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PTPA Award Seal of Approval

PTPA means parent tested, parent approved. It’s a community of parents across North America sharing valuable feedback about the products we bring into our homes and to our families. The PTPA Seal of Approval was rated the #1 Awards Seal recognized by parents across North America.

Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products Awards

Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, has been for many years one of the nation's and world's leading experts on play, toys, and children's products. With 30 years of direct experience, Dr. Auerbach includes educationally oriented, developmental and skill building products from the best large and small companies in her four annual award programs. Many parents, teachers and toy buyers use Dr. Toy's guidance in making selections. Dr. Toy's Guide, the world's first website to provide timely and professional guidance on the best in toys and educational products, offers year-round, award-winning toy and children's product information plus valuable articles, useful resources, links and much more.

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This prestigious award is the first of its kind in the industry, as it recognizes products that are specifically geared towards enhancing the social and emotional development of infants and children. Our award considers products from the prenatal phase up to the 'tween years. Our award is significant when you consider that social and emotional development provides the foundation for all future learning, as well as for one's healthy psychological adjustment across the lifespan.

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The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

The National Parenting Center was founded in July of 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents everywhere. The advice provided is furnished by some of the world's most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

The National Parenting Center has been authorized to dispense this valuable information, which has been provided by these experts, to as many parents as possible through whatever means possible. To that end, The National Parenting Center created and maintains interactive systems allowing parents to access the expert panel. Additionally, parents may obtain the advice of the experts through written transcripts, letters, brochures, newsletters, the Internet, etc.

The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval program, created in 1990 as an adjunct to TNPC's support services, identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. From educational and entertainment products and equipment to travel destinations, the consumer oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children. This award signifies to other parents that their peers have acknowledged a product's quality and desirability based on a wide variety of determining factors.

It is the sole intention of The National Parenting Center to advise, support and guide parents with sound, responsible advice.

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iParenting Media Award, a Disney Internet Group media property, is a premier media site focused on parents. Our award-winning network includes more than 40 Web sites devoted to the entire family lifecycle and Points on Parenting radio show.

The company also operates online and offline assets. is an award-winning network of 40+ Web sites devoted to the entire family lifecycle - from preconception through the teenage years.

The company operates iParenting Media Awards, a premiere product evaluation and testing service in the country. Read more about our mission statement here.

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Great Dad Recommended

The Mr. Dad Seal of Approval and the GreatDad Recommends program recognize products and services that support our mission: giving men the resources, tools, and information they need to be the fathers they want to be and that their families need them to be. is the only online parenting resource with dads' point of view. Read up on tips and news on better parenting for your kids of any age because Dads don't always think like Moms.

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