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The 2020 Creative Play Awards results revealed

Published on: 11th November 2020

The results of the Creative Play Awards recognise products which enhance creative development in young children.

Creative Play Awards

After months of testing, the 2020 Creative Play Awards results have now been announced. The 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  products which enhance creative development in young children and are designed to be beneficial to the consumer when making purchasing decisions.

John Hopley, editor of Creative Steps, commented: “Despite the challenging climate this year, I am delighted to report a 29% increase in the record number of entries for the 2020 Creative Play Awards. Now in its 13th year, the quality and increased number of entries in 2020 is a testament to the high regard these Awards are accorded, recognising the best creative play toys, games, books and resources. We feel it is vital to have the products tested by end-users and have sent out more than 140 products to independent testers in homes, schools, early years and childcare settings around the country. Perhaps more than ever this year, the importance of learning through creative play for children has been highlighted and these awards help parents, teachers and carers find quality products that allow them to do so.”

The winners and highly commended entries are as follows:

Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – VTech – Splashtime Submarine
  • Highly Commended – Ravensburger – 1,2,3 Dough

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Cosy Direct – Crate Constructa
  • Highly Commended – John Adams – Windy Knickers

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Asmodee – Brainbox Maths
  • Highly Commended – John Adams – Blopens Fashion Designer

Toys and Games – Outdoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Simba Smoby – Reversible 2-in-1 Scooter

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Cosy Direct – Obstacle Course Starter Pack
  • Highly Commended – Jaques of London – Let’s Play Giant Dominoes

Toys and Games – Outdoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – TKC Sales – Stomp Rocket
  • Highly Commended – Build Your Own – Build your own Microscope

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Vtech – Kidicom Studio
  • Highly Commended – Little Tikes – Tobi Robot Smartwatch

Electronic and Multimedia (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Learning Resources – Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Addo Play – Sandsational Fantasy Friends
  • Highly Commended – Addo Play – Ready Steady Dough

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

  • Winner – Trends UK – Little Brian Paint Sticks Giant Stick

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Rock Fun – Rock Fun Acrylic Paint Pens

Boys Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Basic Fun – Kid K’Nex Rockin’ Robots

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio
  • Highly Commended – Bladez Toyz – Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Maker Kitz

Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Interplay UK – Peppa Pig Grow & Play
  • Highly Commended – Spin Master – Go Glam Nail Salon

Girls Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Flair – Spirograph Scratch & Shimmer
  • Highly Commended – Chirpy Thoughts/Splatter Make – Fab Dab Do

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Little Tikes – Little Tikes First Washer Dryer
  • Highly Commended – 8th Wonder – In the Night Garden Iggle Piggle Plush Chair

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Jaques of London – Let’s Pretend Fruit Set
  • Highly Commended – Simba Smoby – Smoby Chef’s House

Teaching Resources (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Bloomsbury – Fantastic Ideas for Forest Schools
  • Highly Commended – Polydron – My First Polydron Gears

Teaching Resources (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Learning Resources – 24 Hour Numberline Clock
  • Highly Commended – Bloomsbury – National Curriculum KS1 Outdoors

Teaching Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Bloomsbury – 100 Ideas for Primary Outdoors

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Headu srl – Montessori Baby Flashcards

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

  • Winner – Headu srl – Storytelling Game for Children

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio

Books (Children under 5’s)

  • Winner – Nosy Crow – National Trust: Getting Ready for Spring
  • Highly Commended – Nosy Crow – Building a Home

Books (Children under 5’s)

  • Winner – Egmont – Fashion Conscious

For more information contact John Hopley at john@creativesteps.co.uk or call 01233 503055/07770 372945. Or visit www.creativesteps.co.uk.

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