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One to check out: Letter Factory Game by LeapFrog; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2005
5. Sports equipment. Playing sports "develops coordination and big muscles along with a sense of teamwork and fair play
One to check out: Mini Golf by Alex; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2005
6. Puzzles. "These develop visual discrimination and patience to stay with a less than instant task."
One to check out: Beginner Pattern Blocks by Melissa and Doug, available at Imaginarium.com; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2005
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