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Fall 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

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Learning On The Go Back to top
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

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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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Maze-O Starter Set
Price $ 29.99
By Maze-O, LLC
Age
3+
Brain Child

This fabulously fun set engages children physically, intellectually and creatively. Maze-O's interlocking tiles let kids build a vast array of mazes in a variety of shapes - elephants, hearts, pirate ships, waterfalls, and more! Kids can also easily create their own mazes because Maze-O's innovative design allows the pieces to always connect in such a way as to result in a working maze. There are 5 different types of til...Read more

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Mirari Shellby
Price $ 19.99
By PlayMonster
Age
12 mos.+
Brain Child

Mirari Shellby is a marvelous toy for promoting early stage development, a colorful, rollable snail that young ones fall in love with even before they discover the captivating surprises that await their exploration. Kids give Shellby a push, and a colorful ball pops out of the mouth. Tap Shellby's tail, and eureka, another ball, this one a different color! Keep pushing, or tapping, and different colored balls keep popping...Read more

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Monkeys Up
Price $ 21.99
By RoosterFin
Age
6+
Best Family Fun

Monkeys Up is another exciting, fast-moving family game from RoosterFin. Setup takes only seconds. There are eighteen monkeys in all, heroic little fellows who stand upright but have a hidden secret. Fifteen of them are labeled on bottom with the numbers 1 through 15, while the remaining three are marked with an X (worth zero). At the outset, all monkeys are placed number-side down on the table and players randomly pick 3...Read more

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mozi
Price $ 15.99
By Fun in Motion Toys
Age
6+
Top Fun

mozi is jaw-droppingly entertaining to watch and even more fun to do, a set of intertwining metallic rings with near-magical qualities that let even first time users amaze friends and family. Simply insert your hand through the rings and raise your arm. mozi springs to life, spinning continuously as it travels up and down one arm, from one arm to the other, or from one person's arm to another's. There is no power source o...Read more

Mushroom Garden Back to top
Age
18 mo.+
Brain Child

This enormously fun educational toy delights youngsters with its colorful appearance, audiovisual effects and nonstop interactivity. Flip the 'on' switch, and Mushroom Garden invites children to play and learn. A blue button lets kids choose among four modes of play - colors, numbers, music and games. In number or color mode, children can press the mushrooms (each of which has a different color and number of dots on it) t...Read more

My Comic Book - Create Your Own Comic Back to top

My Comic Book - Create Your Own Comic! contains everything young artists/authors need to write, illustrate and publish their very own comic book. The kit's perpetually playful guide book does a remarkable job of shepherding children through a highly enjoyable, thoroughly rewarding creative process in which they explore how to develop all the elements that go into making a good comic: characters, setting, panels & framing,...Read more

My Fairy Garden - Bean Blossom Back to top
Age
4+
Best Creative Fun

This utterly enchanting playset captivates and activates children's imaginations with its otherworldly charm and distinctive features. A pair of beans that come with the set grow into real lima bean plants, and each bean comes stamped with inspiring words that vary from set to set and become part of the greenery as the plant grows. Designed as a colorful watering can, the playset is home to the fairy Misty and her compani...Read more

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pARTS Plus
Price $ 44.95
By E-Blox, Inc.
Age
8+
Brain Child

With pARTS Plus, kids have the pleasure of exercising imagination and creativity while learning about circuits and electricity. It is a delightful blend of construction toy and science exploration made possible by E-Blox's patented technology. Included among the 70+ pARTS are 6 LED modules (2 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 flashing red and 1 flashing blue) that connect to a battery block and breathe new life into kids' builds. T...Read more

PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower Back to top
Age
3+
Top Fun

Playtime excitement soars to new heights when kids encounter this mammoth, adventure-filled playset. PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower has tons of fine, fun features - lights, sounds and phrases, a rotating periscope to activate missions, a backpack storage unit, a working elevator that takes pups to the top, a spiral slide that returns them down and has a station at the bottom that flips them into a waiting vehicle, a but...Read more

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Nuts & Bolts STEM Construction Set Back to top

The range and variety of objects that can be constructed with this 100 piece building set is fairly astonishing. Children's imaginations are set free by the ease with which PicassoTiles' plastic pieces (blocks, wheels, anchors, threaded bolts, and more) connect and hold together without the need for any tools whatsoever. Miniature cars, critters, robots, buildings, entire towns and more spring up with surprising speed as ...Read more

