Good Toy Guide 2009/10 out now - ToyNews

Good Toy Guide 2009/10 out now

The 36th edition of the guide is now available to buy.
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Over 100 toys including sets from both well-known and small new manufacturers were tested this year.

The guide features age and stage-specific information on a variety of toys tested by children themselves.

The toys are divided into ten categories, covering a range of the skills children develop as they grow. 

Each category features one gold and two silver award winning products, and highly recommended and recommended products.

The guide is published by the National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries charity and Play Matters.

The Good Toy Guide can be purchased by contacting Raquel Costa r.costa@playmatters.co.uk or by calling 020 7428 2289 and costs £2.95 + £1.00 p&p.

The winners for the latest guide are as follows:

OVERALL WINNER – BERG Toys UK – Moov(7 in1)

OVERALL WINNER – Inclusive Play – EXCITIM Ltd – Arnold the Snoring Pig – Cowley the Cow – Mongo the Gorilla – Nurserytime Bear

0-12 MONTHS

GOLD
V Tech – First Steps Baby Walker

SILVER
Mamas & Papas – Pico Puppet
Step by Step – Activity Cocoon

12 – 36 MONTHS

GOLD
WOW Toys
Off Road Ollies Outdoor Pursuits
Police Chase Charlie
Robin’s Medical Rescue
Poppy’s Pony Adventure
Harvey Harvester
Johnny Jungle Plane

SILVER
Tolo Toys
First Friends Safari Vehicle
First Friends Safari Animals

LEGO
Duplo Zoo

ARTS & CRAFTS

GOLD
Top Banana Toys – PlayMais

SILVER
Spin Master Toys UK – Moon Sand Range
Interplay UK – Luxury Soap Science

CONSTRUCTION

GOLD
HABA – Coloured Building Blocks

SILVER
ASCO Educational Supplies – Translucent Building Blocks
Meccano Toys (UK) – Kids Play Tractor

ELECTRONIC AND MULTI MEDIA

GOLD
V Tech UK - VSmile Motion

SILVER
LeapFrog Toys (UK) – Learn & Groove Piano & Drum
LeapFrog Toys (UK) – Scout Text & Learn

IMAGINATIVE AND ROLE PLAY

GOLD
Fiesta Crafts – Finger Puppet Theatre and Finger Puppets

SILVER
Schleich UK – Wildlife Set
RC2 – John Deere 6930S Tractor
New Holland T7060 Tractor – Case lH Puma with Dual Wheels + Front End Loader
Bulk Tipping Trailer

PUZZLES

GOLD
HP Gibson & Sons – My World Jigsaw Puzzles

SILVER
John Crane – Touch & Feel Texture Puzzles
Ravensburger – Rescue Vehicles – Animals of the World – On the Farm

SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES
GOLD
Worlds Apart – Kid Venture Treehouse

SILVER
Micro Scooters – Maxi Micro Scooter Joy Stick & T –Bar

YOUNGER GAMES

GOLD
Orchard Toys – Fruit Frenzy – Doodlebugs – Flowerpot Game

SILVER
Paul Lamond Games – Chimp and Zee Over the Rainbow – Chimp and Zee Silly Socks Game
Prospecting in Gold – Grab A Pig

OLDER GAMES

GOLD
Ravensburger – Chocolate Fix

SILVER
Ravensburger – Tipover
Imagination DVDi – Quelf

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