Creative Play Awards announces winners

The 2010 awards results for the toys and games/craft kits category have been revealed.
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After months of product testing, the results have now been announced and published in the latest issue of Creative Steps magazine.

With double the entries from 2009, the Creative Play Awards are designed specifically to recognise excellence in creative play products, kits and resources.

Each product was tested by three independent childcare professionals, such as childminders, nursery practitioners and primary school teachers. The results recognise the best products available to enhance creative development in young children.

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

“The quality of entries was again extremely high, recognizing the importance the toy industry places on creative products.”

The results relating to the toy industry are:

Boys Craft Kits four to seven years

Overall Winner
• John Crane – Carpentry Set (pictured)

Boys Craft Kits eight to 11 years

Overall Winner
• Flair – Doodle Dudes

Highly Commended
• Flair – Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker

Girls Craft Kits four to seven years

Overall Winner
• Character Options – Bindeez Colour and Create

Girls Craft Kits eight to 11 years

Overall Winner
• Flair Plc - Noteez

Highly Commended
• Flair Plc – Zubber

Toys and Games birth to three years

Overall Winner
• Galt – Wooden Pull Alongs

Highly Commended
• Flair Plc – Remarkables Playmats

Toys and Games four to seven years

Overall Winner
• Hippychick – Kiditec Multicar

Highly Commended
• Orchard Toys – Round and Round

Toys and Games eight to 11 years

Overall Winner
• Wow Stuff – Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey

Highly Commended
• Esdevium Games – Dixit


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