ExerSaucer® 1-2-3 Tea for Me™ Recognized As A 2008 Amazing Toy For Babies!
November 12, 2008
Kaboose Announces 2008 Amazing Toy Award Winners
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Kaboose Inc. (TSX: KAB), one of the largest family-focused new media companies in the world, today announced its Amazing Toy Award Winners for 2008. With holidays on the horizon, Kaboose revealed the top toys that families will want this season. BabyZone.com, Kaboose’s premiere site focusing on pregnancy and parenting, will feature “Amazing Toys” for babies and toddlers, while Kaboose.com will showcase the best for preschoolers, gradeschoolers and ‘tweens and teens.
For the last eight years, editors at BabyZone have worked with toy manufacturers to have real families test their latest toy offerings, with the goal of identifying the best toys based on a number of key criteria. Since 2000, more than 250 toys have received an Amazing Toy award. This year, as a result of the tremendous response from our BabyZone audience, the Amazing Toy Awards have been expanded to Kaboose.com.
Each spring, expert toy wranglers invite more than 100 manufacturers to submit their newest and coolest baby and toddler products of the year. Those submissions are passed to a panel of test moms and their kids, based on age recommendation. The toys are tested for a period of several weeks in ways only kids can test a toy. Toys are ranked based on uniqueness, skill development, long-term usability and, of course, fun. In addition, since 2007, each Amazing Toy Award Winner also features a statement from its manufacturer, verifying that it has undergone rigorous age-appropriate safety testing. Only the toys that received the highest tester remarks are awarded “Amazing Toy” status.
“There are just so many new products out there for families and parents deserve to know which ones are really worth bringing home to their children,” said Alexandra Aleskovsky, General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Online Properties at Kaboose. “The Amazing Toy Awards” cut through the hype for moms, dads and their kids and make shopping for age-appropriate, super fun, safe toys so much easier.”
Top Toys for Babies:
Exersaucer 1-2-3 Tea for Me Tea Party by Evenflo
Eddie the Elephant by Lamaze/ Learning Curve
Sensitive Baby Sammy Doll by The Goldberger Company
Sweet Island Dreams Mobile by Tiny Love
Take-a-long Colors Collection by Taggies
Swap N' Go Snail by Yookidoo/ / International Playthings, Inc.
Shangrila Activity Mat with Toy Arches by Zolo
Wooden Hedgehog Rattle by Imagiplay
Earth Brights Baby’s Keys by Sassy
iBedoo MP3 Player by Sigikid
Moonlight Bear Nightlight by Kaloo
Quote: “Why it's a winner”:
Evenflo scores big with this tea party-themed ExerSaucer. Designed with the ultimate girl in mind, our little gals loved rocking, bouncing, and spinning in it. We were impressed (and maybe a little surprised) by how the frilly, flowery toy attachments captivated eager tot testers. A clever three-position height adjustment mechanism allows this toy to grow with your baby girl.
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