Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Awards for Early School Years 2017
During the early school years kids grow from pre-literate to true readers and writers. They continue to learn through play, using the skills they are learning as they play games, do craft kits, explore art materials, and construction toys. Building toys and art materials help them refine their fine motor skills as well as creativity. Through physical play they continue to gain control of their big motor skills. After hours in a classroom, they seriously need time for running, shouting, and using their seemingly unlimited energy. Playing board games gives them practice with math and logic along with learning that you win and lose some. Working at brain teasers and puzzles they stretch their ability to work at tasks that are not instantaneous. While home and family are still the secure base they depend upon, their social world is expanding as they learn about being one of a group and how to play cooperatively in their classroom and on the playground. Clearly, they need a variety of toys to tool all these important kinds of learning through play.
Here are the best and outstanding toys for Early School Years children that have won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for 2017.
Pretend Play & Settings
Star Wars BB-8 Adventure Base (Hasbro)
LEGO STAR WARS Series (LEGO Systems)