Commended, 2020

To be a Commended Winner, entries had to be considered a toy they would buy themselves or for friends and family.

Reading Eggs Learn to Read App - Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs was created by expert educators with over 30 years of experience. The multi-award winning early learning resource supports your child's learn to read journey with carefully designed online reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced, and highly engaging for young children. The Reading Eggs Learn To Read app lets you access the award‑winning reading programme on your iPad. New customers can sign up via the app and the first month is provided free of charge.

The App Store: Apple — SRP £6.99 per month
J6018 Quickbuild Red Arrows Hawk

Airfix Quickbuild is an exciting range of simple, snap together models suitable as an introduction to modelling for kids (ages 6 and up), or as a bit of construction fun for the more experienced modeller. The pre-coloured pieces simply push together, without glue or paints, to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers. Plane models also come with their own display stand to show off your handiwork!

airfix.com — SRP £12.99
FunPlay Rainbow Pebbles

Edx Education has been designing and producing innovative educational products and materials for over 30 years and is the best-selling educational toy brand on Amazon. Their ’Rainbow Pebbles’ are a flexible, open- ended toy that can develop a child’s depth of knowledge through creative play. These beautiful Rainbow Pebbles in earth colours can be harmoniously played with other natural materials. Children love to touch and feel the pebbles to create their own designs, their imagination is unlimited. The Funplay set includes 36 Rainbow pebbles, and 25 activity cards with a Fun2 messy tray. Ideal for developing fine motor skills which are essential for learning to write, Rainbow Pebbles also encourage a child’s counting, sorting and creative abilities. By stacking the 36 tactile pebbles and arranging them to make fun designs, children can cultivate their foundation skills in design thinking, problem solving and critical assessment.

Amazon — SRP 29.99
Robo Wunderkind Explorer Prime Kit

Robo Wunderkind is an educational technology tool that enhances the way children play, learn, and create at home and in school. Our robotics kits empower kids aged 5 and up to learn to code through the joy of play. With Robo Wunderkind, young inventors can build their own robots and gadgets, customize them with LEGO™, and program them through our intuitive apps. One box - infinite possibilities to assemble robots, play, and have fun.

robowunderkind.com/ Amazon — SRP £249
CONFIDENT?

CONFIDENT? is the hit family party game where you answer questions like "how many slices are there in a loaf of bread?". But, instead of giving specific answers, everyone answers with a RANGE! You only need to get the right answer in your range to win points so everyone can have a go, but the smaller your range compared to everyone else, the more you score! Are you CONFIDENT enough to win?

Amazon John Lewis Waterstones Independent game stores — SRP £22.99
Beat That! - The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges

Limber up and prepare to bounce, flip, stack, hop, roll, blow, balance and catapult your way to victory in the world’s wackiest party game! The aim of the game is to collect as many points as possible by betting on your ability to successfully complete a series of ridiculous challenges using an assortment of seemingly random objects. All players attempt the exact same challenges, so get ready for the ultimate battle of abilities! Great for kids and adults alike, this fast and funny party game guarantees belly-busting laughter by the bucketload!

Amazon John Lewis WH Smith Menkind Selfridges Waterstones HMV Wicked Uncle Firebox and many more... — SRP £24.99
Power Treads All Surface Vehicles Epic Course Track

Power Treads™ are all-surface vehicles that flip, rip and roam all over your home! Build your Power Treads™ in a snap and create your own custom course using the Power Treads™ modular track set. Track pieces are interchangeable: place them closer together for more control or expand them out for more challenging routes. The bigger the scale, the more epic the trail! Then power up your Power Trekker to get over and around without knocking stuff down. You can even add glow-in-the-dark stickers for challenging races in super dark spaces. With 1000+ courses, you can build any trail at unlimited scale!

Smyths, Argos, Entertainer and Amazon UK. — SRP 24.99
eatsleepdoodle world map tablecloth

Colour and discover the world with this fun world map tablecloth and wash-out fabric pen set! Our cool colour-in world map design features fun facts, wild animals, famous landmarks and exotic sea creatures to colour and learn about. And the kids can find out more information about the world map on our learning resource page. Makes the best tablecloth for childrens' parties and, because all the ink washes out on a warm machine cycle, it can be used and re-used again and again! Also great for home schooling, interactive geography lessons and encouraging lively conversation at mealtimes. Excellent virtual travel accessory, particularly currently - kids can plan future holidays and travel adventures from home.

eatsleepdoodle.com — SRP £22.95
Duplo - Modular Playhouse

All kids love playing house and pretending to be mom and dad. And, with this easy-to-build, open and accessible dollhouse, you can join in the fun too! Big family dollhouse playset This colorful, contemporary dollhouse for toddlers provides many opportunities to play and learn. Teach toddlers about everyday life, such as cooking, mealtime and bedtime routines as you both share imaginative role-play fun

lego.com — SRP £54.99
Limmy’s Neoprene Swimming Aid

PREMIUM QUALITY and COMFORT: Made from soft, flexible neoprene for premium softness and stretchability and which keeps the body warm and is comfortable to wear. SECURITY: There are 8 buoyancy floats that can be removed 2 at a time as your child becomes more confident in the water. There is an adjustable padded safety strap which adds extra safety and ensures that the vest stays securely on your child and stops it from coming over their head. PROVEN SWIMMING AID: When worn in the water, the Limmys Swim Vest does not ride up under the wearer’s chin, therefore holding the child in the correct position to aid swimming. DURABLE and SAFE: Our Swim Vest is designed to last for years! We comply with ALL safety standards. GREAT CHOICE: Unique and very attractive design is available in 3 different sizes for children aged 1-10 years. Limmys swim vest girls

Amazon — SRP £25.97