The Canadian Toy Testing Council (a non-profit, voluntary, registered charitable organization) has released their 2008 list of the best toys of the year and the Kidizoom Camera was chosen Toy of the Year. The Toy Council calls it:
A durable digital camera designed with children in mind. Drop it-step on it-toss it! No matter what, it keeps on working and working! With an LED screen and a dual viewfinder for photos or videos, this camera is a true gem. Fully loaded with games, an editing option to add borders, silly features and sound to their photos. Once the masterpieces are complete, they can be reviewed on the LED screen, shown on your television or downloaded to your computer. This versatile and amazing camera offers a wonderful opportunity to introduce your child to the world of photography!
The Toy Council has been doing this since 1952, and they test these products with kids. They pick toys and send them home with kids for 6 to 12 weeks to try to simulate how these toys will be actually used.
We’re just starting to think about Christmas for the kids and passing along tips for our family members so the timing of this is perfect. One more tool as we start making some Christmas purchasing decisions.