Winners of 2014 Creative Play Awards revealed

Creative Steps magazine has revealed the winners and highly commended entries across all 21 categories, including Toys and Games and Role Play.
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The results of the 2014 Creative Awards are in.

After months of testing, Creative Steps magazine has revealed the winners and highly commended entries across all 21 categories, including Toys and Games and Role Play.

Designed to recognise excellence in creative play products, each item was tested by independent judges incudng parents, childcare professionals, nursery practitioners and primary school teachers.

“We are overwhelmed by the number of companies who entered products this year, which is our seventh year of hosting the Awards,” said Dawn Hopley, editor of Creative Steps.

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

The winners and highly commended entries are as follows:

Boy’s Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner - Science X: Prehistoric Expedition – Ravensburger
  • Highly Commended –FIMO Kids Form and Playsets – Staedtler UK

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Teksta T-Rex – Character Options
  • Highly Commended –Sparkup: The Magical Book Reader - Vivid

Electronic and Multimedia (8-11 years)

  • Winner - MIP – WowWee

Girl’s Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Craft Box: Fairy Garden – Interplay UK Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Sew Cool Sewing Studio – Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

Girl’s Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner - Creativity For Kids: Fashion Headbands Kit – West Design
  • Highly Commended –One Direction Swapwatch – Flair plc

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner - Little Love Baby Talk – Vtech Electronics
  • Highly Commended –Mega Bloks First Builders Fast Tracks Raceway – Mega Brands

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Sofia the First Miniature Jewellery Collection – Flair plc
  • Highly Commended –Getgo Minnie Mouse Boutique with Shopping Bag – Worlds Apart

Painting/Colouring Materials/Modelling (4-7 years)

  • Winner - My First Crayola Doodle Magic Colour Mat – Vivid
  • Highly Commended –Suteki Mega Stencil Station – Flair plc

Painting/Colouring Materials/Modelling (8-11 years)

  • Winner - Crayola Marker Maker – Vivid
  • Highly Commended –FIMO Kids Form and Playsets – Staedtler UK

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (0-3 years)

  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Mr Tumble – Golden Bear

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (4-7 years)

  • Magna-Tiles Clear Colours 32 Piece Set – Valtech LLC

Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner - Mega Bloks: First Builders Big Building Bag – Mega Brands
  • Highly Commended –Mega Bloks First Builders 1-2-3 Learning Train – Mega Brands

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Bizzy Bitz – Klikits Ltd
  • Highly Commended –Dinosaurs 2014 Collection – Schleich

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner - K’NEX 52 Model Building Tub – K’NEX
  • Highly Commended – Hotel Tycoon – Esdevium Games

Toys and Games – Outdoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner - Bump N Go Bubble Train – Tobar
  • Highly Commended – Moover Dolls Pram – Hippy Chick

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Kidizoom Smartwatch – Vtech Electronics
  • Highly Commended – Happy Hopperz XL – Hippy Chick

Toys and Games – Outdoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner - Jumbo ZIP-IT – Bananagrams Inc
  • Highly Commended – Jumbo BANANAGRAMS – Bananagrams Inc

Teaching Resources (0-3 years)

  • PAIRSinPEARS – Bananagrams Inc

Teaching Resources (4-7 years)

  • Winner - Pojo and the Knights of Chepstow Castle: Educational Creative Story Telling Kit – Little Creative Days
  • Highly Commended Magna- Tiles 33 Piece GS Set and Connection Guide

Teaching Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner - BANANAGRAMS - Bananagrams Inc
  • Highly Commended – Bomtanka – Lardy Cat Limited

Books (all ages)

  • Utterly Amazing Science – DK

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