(PRWEB) April 6, 2005
World-renowned toy guru and child development authority, Dr. Toy, author of several books and articles about smart play to enhance childrenÂs PQ (Play Quotient), has granted each of Mic-O-MicÂs Helicopter (Model # 2.06) and Large Breakdown truck (Model # 8.02) ÂDr. ToyÂs Best Smart Play / Smart Toy Product for 2005Â Awards.
Dr. ToyÂs comments on these two Awards are:
ÂHelicopter (Model # 2.06)
This is a fun construction kit that features a sharp and colorful helicopter. This puzzle is a beginner model that is sturdy, durable, and easy-to-assemble. It measures seven inches in length. Your childÂs imagination will unfold as they fly their new creation like a bird in the wind. These products feel good and have excellent colors. The toys are made from high quality plastics and are unbreakable with patented plugs and clips that are almost impossible to take apart. Disassembly requires a plug extractor, included in each kit. There is an open-ended play experience. Instructions for each of the projects are included that will help your child to develop their own fine motor and cognitive skills. They can do the projects alone, with an adult, or with friends.Â
ÂLarge Breakdown Truck (Model # 8.02)
This is a fun construction kit that features a sharp and colorful large truck. ItÂs a tow truck, a wrecker truck and a breakdown truck. It is a 3-D type puzzle that stands ten inches in length. This puzzle is sturdy, durable and easy-to-assemble. It features plastic because of the texture and feels and looks more like wood. Your childÂs imagination will unfold as they drive their new creation. These products feel good and have excellent colors. They are made from high quality plastic and are unbreakable with patented plugs and clips that are almost impossible to take apart. Disassembly requires a plug extractor, included in each kit. There is an open-ended play experience. Instructions for each of the projects are included that will help your child to develop their own fine motor and cognitive skills. They can do the projects alone, with an adult, or with friends.Â
When The National Parenting Center gave their Seal of Approval Award in November 2004 to Mic-O-MicÂs Cabriolet (Model # 6.01) they said:
ÂCabriolet - Traditionally, building toys have followed a rather narrow developmental pattern. Innovations in the genre are few and far between. With that said, when a completely new type of system comes along we tend to take notice. The unique plastic and rubber pieces that make up this Cabriolet car are so different that we werenÂt sure what we were supposed to do at first, where were the tools, the glue, the detailed instructions? What we found was superbly molded plastic pieces that connected with fasteners unlike any our testers had seen before. The magic is that itÂs easy and fun and when you snap the last piece in place, you have a cool looking project that you can really play with.Â
When ParentsÂ Choice Foundation gave their ParentsÂ Choice Approved Award in November 2004 to Mic-O-MicÂs Butterfly plane(Model # 2.08) they said:
ÂReview - Consisting of more than fifty sturdy, colorful plastic pieces that can be assembled into a small single-engine airplane (with butterfly-like wings) using pins and plastic tab connectors, there are no real assembly instructions, just a layout diagram and two illustrations on the box. The plane is very sturdy and has survived many test flights and rough landings. Peter likes to take some pieces apart using the tool provided with the model (this must also be assembled), but doesnÂt mess with the angled/bent connectors because these can be tricky to replace. Because the tiny pins are easily lost, we were pleased that several extra were included with the kit. Although it is expensive, it is well crafted and appealing.Â
Mic-O-Mic construction toys (often described as being like 3-D puzzles), winners of Design Awards in Europe and several toy awards in America since first introducing Mic-O-Mic to North America in the Spring of 2004, are now a recipient of these two more awards to add to the seven awards already received from Dr. Toy and the awards from The National Parenting Center and ParentsÂ Choice Foundation.
mic. Design Produktion Gmbh, the Mic-O-Mic design company, has also won recognition from the prestigious international jury of Industrie Forum Design, Hannover, Germany - Award for good industrial design, 1996
More information may be found on the website http://www.micamericas.com including pictures of all the toys. There are Links to http://www.drtoy.com, http://www.parents-choice.org, http://www.tnpc.com, and a number of other websites worth visiting.
Tony Cross, A.C.I.I., President, or Debbie Addy, MA, CCC-SLP, Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer
Mic-O-Mic Americas Inc.
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