Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

Revealing the winners of our JDA Best Toy Design for children ages 3-5 years

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Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

WINNER: PLATINUM FOR BEST TOY DESIGN 3-5 YEARS

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WHO: SILVER CROSS HAND-MADE DOLL’S PRAM

WHAT: A stunning pink and white children’s doll’s pram from Silver Cross, created as a mini replica of the traditional and iconic Balmoral pram, handcrafted in Yorkshire, UK.

WHY: Our mini-influencer judges were full of praise for this gorgeous pram. You Tube star Amazing Arabella said “Lovely design, well made and children will really enjoy playing with it“. Fashionista and Instagram star Fancy Nancy (and her mum Fern) said “Nancy had this pram for Christmas! It’s a very loved toy that will be cherished for years to come!” and Fleur lsted of the Isted Kids and daughter of TV presenter and influencer Naomi Isted added: “I love this because it reminds me of the queen as a little girl.”

WHERE: Silver Cross

Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

WINNER:  GOLD FOR BEST TOY DESIGN 3-5 YEARS

WHO: MICRO CHOPPER BALANCE BIKE

WHAT: The Micro Chopper Balance Bike is the perfect first bicycle for toddlers. This lightweight bike allows small children to easily and quickly master balance and control making the transition to a bike with pedals fuss-free.

WHY: With no pedals, stabilisers, chains or other heavy mechanical bits and bobs, this balance bike makes it easy, fun and safe for younger children to use and what’s more the wheels are puncture and mark free meaning it can be used indoors and out. “My brother can’t balance very well yet..” was what mini-fashionista Fleur lsted of the Isted Kids (and daughter of TV presenter Naomi Isted) told us – we’re sure this Micro Chopper would help with that!

WHERE: Micro Scooter

Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST TOY DESIGN 3-5 YEARS

WHO: ICE CREAM CART BY TENDER LEAF TOYS

WHAT: A beautiful painted wooden, push along ice cream cart with 14 play pieces including a magnetised wooden ice cream scoop for placing the balls on the cornets, and a reversible tray/cover to hold the ice cream in ‘tubs’.

WHY: This Ice Cream Cart is part of a larger range of beautiful wooden toys new to the UK market this year, offering creative and social play with friends, promoting number learning, colour and shape recognition. YouTube star Amazing Arabella said “Helps kids learn how to keep things organised with a popular treat that everyone loves!”  While mini -instagram star Farouk James added “Nice to play with, sat for ages playing with it. Easy to use !” He even said ‘Epic!’ was his mum Bonnie’s message on their judging notes

WHERE: Thread Bear Design

Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

WINNER:  BRONZE FOR BEST TOY DESIGN 3-5 YEARS

WHO: MOUNTAIN BUGGY UNIRIDER

WHAT: A unique single-wheel riding experience that develops balance and confidence for young children allowing them to stand out from the crowd by positioning the rider directly above the wheel.

WHY: The Unirider’s clever ‘gyroscopic’ design means the rotation of the wheel counter-balances the rider when moving, making it easy for the child to centre themselves with their feet off the ground. But, it was the fun look that captured our judges. Instagram star Fancy Nancy (& mum Fern) said “Nancy seemed very excited when she checked out this product! Looks super fun!” while Teenage Blogger Amazing Arabella recognised how great this was for smaller children by noting it was “Fun, cool and easy” 

WHERE: Mountain Buggy

Best Toy Design 3-5 years | Junior Design Awards 2018

WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST TOY DESIGN 3-5 YEARS

WHO: PETER RABBIT PLAY SET BY ORANGE TREE TOYS

WHAT: This beautiful, traditional wooden play set painted with non toxic paint is based on a classic childhood favourite, Peter Rabbit. Set in Mr McGregor’s garden  with all of the iconic characters  help develop a child’s imagination, interaction and key motor skills.

WHY: Our mini judging panel were the perfect judges for the toy section Mini fashionista Fancy Nancy and her mum Fern said “A lovely bright, traditional set and a good price too!” Even our teenage judges were taken in as Blogger Amazing Arabella said “Super fun to play with for little ones.”

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WHERE: Orange Tree Toys