Baby & Infant
EverEarth 7 in 1 Space Activity Cube (EverEarth Europe)
Hours of fun for babies and toddlers promises the 7-in-1 Space Activity Cube from EverEarth. The varied activity cube has different phenomena to discover on each side. Turning and plug-in games train fine motor skills, concentration and thinking skills. A space station with rocket, planets and vehicles including alien figure invites creative play. In addition to the modern design, parents will be delighted with the practical storage option inside the cube. According to the jury, the cube is pleasing to the eye, requires no technology, but is still smart – and will enchant children and adults!
Y Glider Luna 5-in-1 V2 (Yvolve Sports)
A vehicle that grows with the child: the Y Glider Luna 5-in-1 from Yvolve Sports initially serves as a tricycle and is controlled by the parents with a push rod. As a running bike, the little ones learn to balance on it and already whiz around on it alone. Older children consolidate their sense of balance by using it as a scooter. The Y Glider Luna was nominated for its innovative design, versatility and quick changeability.
Tranquil Whale (Cloud B / Little Big Friends)
Nothing is sweeter than a gently sleeping baby. Thanks to an innovative, patented system, the Tranquil Whale from Cloud B helps little ones fall asleep with captivating projections. Placed next to the crib, the cute blue whale projects a soothing underwater scene onto the nursery ceiling. Uniform waves and soft ocean noise create a pleasant atmosphere. A rattle in the shape of a baby whale completes the package.
Yummy Bear Scale (TOPBRIGHT GmbH)
This is what learning looks like today! With the Yummie Bear Scale from TOPBRIGHT preschoolers learn first numbers and the physical concepts of weight and balance. If they place a number of colorful cupcakes in a scale pan, only the corresponding sum of the numbers balances the weight. In addition, simple math problems can be solved by balancing the numbers: Free play à la cupcake store encourages creativity in little ones. For the jury, the intuitive learning, the cute, child-friendly redesign of a well-known principle and the fair price of the educationally valuable toy are just a few reasons to name Yummie Bear Scale the winner of the PreSchool category.
bworld Construction Set and BRUDER MAN TGS Crane Truck (BRUDER Spielwaren GmbH + Co. KG)
The bworld Construction Set with BRUDER MAN TGS Crane Truck from BRUDER Spielwaren is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s popular construction site theme world. The central feature is the detailed MAN truck with extendable crane. Tools such as a concrete mixer, wheelbarrow and a smoothing machine delight the little construction workers, who can secure their construction site with the accompanying construction fence. Especially original: even a toilet cubicle may not be missing on the construction! This attention to detail is definitely worth a nomination!
Rescue Penguin (Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd)
Nominated in the PreSchool category is the Rescue Penguin from Silverlit Toys because it teaches children how to deal with a living creature and its emotions. First they have to clean up the rescued penguin, which has been polluted by environmental influences. Now the little animal shows emotions, which the children have to meet with interaction. If he is hungry, he wants to be fed, and if he is shivering, he wants a scarf. He is always cute!
History of Life on Earth (Clementoni S.p.A.)
The interactive History of Life on Earth experiment set from Clementoni reveals to young scientists the millions of years of evolutionary history of flora, fauna and mankind as a whole. Exciting: Their own experiments are supplemented with digital content via smartphone app and information is vividly illustrated by VR elements. Disciplines such as geology, paleontology, astronomy and botany are taught. The jury particularly emphasized the combination of science and technology, the wealth of experiments and the entertaining nature of the set, which combined physical, augmented and virtual reality to create an exciting journey through the origins of the world.
Gecko Run – Starter Set (Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co KG)
In the Gecko Run marble run from Franckh-Kosmos, the components adhere to all smooth surfaces thanks to nanotechnology and thus stick securely to door frames, windows or cupboards. Without limiting the track, the little ones playfully explore physical phenomena such as gravity and centrifugal force in the most exciting places. Gecko Run received special praise from the jury for its good adhesive quality, encouragement of creativity and expandability.
