NAPPA 2005: Toys
By Ellen Metrick

There's no doubt about it, kids love toys and play is a great way for children to learn new skills and to express themselves. This year's Gold Award-winning toys are sure to provide endless hours of fun while stimulating children and giving them a sense of mastery. Better yet, many of these toys will appeal to adults as well as kids, so join in the fun and enrich your child's playtime!

Nappa Award Winners Nappa Award Winners Infants/Toddlers
Ages 5 and Up
Ages 8 and Up

About the judge: Ellen Metrick is a toy specialist with the National Lekotek Center, a national nonprofit organization that makes play accessible and successful for children of all abilities. Metrick works with agencies and companies to develop and evaluate high-quality toys. Learn more about the National Lekotek Center at

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