Winners of the Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update Awards announced

Published on: 24th September 2012

After months of testing and evaluating, the winners were announced at a ceremony in Birmingham on Friday morning.

With entries from over 100 different companies, the Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update Awards are one of the most coveted awards in the toy industry. The results relating to the toy industry are:

Toys and Games 0-3 years

Overall winner
Tolo Toys – Pop Up Farmhouse

Gold Award Winners
Great Gizmos – MiniLina and MiniLotta Plush Dolls
LeapFrog – Learn & Groove Music Player
Mattel (Fisher-Price) – Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Tolo Toys Learning – Tolo Polar World Set
VTech Electronics – Toot-Toot Drivers Garage
Asco Educational Supplies – Hide and Seek Beehive

Toys and Games 3-5 years

Overall winner
Schleich – Farm Life

Gold Award Winners
Golden Bear – Go MINI
Mattel (Fisher-Price) – Fisher-Price Imaginext Castle
Micro Scooters – Mini Micro Union Jack Scooter
Orchard Toys – Monster Bingo
LEGO Duplo – Creative Cakes
LEGO Education – Wild Animal Set
Thinkplay t/a Morphun Education – Junior Tub
Hope Education – Wooden Kitchen Accessories
Asco Educational Supplies – Tree House and Elves

Creative Play

Overall Winner
Alyss Toys – My First Creative Collage Princess

Gold Award Winner
Content & Calm – Traykit Traveller Collection

Classic Toys and Games

Overall Winner
MJH Educational – Heritage Treasure Baskets and Learning Baskets

Electronic Toys and New Technology

Overall winner
Day Two Productions – The Traditional Storyteller Apps – “The Giant Turnip”

Gold Award Winners
LeapFrog – LeapPad
VTech Electronics – Innotab
Collins Education – Collins Big Cat Apps
The Usborne Foundation – Teach our Monster to Read: First Steps

Primary Teacher Update Toys and Games

Overall Winner
Innovation First International – Hexbug Nano Hive Habitat Set

Gold Award Winners
Tolo Toys Learning – Wedgits To Go
Bananagrams – Zip-It
Bananagrams – Bananagrams
Pretend to Bee- Five a Day Tabard Set
Snug & Outdoor and Sutcliffe Play – Snug

Primary Teacher Update Creative Play

Overall Winner
Articulate (Scotland) – The Articulate Gallery

Gold Award Winner
Flair PLC – Paintastics Jungle & Sea Life Creative Set

Award winners will be highlighted in the official awards brochure and circulated to subscribers of the Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update magazine. Details are also available online at


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