Dr. Toy Announces 10th Annual Best Green Children’s Products
The 2016 Best Green Company Award

Selected by Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (Dr. Toy®)

San Francisco, CA – (June 22, 2016) – For the 10th year, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD/Dr. Toy, recognizes the Best Green Toy and Children’s Products and the Best Green Company.

The 2016 Dr. Toy’s Best Green Company Award is proudly presented to: Green Kids Club.

Past Best Green Company Winners are: Bears for Humanity, Blue Orange Games, Green Toys, Hape Toys, Hugg a Planet, Maple Landmark. OWI, Plan Toys, and Thames & Kosmos.

The award winning 2016 Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toys and Children’s Products are made by companies striving to inspire children to appreciate the environment and help them learn to take better care of our natural resources. These companies are making products to teach children more about our planet and producing playthings that are based on green principles. These are excellent examples of playthings that are made safely, are healthy to use, and have plenty of other special play and learning values.

These green products constitute a small number among all the choices of the many positive play products available, but we need to start somewhere.

As awareness grows, more families are thinking and considering new directions that are safer, more balanced, healthier, and in many cases are reflective of the “slow” movement as they provide play that respects the child’s pace of exploration.

About the 2016 Best Green Company: Dr. Toy is pleased to bestow the highly coveted tenth annual Best Green Company Award to Green Kids Club

Unique, multi-faceted approach to engaging kids through stories, activities, lessons, video and music. The Green Kids Club works with animals to improve our world by using basic sustainability concepts of preservation, reduction, prevention and mitigation. Stories are developed to teach children the importance of protecting habitats to maintain ecosystems, animal life and ultimately human life.

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About Best Green Products: Dr. Toy recognizes these fine Best Green Toy Products and the astute, eco-aware companies making these eco-friendly products. They are each making a difference in their own way and making important contributions. Each step moves us toward a healthier home and community.

Dr. Toy has identified diversified products that help children learn more about their world, and have found quality products either made from organic materials or produced in ways that are healthier. Consumers are encouraged to consider these products for home or school or as gifts.

Dr. Toy is again pleased to recognize diverse, ground breaking companies and a range of products that are helping to create a healthier place for everyone to live.

About Dr. Toy: Dr. Toy™, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., has been for many years one of the leading professionals on children’s play, educational toys, and related products. Dr. Auerbach relies on 45 plus years of training and hands-on experience to select the best educationally oriented, skill building products from both large and small companies world-wide for her original, annual award programs. Millions of parents, teachers, and toy buyers use Dr. Toy’s Guide (, the first site on the Internet on toys, in making their toy learning and play selections. Dr. Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best (now in its 4th edition and published in 12 countries) is a unique guide to play, child development, and appropriate toys from baby to older children and playful adults.

The Dr. Toy Award Programs recognize the best toys and play things in many categories including, Best of the Year, Best Picks, Best Classics, Best Vacation, and Best Green. The website has links to the product makers and retailers and other useful sites for parents, teachers, children, and toy enthusiasts. Dr. Toy’s Guide  provides all pertinent information and includes photos, complete product descriptions, links to company sites, and consumer information. Interact with Dr. Toy on social media through FacebookTwitterPinterest and You Tube.

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# Company Product, Type Age Website
1 Amazing Toys Amazing Eco Ten CO CP ES GN 8-12
2 Ateliers19 Bizibots AC CP GN WT 7-12
3 CelebriDucks Good Duck AE OP GN BA 0 mo-12yr
4 Green Kids Club Shark and the Volcano BO ES EC SR 4-10
5 Green Toys Rescue Boat & Helicopter BA GN EC TY 2-6
6 Horizon Group Creative Roots Hand Print Stone AC AS CP GN 6-12
7 Horizon Group Miracle-Gro My Fairy Flower Terranium CP EC ES OP 6-12
8 Horizon Group Miracle-Gro My First Garden EC ES GN OP 6-12
9 Paper Trax Toys Paper Trax Super Pack AE CO GN SC 3-12
10 Tactic Games Hit360 AE EC GE WT 7-12
11 Tactic Games Kubb AE GE SR WT 8-12
12 Wild Republic Creations Jewelry AS NO SC SR 3-12


AC = arts and crafts
AE = active
AS = accessories and decor
BA = bath toy
BO = book
CO = construction
CP = creative
EC = eco-friendly
ES = educational skills
GE = game
GN = green
NO = novelty
OP = outdoor play
SC = science
SR = socially responsible
TY = toy
WT = wooden toy