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The Creative Play Awards 2019 results are announced

Published on: 27th November 2019

Products from Flair, John Adams, Spin Master, Ravensburger and Trends UK were among the winners and highly recommended products in the 12th annual awards. 

After months of testing, the 2019 Creative Play Awards results have now been announced. The Creative Play Awards are sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine. The 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, said: “Now in its 12th year, the quality and increased number of entries in the 2019 Awards has been exceptional and shows just how esteemed the awards have 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 – Sound Detectives by Orchard Toys
  • Highly Commended – 1 2 3 Zoo by Playmobil

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner –Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Game by Ravensburger 
  • Highly Commended – Elli Smiles by Zapf Creation 

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Rubik’s Cage by John Adams 
  • Highly Commended – Dice Academy by Asmodee/Blue Orange 

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Constructa Den by Educational Advantage 
  • Highly Commended – 5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate by Learning Resources 

Electronic and Multimedia (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Count with Peppa by Trends UK 

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner – KidiCom Advance by Vtech
  • Highly Commended – Coding Critters by Learning Resources

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

  • Winner – Magic Water Colouring: Dinosaurs by Imagine That
  • Highly Commended – Classmates Paintsticks by Hope Education

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

  • Winner – Plasticine Movie Maker by Flair 

Boys Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Puzzle & Grow 3D Treehouse and Garden Puzzle by Hacche 
  • Highly Commended – Aqua Gelz by re:creation

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Fab Dab Do by Chirpy Thoughts/Splatter Make
  • Highly Commended – Hue Animation Studio by Ascent Hue

Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Lil’ Shuckies by re:creation
  • Highly Commended – Fuzzi Street – Fuzzikins Fuzzi Street by Interplay UK 

Girls Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Hue Animation Studio by Ascent Hue 
  • Highly Commended – Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper by Spin Master

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Smart BBQ & Grill by LeapFrog (Vtech)
  • Highly Commended – Sporty & Friends Shimmer Island by Val Sabin

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Baby Annabell by Zapf Creation
  • Highly Commended – Face Paintoos Party Pack by Interplay UK

Teaching Resources (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Hey Duggee Wooden Light & Sound Train by 8th Wonder 
  • Highly Commended – Looking for Learning: Loose Parts by Bloomsbury 

Teaching Resources (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Education Set by Kapla 
  • Highly Commended – 50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists by Bloomsbury 

Teaching Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Hue Animation Studio by Ascent Hue
  • Highly Commended – Let’s Perform! by Bloomsbury 

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

  • Winner – Baby Play Town by Headu srl
  • Highly Commended – Mr Tumble Learning Pad by Trends UK

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

  • Winner – Co-operative Storytelling game by Headu

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

  • Winner – Hue Animation Studio by Ascent Hue 

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