New Toy Tips Magazine Helps Holiday Toy Shoppers

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Toy Tips and Parenting Hints Magazine, packed with unbiased toy reviews and advice, launches just in time for holiday toy shopping.

Just in time for the holidays, the Premiere Issue of Marianne Szymanski’s Toy Tips and Parenting Hints magazine is hot off the presses. Chock-full of unbiased reviews and advice, Toy Tips offers everything parents need to make informed, smart toy choices.

You’ll find ideal toy suggestions for shy children, cooking with kids, new mom gifts, travel toys, bathtime fun, boredom busters, outdoor gear, classic games, and much, much more.

Marianne is the founder of the Toy Tips Institute and America’s most popular consumer advocate for toys and family products. She appears regularly on national television including Oprah, The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, and CNN.

Marianne’s research is conducted by a team of psychologists, educators, child-care and health professionals and all the reviews are unbiased, because toy manufacturers have never paid Marianne a fee to submit a product for review, nor paid for advertising on the website ( or in this new magazine. She has tested over 35,000 products in the last 15 years.

Marianne’s philosophy has always been to steer parents away from hot toy lists and toward making smart toy choices for their individual children. Toy Tips reviews are based on a product’s ability to develop a child’s intellectual, social and motor skills, and to enhance the child’s personality.

“Year after year, parents complain that many 'hot' toys were not as well received and played with by their child as expected,” reports Szymanski, who fields hundreds of emails from parents looking for toy-shopping advice. “This happens mostly because the toy is not appropriate for the child's age, interests or current skills.”

Listmakers certainly do not know what is best for all children. Their own parents do. It's easy to learn how to be your child's own toy expert and it does not take much time.

Look for Toy Tips and Parenting Hints magazine at Barnes and Noble, Target, Wal-Mart, Albertson's, Kroger, Wegman's and on newsstands where magazines are sold.

In addition to reviews, Toy Tips magazine includes inspirational parenting advice and child development research studies conducted by psychologists, doctors and child development experts. For example, Magnet Swallowing Safety Alert informs parents about a deadly but relatively unrecognized danger of toys that contain magnets. There are also many surprises (such as urging readers to look for a hidden drumstick), quizzes and clues on how to win 23 prizes!

Before you start your toy shopping this Christmas season, check out Toy Tips Magazine and


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Kathlene Carney