My Three and Me are starting to get into the Christmas Spirit – A little early I know but it’s always good to get an idea as to what the boys would like for Christmas. They have already written their lists of the things they want and they have already changed their minds about what toys they would like, but I’m sure that they will have perfected them before their final drafts are sent off to Santa at the end of the month.
Luckily for us parents,The Dads Choice Awards have just released their 2014 winners so we get to see what toys, apps, games and gadgets they have picked as their must have toys this year.
Each toy was tested throughly and all the testers worked to a strict evaluation form which combined several elements including; suitability for age group, fun, value for money, playability, quality and longevity.
- Best Remote Control Toy: Air Hogs Rollercopter
- Best Electronic Toy: Boomer Dino
- Best Arts and Craft: Edible Sweet Art Popsicle
- Best App: Tree Fu Tom
- Best Educational: Reading Eggs
- Best Building & Making: Meccano Multimodel 20
- Best Gadgets and Gizmos: Wowee MIP
- Best Stocking Fillers: Rubik’s The Void
- Best Board Games: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kimble
- Best Vehicle: Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race
- Best Models: Makie Doll
- Best Models: Haynes Motorcycle
- Best Fun Toys: Domino Express Crazy Factory
- Best Travel Games: Zip IT (Bananagrams)
- Best Outdoor Toys: BoomCo Rapid Madness
- Best Traditional: Construction Train Set
- Best Ride Ons and Bikes: VTriker Elite Scooter
To be a Highly Commended Winner, entries had to be impressive in nearly every criteria.
- Remote Control: Nano Quad Pro
- Art and Craft: Loom Twister
- Apps: The Essential Parent Company
- Educational: Appletters
- Building and Making: Magna-Tiles® Clear Colors 48 Piece Set
- Gadgets and Gizmos: Zuru Pirate Robo Fish
- Stocking Fillers: Fruitominoes
- Board Games: Moustache Smash
- Board Games: Bananagrams
- Vehicles: Transformers Optimus Prime Challenge Track Set
- Outdoor: Jumbo Bananagrams
- Outdoor: Raskullz Red Mohawk Helmet
- Fun Toys: Zip Stix Mega Pack
To be a Commended Winner, entries had to be considered a toy they would buy themselves or for friends and family.
- Remote Control: Maisto Extreme Beast
- Apps: Twelve A Dozen
- Educational: Pears in Pairs
- Vehicles: Tonka Town Air Rescue Play Set
- Board Games: Liar Liar
- Outdoor: Smiler Space Hopper
- Outdoor Toys: Scoppi
Hopefully the above lists will give you an idea of the toys available this year and ones that have been put through their paces by a group of dads and their children.
A full list of all the winners can be found at www.dadschoiceawards.co.uk.