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Product Type: Toys
Award: Platinum
Age: Toddlers
Review Year: 2009

 


2009 Award
Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon
(Radio Flyer $169.99 Score:)

If you were looking for the Lexus of wagons, look no further than the new Radio Flyer Ultimate Family Wagon.  Our testers liked all the tricked out features of this wagon that is designed to provide the ultimate ride to your kids.  It comes with seating for adjustable seating for two, places for their drinks, seatbelts (a really important safety feature), a place for your drinks as well (on the outside) and a UV cover that can be removed if full sun is preferred. What's also pretty neat--if you have one child, the other seat back can pull down so that they have a surface (for drawing or using as a table for a snack). The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements.    We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Sassy Phone of My Own
(Sassy $5.95 Score:)

A flip-style cell phone for baby has a high contrast black and white chewing ring with four colorful rings on it.  Designed in bold royal blue, the inside has four colorful buttons that activate a quiet bell and a receptionist who greets you in both English and Spanish. One button say hello, another says good-bye and another asks, "What is you name?" A little phone like this is the first in a long line off.  Marked 6 month and up, this is a good early prop for pretend. Not all phones are alike. Many are too loud and therefore dangerous for baby's health.   The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements.   We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Awards
Sassy Illumination Station
(Sassy $10 Score:)

Push the Illumination Station on the high chair tray, give the polka-dotted ball a swipe and watch baby's face when the twirling ball lights up! There are lots of moving parts that will lend interest to this two-way toy. It can be suctioned to a tabletop or snap it off of the stand and baby can use it for free handed play. 6 months & up.

            The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

 

SNAP INFO: Finding toys that respond with a swipe of the hand is not always easy. This clever spinning high chair toy can be used as a hand held tether and rattle. Suction held toys often do not hold well. This one is better than most, thus freeing you from holding the toy and empowering a child to make it work. There is plenty to see, hear, and feel as balls and clackers with bold graphics and textures turn. This newest version also has a light that goes on as the toy spins. Best of all, it detaches to become a two-handed toy to explore.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Sassy Look Book Photo Album
(Sassy $7 Score:)

Share the bold contrast, black and white patterns on each page of this oblong plastic book. These are images that even newborn babies are fascinated with and will enjoy looking at again and again. Once they get past the gazing stage you can fill the eight photo pockets of this handy dandy little book with 4 X 6 photos of friends and family. There are colored tabs at the end of each page that make for easier turning by little hands.  A black and white handle makes this easy for baby to grasp and probably, chew,too.  No words on the pages but plenty of people to talk about.

            The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Awards
Sassy Fascination Station
(Sassy $10 Score:)

An update of an old favorite, this high chair toy has a big suction cup to fasten on the high chair or it can be detached from its stand and used for two handed play. The bold contrast spinners are sure to attract visual attention and delight babies who love the power of toys that they activate with ease. There are two see-through balls with spinners inside and bright colored clackers that invite exploration by little fingers. 6 months & up.

 The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

 

SNAP INFO: Finding toys that respond with a swipe of the hand is not always easy. This clever spinning high chair toy can be used as a hand held tether and rattle. Suction held toys often do not hold well. This one is better than most, thus freeing you from holding the toy and empowering a child to make it work. There is plenty to see, hear, and feel as balls and clackers with bold graphics and textures turn. Best of all, it detaches to become a two-handed toy to explore.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Awards
LeapFrog Counting Candles
(LeapFrog $15.99 Score:)

Who doesn't love a birthday cake and candles? Imagine, now you can have a pretend birthday any day you like. Designed so that it counts as you push the button to light 1-2-3-4-5 candles, this clever little cake teaches one to one relationships in counting. It also sings the birthday song AND best of all tricks--when it says...now blow out the candles...hold on to your hat! The candles go out! Magic! These are several other songs built into the pay, but it's the candles that will win the day! Tell the teddy bears and dolls to get ready. They can count on many pretend parties with this one! They say 1 & up. We'd say 2's and up will like this best! The company tells us that this toy is exclusive to Toys R Us until the beginning of 2010.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

SNAP IDEAS: Counting to five is not just a rote game here. You actually must touch each candle to make it light, so there is one to one relationship here that is reinforced. We found children and adults were totally amazed with the magic of being able to blow out the candles. Kids also love the idea of being able to celebrate birthdays any day of the week. How about a teddy bear's birthday?

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
Step 2 Basic Rhythms Guitar
(Step 2 $19.99 Score:)

Part pretend and part making music, this colorful little guitar is scaled for toddlers. There are fret bars that play chords, three big buttons that play three familiar nursery tunes, and musical note button that plays typical guitar licks. There’s an on/off button and controls for playing at two levels of volume, a welcome extra for keeping the sound from becoming too intrusive. Older sibs can follow the color-coded music to play four tunes on their own.  

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

 

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Awards
Step 2 Basic Rhythms Piano
(Step 2 $19.99 Score:)

Toddlers will love this portable keyboard with big colorful keys. It plays a full octave of notes that kids can use for 'composing' or press one of the three purple keys that play Twinkle Twinkle, Row Row, Row Your Boat, or The Farmer in the Dell.  Older sibs can follow with color-coded music to play familiar nursery tunes. This is one of those early music toys that toddlers find engaging as they learn how to make things happen.

 The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Awards
Recalled: Little People Load 'n Go Wagon
(Fisher-Price $30 Score:)

THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN RECALLED. If you have purchased this toy, please read the recall info. Below was our original review. A toddler sized red wagon with bright blue wheels and big yellow handle. This is light enough for tots to handle with ease and comes loaded with 20 some plastic blocks that can be stacked with ease by little hands. There is a little puppy figure and a flip down platform that kids can build on. Toddlers love taking their toys and hug-ables from one room to another and this will get a lot of mileage for active as well as sit down playtimes. 1 & up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

 

 

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Stack 'n Surprise Blocks Peek-a-Boo Choo-Choo
(Fisher-Price $25 Score:)

A fun and jolly engine with an easy to grab handle and big yellow smokestack button that lights up and makes sounds when baby pushes it. It hooks up easily to a little train car and both engine and are loaded with the pop up Stack 'n Surprise Blocks that move up and down as the train rolls along. It has silly sounds and music (that can be turned off) and lots of other colorful rollers and big beads that baby can swipe and turn. A great choice for babies who are starting to crawl. In the same line, look for the Blockity Pop Caterpillar, Dump Truck, Count 'n Build Snail Pail, and Stack 'n Surprise Blocks Songs 'n Smiles Sillytown. They say 6-36 months. We'd say more like 9 months & up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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