Toy Awards 2015: Best Toys For Children Aged 12-24 Months

Judges — large and small — put the latest toys to the test and have picked the best ones for 2015

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Photo: Nyen; Illustrations by Wanton Doodle

12-24 Months

1. BEST BOOK

My ABC Book, $29.90
ABC Me Pte Ltd

This book helps your child get acquainted with the letters of the alphabet as well as different animals. The sing-song rhymes are also relaxing for children.

2. BEST SENSORY TOY

Musical Mushroom, $80
Annabelle Kern at Cuckoo

This is a music box with a difference. Just pull the string at the base of this cuddly mushroom to hear a soothing lullaby. Its soft fabric makes it good to squeeze as well.

3. BEST ALL-ROUND EDUCATION TOY

My ABC Book, $29.90
ABC Me Pte Ltd

Our judges loved this because no two books are the same. Each letter of the alphabet comes with its own mini rhyme that can be customised to include your child’s name. It’s the perfect way for them learn the alphabet.

4. BEST NEW TOY IN THE MARKET

1.2.3 Take Along Zoo & Aquarium, $99.95
PLAYMOBIL

Perfect for outdoor play dates. With just a splash of water, your child can learn how to make the fish and walrus float and turn the tree into a waterfall. And when it’s time to go home, simply pack the items away in the case.

5. BEST RIDE-ON TOY

Y Velo Twista, $189
YVolution at Mothercare

This is a bike that will grow with your child. During their first few sessions they can ride with the large double wheel. Then, when they are feeling more proficient, you can switch it to a narrower wheel.

6. BEST OUTDOOR TOY

Y Velo Twista, $189
YVolution at Mothercare

This sturdy bike also comes with an adjustable, cushioned seat as well as shock-absorbing rubber wheels. Perfect for a day in the saddle.

7. BEST SOFT TOY

Musical Mushroom, $80
Annabelle Kern at Cuckoo

This fabric toy with its modern lullabies will not only be the perfect cuddle partner, it will look great in the nursery.

8. BEST TRAVEL TOY

1.2.3 Take Along Zoo & Aquarium, $99.95
PLAYMOBIL

If you always have toys falling out of the stroller, you will love the Take Along Zoo & Aquarium from PLAYMOBIL. This toy is filled with a variety of mini animals and dolls that can be neatly tucked away for the ride home after a day of fun.

9. BEST TOY KITCHEN

Wooden Activity Kitchen Walker, $169
Early Learning Centre

Tots will have hours of fun whipping up delicious dishes from this toy kitchen. The clicking dials will encourage role play, while the fun food shapes help in puzzle solving.

10. BEST MUSICAL TOY

Musical Mushroom, $80
Annabelle Kern at Cuckoo

Our mummy judges loved these supersoft toys that help lull babies to sleep with popular tunes, such as “Imagine” by John Lennon.

11. BEST ROLE PLAY TOY

1.2.3 Take Along Zoo & Aquarium, $99.95
PLAYMOBIL

Children will love this kit that features a zoo scene and the animals that inhabit it. They can look forward to hours of imaginary play, while learning about wild life.

12. BEST CLASSIC TOY

Jolly Popcorn Rocking Horse, $599
Helga Kreft at The Better Toy Store

Besides having hours of fun, tots will love caring for this award-winning rocking horse. Not only can they braid its mane and tail, if it gets too cold they can cover it in its blanket.

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