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Spring 2018 Tillywig Award Winners

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4 Bananas Back to top
Age
4+
Brain Child

4 Bananas is a remarkably fun, fast-moving game that allows children to exercise and absorb new math and problem-solving skills. After being dealt 5 cards apiece, players take turns using colorfully illustrated domino cards to build a line out from the START piece. To add a card, it must match the value shown on the last card in line. In that regard, 3 bananas is equivalent to 3 crocodiles, 3 palm trees, or the number 3. ...Read more

Aerobie Pro Ring Back to top
Age
12+
Top Fun

Aerobie Pro Ring enables even those entirely new to flying disc games to execute deft and dazzling maneuvers. The easily accessible skills made possible by the disc's unique, aerodynamic design inspire an abundance of outdoor activities, exhilarating games that promote increasingly impressive physical abilities. Aerobie Pro Ring features soft edges for exceptional comfort and a large, open center that allows players to ad...Read more

Animals 36 Piece Floor Puzzle Back to top
Age
3+
Parents Favorite Products

The artwork on this uncommonly entertaining 36 piece floor puzzle (beautifully illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius) is so utterly distinctive and charming that there may be a strong temptation to have it framed and hung on the living room wall. Each large, sturdy piece is perfectly sized for little hands to manipulate and visually appealing in its own right. The completed puzzle displays 32 irresistible critters, each with...Read more

Aqualiens Transforming Sea Creatures Back to top

This super-cool transforming dive toy starts out looking like a brightly colored space pod that, when dropped in water, spontaneously morphs into a shark or seahorse with some decidedly unearthly characteristics. The shark variety sprouts no fewer than 7 brightly colored fins as it descends, with 4 eyes (2 on either side of its head) that suddenly pop forward as a previously hidden row of fearsome teeth becomes visible. A...Read more

Botley, the Coding Robot Activity Set Back to top

More than any product we have previously encountered, Botley makes it stunningly easy and enjoyable for kids to jump right in and begin learning programming concepts. Sequences, loops, and if/then programming (essential techniques employed by professional programmers) are immediately put to use as youngsters discover the joys of having this playful robot at their beck and call. The huge fun factor and ease-of-use inspire ...Read more

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Bright Lights Soccer Ball
Price $ 14.99
By VTech
Age
6-36 mos.
Brain Child

The Bright Lights Soccer Ball is an exceptionally entertaining toy that promotes the development of motor skills and tactile awareness while also teaching numbers, colors, opposites, and more! The ball itself is a squeezably soft plush design with a friendly, smiling face and a pair of outstretched hands that produce a satisfying crinkling sound when touched or manipulated. The smiling face also functions as a light-up bu...Read more

CODENAMES: Disney Family Edition Back to top
Age
8+
Best Family Fun

CODENAMES: Disney Family Edition is a fabulously fun family game that pits team against team in an exciting contest of clue-giving and guessing. After a 4 X 4 grid of Treasure Cards displaying images of beloved Disney characters and scenes is set up, teams' designated Cluemasters takes turns giving one-word clues intended to steer teammates to specific cards on the table. The first team to identify and cover all of their ...Read more

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Creator Kit
Price $ 499.00
By Infento
Age
1 - 11 yrs.
Parents Favorite Products

This amazing modular kit (the first of its kind) lets families build 10 different children's rides - walkers, scooters, bikes, trikes, go-carts, and more! The kit's components, instructions, and the incredibly durable life-sized rides it produces are of unsurpassed quality. And the value of Infento's Creator Kit is almost miraculously high given that it continually serves the riding needs of children as they grow and dev...Read more

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Don't Rock the Boat
Price $ 24.99
By PlayMonster
Age
5+
Best Family Fun

Don't Rock the Boat is a hugely enjoyable family game that puts a smile on kids' faces even before play commences. The boat itself is an impressively detailed 3D ship with masts, a crow's nest, and planks jutting from either side. The playing pieces are so imaginatively conceived (comically menacing penguin pirates, sea creatures, a chest of gold, a cannon, and more) that the mere sight of them produces mirth and glee. Th...Read more

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Evo
Price $ 89.00
By Ozobot
Age
8+
Parents Favorite Products

Ozobot Evo is a small but mighty, tech-loaded bot that performs an abundance of tricks, engages in hilarious antics, and offers up a host of fun educational activities. A free companion app incorporates a variety of controls, ideas, and challenges for putting the Bluetooth-connected Evo through its paces. The app's easy-to-use features allow kids to explore Evo's array of dynamic and expressive LED light patterns, silly s...Read more

Flopsie - Rainbow Unicorn 12-inch Back to top
Age
0 - 99
Parents Favorite Products

It is not easy to stand out in the plush toy category these days, but this Flopsie Rainbow Unicorn does so abundantly, and in so many ways! Eye-catching does not begin to describe the stunning combination of visual elements that make this unicorn so uniquely adorable. The luxuriously white body and head are graced by a sparkling silver spiral horn, shimmering purple ears and hooves, and fluffy rainbow-colored mane and tai...Read more

