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REDONDO BEACH, CA…September  28, 2011… b. dazzle, inc. of Redondo Beach, California, has announced that its newest Scramble Squares® 9-piece puzzle, “Ladybugs,” has been named one of  “Dr. Toy’s Best Picks Children’s Products for 2011” by The Institute for Childhood Resources in San Francisco.  

In announcing these awards, noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy), Director of The Institute For Childhood Resources, founded in San Francisco in 1975, and a childhood specialist for over 40 years, said, “Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Picks Children’s Products for 2011 is being released “ to encourage parents and teachers to focus on the value of play as essential to the learning process.”  She adds, “Smart play products selected from many excellent companies across the U.S.A., Canada and other countries provide children with exciting new developmentally appropriate tools to help them do better in school, and also provide more constructive activities after school.”

Dr. Auerbach believes “parents and grandparents need help to gain a head start locating new, diversified products that children will enjoy while increasing skills, enhance instruction and expand imagination.” The products, balanced among large and small companies, range from low to high tech for “hours of active, creative, educational, and stimulating fun.  Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these smart new toys and products encourage children to maximize their potentials.”

Dr. Toy’s Best Picks” were carefully chosen as worthy of attention from among thousands that she has reviewed at toy fairs, catalogs, and through many other
sources, and by using extensive criteria she has developed over many years. Among the criteria used are: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.

Complete information about these smart toys and products are included in the full report

Each puzzle package includes a panel of fascinating facts on the subject of the puzzle, as well as a trivia question and hidden answer to the trivia question, all packaged in a unique and handy resealable heavy duty 10-1/2” long x 5-3/4” wide x 3/8” deep vinyl travel pouch for easy storage, travel and mailing. 

Scramble Squares® styles are available on nature, sports, history, culture, occupations, fantasy, science, technology, hobbies and activities. Although each Scramble Squares® puzzle has only nine 4″ x 4″ square pieces, exquisite Scramble Squares® puzzles are Perhaps The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle®!  At under $10.00 each suggested retail, Scramble Squares® puzzles make inexpensive, but highly valued gifts for both men and women alike.  Over 135 exquisite styles of colorful original art are available.  Retailers carrying Scramble Squares® puzzles can be found by zip code location on the interactive “Find A Retailer” page of the b. dazzle, inc. web site: http://www.b-dazzle.comScramble Squares® may also be purchased directly from b. dazzle, inc. either on its web site or by toll free telephone at (800) 809-4242.