Toy Awards 2015: Best Toys For Children Aged 4-6 Years

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

4-6 Years

1. BEST FAMILY GAME

Croquet, $49.90
Plan Toys at The Better Toy Store

With animal-faced balls and lightweight mallets, this toy calls for hours of family fun. Also, it can be used inside or out—so rain won’t stop play.

2. BEST TOY KITCHEN

Leo’s Cooker, $169.90
Djeco at The Better Toy Store

Children will love whipping up delicacies in this pretty cookset. It comes complete with a pan, spoon, spatula and condiments, as well as a cloth to remind them to tidy up.

3. BEST NEW TOY IN THE MARKET

Cra-Z-Sand, $24.90
Cra-Z-Art

The judges loved this buy that children could use to build mini sand castles. The other plus side? It’s mess free!

4. BEST OUTDOOR TOY

Phlat Ball V3, $29.90
Tucker Toys USA at 75volts

You throw a disc and when it hits the air it opens up into a ball to catch. Our judges’ children enjoyed playing with this in the park.

5. BEST DOLL’S HOUSE

Cubic House Doll House, $169.90
Djeco at The Better Toy Store

This dream house was inspired by modern architecture. The open sides make it easy for little hands to to move around furniture and the dolls.

6. BEST TRAVEL TOY

Dotty the Ladybug, $24.90
Necknapperz

Our mummy judges love a multi-tasker, which is why they voted for this two-in-one toy and travel pillow.

7. BEST CREATIVE/CRAFT KIT

Pottery Wheel, $46
Early Learning Centre

Need a project for the holidays? Then snap up this cute pottery wheel. Children can have fun creating mini pots, and then, when dry, paint their own designs on them.

8. BEST BOOK

Girls About Town, Wiro Book, $14.99
Meadow Kids

Mini fashion designers will love this book that comes with four mini models and a host of sticker outfits that you can dress them with.

9. BEST TOY VEHICLES

Modarri 3 Packs, $99
Playhao

The finger-driven cars are easy to use. Our little judges loved playing with them as they glide so easily over surfaces.

10. BEST TOYS FOR SPORT

Phlat Ball V3, $29.90
Tucker Toys USA at 75volts

This soft disc will test everyone’s reflexes as you throw it as a disc and catch it as a ball. When it will change to a ball, nobody knows. Available in three bright colours.

11. BEST CLASSIC TOY

Cubic House Doll House, $169.90
Djeco at The Better Toy Store

Our judges fell in love with this funky house and its chic add-ons.

12. BEST TOY FOR TACTILE PLAY

Magnetics Geoforme, $69.90
Djeco at The Better Toy Store

Shape recognition and problem-solving are put to the test with this colourful magnetic board game.

13. BEST SOFT TOY

Hoppi Dangling Rabbit, $179.90
Steiff at The Better Toy Store

This supersoft bunny is a must-have for any nursery. Made with cuddly-soft woven material, this toy is sure to take the number one place in the nursery.

14. BEST PUZZLE

Artur Knights Castle, $64.90
Kroom at Bloom & Grow

Not only will your child enjoy clipping together this King Arthur’s castle playset, but they can let their imaginations run riot as they battle dragons with some make-believe play.

15. BEST ROLE PLAY TOY

Modarri 3 Packs, $99
Playhao

Kids who want to join the team at West Coast Customs when they grow up will fall for this pack of three cars that they can customise with different body kits.

16. BEST TOY FOR ART

Girls About Town, Wiro Book, $14.99
Meadow Kids

This book comes with little outfits that children can dress its dolls in. Your little artist can also decorate the outfit. It helps children fine-tune their colour coordination skills as they move the pieces around.

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