Toy Awards 2015: Best Toys For Children Aged 6-8 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 OUTDOOR TOY [SMALL]

Surf Ball, $14.90
Waboba at 75volts

This lightweight ball not only floats on water, it bounces, too, making it perfect for the pool as well as the beach. What’s more? You don’t have to worry if you don’t manage to catch it, the bright colours make it easy to spot.

2. BEST NEW TOY IN MARKET

Inventor (Motor), $138.90
Engino

Kids will not only have the chance to build mini models, but thanks to the mini motor they can also see them in motion. It will give them a sense of achievement after working so hard on a task.

3. BEST BOARD GAME

Pirate Treasure Dash Board Game, $59.90
Haba at The Better Toy Store

To join Cap’n Sabertooth’s crew, you need to go on a treasure hunt designed by ZNL Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning. This means that the children will be learning as they go.

4. BEST RIDE-ON TOY

Black Label R Tec 6, $269.90
Razor

This street-style scooter offers a smooth ride. With wide wheels, aircraft-grade aluminium and a futuristic design, this sturdy bike will go the distance.

5. BEST POOL TOY

Surf Ball, $14.90
Waboba at 75volts

Make pool days a lot more fun. Our judges were surprised that this little ball could be so entertaining. Skimming the ball across the pool to your friends can be addictive.

6. BEST PUZZLE

3D Puzzle Cityscape: Singapore, $29.90
CubicFun

Snap up this 64-piece puzzle of your favourite city. Not only does it wobble like a tumbler toy, it can also store coins like a piggy bank. A great decorative piece, it helps give children a sense of pride and achievement as well when it’s put on display.

7. BEST CREATIVE/CRAFT KIT

Teifoc Summer House, $69.90
Eitech at Kidz Story

Children will have a lot of fun creating their dream home with the Teifoc Summer House. If they are keen to try a new version, no problem. The bricks can be used more than once as the cement dissolves in water in a couple of hours.

8. BEST ALL-ROUND EDUCATIONAL TOY

Inventor 16 in 1 Industrial, $75.90
Engino

Children can create their own mini models using this kit that contains plans for up to 16 different vehicle designs.

9. BEST ECO-FRIENDLY TOY

Teifoc Summer House, $69.90
Eitech at Kidz Story

Why build a beach house with plastic bricks, when you can use real bricks and a trowel. The Teifoc kit includes a couple of blue prints for your home, but your child can decide how they want their mini mansion to look.

10. BEST ROLE PLAY TOY

Core Animal Pack, $46.90
Minecraft

Children will fall head over heels for these articulated Minecraft figures. Not only will it give them the chance to build their own world of Minecraft, but as one judge said, it’ll keep their eyes o the TV screen for quite a few minutes.

11. BEST TOY VEHICLES

Inventor 16 in 1 Industrial, $75.90
Engino

Mini engineers will love the new Inventor series. They can find how they can use the same bricks to create up to 16 different vehicles, including trucks, tractors and cars. It helps boost creativity, puzzle solving ability and imagination.

12. BEST TOY FOR ART

In My Garden, Chalk Marker Kit, $39.90
Djeco at The Better Toy Store

Your children can create mini masterpieces with this glamorous art kit. It includes templates and backgrounds that will help them create pretty garden scenes.

13. BEST OUTDOOR TOY [LARGE]

Djubi Classic 8, $58.90
75volts

This outdoor toy was a hit with adults and children alike. The nets and balls are of high quality and they put up with some enthusiastic play from our testers. Great for hand and eye coordination.

14. BEST FAMILY GAME

Djubi Classic 8, $58.90
75volts

Lacrosse x tennis x Quidditch… is how you could describe Djubi. Just hook the ball to your racquet, then pull it back and let it go to kick-start this energetic ball game.

15. BEST TOY FOR SPORT

Black Label R Tec 6, $269.90
Razor

This scooter will definitely go the distance, thanks to its moulded detailing, urethane tyres and sleek brake design. Plus, as it can also be used by adults you don’t need to worry about your children outgrowing it.

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