Search Results for -
Product Type: All

 

Gross Soap
(Action Products $15 Score:) There's a certain stage when gross is in. This kit comes with plastic bugs that you cover in glycerin soap. This is a parent-intensive project since melting soap in the microwave is potentially dangerous! For a less gross set, consider Soap-Scapes. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2011 Award
Yumbrella
(Alex $19.99 Score:)

An update on a kit that won our Platinum Award in 2000. Kids loved using the child-sized (24" diameter) umbrellas they  can decorate with the six included markers. This update reflects the Dylan Candy Store license- so now the kids are coloring in "candy" rather than flowers that decorated the earlier version of this product. Our 5 1/2 year old tester was so thrilled with the finished product.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
Awards
Scratch Magic Packs
(Scratch-Art Co. $4.99 Score:) Remember making scratch art with crayon scribbles covered with black paint that you scratch away? Now Scratch & Sparkle has glittering holographic foil effects that appear. The Combo 4-Pack is fun with Holographic, Stained Glass, Rainbow, and Black-and-White sheets. An inexpensive but special treat! Also new, Super Stationery Kit ($15) has 20 sheets and envelopes—great for thank-you notes! 5 & up.

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

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2001 Award
Light Switches Gone Crazy
(Klutz $14.95 Score:) Kit comes with four blank light switch plates, materials for decorating, and a small idea booklet chockfull of great suggestions. A good play date or rainy day project. Will require some adult assistance. Bookstores.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


Awards
Community Puzzle
(Biggwood $10 Score:) Think of this as a "community quilt" that you can make together as a group. A giant 48-piece puzzle comes with 24 large pieces that every member of the family can decorate with a picture and message. Decorate the border with a message and give it for a birthday or other major event.

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

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


Awards
USA Puzzle
(Small World Toys $20 Score:) Wooden USA maps may look the same but they are not. Some have splinters, some are cut in odd ways so states a cut up and some have names of state but not capitals. This one has all the important features and none of the bad ones. A classic wooden map with landmarks, capitals, and a vinyl sheet for arranging pieces out of the frame is a good choice. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2001 Awards
Harry Potter Puzzle
(Mattel $10 Score:) This 300-piece puzzle is for families who are smitten with the books. New trivia and card games also looked promising, but were not ready for testing. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2008 Awards
Parquetry Blocks and Cards
(Learning Resources $28.95 Score:)

Thirty-two geometric-shaped tiles are arranged on top of 20 colorful patterns. Advanced players can use tiles without the patterns. Develops skills in matching and sequencing patterns - skills that are also needed in putting letters together to make words. 5-8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


1999 Awards
My Size Puzzles
(Mattel $6.95 Score:) Imagine a 3'-wide Hot Wheels racer with 46 big pieces. These shaped puzzles are challenging because they have no flat edges. They say 4 & up, we say more like 5 & up with help.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1999.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


199 Awards
I Spy 1, 2, 3... Floor Puzzle
(Briarpatch $14.95 Score:) Our testers loved working on this oversized 35-piece floor puzzle taken from the pages of I Spy School Days. After kids put together the puzzle, they have to locate the objects in the riddle. A good parent-and-child activity. Also top rated, 63-, 100-, and 500-piece I Spy puzzles in this series.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 199.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products for Infants
Products for Toddlers
Products for Preschoolers
Products for Early School Years
Products for Later School Years
Twitter   Facebook     YouTube 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - All Rights Reserved. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award are Registered Trademarks of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.


Instructions for submitting product to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for review.

 

 

Contact the Toyportfolio by phone at (212) 598-0502 or by email at Webmaster@Toyportfolio.com.

Copyright 1995-2013

 

Products reviewed by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio are provided by the manufacturer at their cost. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio does not require or accept fees for reviewing products.