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Fall 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

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EduQuiz Basic Set I Back to top

This electronic quiz game is one of the most enjoyable and effective educational toys we've seen, a remarkable blend of interactive fun and learning. The set's 30 lesson cards have several learning activities on either side. Inserting a card into the slot on the EduQuiz unit allows kids to answer questions by pressing images on the card. The wide-ranging activities help children develop early learning skills that include ...Read more

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Emojito!
Price $ 14.99
By Tactic Games
Age
8+
Best Family Fun

With its cleverly conceived components, unusually well-crafted game play and an abundance of laughter-filled moments, Emojito! scores waaay big in the fun department! On each turn, a different player uses only sounds or facial expressions - sometimes both, depending on the space they're on - to demonstrate the emotion shown on their current Emotion Card. The cards themselves are utterly hilarious, a wild array of critters...Read more

Face Paint Kit For Kids - 12 Vibrant Color Mega Size Palette Back to top

Children can create dazzling artwork every time with this delightful Face Paint Kit for Kids! Just add a couple of drops of water and the colors go on rich and vibrant and stay that way for hours without having to reapply. The paint dries rapidly and can be removed quickly with a damp cloth, soapy water or baby wipes, enabling youngsters to experiment and explore to their heart's content. The set includes 12 carefully sel...Read more

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Fashion Superstar
Price $ 19.99
By Crayola
Age
8+
Best Creative Fun

Crayola Fashion Superstar is a budding fashion designer's dream come true. An abundant selection of tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses and layers displayed in the 62-page design book form the canvasses to which young artists add brilliant colors and fine creative touches. The set's 24 colored pencils and 18 SuperTip Markers are the perfect tools with which to embellish each design with nuance, shading, patterns and personal s...Read more

GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train Back to top
Age
1-4 yrs.
Brain Child

GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train contains a remarkable number of stimulating activities that engage little ones, mind and body! Each of the train's four-wheeled cars comes loaded with gears, animals and other parts that spin, wiggle, or otherwise move as the vehicle is rolled across the floor. The cars can be played with individually or connected bumper to rear to form a three-car train, a playtime extravaganza of colors...Read more

Get Qurious - Explorer Box Back to top
Age
4-8 yrs.
Brain Child

Children thrive on this ingenious blend of physical and digital fun. The Get Qurious Explorer Box comes packed with exciting hands-on components that work seamlessly in conjunction with a free Augmented Reality App to take kids on otherworldly adventures right in their own home! Youngsters scan Build-a-Story cards with their device and can then listen or read along with their story, experiencing endless variations determi...Read more

Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle Back to top

Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle is an enchanting, imagination-stirring playset that features rooms, coves, a swing, carousel, giant seashell and a multitude of fun-filled underwater themed activities along with Pearl the Mermaid! Pearl speaks fun phrases, sings songs, plays melodies and sound effects, and otherwise comes alive in response to pressing the light-up button on her chest or placing her at any ...Read more

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park Back to top
Age
1-5 yrs.
Top Fun

Kids find the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park to be phenomenally exciting fun, and for very good reasons. The elaborate set includes a hand-cranked lift that carries Gavin the Go-Kart up a steep slope just like a real roller coaster. When it reaches the top, the Go-Kart goes zipping down a twisting, turning track until it reaches the catapult launcher, where a pull of a lever carries it upward in a sweepin...Read more

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Racing Runway Airplane Back to top
Age
1-5 yrs.
Brain Child

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Racing Runway Airplane comes loaded with physical and electronic features that engage kids in a variety of fun, educational play activities. There are two airplanes included, a cargo plane that transforms into an exciting runway ramp that launches the smaller SmartPoint airplane through the cargo hold and racing across the floor. Placing the electronic plane on either of the two SmartPoint locations t...Read more

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Groovy Blocks: Deluxe
Price $ 34.95
By MindWare
Age
4+
Best Creative Fun

This 170 piece building set is so much fun and so intuitive to use that children leap right in and start constructing things without even having to glance at the easy-to follow instructions. The set consists of 70 building blocks in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors plus 94 links and 6 hinges (for creating working doors and shutters) that connect them together at various angles. Every block is grooved on all four side...Read more

I Heart Museums Activity Book Back to top
Age
6+
Brain Child

This new addition to Mudpuppy's fabulous "I Heart" Activity Book series offers up a powerful blend of fascinating museum- and artwork-related knowledge with a wide range of strikingly creative activities for kids to do. Each activity immediately follows a page on which background information has been given regarding a specific museum and a historic artwork on display. Each activity relates directly to what has just been l...Read more

