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2015 Awards
Corolle Mon Classique Valentine Doll
(Corolle $84 Score:)

A lovable 14-inch soft-bodied baby doll wearing a grey dress with a ruffle that runs up the bodice that is topped with a pink jacket with white fleecy trim. Her knit tights and silvery shoes with tiny pink bows are the finishing touches that set her apart. She has sleepy eyes that close when she lies down, but she can be posed in a sitting up position and just like a real baby, she can even suck her thumb. A sweet armful to love. 3 & up.

 

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Manhattan Toy Groovy Boy Asher
(Manhattan Toy $15 Score:)

We are always on the lookout for boy dolls and this a great example. Asher is wearing khaki shorts and a blue and white striped shirt with a skull and bones. He has brownish yarn hair and his clothes are removable. With stitch features, he's totally safe for younger players.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Award
Play-Doh Crazy Cuts
(Hasbro $14.99 Score:)

Chances are you had a set that looked a lot like this old favorite play-doh hair styling kit. But, wait! We bet your set did not have the option for a Mohawk haircut. For the 21st century child, this updated classic comes with a three thimble heads, six cans of play-doh, a scissors for trimming and a tall barber chair with a crank that turns and makes the clients hair grow. It's a fun toy that many children will enjoy returning to often. For some, it's also a way to role play and work through feelings and fears about sitting in the barber's chair. Turning the crank calls for some muscle power and choice making, too. 3 & up

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Set
(KNEX $73 Score:)

A giant size tin container holds a 111-piece set of Lincoln Logs; truly a collector's item with all wooden pieces. This is your dad's all wooden Lincoln Log set...if he is old enough. In any case, it is just the way today's grandparents remember their Lincoln Logs before premade plastic eaves and roof pieces came along. A great set for multiple kids to enjoy together. Pull this out of the closet if you have frequent visiting grandkids. It will keep them busy and why not get down on the floor and build a village of log structures with them. Labels on Lincoln Logs are often marked for 3 and up. Forget that! All a three year old can do is watch you build, knock them down or be frustrated trying to build them up. Save this for your older 5, 6 and 7 year olds and be prepared to work with them until they get the hang of how the logs fit together and how to stack the roof pieces so they don’t all clatter down. Kids get a real sense of accomplishment from learning how to do this and trying to assemble different structures. It calls for visual discrimination as well as dexterity and problem solving. This is no instantaneous toy. It takes patience and thinking.

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Ambi Humpty Dumpty
(Galt $15.99 Score:)

Welcome back, Humpty Dumpty! Your sitting up baby will enjoy batting at this rolling toy that never goes too far. In fact, it rolls away and then comes right back, so even before baby can crawl, this is a fun toy for active play and making things happen.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
LEGO Classic Creative Building Sets
(Lego Systems, Inc. $14.99 Score:)

We love the open-endedness of these classic kits that have a pleasing array of colors. Our favorites are the sets that come in yellow "brick" plastic buckets that can be used for storage: the Classic Large Creative Brick Box ($59.95) with 790 pieces; the Classic Medium Creative Brick Box ($29.99) with 484 pieces or the Classic Small Creative Brick Box ($14.99) with 221 pieces.  The bigger sets not only have more bricks, they include more pieces such as wheels, doors, faces, etc.  Each comes with ideas for building but the beauty of these sets is really enjoying them as an open-ended building opportunity!

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2015 Awards
Monopoly 80th Anniversary Edition
(Hasbro $20.99 Score:)

Need a gift for Grandma or Grandpa for a family celebration? This version of the original game comes with retro cards and money, wooden hotels and houses, and tokens that were used by grandparents, parents and kids from the 30's to the Millennium. A perfect choice for keeping some of the crowd quiet and engrossed at your next family reunion. There is a fancier version of this with golden playing pieces. Game play and playing pieces are otherwise the same. 8 & up.

 

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2015. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Early Years Stack N Nest Cups
(International Playthings $7.99 Score:)

Looking for a toy that will go the distance? A classic set of nesting cups may look old fashioned, but to your baby they are new and loaded with fascination! With their wide easy to grasp rims, these cups are fun for floor play as well as the tub. They have safety holes in the bottom, so they cannot form a vacuum on baby's face. These are what must-have basic gear for sitting up babies. No bells, whistles or lights—just solid hands-on play with seven bright cups that stack into a 12-inch tower or nest neatly inside of each other.

note: the link online calls this a toddler toy, but the box is marked as it should be : 6 months and up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Magformers 62 piece Classic Set
(Magformers $99 Score:)

This is where we started when Magformers were first introduced. It has all the basic pieces for making a dome, a square, a star and so many other geometric forms. We have to confess, we loved the dome that goes together like magic and remains a favorite at the toyportfolio. Like all of the Magformer sets, this involves, problem solving, fine motor skills, patience, science, and imagination. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Mudpuppy Cooper Hewitt Magnetic Letters
(Mudpuppy Press $17.99 Score:)

A set of 40 upper case magnetic letters with patterns selected from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. These have full magnetic coverage on the back instead of the old fashioned little magnets that were typical of letters you may have played with on the fridge. 3 & up

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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