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Spring 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

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Gearphun Starter 200 Set Back to top
Age
4+
Brain Child

Gearphun Starter 200 Set is a highly gratifying construction toy that makes it easy for kids to explore geometric shapes and basic engineering concepts. This fabulous blend of fun and learning helps children absorb valuable STEM skills through the process of building a wide range of models that employ gears and moving parts. Those familiar with Morphun's educational sets were particularly excited about the many new pieces...Read more

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Gecko Blocks
Price $ 29.99
By Cassidy Labs
Age
3+
Brain Child

Full-on creativity becomes the norm due to an unusual characteristic these blocks bring to the table: simply touching one to another causes them to stick together with surprising ease. Stack several blocks, lift the top one, and the rest come with it. A gentle pull is sufficient to take them apart again. The speed with which this gravity-defying stick-to-itiveness allows youngsters to build in all directions and spontaneo...Read more

Gel-a-Peel 3D Design Station Back to top

Gel-a-Peel 3D Design Station gives girls everything they need to design and make their own stylish jewelry and other fashion accessories - bracelets, earrings, emoji charms, pencil toppers, key chains, phone cases and more! It's super easy to do. Just insert one of the included paper designs (or create your own) into the 3D template and use one or more of the gel color tubes to trace the design. Wait for it to dry, then p...Read more

Geometiles 96-piece Set Back to top
Age
6+
Brain Child

It is always exciting when a wonderful new educational toy comes along, but the arrival of Geometiles is particular cause for celebration. This 96-piece set of interlocking tiles offers such a variety of fun, math-based, hands-on learning activities that children can play and learn all day long and never tire of it. The ingeniously designed tiles let kids construct a huge array of 2D and 3D objects, including squares, tri...Read more

Georgie Interactive Puppy Back to top
Age
6+
Top Fun

In addition to being irresistibly soft, cute and cuddly, this delightful pup responds to more than a dozen verbal and physical cues by engaging in remarkably lifelike antics that match the command given. Among other things, Georgie barks, walks, sits, rears back on his hind legs, shakes hands, high-fives, plays tug-o-war and even breaks out some impressive dance moves. There's an impishness in everything this little Golde...Read more

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race Vehicles Back to top
Age
1-5 yrs.
Top Fun

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race Vehicles are small but mighty, packed full of fun and action to which youngsters respond with fascination and glee. Just press down on the top of the vehicle and watch it come alive: lights flash, sound effects are heard, wheels kick into motion and carry it across the floor, fun songs and playfully spoken phrases sing out, 'I'm Ray! I'm a quick race car. I'm the champion!' Each colorfull...Read more

Helio Base Station Back to top
Age
0-13 yrs.
Brain Child

Helio Base Station emits LED light through specially designed discs whose content is projected onto the ceiling in a soothing contrast of shadow and light. Instead of seeing stars and moon projected onto the ceiling, kids are treated to a wealth of knowledge as they happily lie back and absorb entertaining educational facts and images that inspire lively interactions and enlightening discussions. Swapping out the discs ch...Read more

Hot Wheels PlayTape Back to top
Age
3+
Top Fun

Watch a child play with a toy vehicle and you'll soon see every surface within reach - floors, tables, counters, stairs, walls, furniture - being used an imaginary road. Hot Wheels PlayTape takes that high octane fun up a very big notch by letting kids instantly add visually exciting roads and racetrack-like paths, wherever and whenever they desire. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface (even carpeting and upholstery) and i...Read more

Janod Musical Spinning Top - Farm Back to top
Age
18 mo.+
Parents Favorite Products

Janod Musical Spinning Top puts a magical world at little ones' fingertips, a richly detailed, fun-filled farm scene encased in a plastic dome with a bright red handle sitting on top. A suction cup base holds the toy steady while the scene springs to life in response to pumps of the handle. The external dome begins spinning, as does a column of stacked colors at its center. A tractor pulling two carts begins moving along ...Read more

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Janod Nutty Balance
Price $ 24.99
By Alex Brands
Age
18 mo.+
Brain Child

This enormously fun wooden toy produces a high frequency of smiles and laughter while teaching youngsters something about balance, dexterity, cause and effect and even simple problem-solving. Play starts by placing the wide-eyed squirrel atop a round-bottomed base, where he sits, teetering slightly from the get-go. The goal is to stack as many of the set's 20 colorful wooden acorns as possible on the squirrel's back witho...Read more

Kaloo Rouge Prestige XXL Bear Back to top
Age
0+
Top Fun

At the risk of putting this bear on a pedestal, we feel compelled to say that is one of the finest (if not the finest) plush animals we have seen to date. In huggability alone, Kaloo Rouge Prestige XXL Bear rates somewhere in the neighborhood of a perfect 10. His stunningly soft exterior, warm, welcoming facial expression, plump belly, and long arms and legs not only provide plenty of squeezable handholds, they collective...Read more