PicassoTiles 180 Piece Magnetic Tiles Deluxe Combo Toy Set Back to top

Children's imaginations are propelled to new heights of creativity by the sheer immensity of building options offered up by this massive set of magnetic tiles. The huge variety of shape and color combinations opens the door to creating countless geometric shapes and 3D architectural structures - pyramids, towers, full-blown towns, crazy creatures - the sky's the limit! The developmental benefits of this stimulating creati...Read more

PicassoTiles 2-In-1 Educational Musical Piano and Drum Play Mat Combo Set Back to top

Budding keyboardists and drummers face the distinct disadvantage of playing instruments that are notoriously bulky to store and difficult to transport. The 2-In-1 Piano and Drum Music Playmat weighs less than 2 lbs (with batteries loaded) and folds up to an exceedingly compact size that fits easily in any backpack or knapsack. To play or practice, kids have only to spread the mat on any flat surface and flip the switch to...Read more

PicassoTiles 20 Piece Pretend Play Camping Set Back to top

Children's imaginations kick into high gear the moment they lay eyes on this extraordinarily appealing pretend play camping set. Talk about a bag of goodies! Each of the set's 20 pieces is a play version of the real thing. That they are also fairly accurate representations of gear adults would bring on a camping trip only serves to further stimulate the fun and excitement that gets under way once kids get their hands on t...Read more

PicassoTiles Take-A-Part DIY Constructible Fire Truck Back to top

This delightful toy fire truck comes fully assembled and ready to roll, offering kids plenty of pretend play and mobile adventures. However, the truly impressive play aspect is the way the truck and its apparatus can be dismantled and reassembled using the plastic 2-in-1 screwdriver and wrench (both of which function just like the real deal) that come with the set. The degree to which the truck can be taken apart and brok...Read more

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PrettyPro game
Price $ 25.00
By Decker Sisters LLC
Age
6+
Best Family Fun

It is increasingly uncommon these days to come upon a board game as abundant as PrettyPro, the impressive sight of which signals good times ahead for those who grab a seat at the table. As play gets under way, the pleasurable sights and sounds only multiply: the click-clack of rolled dice, the tat-tat-tat of game pieces along the board, the silky sounds of cards being flipped and pencils coloring on sketchpads. Each pad d...Read more

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Rooster Race
Price $ 21.99
By RoosterFin
Age
5+
Best Family Fun

RoosterFin's winning approach to fast, fun, family games continues with Rooster Race, a rollicking good time that pits lady luck against players' educated guesses. After being dealt 14 cards apiece, players take turns guessing if the card they are about to flip is higher or lower than the one currently atop the center pile. The cards range in value from 1 to 15 and are adorned with quirky, playful illustrations that bring...Read more

Rusty Rivets Rivet Lab Playset Back to top
Age
3+
Best Creative Fun

This cleverly designed playset includes a hands-on build perfectly suited to children age 3+ and is so rich in features that kids immediately launch themselves into deeply imaginative play. The playset starts out as a portable toolbox-like structure that magically transforms into Rusty's Rivet Lab (just like it does on the show!) and comes with an exclusive Rusty figure and robot helper. Lights and sound effects add to th...Read more

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SackPals
Price $ 39.95
By SackPals
Age
3+
Parents Favorite Products

SackPals is an exceptionally cozy play environment into which kids slip themselves as they would a sleeping bag. The aptly named Snuggle Sack comes with four soft, sweet citizens attached to its surface, a plush puppy, elephant, kitty and turtle who look for all the world as if they have just found a home. Each animal has a small velcro-like strip on its belly that lets it be detached and reattached to the Sack in the bli...Read more

Scribble, the Mobile Drawing Studio Back to top
Age
3-12 yrs.
Best Creative Fun

This mobile drawing studio is like a mini-briefcase that puts fun, creative activities at kids' fingertips anytime, anywhere. The compact, lightweight carrying case (available in a variety of visual designs) is playful and eye-catching and can be carried by its handle or using the attachable shoulder strap. Two velcro strips allow for lightning quick open and reseal. Inside, kids find an activity book that contains page a...Read more

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Shivers the Penguin
Price $ 24.00
By Teknikio
Age
8+
Brain Child

"Shivers" the Penguin offers a distinctive blend of crafting activity and science project through which children can explore and learn. Kids have the pleasure of sewing together felt pieces and electronic parts to create a plushie penguin play companion. Conductive thread sewn into the penguin's body creates a circuit that can be completed by folding one of Shivers' wings until two conductive pads are touching, causing a ...Read more

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