A strong suction cup holds this zany looking bird to the high chair tray and invites little hands to twirl its wings that have tiny rattle beads inside; push the beak for a squeaky sound, push the tail feathers up and down or use them for teething; and make the birdy’s neck bend with a swipe of the hand. May be a good diversion for a few extra minutes of high chair sitting.
Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
A new look and interesting shape for baby to explore with almost all their senses. Unusual vibrant colors and patterns to look at, bumpy edges to chomp on for teething and touching, three different clicking sounds to hear when the bug knobs are turned, and a rattle sound when the toy is shaken. Turn all the keys in one direction and then spin it to make it look like a flying saucer. Marked for 3 months and up, but this seems more like a toy for sitting up babies who are getting into two handed play.
SNAP: A good choice for developing hand muscles to twist and turn the three oversized"keys" give kids three different rewarding sounds. This will be of interest to children well beyond the age marked on the box.
Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Four pastel teething keys on a yellow ring that babies can chew, shake and manipulate. They make a nice clattering sound and are made from 100% recycled plastic in the USA. They contain no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Infants
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Cuter in person than in the photo, this two-tone green plush lion has a colorful mane with interesting corduroy and satin textures and crinkle sounds. And a small mirror surrounded by satin tabs of ribbon on its tummy. You can hang this on the stroller for gazing or to the crib rail for little hands to explore. There's a rattle in one foot and squeaker in the other. Lion has a teether for chewing attached to one arm and a peek-a-boo surprise in the other. With things to hear, touch, taste and see, this is a perfect choice for sensory learning. 9 months & up.
Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
A Very Hungry Caterpillar in green fabric with a red velour head sits atop a see-through ring rattle. The colorful beads in the ring makes a pleasing sound and is easy to grasp. A good take along toy for on the go diversions. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Glad to see this line back in the market place. We awarded the collection a Platinum Award in 2000. We're now adding them to our Blue Chip Classics award winners. What we wrote in 2000: We were really impressed with this new but classic-looking line of baby toys, crafted of sturdy primary-colored plastics. An Activity Cube for little fingers to activate has a mirror, squeaker, roller and spinning ball. The Gripper Ball has four easy-to-grab rounded handles and a see-through hourglass in the middle with beads that roll from side to side. Also highly recommended: Triangle Rings, Abacus Rings, Roller Rattle Ball ($5 each) with a jolly sound, and Reflector Rattle ($16) with colorful marbles that look almost liquid as they spin around a mirrored triangular well.
SNAP INFO: To develop two-handed play, kids need a variety of manipulatives with interesting payoffs. Tolo's Activity Cube has a mirror, squeaker, roller, and spinning ball for little fingers to activate. The Gripper Ball has four easy-to-grab rounded handles and a see-through hourglass in the middle with beads that roll from side to side. New for 2000, Play Triangle with spinning mirror and big beads.
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2000. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2006.
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2004.
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