2018 Best Toys For Kids Choices Unvieled By Toy Association ASTRA

Posted: Jun 7 2018, 1:34am CDT | by , in News | Toys

 
2018 Best Toys for Kids Choices Unvieled by Toy Association ASTRA

Here are the best toys for 2018 that are up for an award.

Eighty-three specialty toys in seventeen categories selected from hundreds of nominations have been named finalists for ASTRA’s 2018 Best Toys for Kids list, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced. Toy selections like the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Awards are great resources for parents to find the best toys for the kids.

From this group of finalists, ASTRA member retailers will vote online and at ASTRA’s upcoming Marketplace & Academy to select the winning toys that will become “the year’s top picks from America’s play experts” for the 2018 holiday season.

“Best Toys for Kids is the only annual toy list that is compiled by a national network of grassroots play experts who know specialty toys inside out,” notes Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA. “Those experts are ASTRA member retailers, and the list represents their collective experience in watching children play with products in their stores, combined withthe feedback they hear from parents and their own expertise about toys and child development.”

Voting to select the winning products has begun and will be continued online and on-site at Marketplace & Academy. Winners will be announced at a reception and game night on July 13, 201,8 during the AmericasMart International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta, Georgia.

Find below the list of selected toys that in the finals for a coveted toy award.

BOTS

Doc Educational Talking Robot Creative Toy Company / Clementoni

Circuit Cubes: Go Gears! Tenka Labs

Circuit Cubes: Monster Mech Tenka Labs

Kids First Coding & Robotics Thames & Kosmos

JIMU AstroBot Kit UBTECH Robotics

SCIENTIFIC PLAY

Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures ELENCO

Klutz Maker Lab Circuit Games Klutz

Ooze Labs Chemistry Station Thames & Kosmos

Kids First Big & Fun Microscope Thames & Kosmos

Dodeca 12 in 1 SolarHydraulic Robot OWI Inc.

LOGIC

Logic Land Brainwright

SmartGames Cube Puzzler Pro Smart Toys and Games

SmartGames Squirrels Go Nuts! Smart Toys and Games

Hacker ThinkFun Inc

Turing Tumble Turing Tumble LLC

ACTIVE PLAY

ALEX Active Yoga Activity Blocks ALEX Brands

Slackers Tree Climbers b4Adventure

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes D&L Company

Spikeball Rookie Set Spikeball

Wicked Big Sports Kickball Wicked Big Sports

Golden Snitch Heliball Wow! Stuff

CLASSIC PLAY 7+

Loopdedoo Spinning Loom Kit Ann Williams

Liquid Glass Thinking Putty Crazy Aaron's

Sleeping Queens Gamewright

Cat's Cradle Klutz

CLASSIC PLAY UNDER 7

EzyRoller Classic EzyRoller

Tea Set Green Toys

The Original Classic Colorforms Kahootz Toys

YBike Pewi Elite National Sporting Goods

BRIO Railway Starter Set Ravensburger North America Inc

Folkmanis Snowy Owl Folkmanis Puppets

CONSTRUCTIVE PLAY

Plus-Plus BIG 90 piece Basic Plus-Plus USA

GraviTrax Ravensburger North America Inc

VW Bus T1 Campervan Ravensburger North America Inc

Pepper Mint in the Great Treehouse Engineering Adventure Thames & Kosmos

CREATIVE PLAY 7+

ALEX DIY Swirly Station ALEX Brands

Slime.Art.Masterpiece Be Amazing! Toys

Do Art 3D Gel Paint Faber-Castell USA Inc.

Petal Party Jewelry Kit Kid Made Modern

Rock And Roll It SpecDrum MukikiM Toys

Klutz Maker Lab Gumball Machine Klutz

Mini Bake Shop Klutz

CREATIVE PLAY UNDER 7

Create with Clay Dinosaurs Faber-Castell USA Inc.

Do Art 3D Sand Painting Faber-Castell USA Inc.

Do Art Coloring with Clay Faber-Castell USA Inc.

Stacking Music Set Hape

Klutz Jr. My Simple Sewing Klutz

EARLY PLAY (INFANT)

Dimpl Fat Brain Toy Co.

Spoolz Fat Brain Toy Co.

Rotating Music Box Hape

Stay-put Rattle Set Hape

Giselle Bell Giraffe Steiff USA

EARLY PLAY (TODDLER)

Kullerbu Construction Site Set HABA

Kid O Myland Fire Truck PlayMonster

Tegu Magnetic Floating Stacker Tegu

PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Pirate Ship PLAYMOBIL

Easy Clean Bath Squirters: Gift Set Sago Mini

GAME NIGHT

Clack! Game AMIGO Games

Codenames: Duet Czech Games Edition

ITZI TENZI

GAME PLAY 7+

Magic Maze Dude Games

Forbidden Sky Gamewright

Trash Pandas Gamewright

Drop It Thames & Kosmos

Cahoots Gamewright

GAME PLAY UNDER 7

Engine, Engine No. 9 AMIGO Games

Anomia Kids Everest Toys

Unicorn Glitterluck A Party for Rosalie HABA

Gnomes at Night Peaceable Kingdom - A MindWare Brand

Monster Match North Star Games

GAME STRATEGY

Photosynthesis Blue Orange Games

Queendomino Blue Orange Games

Sagrada Floodgate Games

Azul Next Move Games

PRETEND PLAY (FANTASY)

Rose Gold Wings & Tutu Set Creative Education of Canada

Luna Kruselings Deluxe Doll Kathe Kruse

My Mermiad Wig "Playful Wigs" Pink Poppy USA Inc

Harvey's Veggie Dog Car Sago Mini

Folkmanis Mouse in Pumpkin Folkmanis Puppets

PRETEND PLAY (ROLE)

Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set Epoch Everlasting Play

Super Kid In Training MindWare

Grand City Station Hape

Aquarium PLAYMOBIL

Founded in 1992, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is an international not-for-profit trade organization that develops and supports a membership of independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives in the toy industry. Inspired to change the world through the power of play, ASTRA is a community of dedicated professionals committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have a high play value and are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do.

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