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Age: Early Elementary School Years
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2015 Award
Hape Path Finder
(HaPe $14.99 Score:)

A fun game for fours and fives to develop their math power and visual perception while they are having fun with colors, and turn taking. Dole out the playing pieces, roll the color die and place the right color and size in the maze; but watch out! If your playing piece won’t fit, the other player can try. The object is to be the first to get to the end of the maze. 4 & up.

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

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2015 Award
eeBoo Creatures Big and Small Giant Really Big Floor Puzzle
(eeBoo $17 Score:)

48 big puzzle pieces come together in a busy wildlife scene by artist/animator Monica Foresberg. The finished image will be a giant 24 X 36 inch picture that will be good for talking about. This one has animals form all over the world in a single scene; a giraffe, polar bear, camel, lion, and snail among them. They are not drawn to comparative scale, so that might be interesting to talk about. In fact some of the really small creatures are depicted as much bigger than truly large ones. Will this be confusing? It's something you should talk about. Use the back of the box for beginners to follow for clues. Give them strategies connecting the frame with the straight edged pieces. Before long they will like the challenge of doing it with out looking at the picture. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Awards
eeBoo Around the Town Giant Really Big Floor Puzzle
(eeBoo $17 Score:)

48 big puzzle pieces come together in a busy town scene by artist/animator Monica Foresberg. The finished image will be a giant 24 X 36 inch picture that will be good for talking about. Count the trucks, talk about what they are carrying. How many animals can they find in the picture? The playful scene has animals bigger than trucks, birds bigger than trees and other cartoonish distortions that are worth talking about. Use the back of the box for beginners to follow as clues. Give them strategies connecting the frame with the straight edged pieces. Before long they will like the challenge of doing it with out looking at the picture. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Award
eeBoo Under the Water Giant Really Big Floor Puzzle
(eeBoo $17 Score:)

48 big puzzle pieces come together in a busy underwater scene by artist/animator Monica Foresberg. The finished image will be a giant 24 X 36 inch picture that will be good for talking about. Count the fish that are the same. How may are pink? Orange? White? How many sea horses can you find? Use the back of the box for beginners to follow as visual clues. Give them strategies connecting the frame with the straight edged-pieces. Before long they will like the challenge of doing it with out looking at the picture. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Award
eeBoo Woodland Animal Giant Really Big Floor Puzzle
(eeBoo $17 Score:)

48 big puzzle pieces come together in a busy woodland scene by artist/animator Monica Foresberg. The finished image, a giant 24 X 36 inch picture, will be good for talking about. Count the rabbits; how many birds can you find? There are so many animals to talk about with antlers and without. Use the back of the box for beginners to follow as visual clues. Give them strategies connecting the frame with the straight edged-pieces. Before long they will like the challenge of doing it with out looking at the picture. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Award
Janod Floor Puzzle ABC Monsters
(Janod $25 Score:)

Funny Alphabet letters with googly eyes and smiling faces stand out on a black background. Giant puzzle pieces make this right for younger kids who will be amused as they put these playful letters together to form the alphabet. A good choice for kids who are working on the names and sounds of letters. This comes in a handsome carrying case that will hold the puzzles pieces for safe keeping between times. Remember, kids like to do their puzzles over and over again until they master them. This one has no frame for finding the outside pieces, so the letter names are going to be important clues. There is also a chart that can be used for reference clues. It's still a good idea to show beginners how to use the straight sided pieces for making a frame of their own. 4-7

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

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2015 Award
USA Map 100 Piece Puzzle
(The Purple Cow $10 Score:)

For kids learning their way around maps, this company has a series of attractive 100-piece puzzles that come in eye-catching globe-shaped containers. We tested the USA map and putting it together is challenging since the pieces are small. But there are lots of clues such as state names that are broken in two and the frame with flat sides. Marked for 6-99, we suspect this is a better bet for slightly older school aged kids, say 8 & up. If you like this one you will also want to consider the World Map, Solar System, and Europe.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Awards
eeBoo Beautiful Morning Panoramic Puzzle
(eeBoo $12.99 Score:)

Just in time for spring a garden full of bright tulips being picked by bear and bunny while others plant a garden, fly kites, ride bikes and enjoy the glory of springtime. Big pieces are perfect for preschoolers small hands. It's a 36 piece puzzle that forms a three foot long picture by illustrator, Kevin Hawkes. Also good fun from the same artist, Busy Vehicles, an illustration with little animals in vehicles made of carrots, bananas, cabbages and other fantasy vehicles that fly, float and roll along. 3 & up.

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

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2015 Award
Begin Again Dinosaur A to Z Puzzle
(Begin Again $30 Score:)

A colorful alphabet puzzle for dinohaulics. This wooden dino comes in a wooden tray for safekeeping and fits together in alphabetical order. Build it with upper case letters on one side or do it again with upper case letters. It is not easy, but it is rewarding. When it is all put together it can be stood up, too. Marked for 5 & up. We think even 6 and 7 year olds will like this, especially if they love dinosaurs.

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

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2015 Awards
Begin Again Dinosaur Skeleton Puzzle
(Begin again $20 Score:)

Such a clever two-sided wooden T-Rex puzzle! An eleven-piece dino fits into the puzzle box along with eight background pieces. On one side the T-rex's bones are shown; on the reverse the bones go under cover. It's tricky, but we even got the dino to stand up after it was all put together. Marked 3 & up, we think this will work better for kids who are a bit older.

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

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