Selected for its age-appropriateness, play value, and specific developmental benefits, Bazaar Junior’s panel of mummy & child judges got together once again as they put an extensive range of toys to the test and picked out the top performers for 2016.
This year, our bestselling Steiff Flaps Penguin and PlanToys Bird Walker scored wins in the 0-12 months category – a true testament to our belief that for our children, only the best is good enough.
Stay tuned next week as we continue to dish out more winners from the other age categories!
2016 BAZAAR JUNIOR Toy Awards Wins: 0-12 MONTHS
Steiff is the benchmark plush toy makers that all soft toys are inevitably measured against. All Steiff products are subject to meticulous testing and inspection and only the best materials are used. Fur and even fillings used comply with the Oeko-Tex standard 100, where the material is certified free from 100 poisonous substances (e.g. Lead, arsenic and harmful dyes) and the whole toy is tested to the highest TÜV standards. Safety eyes, lint-free material and strong seams ensure machine washability, hypoallergenic properties and child worthiness. A child may put a Steiff product in his mouth without any misgivings – truly an heirloom brand and many are true classics that collectors all over the world will attest to.
As with every Original Steiff Animal, Flaps comes with the world-famous Steiff trademark – the Yellow ‘Button-in-ear’ tag– that symbolizes its authenticity and confirms it as a perfected unique specimen of Steiff. It is hand crafted from soft woven black, white, and grey fur, and is made to be especially soft and huggable. Its adorably classic expression fulfils its true purpose– to be a trusted first companion for your little ones; and will endear itself to anyone who lays eyes on it, young and old.
Flaps is an excellent means to help foster independence: his winning disposition will encourage little ones to communicate their thoughts and experiences to him, giving them an outlet to manage their emotions at any time of the day. Older toddlers who are just beginning to pick up speaking will find him a joy as they work their way through a vocabulary explosion, sieving through newly learned words and injecting them in their ‘conversations’ with Flaps. Supporting about 15 minutes of play with Flap every day can also build confidence, as it allows them to feel control over a world that may still seem largely confusing and intimidating to them.
This award-winning Bird Walker from Plan Toys is a true testament to the fact that flashing lights and electronic sounds are not always required to attract attention from the little ones. Babies and toddlers will delight in the pecking and clacking antics of the colorful birds, amusing and entertaining all in the room as the Walker is being pushed about.
Designed with an adjustable handle to suit growing heights, this Bird Walker also comes with a special Friction Knob feature, which allows you to control the wheels’ resistance as your tottering tot progresses from crawler to steady walker. 16 sizeable building blocks also accompany this Bird Walker, introducing your little ones to a safe world of stacking, sorting, counting, shapes, and colours; all while working on their balance and coordination.
Constructed from chemical-free, kiln-dried solid rubber wood, Plan Toys’ Bird Walker is assembled with formaldehyde-free E-zero Glue and coated with non-toxic, water-based dyes; making it a safe choice both for child and the environment. This translates to worry-free play sessions, as you can rest assured even if these blocks ‘accidentally’ find their way into your little tots’ curious mouths!
INVEST IN THE BEST !
Don’t just play smart – play Better.
We’re rewarding Better decisions all this month. Simply grab a winner from the list below and enjoy 17% off any second item* in the store!
*Second item refers to that of equal or lower value.