Origami 3D Peacock (Z.P Alexander Piotr Pundzis)
“Aaah! Oooh! Wonderful!” That’s how you’ll hear it sound in the future when the breathtakingly beautiful Origami 3D Peacock by Z.P Alexander Piotr Pundzis is ready assembled in front of you. The three-dimensional peacock looks spectacular – yet its simple modules make it easy to craft, as they are all folded identically! Sure, a little skill is required, but as an aid folding lines and folding direction are drawn.
Teenager & Adult
Miika K.I. (Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co KG)
Franckh-Kosmos sets a milestone with Miika K.I., an adaptive robot with which young people can learn the basics of artificial intelligence through play. Initial insights are provided by building the robot, which is later trained with an app. The more often Miika K.I. is fed with gestures, speech or sounds, the faster it executes commands. For the jury, the pioneering experimental set is the winner of the Teen & Adults category. The jury praised the holistic concept, the integration into a story by means of a comic strip, the detailed instructions with instructive background knowledge, and the possibility of defining one’s own gestures.
HUMBUG Original Edition (D&R Denkriesen GmbH)
“Who’s bluffing here?” That’s the goal of the crazy card game HUMBUG by D&R Denkriesen, in which everyone has to deceive their fellow players and bluff in a particularly credible way. Since everyone plays against everyone else, the goal is to simultaneously unmask the other fibbers through clever guessing and betting. In this way, you learn your own creativity and since there is no right or wrong, the fast-paced, funny party game is great fun for the whole family.
MintiD Dog-E (Brandunit GmbH/ WowWee)
A loyal friend and fun playmate at the same time is the MINTiD Dog-E robo-dog from WowWee, which communicates with its little owners using gestures, LED lights and audio output. Settings for several profiles can be saved on an easy-to-use app. The jury was particularly taken with the smart pet robot because it can learn individualized commands per user and even project messages on its tail.
Paw Patrol AR Tattoos & Stickers (HoloToyz)
This is what fans of Paw Patrol dream of: the heroic dogs whirling through their own children’s room! The Paw Patrol Augmented Reality Tattoos & Stickers from HoloToyz make it possible! Simply scan the sticker or tattoo with the kidSAFE-certified app and Chase, Zuma & Co come to life as 3D animations. Whether distributed around the room as stickers or applied to the skin as a temporary tattoo – the cute dog cops will be dancing around in no time. The jury rated the scannable stickers and tattoos as outstandingly innovative. In addition, the prudent introduction to new technologies, the easy-to-use app and the fair price were convincing.
klang² (Oberlin und Rennertz GmbH)
The acoustic game collection klang² by Oberlin and Rennertz appeals to the sense of hearing. Audio information is stored on haptic squares, which are recognized and played by the klang² app via NFC technology. Depending on the game variant, different audio memories are created: for example, the players search for the word they heard, form pairs from music snippets or put sentences in the right order. So much creativity also convinced the jury.
Creative Building Blocks (BAVVIC sp. z o.o.)
Promotes creativity, spatial imagination, motor skills and concentration: the Creative Buildings Blocks from BAVVIC. With the help of easy-to-grip silicone connections, the architect-designed building blocks can be plugged together to form countless constructions. Environmentally conscious: the wood for the blocks comes from leftovers from window frame and furniture production. As a STEM learning toy, they stimulate interest in technical interrelationships, and their integrative approach makes them particularly suitable for children with sensory integration disorders. The jury particularly praised the pleasant feel of the building blocks from BAVVIC, a company that strives for local and socially sustainable production.
Wiltopia from PLAYMOBIL is sustainable in several ways. On average, all parts of the play world are made from over 80 percent organic or recycled plastic. In addition, it sensitizes the playing children to sustainability issues, because Wiltopia is all about growing up in a world in which the environment, people and animals are valued and protected. A QR code on a pretty trading card takes them to an app that includes interactive content and AR game fun. According to the jury, the communication of these values deserves a nomination in the Sustainability category.
Car-Board Racers Dino-Adventure Set (V-Tech Electronics Europe GmbH)
A car racetrack without a race track? No, the Car-Board Racers Dino-Adventure Set from V-Tech is rather a race track with a self-made race course! Shapes are cut out of discarded cardboard boxes according to your own ideas and put together with clips. The track can be expanded as desired, as the car board cars simply drive along the top edge of the cardboard boxes. Sustainable and a great recycling of cardboard boxes, emphasizes the jury!