Best Creative Play (Educational) | Junior Design Awards 2022
Creative play for children can also be educational - done in this fun way they learn while playing. These are some of the judges favourites from the annual JDA
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY (EDUCATIONAL): GOLD
WHO: Good Earth
WHAT: Seasonal Organic Grow Kits & Seed Collections
WHY: The cool yet friendly graphic designs on these individual seed packs and kits really stood out to our judges who felt this brand was working hard to help children connect with nature in a fun and engaging way. The JDA panel could see the care and attention that had gone into ensuring that these kits were low impact and ethically made, from the packaging to the pencils, with every component being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable. A fab eco-friendly gift that highlights the importance of respecting the planet - with the bonus of some lovely edible treats.
The design is just spot on and the eco-credentials are impeccable. When these first landed on my desk - they had me at design!
A great way to get kids stuck into the garden or tending window boxes with pride.
Love what you are doing and how you are doing it. Beautiful design!
WHERE: Good Earth
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY (EDUCATIONAL): SILVER
WHAT: Ze Mirror Educational Toy
WHY: The panel loved the originality of this toy that no one had ever seen before. The use of a reflective mirror to create exciting shapes and faces was applauded as a simple way to pique kids’ interest in design, symmetry and the science of reflection. This simple concept that provides hours of fun and interactive play was a huge hit.
A fun and engaging game with beautiful design.
Mirrors are endlessly intriguing and this game harnesses our natural curiosity for all things shiny and reflective in a fun and accessible way.
Endlessly fascinating and fun for kids who have a natural curiosity about the world and how it works.
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY (EDUCATIONAL): BRONZE
WHO: The Phive
WHAT: Enchanting Learning Phonics and Storytelling cards
WHY: These beautifully illustrated, sustainable phonics and storytelling cards were super popular with the JDA panel who agreed that they would help make learning at home or in schools a more engaging experience for children. The unusual square shape, detailed illustrations, clever phonic prompts and beautiful hard card presentation box all came together to create a pack that would make sitting down together feel like a special moment rather than a chore.
I love the chunky feel of these card sets, which look anything but boring or study related. A great way to encourage engaged and happy learners.
Beautifully designed and considered cards that will intrigue kids and stimulate their imaginations before they even realise they’re learning.