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Age: Toddlers

 


2015 Award
North American Little Princess Mermaid
(North American Bear Co. $25 Score:)

This has to be one of the sweetest mermaids ever. She is made of silky colorful velour with a ruffle of satin around her middle and tiny fuchsia bows in her long, long, velour pigtails. Safe enough for all ages, she has stitched features. Her shape simply lends itself to being a lovable huggable to embrace and her fish tail is just large enough to be a cozy at naptime. A sweet doll for toddlers to embrace as their special comfort toy.

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

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2015 Awards
Manhattan Toy Lovies Payton Puppy
(Manhattan Toy $12 Score:)

You can find this adorable black and white pooch in three sizes, each with a slightly crooked face and angular ears that stand up and make him all the more appealing. He's done in silky plush, has pellets inside so he can sit on his lightly weighted bottom. We have the 5.5 handful and the one marked large. Either will be a perfect huggable to take wherever your toddler is off to. This is one of those classics that both boys and girls like to take wherever they go.  They have no agenda or tricks. Like a good old teddy bear or floppy bunny, Payton Puppy will listen to whatever a child has to say and do whatever he's told. He'll be completely loving with no questions as to who is the boss.

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

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2015 Awards
Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Boy Doll
(Manhattan Toy $35 Score:)

Baby Stella Boy is the same adorable boy baby we told you about in 2012. The only thing new about him is the packaging. That said, he's still a good choice. In his deep aqua blue and white one-sie with licks of bright yellow and a dinosaur, this all fabric huggable with stitched features and a tuft of yellow fabric hair on top, is a sweet first birthday gift. Like all Baby Stella dolls he comes with a pacifier that has a magnet sewn inside so it sticks on with little effort and no danger. He's part of a line of adorable first dolls. This boy doll would make a good big brother doll for young big brothers. This season there is also a Sweet Dreams Stella ($45) in Lavender print pajamas. Ready for bed, this doll has a big fabric bottle and a small cuddly lamb in her arms. She has a matching Bunkie with a magnet sewn inside and unlike others, this one is scented with lavender, which may be pleasant, but we usually avoid scented toys since they can tick of allergies for some. 12 months and up.

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

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2015 Awards
V-tech Baby Lil' Critters Soothing Starlight Hippo
(V-Tech $24 Score:)

Our tester loved the multiple ways this baby toy works. It can light up the nursery ceiling with tiny stars and rocket ships. It has soothing nature sounds, a voice sensor that will play when baby cries, and dozens of songs and nursery rhymes. There is a timer and volume control. This does require 2AA batteries. It's not really designed for baby to handle, but it has fabric head, legs and tail with a hard plastic body where all the controls are for you to set. Older kids are going to want to make things happen themselves. For starters, it's a good diversion that just might sooth your wide awake baby and lull him to sleep. Newborns & up

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

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2015 Awards
North American Bear Little Princess, 14-inch Doll
(North American Bear Co. $25 Score:)

A charming Little Princess Ballerina with a hot pink torso and lighter pink satin tutu. Her clothes do not come off, so she is right for toddlers who will appreciate the feel of the fabric and the bows on her pink slippers. Her brownish velour hair is not comb-able but is sewn in place in the shape of an up-sweep. With her long legs and arms, stitched-on features and lack of complications, she makes an easy to take along huggable for all ages.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2015.

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2015 Awards
Playskool Play All Day Elmo
(Hasbro $59.99 Score:)

This season's interactive Elmo is larger and softer than usual, which makes him cuddlier than Elmos of the past. There are two modes of play: a setting for toddlers with simplest games and another for preschoolers, a nice feature, although his speech tends to be less clear than previous Elmo dolls. There are no accessories to put on and take off. All the action is built into the doll. To activate, just squeeze Elmo's big soft orange nose and he plays eight games. Of course, Elmo is "the boss" of all, telling kids let's play pat-a-cake, hop and count, freeze dance, guess colors, red light/green light, and animal sounds.  Elmo also takes naps and sings a lullaby before he goes quiet until someone is ready to wake him up and play some more. Marked for 18 months to 4 years. The sweet spot ages are probably just between those-- as in 2's to late 3's.

 

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

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2015 Awards
Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
(Fisher-Price $24.99 Score:)

A giant zip up bag full of 80 Mega bloks in bright primary colors and a variety of shapes that fit together in endless ways. This giant set comes with a platform with wheels to attach to make a small push around vehicle. The storage bag will be fun for filling and dumping, a favorite game of toddlers who love toys with lots of pieces. Putting the pieces together and taking them apart calls for dexterity and leads to discoveries about making two pieces together as big as one. Use these for stacking into towers to knock down with a ball. Sort them by color or shape. PVC Free and BPA fee bag. A basic gear toy for toddlers. Marked 1-5, we'd say more like 18 months-4 years. 

SNAP: Sorting these bloks by color or another time by shape, will give your child some concept building as you play together. Try another game of turn taking: you put one on, I put one, you put one, etc. until the tower falls over. Or use the blocks to make a pattern, yellow, red,yellow, red, yellow...what comes next?

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

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2015 Award
Janod Construction Site Truck
(Janod $39.99 Score:)

Beautifully crafted in wood the big bright orange carrier and smaller yellow construction trucks will see lots of pretend action. The carrier comes with a detachable flatbed with a ramp for moving a bulldozer and excavator, both with moving arms to add to the dramatic play. A good choice for block builders; older toddlers and preschoolers. 2-6.

 

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

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2015 Awards
Hape Knob Puzzles
(HaPe $14 Score:)

With easy-to-grab wooden knobs, this puzzle with colorful geometric shapes is a great choice for beginners. Hape also does many animal puzzles that feature zoo and farm animals with the easy to lift knobs. These are great choices for small hands as they learn to turn the pieces and fit them into the cut out shape. Bright graphics and smooth pieces make this a good choice for older 2's and 3's. This kind of puzzle challenges their visual skills as well as dexterity.  

 

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

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2015 Awards
Hape Vehicles Knob Puzzle
(Hape $14 Score:)

With easy to grab wooden knobs and lots of vehicles to talk about, this is a great choice for beginning puzzlers. Bright graphics and smooth pieces make this a good choice for older 2 year olds. Challenges their visual skills as well as dexterity and the ability to turn the objects to fit into the wooden board. Like a knowing and naming book, talking about the playing pieces can also expand vocabulary. 2 & up.

 

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

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