Award Winning Toys

---- ---- Shopping for toys is easier if you simply focus on those that have won awards. Not only is it a safe way to shop, but it is also smart since a series of kids, teachers, and parents have spent hours playing with and testing out toys and games so that you don't have to. The stringent criteria that toys must pass to qualify as a nationally recognized award winning toy give the consumer confidence in what is being purchased. These toys are guaranteed to be fun, safe, educational, and appropriate for a child's age and developmental stage. For full listings of awards, please visit the Web sites listed in the External Links section.

Quick Picks by Age

Quick Picks by Toy Type

Dr. Toy

Below are the top ten, best-rated toys overall, not including those toys that Dr. Toy gave awards to in other categories. Note that these are the 2005 winners. ! ----


iParenting selects award winning products in many fields, including baby care, bedding, books, feeding, gifts, software, and video games. Please click here to visit their 2006 Outstanding Products Call. ! ! ----

National Parenting

The following are selected from their list of Fall 2006 Seal of Approval winners in the Toys, Puzzles, and More category. They also have a Seal of Approval list for games and video games. When you go to the Web page you can see full reviews for each and every one of the National Parenting Seal of Approval winners. ! ----


The products shown below are Platinum Award Winners 2006.

Parent's Choice

Here are some of the top award winning toys and games of 2006 in the gold and silver categories only. ----

Parenting Magazine

Kid tested and mother-approved, here is a selection of the Toy of the Year award winners for toddlers to eight year-olds. ! ----

Toy Industry Awards

The top of the toy awards for 2006 from all categories. !