milton is also a market leader in the science and educational toy category with a portfolio that includes many top licenses including Star Wars™ Science, National Geographic™, Nat Geo WILD™, and John Deere™. Uncle Milton, a Transom Capital Group company, distributes its toy lines through a broad range of retail channels including mass merchant, specialty toy, online, hobby, gift, and department stores nationwide.

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With 12 years experience creating high quality games, exquisitely designed for maximum fun, Blue Orange Games looks to the future with consistent ideals. Choosing durable, feel-good materials, we pledge to produce games that last through generations and create cherished moments. Designed to be easy to learn and to build upon important skills, our games invite families to unplug for hours of good old-fashioned fun. Respect for the environment is a priority and we are committed to planting two trees for each one used to create our wooden games.

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The LEGO Group is engaged in the development of children's creativity through playing and learning. Based on the world-famous LEGO® brick, the company today provides toys, experiences and teaching materials for children in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Group has approximately 10,000 employees, and it is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.

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At Crayola, we believe being "responsible" means doing what is right. It is being a good citizen in the communities and countries where we operate and our products are found. It means incorporating social and environmental priorities and practices into our Crayola brand, our products and our relationships with customers, vendors, consumers and employees.

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Founded by industry veterans Mike Gasser, Kevin McNulty and game inventor Brian Turtle, Endless Games specializes in games that offer classic entertainment and hours of fun at affordable prices.

The three have an uncanny ability for discovering and developing hit games, having been a part in past successes Trivial Pursuit™, Pictionary® and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon™.

The general principle of Endless Games is to produce high quality entertainment in board games and puzzles that are quick and easy to learn, but offer “Endless” play value. This theme runs through the line of classic games like Kismet, Spill & Spell, and the Tickle Bee as well as home versions of iconic TV game shows like Password, The Family Feud, and the Newlywed Game. Newer, cutting edge games like X-ceter-O, and Dueling Dice, and party games Name 5, and Flippin’ Out! also maintain this model for instantly addictive fun!

From ages 3 to 103, Endless Games offers card games, dice games, party games, word games, strategy games, trivia games, survey games, and pop culture games for everyone.

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We are a small, friendly and playful company with the wonderful task of producing a unique and amazing product to delight, inspire and entertain children, while bringing peace, quiet and joy to parents and grandparents!

And, we have been doing this, now, for over twenty years! Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables are the award winning original waxed yarn creativity toy — made in the USA!

We are proud of the fact that Wikki Stix have won several Parents’ Choice Awards, as well as the iparentingmedia.com award and awards from Dr. Toy. We have also won the top two toy awards in the United Kingdom!

Not only are Wikki Stix a wonderful creative activity toy...they are also a “Really Cool Tool for Teaching School.” So, if you’re a teacher, you may have seen us at your national conference, as we are there every year with new and innovative ways Wikki Stix can be helpful in your classrooom.

Our products are found primarily in upscale specialty toy stores, educational supply stores, craft and hobby stores, as well as some kid friendly restaurants. We have distributors on five continents!