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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Active Physical Play

 


2010 Award
YBike
(National Sporting Goods $79.99 Score:)

This low to the ground plastic ride-on has a very modern look. It has one fat wheel at the front and two fat wheels at the back, making it almost like a two-wheeler, but less tippy. This bike is easy for kids to get on and off, but what we really love about the YBIKE is the stability. The majority of ride-ons, including most traditional tricycles, tend to be tippy on the front wheel. The YBike seat is further back so the center of gravity is held down by your child's weight and when they turn - they can do so without falling over...most of the time.

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: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Optrix 3-D Bubbles
(Imperial Toy Company $7.99 & up Score:)

Just when you think you have seen everything--get ready for a brand new bubble extravaganza! Put the 3D glasses on, dip the wand into the bubble solution and "It's Magic!" Bubbles with star-like rays float on the wind. They shimmer in the light with a prism of colors. You have to see them to believe them. You can buy stars, lightening bolts, butterflies, or hearts. Simply amazing! But if you only have one set you have to share the glasses.  The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements.  We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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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
Six Pin Bowling Set
(International Playthings $26.99 Score:)

Six big colorful foam bowling pins and a bright red bowling ball are ready for indoor or outdoor fun. Unlike so many similar sets, this one has the added advantage of weighted pins and ball, so they do not fall over before you can get them all set up. Also the ball has enough heft to knock the pins down. All  store in a see through case when playtime is over. 3 & up.
         The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.
 

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

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2001 Awards
Naturally Playful Clubhouse Climber
(Step 2 $500 Score:)

The Naturally Playful Clubhouse Climber is an update of the Platinum Award winning Bridge & Tunnel Clubhouse Climber. The only significant change is color--now done in the more muted colors of the naturally playful line. It remains a great combo gym and playhouse for older toddlers and preschoolers. Comes with two towers, a slide, and connecting bridge our testers loved. One tower is outfitted with pretend props and a table and chairs.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Awards
Wiggly Worm Tunnel
(Playhut $25 Score:)

Imagine the fun of crawling through a 5' long Wiggly Worm Tunnel with lots of legs, a happy face, and feelers on top! Good for physical as well as imaginative play.  Marked 3 & up.

SNAP INFO: Kids use big motor skills as they crawl through a 5" long Wiggly Worm tunnel with lots of legs, a happy face, and feelers on top. This folds up and stores when not in use. ACTIVITY: Put a surprise at the far end of the tunnel to motivate reluctant crawlers. For more experienced crawlers play a game by having tots push a bal through the tunnel.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Awards
Tikes Patrol Police Car
(Little Tikes $44.95 Score:)

Kids will get great pretend mileage from this blue squad car with an electronic microphone that has seven different emergency siren sounds (that are mercifully quiet). Runs on foot power for developing muscles and has a working steering wheel and emergency "lights" on the roof . Big 2s–5.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Music & Lights Sit 'n Spin
(Playskool $19.99 Score:) They added lights and sounds to this classic toy and these electronic extras are anything but a plus. It's loud and totally annoying. But according to one tester the sounds and lights didn't hold up anyway. Another example of less was more. Nor do we think 18 months an ideal age for this kind of toy.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: .

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1995 Awards
Cozy Coupe
(Little Tikes $49.99 Score:)

The ultimate classic ride-in toy comes with a fun "ignition switch". We love that the front wheels really turn so that kids can steer in any direction. Many wheel toys have surprisingly lost that feature. Happily it's also done in gender free colors so that it can be enjoyed by everyone. More recently the company produced a pink vehicle for those that need their vehicle genderized. We [refer the yellow and red vehicle that can be passed along from brothers to sisters and between cousins of both genders.  

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 1995. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Awards
Push/Pull Wagon
(Radio Flyer $60 Score:) Bigger than the classic red wagon, this plastic update has higher sides, a well, and a stout handle for pushing or pulling kids or cargo. This and the BLUE CHIP classic version are ideal for carting plants, tools, imaginary playmates—you name it.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: .

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