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2014 Awards
Felt Crown Set, Pirate
(Mudpuppy Press $19.99 Score:)

 Yo, Ho! Ho! Get ready mates! Cleverly designed for versatility, this premade felt crown with a Velcro closing to adjust head sizes, comes with an assortment of stick-on badges that can be added to the frame of the crown. Done in black, red, teal, gold and white, this is a fun accessory for a pirate birthday or other special occasions. Great for games of pretend. The company makes several other crowns including a less gender specific birthday crown for boys and girls and a wonderful ballet crown for dramatic play.

 

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

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2014 Award
LEGO CITY Auto Transporter
(Lego Systems, Inc. $29.99 Score:)

While we never like driving next to one of these big trucks on the highway, this is a fun build! The 350-piece set includes making the transporter truck itself, two vehicles and two mini-figures. And as with the real deal, you can off load the cars by lowering the ramps on the transporter. So, this is a great project that ends up being fun for dramatic play. 5-12.  

 

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

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2014 Award
LEGO City Airport Fire Truck
(Lego Systems, Inc. $29.99 Score:)

Call the fire truck to the rescue! A nice 326-piece build for beginner builders, this jaunty red fire truck comes with two firefighters, a retractable hose and fake water for putting out the pretend "engine fire." 5-12 years.

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

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2014 Award
LEGO CITY Train Station
(Lego Systems, Inc. $64.99 Score:)

For those who own the new Lego City High Speed Train, here's a related build. Extend the pretend setting by adding the Train Station that includes a snack bar (hot dogs!), a LEGO shop (so you can buy mini sets), a ticket machine, a map, a clock, signs, and an overhang for the train to pass under. Also comes with a Taxi and assorted figured including a conductor. There are 5 minifigures in all and the main entrance has stairs, see-thru door that open, and ATM and tons of other small accessories. 5-12 years.

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

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2014 Award
LEGO CITY High-speed Passenger Train
(Lego Systems, Inc. $149.99 Score:)

Our tester was very excited to see the reintroduction of a train set to LEGO. Modeled on a European high-speed train with three train cars, track and a remote control device that has 7 speeds. The set includes a IR-Receiver, a Motor and a Battery Box. The high speed train has side doors that open as well as the front for loading engineer and passengers. Compatible with the new Train Station set.
6-12 years.

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

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2014 Awards
Bunnies by the Bay Peanut and Wee Peanut Elephants
(Bunnies By the Bay $25 Score:)

A super sweet 13-inch huggable elephant, called Peanut, with embroidered face, a sideways trunk, and curly tail. It has satin lined ears and is available in pink or blue. Slightly under-stuffed, making it easy for tots to grab. Also available in pink or blue, a Wee Sized Peanuts($15) that is a pudgy but adorable 7-inches.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
My First Nici Bunny
(Neat-Oh $12.99 Score:)

Soft to the touch and easy to clutch, this plush doll has a bunny head with bright red and white polka dot ears, stitched features and a totally unstuffed body. There are knotties that to grab on each arm and the body itself is multi-colors of turquoise, cream, and rosy pink. A nice choice that may become a favorite comfort toy. There is also a yellow, cream, and turquoise doggie or a turquoise and lime green lamb with a shaggier head. Any one of these will make a lovely little gift for a shower or going to visit a newborn.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Neat-Oh My First Nici Baby Booties Rabbit with Rattle Plush
(Neat-Oh $12.95 Score:)

Soft booties with quiet rattles built in to add sound as baby kicks. These are part toy/part foot covereing....but good for playtime fun, adding some sensory extras to baby's motions. Depends on the baby--some love this others may not. Use to suit your baby's temperament.

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

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2014 Award
Blue-Box Speedy’s Magical Shell
(Blue Box $15 Score:)

Part pull toy, part hammer toy, part drum, this bright yellow snail turns the drum shell as it rolls along. Take the rum off of Speedy’s back and take the feelers out of the top of his head and you have a drumstick to beat on the see-thru drum head or open the side of the drum to get the three balls out. Now close the drum and hammer the balls back into the drum. Since the balls and round openings are color coded to match, you can build language and early color concepts as well as matching. For such a small toy this is one versatile plaything that is age appropriate and not a major investment. On the mark for 12 months and up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
LEGO CITY Police Station
(Lego Systems, Inc. $99.99 Score:)

An update on the 2009 Police Station Headquarters. The 854-piece build is multi-level with both a police station and jailing area. Comes with an assortment of vehicles to build (a car, a police car, a police motorcycle and a police helicopter). A big gift and great parent child project to enjoy together. 6-12. Can be used with the LEGO CITY Helicopter Transporter (382 pieces) that comes with a flatbed truck, a racing car, a race car, a helicopter and a motorcycle and an assortment of good and bad guys (with stolen loot!). Our 7-year old tester and his almost 6-year old brother are "having a blast making stories up" with the figures that came with the set. "The toilet/trap door was a big hit…they have really enjoyed all the detailed pieces…such as handcuffs, computers, cups…yes! There are lots of details so there are many ways to play with it…so they never get bored." Since the boys are on the younger side of the suggested age, building the large structure was a little frustrating and they needed help. "They worked on it for an hour, then leave it…do something else and then come back to it." That is fine. Big projects are not instantaneous—staying with a task over time is an important life lesson. Parents can help but try not to take over.

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

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