Ice Cream Truck Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

With Ice Cream Truck, making your own ice cream is amazingly simple and incredibly fun. After mixing up a few common ingredients and pouring them in the back of the truck, children are treated to a highly enjoyable show. At the flip of a switch, the brightly decorated truck begins rolling across the floor, playing Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer' in true ice cream truck fashion as it chills and prepares the ice cream. Smi...Read more

Illustory - Create Your Own Book! Back to top
Age
4+
Best Creative Fun

Everything a child needs in order to write, illustrate and publish their own hardcover book comes beautifully packaged in IlluStory - Create Your Own Book! The kit's excellent guide book ushers kids through the creative process in an enjoyably structured, easy to follow series of steps that make great results all but inevitable. It is also a wonderful educational journey through which kids learn a great deal about writing...Read more

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Invisible Think
Price $ 24.95
By MindWare
Age
10+
Best Family Fun

Invisible Think is outstanding group fun, perfect for any party or family gathering. Exceptionally high quality components, deeply engaging team play, and an irresistible spirit of fun elicit nonstop laughter from players and bystanders alike. It's a drawing and guessing game in which an arrow spinner dictates who will be wearing glasses on each turn - the drawer, the guesser, or everyone! Those glasses make the drawing i...Read more

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Just Add Glue
Price $ 24.95
By Griddly Games
Age
8+
Brain Child

Just Add Glue is a highly enjoyable science activity kit that lets youngsters explore and learn through a series of easily doable, self-paced experiments. Kids are given a handy introduction to polymers, chemical reactions and the scientific method before immediately putting the concepts into practice by mixing up batches of goo that evolve into stretchy, bouncy putty! The included science + art booklet teaches budding sc...Read more

K'NEX IMAGINE: Power & Play Motorized Building Set Back to top

One can only marvel at the huge realm of deeply satisfying and often intricate builds the Power & Play Motorized Building Set makes possible. Included is a motor and over 530 classic K'NEX made-in-the-USA pieces that put endless play possibilities at kids' fingertips, whether authoring their own creations or following the detailed full color instructions. Those instructions show how to build a dazzling array of moving veh...Read more

K'NEX THRILL RIDES: Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set Back to top

For sheer excitement and fun, it would be difficult to top K'NEX Thrill Rides Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set. With 399 K'NEX parts and pieces at hand, kids have the pleasure of immersing themselves in a prolonged build fueled by anticipatory excitement for the adrenalized action that is to come. The finished roller coaster appears dazzlingly intricate to the eye, an effect only amplified once the air-powered motor...Read more

Learning Cube Back to top
Age
18 mo.+
Brain Child

This educational toy does a fabulous job of engaging youngsters, stimulating and rewarding their curiosity with essential sights, sounds, songs and knowledge. The Learning Cube's high level of interactivity is a key factor in its ability to keep kids happily absorbed. Each of the cube's six sides contains a large, colored button that takes children on a different learning adventure. Kids learn the alphabet, numbers, color...Read more

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Learning On The Go
Price $ 19.99
By Teach My
Age
3+
Brain Child

Learning on the Go puts educational fun at children's fingertips anytime, anywhere! Kids contentedly play, explore and learn for extended periods, a godsend on flights, road trips, or just hanging around the house! The lightweight, bright orange carrying case is lap-friendly and contains a built in magnetic dry erase board and a zippered pocket that holds a wealth of educational goodies. These include 54 magnetic tiles th...Read more

Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobile Back to top
Age
Birth+
Parents Favorite Products

Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobile entertains, distracts, calms and soothes little ones at home and on the go. This compact, motorized 4-in-1 mobile attaches easily to cribs, play yards, strollers and infant carriers and includes 50 + songs, melodies, sounds and phrases. Nursery rhymes, music and nature sounds help transform a fussy baby into a contented one in just about any environment. The motorized mobile spins and play...Read more

Lil' Critters Shake & Wobble Busy Ball Back to top
Age
3+ months
Brain Child

Lil' Critters Shake & Wobble Busy Ball is loaded with exciting electronic features and fun, movable parts (butterflies, critters, and other items with a happy cow as the centerpiece) that slide, twist, and turn under the attention of active young minds and busy little hands. All those fascinating colors and shapes are built into a joyful merry-go-round-like structure with a curved bottom that sets the whole thing to rocki...Read more

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Luvabella
Price $ 99.99
By Spin Master
Age
3+
Top Fun

Children's faces light up the instant they meet Luvabella and experience her remarkably life-like behavior and interactivity. Turn her on and this adorable doll 'wakes up,' blinking her eyes, waving her arms and turning her head as she sighs, yawns, and speaks baby talk. Ignore her and you may experience a bit of fussing. Cover her eyes to engage in a fun-filled game of peek-a-boo. Tickle her tummy or toes and she giggles...Read more

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