Developmental MilestonesOur experts select the best learning and developmental toys.



Our team of child specialists brings a comprehensive approach to child development. Using their collective experiences - Shari, Andy, Deanie, Jenn, Barbara, and Gopi - ensure each and every facet of child development is covered. Specifically, they looked at over 20,000 toys, selected the best learning toys and matched each to a stage of development. They also create graduated play ideas for each toy, author the eBeanstalk instruction cards, answer great FAQs, and much, much more.


For great information and guidance on child development, please read their
FAQs, articles, and learn about the developmental milestones of children.


The Child Specialists

Andy Eig Shari Harpaz Deanie Barth Barbara Greenspan Gopi K. Patel

Dr. Andy Eig

Clinical Psychologist



Skills: Social, Emotional


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Shari Harpaz

Speech-Language Pathologist


Skills: Language, Imagination

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Deanie Barth

Physical Therapist



Skills: Dexterity, Locomotion

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Barbara Greenspan

Pediatric Occupational Therapist


Skills: Dexterity


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Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d

Special Educator

Behavioral and Parent Training


Skills: Education, Emotional, Social

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Dr. Satyan L. Devadoss,



Dr. Daniel Aldana




Dr. Jason Dausman




Dr. Claudia J. Salter




Dr. Tina Dang




More FAQs


What are some indoor activities I can do with my child? Barbara Greenspan, OT
Help for Hands Barbara Greenspan, OT

Developmental Articles


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Guidelines for Summer Activities Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
Learning Through Movement… A Sensory-Rich Way to Help Children Barbara Greenspan, OT
Five Elements of Successfully Disciplining Your Toddler Andy Eig, PhD.
Preventing Family Headaches Andy Eig, PhD.

Let's Get... Potty Trained!

Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
Play is A Lot More Than Fun and Games Shari Harpaz, MS, CCC-SLP
Understanding Your Child's Personality Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
Nursemaid's Elbow Deanie Barth, MSPT
Torticollis – What Every Parent Should Know Deanie Barth, MSPT
Getting to Know Your Body Barbara Greenspan, OT
Learning to Read Starts Young Shari Harpaz, MS, CCC-SLP
It’s All In The Hands - Ways to Develop Fine Motor Skills Barbara Greenspan, OT
Understanding the Different Modes/Styles of Learning Shari Harpaz, MS, CCC-SLP
Achieving Gross Motor Milestones and Play Skills Through Summer Time Fun Deanie Barth, MSPT
Help With Grandparents Andy Eig, PhD.
Helicopter Parenting Barbara Greenspan, OT
Eye-Hand Coordination Barbara Greenspan, OT
Five Major Milestones for Early Physical Development Deanie Barth, MSPT
It's All About the Core Deanie Barth, MSPT
Using Time Outs Properly and Effectively Andy Eig, PhD.
Making Room for Two Andy Eig, PhD.
Giving is MORE than Toys Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
Using the  5  7 Senses Barbara Greenspan, OT
Have You Spanked Your Children? Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
What to Expect During the Sixth Year of Your Baby's Life Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
What to Expect During the Third Year of Your Baby's Life Gopi K. Patel, MSE.d
What to Expect During the Second Year of Your Baby's Life Barbara Greenspan, OT
What to Expect During the First Year of Your Baby's Life Deanie Barth, MSPT
Psychiatric Medication and Young Children: Is there too much pill popping? Andy Eig, PhD.
Exersaucers, Swings and Jumpers— A help or hindrance to development? Deanie Barth, MSPT
Technology — A Chief Culprit in Language Delays Shari Harpaz, MS, CCC-SLP
Great Indoor Winter Play Ideas Barbara Greenspan, OT



The MotherBoard

We know how important it is to have moms and kids testing toys. It's more important than what the toy companies or what the ebeanstalk experts have to say. That is why we have over 700 Moms (all with children from 0-5 years of age) comprise ebeanstalk's MotherBoard.


The MotherBoard acts as our nationwide 'governing body' — playing with the toys, rating each and every toy on the site, and providing us valuable feedback.


Do you want the best baby toys?
The most popular birthday gift for a 1 year old?
Toys that won't break and can stand up to the test of your little one?


We thank our MotherBoard for helping us pick only the best of the best.


Thank you Moms!