The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Fall 2012

Busy Tot

Busy Tot is a superbly constructed wooden activity set for toddlers. It is a visual and tactile treat that also happens to stretch their dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The colors and the shapes draw children to it like a magnet and once they reach out and start to manipulate the various pieces, like the car, the butterfly or the fish, they are hooked. Other sides feature mirrors, spinning tiles and animal faces that displaying an emotion like happy, scared, sad, etc. Parents raved about the solid build of the toy, the sturdiness that keeps it from tipping over and the paint job which just would not chip despite weeks of contact play which included numerous drops, There is nothing to put together, just take it out of the box and off they go.

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Recommended Age: 10 months and Up
Price: $ 36

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HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

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October 30th

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November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

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