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REDONDO BEACH, CA…October 6, 2009… b. dazzle, inc. of Redondo Beach, California, has announced that its new Salmon Scramble Squares® 9-piece educational brain teaser puzzle for all ages has been honored as among Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products for 2009 and among Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Products for 2009 by The Institute for Childhood Resources in San Francisco.

The 18th Annual report of “Dr. Toy’s 100 BestChildren’s Products 2009” awards is now available to parents, teachers and others in the online magazine, Dr. Toy’s Guide, at  The free report also is available by sending a SASE #10 envelope to Dr. Toy.

Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products” Awards Program2009 was developed by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented, stimulating toys and products for children.  Dr. Auerbach, Director of the Institute for Childhood Resources, founded in San Francisco in 1975, is the only Ph.D. with extensive training, background and over 41 years of experience evaluating, writing and speaking about toys and children’s products.  Dr. Auerbach is trained in education, child psychology, child development, and special education.  She is an educator, consultant, parent and grandparent.  Dr. Toy reports that in the years that the innovative on-line magazine Dr. Toy’s Guide has been available, “thousands of visitors from around the world have accessed information daily.”  The site was the first on-line resource to evaluate toys and children’s products.

Describing the Salmon Scramble Squares® 9-Piece Puzzle in “Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products for 2009,” Dr. Auerbach writes, “The valiant salmon swims   upstream to fresh water from the oceans to spawn.  Solving this Salmon Scramble Squares®” 9-Piece brainteaser puzzle from b. dazzle, inc. requires the same kind of determination and perseverance. The object of the Scramble Squares® puzzle game is to arrange the nine colorfully illustrated 4” x 4” square pieces into a 12” square so that the realistic graphics on the pieces’ edges match perfectly to form completed pictures in every direction.  They make inexpensive, but highly valued gifts for all ages.”

Adults and seniors love made in America Scramble Squares® puzzles as much as do children, teenagers and college students. 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 on nature, sports, history, culture, geography, science, technology, gourmet, occupations, fantasy, hobbies and activities, and more new styles are added throughout each year.  Scramble Squares® puzzles teach critical thinking skills, fine motor skills, patience, perseverance,  and they help maintain mental agility in older persons, while providing stimulating entertainment as either a solitaire game or as a cooperative activity. Each puzzle package includes a panel of fascinating facts on the subject of the puzzle, as well as a trivia question and hidden answer, all packaged in a unique and handy resealable heavy duty 101/2” long x 53/4” wide  x 3/8” deep vinyl travel pouch which can be collected and stored easily in a standard 3-ring binder.