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Product Type: Toys
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Active Physical Play

 


2014 Award
The Amazing Wubble Bubble Ball
(wubble-ball.com $19.99 Score:)

Our testers were thrilled with the soft, light-weight Wubble Bubble ball that inflates to an amazing 3-foot size and still has some give. Fun to bounce, catch, toss and and kick. You inflate it with a pump that comes with the ball, but you will need 4 D size batteries to make it work. It does come with warnings about keeping it away from pets and branches. It comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee, but we didn’t read the fine print on that. If you have a crowd and a big enough yard, we’d say this will be a star attraction for getting the gang up and moving. You can deflate it when you are finished playing and use it on another day. Comes in multiple see-thru colors.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
The Amazing Wubble Bubble Ball
(Wubbleball.com $19.99 Score:)

Our testers were thrilled with the soft, light-weight, Wubble Bubble ball that inflates to an amazing 3-foot size and still has some give. Fun to bounce, catch, toss, and and kick. You inflate it with a pump that comes with the ball, but you will need 4 D size batteries to make the pump work. It also comes with warnings about keeping it away from pets and branches. It claims to have a lifetime replacement guarantee, but we didn't read the fine print on that. If you have a crowd and a big enough yard and not a lot of very little kids, we'd say this will be a star attraction for getting the gang up and moving. You can deflate it when you are finished playing and use it on another day. Comes in multiple see-thru colors.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Swimways Light-up Beach Ball
(Hearthsong $12.98 Score:)

This is not your mother's beach ball--not yours either. I's a big 20" red, white and blue ball that glows from a strong LED, flashes streaks of red, blue, and green whenever it is tossed, caught or bounced. Fun for swim parties after sunset or a game of catch or beach ball volleyball. You get two balls with batteries and impact-activated LEDs inside. Marked 3 & up, but really this is a ball that will be enjoyed by older kids, teens and even adults. You'll find this on hearthsong.com.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Poof 7.5 Foam Soccer Ball
(Poof $10.99 Score:)

Soft and safe soccer ball for beginners who are just developing their eye-foot coordination. This 7.5 inch ball is made of soft foam with a colorful outer shell. Since it is soft, it will likely get nicked, but better that than black and blue bruises on the young player. It comes in a variety of colors and will be especially popular as coverage of the World Cup fills the sports scene this summer. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
POOF 9.5-Inch Foam Football
(Poof $10.99 Score:)

Soft and safe enough for beginners who are developing their catching and throwing skills. This multicolored ball is kid-friendly with a soft foam exterior that makes it safe enough to use outside and indoors (in rooms without breakables that may get knocked over—even with a foam ball). 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Radio Flyer Cyclone
(Radio Flyer $49.99 Score:)

Our testers loved moving about on this interesting new take on what many of us grew up on, the "big wheel".  Here this low-to-the ground version is made with a steel frame with licks of the signature Radio Flyer red.  Riders make themselves go and turn by turning the two big 16" wheels.  Your feet rest on the frame - so this is all about building upper body strength.  

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Play Like a Pro Basketball Hoop
(Little Tikes $72.99 Score:)

Basic gear for active play! This adjustable hoop (from 4 to 6feet) makes this a great choice for preschoolers and early school aged kids interested in learning how to shoot some hoops!  Light enough to make this a choice for inside or outside play.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
University Games Very Hungry Caterpillar Twirl and Toss Game
(University Games $30 Score:)

Players have the fun of tossing small fabric fruits at the Very Hungry Caterpillar as it turns round and round. The object is to be the first to get all three of the pieces of fruit of one color to stick to the caterpillar. An active game that will keep kids pitching and picking up the mini plush apples, plums, pears and oranges. A decorative looking game that will reinforce color concepts, simple counting, and involves active play.

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Yoga Spinner Game
(Upside Down Games $19.99 Score:)

A fun way to gain flexibility, strength, and improve posture while introducing kids to Yoga poses. Game can be played solo or with others. Players take turns hitting the spinner and choose a card of the same color shown on the spinner. Now, try to hold the pose for 10 seconds without laughing or falling down! The object is to be first to collect one card of each color. Perfect for sleepover, playdates, or family fun. Our test family Mom wrote that her whole family enjoyed this one...."We were laughing and having fun and the boys said the stretching felt good after soccer. I appreciate that the game doesn't assume you know yoga poses and the illustrations are quite clear (although it does help to be familiar with the poses to help the kids do them). The graphics are clean and very cute and you know I always like a game that is self contained (the cards are stored in the spinner itself) - always good for keeping up with all of the cards and for using in different rooms or places. I like that it is very active and teaches everyone something new as well. We give it a thumbs up! I can also see a big use for this in more of a classroom or group setting (such as a break from fine motor skills - at our school the kids take 'brain breaks' and do something more physical.)"

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
YBIKE GLX Pro Scooter
(YBike $89.99 Score:)

Designed for kids 5 & up, this is the newest of the YBike's "lean and steer" three wheel scooters. It has a super wide reinforced deck for extra stability. It has a lightweight adjustable aluminum handlebar that goes from 28 inches to 32.5, to grow with your child. Also has an easy to use rear brake. Available in black/purple or black/red combos.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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