Browse the toy award winners

Apply for a Tillywig Toy Award

CLICK HERE for everything you need in order to submit your product to be considered for a Tillywig Award.

Learn about our testing and evaluation
	process

Learn
	about our testing and evaluation process
Winter 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

Toys & Games

Back to top
Rainbow Pebbles Back to top
Rainbow Pebbles
Price $ 32.95
By Edx Education
Age
3+
Top Fun

Rainbow Pebbles is a construction toy and early mathematics manipulative that powerfully inspires children to build and investigate. Kids react to the sight of them as if they've stumbled upon treasure, which, from a play and learning standpoint, they have. Shape-wise, Rainbow Pebbles strongly resemble natural pebbles and stones one might find along the seashore. But their vivid colors and stunningly smooth surfaces conve...Read more

Reindeer on the Roof Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

Reindeer on the Roof creates a magical holiday tradition that lets kids celebrate the December countdown to Christmas by interacting with Santa! The set includes a lovely plush reindeer and 3-D reindeer house, a full-color journal, Santa's Official Christmas List, and a 32-page hard-bound story book. There's also a special code that provides access to Santa's interactive website, where children can name their reindeer, cu...Read more

Scout Globe Back to top
Scout Globe
Price $ 54.99
By Waypoint Geographic
Age
5-12 yrs.
Brain Child

The ease with which the Scout Globe enables kids to observe and absorb a great deal of geographical information makes it an essential educational resource to have on hand at home and in the classroom. Featuring up-to-date geopolitical boundaries, more than 4,000 named places and points of interest, and (less common for a children's globe) ocean floor topography with identification, the Scout Globe readily conveys the dive...Read more

Sea Sparkles Rainbow Violet 18" Back to top
Age
3+
Top Fun

This entrancing new addition to Aurora's Sea Sparkles line of super-soft mermaid dolls features a sparkled texture, a long, shimmering tail, and wild, wavy hair that cascades past her shoulders in brilliant violet and turquoise tresses. The free-spiritedness conveyed by Violet's exotic hair and tail is tempered by a gold crown atop her head (which lends her a regal bearing) and the playful, welcoming expression on her fac...Read more

Skeletal Starter Geo Set Back to top
Age
3-6 yrs.
Brain Child

This construction set is an ideal way for kids to explore basic geometric shapes as well as more complex and beautiful structures. The clever design of the building components makes them versatile and easy to use, qualities that inspire creativity and exploration. Pieces consist of colorful balls with holes into which the ends of the set's brightly colored plastic sticks can be pressed to create a snug fit. Each ball thus...Read more

Skylab Adventure Back to top
Age
6+
Brain Child

The range of STEM-skill-nurturing constructions and experiments this set puts at kids' fingertips has to be seen to be believed. With its whopping 440+ pieces and easy-to-follow instruction manual, kids experience Skylab Adventure more as though it were a trip to an amusement park than a search of knowledge. But learn they do, and a great deal. Part of what makes all this hands-on exploration so much fun is the emphasis t...Read more

Smalltown Flats 4-Poster Bed Back to top
Age
6-12 yrs.
Best Creative Fun

Smalltown Flats 4-Poster Bed affords children a multitude of playtime pleasures. Assembled, this appealing piece of doll furniture is perfectly suited for 18-inch dolls and stuffed animals and inspires many hours of imaginative pretend play. The sturdy, 1/8-inch thick paper chipboard pieces are slotted and marked with matching numbers that make putting the bed together and taking it apart exceptionally easy. Not only doe...Read more

Social Skills Puppet Set Back to top
Age
4 - 8 yrs.
Brain Child

The Social Skills Puppet Set provides a structured, enjoyable and effective approach to helping children understand, absorb and display appropriate social behavior. The set comes with large Max and Millie Hand Puppets, a marvelously helpful 71 page activity book and twelve full color emotion cards. The book contains sixteen social skills lessons, each of which starts with a story consisting of dialogue between Max and Mil...Read more

Space Gyroscope Back to top
Age
8+
Brain Child

Space Gyroscope is a compact, self-contained unit that functions as both a gyroscopic stunt course and electronic gyroscope starter. The 40+ piece set is fun and easy to assemble, with decals that dress up components for maximum visual effect. Once assembled, getting the action in high gear is as simple as inserting the gyroscope into the futuristic, robot-like base unit and gently pressing down. The gyroscope's interior ...Read more

Space Scooter X580 Back to top
Space Scooter X580
Price $ 149.00
By Space Scooter
Age
8+
Top Fun

Its unsurprising that heads turn whenever a Space Scooter X580 goes zipping by. Unlike a conventional scooter, this ingeniously designed vehicle is powered by a teeter-totter motion with which the rider's feet alternately push into the front and back of the board. That continuous pumping action generates higher speeds and longer distances than a traditional scooter and makes for an exhilarating mode of travel in which the...Read more

Start-Up Circuits Back to top
Start-Up Circuits
Price $ 19.95
By MindWare
Age
18mo.-6yrs.
Brain Child

Start-Up Circuits is a wonderfully effective approach to teaching children as young as 18 months the abstract concept of circuitry. It's a joyously hands-on mix of fun and learning through which youngsters learn a great deal. The set includes 6 pieces that, at first blush, could simply be colorful building blocks. However, snapping any of the 3 action tops together with any of the 3 switch blocks so that the red line alon...Read more

