By Ellen Metrick
Gold Award Winners
M Gears Motorized Building Set, Learning Resources, $36.95; www.learningresources.com, 800-222-3909; ages 7 and up. Using easy-to-understand pictorial instructions, children are able to build one of 10 vehicles or create their own remote-control, motorized machines with gears and connectors. Pieces snap together easily and securely.
Honors Award Winners
Dare Ya!, Girl Tech, $19.99; www.girltech.com, 800-803-9611; for ages 6 and up. In this electronic truth-or-dare game, kids spin the spinner and respond to the challenge!
Video Now, Hasbro, $49.99; www.hasbro.com; 800-327-8264; for ages 6 and up. This high-quality personal video player brings to life specially designed discs of some favorite cartoons.
To see winning tech toys for other age groups, return to NAPPA 2003 Award Winners: Tech Toys.
See also: NAPPA 2002 Award Winners: Tech Toys
Ellen Metrick is a toy specialist with the National Lekotek Center.
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