2011 Right Start Award winners announced

The parenting magazine reveals full list of its winning toys and games for 2011.
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Award winners can now put the Right Start crest (pictured) on packaging and the toys will be featured in a special supplement to be released with the next issue of the magazine.

Speaking to ToyNews, Lynette Lowthian, editor of Right Start Magazine, said: "We look toys that have instant and enduring child appeal, play and learn potential and good value. We also expect them to be safe and hardwearing. All the products are tested by real families over a minimum of a three month period in their own homes."

She added: "The awards were launched in the early 1990s to give readers an informed guide to quality toys at a sensible price. They have grown enormously since then and we now have hundreds of entries each year. This year, we added a Best Baby Essential Guide to the original Best Toy Guide."

Activity
Gold: Genius Octagonal Surroundsafe Trampoline (TP Toys)
Silver: Mini Micro Scooter (Micro Scooters)
Bronze: Spirobouncer (TP Toys)

Art and Craft
Gold: Harumika Mannequin (Bandai)
Silver: Paint Your Own Shield and Sword (The Complete Knight
Bronze: Moon Sand Construction Destruction (Spin Master)

Books
Gold
: Big Book of My World (Random House)
Silver: Tag Reader (LeapFrog)
Bronze: Pull-Back Busy Car Book (Usborne Publishing)

Dolls and Soft Toys
Gold: My First Baby Annabell Time To Sleep (Zapf Creation)
Silver: Little Pockets (Spook Toys)
Bronze: My Pal Scout (LeapFrog)

Games
Gold: Animal Safari (Orchard Toys)
Silver: Chimp & Zee Who’s the Princess? (Paul Lamond)
Bronze: My Lotto (Gibsons Games)

Hi Tech
Gold: MobiGo Touch Learning System (VTech)
Silver: Leapster Explorer (LeapFrog)
Bronze: KidiZoom VideoCam (VTech)

Mini Movers
Gold: Universe of Imagination City Train Table and Railway Set (Toys R Us)
Silver: Sylvanian Families Ambulance (Flair)
Bronze: Universe of Imagination Big Red London Bus (Toys R Us)

Mini World
Gold: Emerald Castle (Le Toy Van)
Silver: Farm Life (Schleich)
Bronze: Mini Lalaloopsy (MGA Entertainment)

Outdoor
Gold: Turtle Sandbox (Little Tikes)
Silver: Hello Kitty Sweet Home (Toys R Us)
Bronze: Butterfly Garden (Insects Lore)

Puzzles, Sorters and Construction
Gold: Smart Games North Pole Camouflage (Jumbo Games)
Silver: Smart Games Day & Night (Jumbo Games)
Bronze: Noah’s Ark Sorter (Toys R Us)

Role Play
Gold: Top n Tail Sets (Charlie Crow)
Silver: Haba Toyshop Play Food (Haba)
Bronze: Count and Scan Shopper

Sit n Ride
Gold: Moover Baby Truck (Moover Toys)
Silver: Cozy Truck (Little Tikes)
Bronze: Tractor & Trailer Ride-On

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