Creative Play Awards 2013 winners revealed

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The winners of the 2013 Creative Play Awards have been revealed.

The Creative Play Awards recognise excellence in creative play products, kits and teaching resources, with each product tested by three independent judges – parents, childcare professionals, nursery practitioners and primary school teachers.

The winners will be published in the winter issue of Creative Steps magazine, along with the www.creativesteps.co.uk website and on social media platforms.

“We are again delighted with the number of companies who entered products this year, proving that these awards are a desired addition to the creative play sector," said Dawn Hopley, editor of Creative Steps.

"The quality of entries was again extremely high, recognising the importance the toy industry places on encouraging learning through creative play.”

 The results for winners and highly commended toys are as follows:

Toys & Games (Indoor) 0-3years

  • Winner

VTech Electronics – Vtech Toot-Toot Drivers Train Station

  • Highly Commended

Mega Brands – Billy Beats Dancing Piano

Toys & Games (Indoor) 4-7 years

  • Winner

VTech Electronics – Switch & Go Dinos- Velociraptor

  • Highly Commended

Golden Bear ­­– Go MINI HQ Playset

Toys & Games (Outdoor) 4-7 years

  • Winner

Interplay UK– My Living World

  • Highly Commended

Pars Pro Toto Bvba – QUUT Triplet

Toys & Games (Indoor) 8-11 years

  • Winner

Ravensburger – Labyrinth

  • Highly Commended

LEGO System A/S – LEGO Life of George

Electronic & Multimedia 0-3 years

  • Winner

LeapFrog – Read with Me Scout and Violet

Electronic & Multimedia 4-7 years

  • Winner

Character Options – Teksta

  • Highly Commended

VTech Electronics – Kidizoom Twist Plus

Electronic & Multimedia 8-11 years

  • Winner

WOW! Stuff – Combat Creatures Attacknids

Electronic Learning Aids

  • Winner

Flair PLC – APPen

  • Highly Commended

KD UK – Kurio 7S

Imaginative Role-Play 4-7 years

  • Winner

Mega Brands – Barbie Build ‘N Play Super Star Stage

  • Highly Commended

Schleich – Knights

Painting, Colouring & Modelling Materials 4-7 years

  • Winner

Flair PLC – Skwooshi Mixer Set

Books & Teaching Resources Children

  • Winner

LeapFrog – LeapReader

  • Highly Commended

The Creativity Hub – The Extraordinaires Design Studio

Books & Teaching Resources Adults

  • Winner

Tidy Books Europe Ltd –The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase

Special Educational Needs Toys

  • Winner

Golden Bear – Something Special Mr Tumble Interactive Toy

Boys Craft Kits 4-7 years

  • Winner

Flair PLC – XCardz Turtles Ninja ID Kit

Boys Craft Kits 8-11 years

  • Winner

Ravensburger – Science X- CSI

  • Highly Commended

Interplay UK – Rivetz

Girls Craft Kits 4-7 years

  • Winner

Vivid – Crayola Creations Hot Heels Five Pack

  • Highly Commended

Ravensburger – Monsters High 2 in 1 Mandala Designer

Girls Craft Kits 8-11 years

  • Winner

Interplay UK – myStyle

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