Tarzan Tire Swing Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

Tarzan Tire Swing is great outdoor fun, a re-imagined take on the traditional tire swing that updates, and improves on, the original. For starters, its clean, spare look makes it far more attractive than any tire swing we've ever seen. And with a 40-inch diameter, Tarzan Tire Swing is a whole lot of swing. Its sturdy, foam-covered steel frame encircles a strong, comfortable spider-web netting on which kids seat themselves...Read more

The Rainbow Fish Lacing Cards Back to top
Age
4+
Top Fun

Children relive the wonders of Marcus Pfister's classic tale in a highly enjoyable hands-on activity with The Rainbow Fish Lacing Cards. The set includes a dozen laces in 6 different colors kids use to embellish the 10 gorgeously-illustrated lacing cards that accompany them. The cards, made from thick, durable cardstock, display original scenes from The Rainbow Fish dotted with color-coded holes that communicate which col...Read more

The Rainbow Fish Share and Sparkle Game Back to top

Sharing and cooperation are key elements of play in this charming and delightful game. The game components alone are so well-made and imaginatively illustrated that they exert a magnet-like pull on youngsters. The game's goal is for each and every player to fill his or her Rainbow Fish Board with colored fish scales before the Wave Marker reaches the end of the Sea Board. When this is achieved, everyone wins. If, however,...Read more

Tiny Polka Dot Back to top
Tiny Polka Dot
Price $ 14.99
By Math for Love
Age
3-8 yrs.
Brain Child

Tiny Polka Dot is a uniquely effective and pleasurable way for children ages 3 through 8 to learn essential mathematical concepts through play. The deck contains 6 distinct card designs, each of which nonverbally communicates the values 0 through 10 in ways so clever, varied and enticing that the simple act of leafing through them is both fun and enlightening. The instructions contain 16 easy-to-learn Tiny Polka Dot games...Read more

Tracker "Santa's Puppy" Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

This wonderful plush toy/book set lets kids enjoy Santa's lovable new puppy, Tracker, in two equally pleasurable realms: as a delightfully soft, white plush puppy to cuddle and play with, and in the pages of the accompanying book, 'The Story of Tracker - Santa's Puppy.' The plush Tracker and the one in the story share a friendly, exuberant disposition, snow white fur, and a remarkable talent: the ability to tell whether s...Read more

Tulio Dream Lights Back to top

The vividness with which this remote controlled LED nightlight conjures colors is almost startling. So beautiful is the effect that adults and children tend to be equally enthralled. Tulio Dream Lights comes in 10 different designs (rocket ship, unicorn, heart, . . . ), each of which consists of a clear shape with frosted embellishments held upright in a white oval base, a stylish appearance that fits well with any decor....Read more

Ultra 7: Extreme Back to top
Ultra 7: Extreme
Price $ 19.99
By JLS Productions
Age
7+
Top Fun

From the first card dealt to the last card played, this addictively fun game keeps players happily engaged, generating enormous amounts of laughter and interaction along the way. Players race to rid their hands of cards by matching them to either the color, number, suit, or name of the top card of one of the two 'play' piles while navigating a slew of twists and turns. Those twists result from special cards whose impacts ...Read more

Vertiplay Tree Top Adventure - A Game of Constant Action Back to top

This is an unusually fun, high-quality toy that stimulates and fascinates for hours on end. The star is Mr. Caterpillar, a segmented 8-wheeled vehicle that fluidly zips down 5 wooden ramps set in a colorful, 3-dimensional tree that adheres vertically to almost any smooth surface (wood, laminates, dry walls, windows and mirrors, . . .). Gravity is the only force in play during Mr. Caterpillar's descent: kids drop him at th...Read more

Wacky Links Ocean Adventures Back to top
Age
4-12 yrs.
Best Creative Fun

With Wacky Links, kids can make playful and appealing rings, necklaces, anklets, armbands, backpack charms, and so much more! Wacky Links Ocean Adventures' comes with 15 soft, malleable tubes and 20 charms (fish, palm trees, seahorses, and more) in several colors each. The charms function as connectors that link the tubes, which can be quickly and easily cut down to suit the needs of an endless variety of inspired moments...Read more

Whiffer Sniffers Series 4 Back to top
Age
3+
Top Fun

Is there such a thing as love at first sniff? The answer, given the almost magnetic pull these 11 new scented plush Whiffer Sniffers characters exert on kids, is a resounding yes! Despite the scintillating smells, there's a good deal more going on here than meets the nose. Each collectible character looks like a foodstuff brought to life, with arms, legs and a big personality that cleverly ties in with its scent. Izzy Sod...Read more

Wiggles Pig Back to top
Wiggles Pig
Price $ 39.99
By GUND
Age
3+
Top Fun

In addition to being a cute, loveable companion with an exceedingly well-defined snout and a penchant for slumber, this animated, snoring plush pig comes to life with deliciously fun antics at the push of a button. Children laugh heartily as Wiggles snores, snorts, and talks, his body moving in unison to the sounds. Head bobbing, ears flapping, hindquarters wagging, Wiggles speaks a variety of phrases intermingled with ep...Read more

< Tillywig Toy & Children's Product Awards - Toys & Games >