Kardtects Grisroc Starter Set Back to top

Many a child has abstained from building a card house due to the seeming impossibility of doing so without countless hours of practice. Kardtects turns this notion on its head by enabling even young novices to create elaborate multilevel structures from day one. For starters, Kardtects collectible building cards are specifically designed for building card houses, with more grip and less slip than traditional playing cards...Read more

Lalaloopsy Large Entertainment Dolls Back to top

Each of these four dolls has a brand new look and feel that includes soft, brushable hair, a first for Lalaloopsy dolls! Creativity and friendship are the themes that unite them, yet each doll comes with a distinctive personality whose endearing qualities are expressed through its playful, eye-catching appearance. Attire, hair style and color (strikingly different for each doll), accessories, even the pet that accompanies...Read more

Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Set Back to top

Parents are as enthusiastic about Pretend Makeup Essential Set as their daughters, though for somewhat different reasons. While the set's makeup and applicators look very much like the real thing, not one drop of liquid nor speck of powder makes its way onto skin, clothing or furniture. Kids love the way the authentic look and feel inspires countless imaginative scenarios in which they get to act and feel grown up. Parent...Read more

Little Cosmetics Pretend Nail Polish and Lipstick Accessory Set Back to top

This mess-free pretend makeup does a remarkable job of looking like the real thing, inspiring countless play scenarios and interactions in which little girls get to act just like Mom. Tilt the bottle of nail polish, and the liquid and bubbles inside stir and swirl as if ready to come out. But removing the cap reveals that the brush applicator that appeared to be immersed in polish is perfectly dry. Invert the bottle and n...Read more

Loud About: A Game of Action Memory Back to top

Loud About is an uproariously fun family and party game in which players use creativity, speed, memory, and a dramatic flair to best their opponents. At the outset, a category is provided for which each player must make up a unique Word-Action for the others to memorize. Let's say the topic is Super Heroes. The first player might say 'Superman' and mime flying, the second might say 'Incredible Hulk' and brandish a fist, a...Read more

Magnetic Mix or Match Junior Back to top

The fun kids immerse themselves in with Magnetic Mix or Match Junior is three-fold: visually creative fun, imagination-fueled pretend play, and rewarding physical activities. Each vehicle consists of two parts, a front and back held together by a hidden magnetic locking system. The shape and contours of every front snaps perfectly into place with any back, leading to exotic-looking combinations that look as if they've lea...Read more

Marbleocity Skate Park Back to top
Age
12+
Brain Child

Skate Park does a fabulous job of teaching physics to kids in the context of a deeply satisfying hands-on building project. The fun kicks off with a graphic novella in which a group of characters entertainingly explore the physics behind skateboarding tricks. That these forces will be put into play once the build is finished helps ignite the reader's enthusiasm for learning. That anticipatory excitement only grows stronge...Read more

Miffy Hide and Seek Back to top
Age
1-4 yrs.
Brain Child

This wonderful educational game includes several excellent variations of the perennial children's favorite, hide and seek. The goal is to find Miffy, an adorable, talking 3D version of Dick Bruna's beloved rabbit. When Miffy's switch is set to 'on,' she calls out hints from her hiding place in a pleasing, singsong voice: "I'm hi-ding, yoo-hoo, I'm here! Can you find me?" Parent/child interactions and the skills targeted f...Read more

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Mirari Juballees
Price $ 14.99
By PlayMonster LLC
Age
6 mo.+
Parents Favorite Products

To observe the expressions of wonder on babies' faces as they explore and discover the captivating properties of Juballees is a delight in and of itself. With a gentle pull, any of these three colorful balls separates easily into two halves. The halves and balls click and hold together in various ways as if by magic, leading to unusual, gravity-defying stacking and rolling combinations. Their mix and match-ability generat...Read more

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Mochi Trumpet
Price $ 24.99
By People Toy Company
Age
3 months+
Brain Child

Every parent quickly learns that any toy that can fit in a baby's mouth will end up in the baby's mouth, probably sooner rather than later. The Mochi Trumpet's design and functionality puts mouth-centric entertainment at the forefront in the form of a small bugle that emits a surprising range of sounds and is made predominantly from rice (more on that in a moment). Infants' natural sucking and teething motions quickly lea...Read more

Mold Free Marcus & Marcus Bath Toys Back to top

These joyously fun silicone bath toys are soft to the touch, perfect for little hands to grasp, squish and submerge. Five animal-themed characters (sold individually) stimulate young ones' imaginations while inspiring mental and physical exploration through water play. Each toy has a head and body that, together, form a sealed unit that floats and bobs to the surface but that can be easily separated into two cup-like part...Read more

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