Creative Play Awards 2018 – Winners announced!

Creative Play Awards 2018 – Winners announced!

Creative Play Awards 2018 Winners’ Supplement

The Creative Play Awards 2018 results are announced!

After months of testing, the prestigious 2018 Creative Play Awards results have now been announced and will be published within the Winter issue of Creative Steps magazine, as well as on and across all its social media platforms.

The Creative Play Awards are sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, which promotes creative play as vital in a child’s development. The results of these awards recognise the best products available to enhance creative development in young children and are beneficial to the consumer when making purchasing decisions.

John Hopley, editor of Creative Steps commented: “Now in their 11th year, the quality of entries in the 2018 Awards has been exceptional and shows just how esteemed our awards scheme has become, recognising the best creative play toys, games and resources. We feel it is vital to have the products tested by end-users and have sent out more than 100 products to independent testers in homes, schools and childcare settings around the country. The competition was very strong, showing the importance of learning through creative play for children and the products that allow them to do so.”

The Winners and Highly Commended results are as follows:

Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Vtech – Toot-Toot Drivers Police Patrol Tower

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Ravensburger – Break Free
  • Highly Commended – Orchard Toys – Giraffes in Scarves

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ravensburger – Make ‘n Break
  • Highly Commended – Asmodee (Esdevium) – Rory’s Story Cubes

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Learning Resources – GeoSafari® Jr. Explorer Scope
  • Highly Commended – Little Tikes – Fun Zone Splash Face

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Vtech – Kidizoom Smart Watch DX2
  • Highly Commended – SpinMaster – Boxer

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

  • Winner – Bandai (Evolution) – Crayola Playsets
  • Highly Commended – John Adams – Play Stuff Dough Scrummy Shop

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio
  • Highly Commended – Trends UK – Haynes V8 Engine

Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Interplay – Fairy Light Garden
  • Highly Commended – SpinMaster – Kumi Kreator

Girls Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Imagine That Publishing – Tiny Town: Busy Day Play Felt
  • Highly Commended – LeapFrog (Vtech) Water & Count Vegetable Garden

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Orchard Toys Money Match Café
  • Highly Commended – Little Tikes – Shop ‘n Learn Smart Checkout

Teaching Resources (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Bloomsbury – Ideas for Tuff Trays

Teaching Resources (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Learning Resources – Giant Magnetic Water Cycle

Teaching Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Trends UK – Science Mad Chemistry Set

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

  • Winner – Wendy Woo Ltd – My Mood Stars
  • Highly Commended – Golden Bear Toys – Mr Tumble Domino Train

Books (Children)

  • Winner – DK – Unlock Your Imagination
  • Highly Commended – Ryland Peters & Small – Origami Ocean Friends

For more information contact the Creative Steps editor, John Hopley – or 01233 503055 / 07770 372945

Twitter: @Cr8iveSteps_mag

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