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The ABC DANCING DINO Wins 2016 Gold Star Toy Award from Scholastic Parent & Child® Magazine


The Learning Journey International and Scholastic Parent & Child magazine announced today that the ABC Dancing Dino by The Learning Journey is one of this year’s 2016 Gold Star Toy Award winners. The top 32 toys and games are currently featured on the magazine’s online holiday gift guide.

The editorial team at Scholastic Parent & Child reviewed hundreds of products and sent the top entrants to a select panel of parents and children to test at home. The toys and games receiving recognition were selected based on the following criteria: replay value for repeated engagement; cool, new, entertaining feature; mind-expanding or educational; user-friendly for both parents and kids; and an excellent value to the consumer. The toys must also be newly released for 2016 and available from a U.S. retailer.

“Each year families look for children’s toys during the holidays that are both entertaining and educational—and the most consistent trends we’ve seen in 2016 are interactive toys that focus on STEM skills,” said Jamie Engel, Vice President and Publisher of Branded Content. “Our team of expert editors and parents assembled an incredible list of toys that kids will love to unwrap and parents will feel great about giving.”

This holiday season, parent’s looking for their young adventurers to learn and explore, look no further than the Learning Journey’s Award-winning, ABC Dancing Dino. With dancing modes, remote-control movement through fun phrases of teaching ABCs, this prehistoric pal is one your child will want to play with for hours on-end. Your child will not only learn but grasp the ABCs in an active method through mind and body. The ABC Dancing Dino moves to your child’s direction while learning all the fun and joy of the alphabet.


ABC Dancing Dino

Kids are fascinated by this delightfully interactive and educational toy! The Remote-Control ABC Dancing Dino responds to the touch of various buttons on the accompanying handheld remote; walking and talking, dancing, singing, and playing music. This prehistoric friend even asks questions and confirms whether kids have selected the correct answer. This Dino’s wiggly, waggled-tail and enthusiastic dance moves (accompanied by humorous phrases like ‘I’m a prehistoric dancing machine!’ and ‘I’m a dino-dancing machine!’), ignite particularly gleeful responses from little ones. The ABC Dancing Dino plays fun songs and sound effects, keeping children happily engaged, laughing, dancing, while asking questions about the ABCs. Between Action Mode and Let’s Learn Mode (both of which are triggered by remote control) The ABC Dancing Dino covers a lot of play territory. Recommended for ages 2+ years. 


Link To The Learning Journey’s ABC Dancing Dino In Action on YouTube!





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