Gold Award Winners
|Bathtime Kitchen Sink; $16.99; Sassy Inc; for ages 9 months and up. This floating mesh sink with nozzle, squirt bottle, scrubber, scooping toys and strainer activities brings imaginative kitchen play to the tub.|
|Lamaze Chime Garden; $24.99; RC2 Corp; for ages 6 months and up. This musical bouquet invites children to press a flower to play single notes, part of a song or the entire song. All three modes of touch trigger rhythmic lights that flash to the music, while textured petals beckon little fingers to explore.|
|Night Light Soother; $29.99; Chicco USA; for newborns and up. Soothing classical music, nature sounds, new age melodies or a caregiver's recorded voice accompany a large night light with softly lit, changing colors. The lights and music are activated by the child's touch or vocal play.|
|Radio Flyer Classic Rock & Bounce Pony; $69.99; Radio Flyer; for ages 9 months and up. This rocking, ride-on molded plastic horse has a removable, washable cloth cover. Patented "Rubber Bounce Suspension" provides a smoother, quieter and safer experience than traditional spring-based construction. The base is gently curved for subtle rocking, and a removable plastic support ring can support children who have not yet mastered balancing.|
Honors Award Winners
SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Doucette Cherry
SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Fishy Fascination Station, Sassy Inc.; $6.99; www.sassybaby.com; for ages 6 months and up. Keep Baby’s mind and hands busy with this handheld spinning activity toy that includes a detachable suction-cup base.
SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Pelican Net & Friends, Sassy Inc.; $6.99; www.sassybaby.com; ages 9 months and up. Handheld Pelican’s large mouth opens to gobble up three aquatic friends; each with its own water activity: scoop, squirt and strain.
SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Radio Flyer Twist Trike, Radio Flyer; $60; www.radioflyer.com; for ages 2 and up. This molded plastic trike easily converts with a push of a button to a low-rider “chopper.”
Thomas® Load and Carry Set, LEGO Systems Inc.; $29.99; www.LEGO.com; for ages 2 and up. Simple to construct and play, this Thomas® train set includes pictorial instructions and Duplo® blocks.
Tumble Time Tigger, Fisher-Price; $34.99; www.fisher-price.com; for ages 18 months and up. Sound-activated Tigger creates his own rap song while he tumbles and does handstands and cartwheels.
Zolo Beanstax, Kushies Baby; $36; www.kushies.com; for ages 1 and up. Whimsical beanbags can simply be stacked or used to create goofy characters.
Zolo Boa, Kushies Baby; $40; www.kushies.com; for ages 6 months and up. Each plush stacking ring has bold, well-defined textures, patterns and fringe. When squeezed, an animal sound emanates from within.
Zolo Linko, Kushies Baby; $32; www.kushies.com; for newborns and up. Whimsical alien-like creatures connect with textured, artistic links in bold colors and patterns for babies to play with and teeth on.
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