GearZooz GearBuddies Lion & Mouse Back to top
Age
1.5 - 4 yrs.
Brain Child

GearZooz GearBuddies Lion & Mouse makes for a fine educational toy on the merits of its physical play characteristics alone and yet offers a great deal more than that - singalong songs, playful stories, fun facts, flashing lights, and humorous sound effects. Pressing the light-up button on the lion's side scrolls between these entertaining verbal and melodic features and produces differing results depending on whether the...Read more

Junior Passback Football Back to top
Age
9-13 yrs.
Parents Favorite Products

This remarkable football enables young athletes to play hard and drill hard anytime, whether practicing alone or with friends and teammates. Junior Passback Football's ingenious design is flat at one end so that when thrown against a hard surface, it bounces right back. Throwing and catching can be practiced solo, the two actions occurring a split second apart. To the hand, Junior Passback feels just like a regular footba...Read more

Kid O Glow-in-the-Dark Jumbo Magnatab Back to top

This unique, limited edition toy inspires kids to express themselves creatively in highly original ways. The Magnatab is a jumbo, glow-in-the-dark board that contains a 26 X 26 grid that provides a unique conduit for creativity. The Magnatab's stylus allows youngsters to quickly draw shapes, letters and pictures by popping individual beads to the surface. The beads remain in place until erased with the tip of a finger or ...Read more

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Learn & Spin Aquarium
Price $ 14.99
By VTech
Age
9-36 mos.
Top Fun

The Learn & Spin Aquarium is an exceptionally fun interactive toy for toddlers that elicits physical actions from the child through interactive invitations and responses from the aquarium. Pushing down on the blue water spout atop the aquarium causes the ocean friends inside to spin and swim while producing watery sound effects, flashing lights, fun phrases, and cheerful songs. Pressing the Number Button counts out the ...Read more

M as in Monkey Back to top
Age
4+
Brain Child

M as in Monkey is a fabulously fun family game through which players gain skills with respect to letters, spelling, words, memory, and problem-solving. 26 double cards and 26 square tiles are included, each of which displays either a letter or an object. Setup involves dealing each player several double cards apiece, face up, and the 26 square tiles are spread around the table, face down. On each turn, one player flips ov...Read more

Marshfellows Stuffed Toy Back to top
Age
0-99
Top Fun

The Marshfellows Stuffed Toy has a distinctive charm that wins hearts and hugs with its visual appeal and ultra-soft feel. This cheerful little friend has the kind of minimalist design one would hope for from a marshmallow-based creature and is all the more irresistible for it, conveying loads of personality with every small nuance. Kids can't seem to get enough of their new constant companion with whom they communicate t...Read more

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Movie Buff
Price $ 24.95
By Golden Bell Studios
Age
10+
Best Family Fun

Movie Buff is a highly social trivia card game in which players flex their memory muscles by naming actors, roles, and quotes common to a particular film. After being dealt 10 cards apiece, players take turns playing a single card per turn, but only if they have the necessary knowledge to do so. As soon as at least one of all four trivia cards has been played in this manner, a Take is considered to have been completed. Th...Read more

My Little House Back to top
My Little House
Price $ 39.99
By SmartFelt Toys
Age
2-5 yrs.
Brain Child

My Little House stimulates young children to engage in deeply imaginative play, the developmental benefits of which are wide-ranging and many. The reversible felt playhouse's 4 walls and 4-paneled tented roof comprise a single connected unit that can be played with flat or be assembled into a reversible, 3D structure in a matter of seconds. Either way, the set's 37 felt pieces adhere to any of the house's surfaces upon co...Read more

Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game Back to top
Age
4-7 yrs.
Best Family Fun

Oh, what a marvelous family game this is! The components are exceptionally playful, the game play deliriously fun, and players have the pleasure of burning off a little steam as they and their teammates make run after run in an attempt to stack and win! It all starts by randomly placing 10 pancakes (2 apiece of 5 different kinds - blueberry, chocolate chip, etc.) along with 2 pats of butter on the griddle board. An Order ...Read more

PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch Back to top
Age
3-6 yrs.
Top Fun

The design of PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch excites children with its superhero appearance and fun features. Kids flip open the watch's mysterious, eye-catching cover to reveal a screen that offers a variety of functionalities. In addition to numerous time-related options that include Cuckoo Clock, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch and Timer, the watch provides engaging and entertaining games that teach numbers, counting, add...Read more

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Play & Move Puppy Tunes
Price $ 9.99
By VTech
Age
6 mos.+
Brain Child

With more than 65 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases, Play & Move Puppy Tunes is a wonderfully engaging and entertaining way for little ones to give their innate love of music a boost while taking in a bit of genuine music education. Three instrument buttons help children learn to recognize the distinct sound and timbre of drums, piano, and saxophone through catchy rhythms, popular melodies, classical music, and jazz tu...Read more

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