The Learning Journey International wins Tillywig 2017 Brain Child honors with Toys and Games

 

(Phoenix, AZ – January 16th, 2017) Tillywig Toy and Media Awards has awarded The Learning Journey International with five additional “Brain Child” honors for 2017. The prestigious Brain Child category consists of “Exciting products that energizes the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning” – no easy task to accomplish.  The 2017 honorees include, Puzzle Doubles-Find It Friends, My First Grab It! Space Match, My First Big Floor Puzzle – Farm Friends, Puzzle Doubles – Find It Dinosaurs, and ABC- Melody Maker.

 

To be selected as a Tillywig award winner, a product submitted must be determined by their testing team to have high entertainment and/or educational value. When assessing these values, many factors are focused and evaluated, including: ease of first use, replay value, quality appearance, social interaction and fun factor, creativity, and thought processes and motor skills development.

 

During the evaluation process, the products are used by a number of testers in an observed focus group format. When making final evaluations of any product, comments from observers are integrated with feedback from testers. The variety of testers and observers come from all walks of life and a broad range of ages.

 

 

The 2017 Tillywig Brain Child Winners are:

 

 

 

Puzzle Doubles-Find It Friends

 

Kids will love each piece of this bright and colorful 2-in-1 set as they discover, learn and put together this 50-pieced set that forms a 2’x’4 floor puzzle of friendly themes! This “talk about’’ floor puzzle is an excellent way to introduce your little one to friendly interactions as it relates to friendly encounters with their friends and peers. This game could be played in two fun ways through Object Recognition, in which your child may place their game piece over the object on the border once they locate it inside the illustration. The other exciting way to play is by Word Recognition, which helps your little one learn word association as they match illustrated object pieces and word pieces.  This piece is a great way to spark conversation and questions by learning as they play along! Recommended for children ages three and up.

 

 

 

My First Grab It! Space Match

 

“All New for 2017, My First Grab It! Space Match creatively demonstrates the joys of finding a game suitable for young learners! This exciting matching game has simple rules that take no time at all to learn, and colorfully illustrated components that are sized and themed just right for young minds and hands. The action includes everyone in on the fun from start to finish (no players fidgeting on the sidelines awaiting their turn because there are no turns!) Each player is given a playing board that displays a rocket ship in mid-air along with four other rockets. One player slides the lever on the game piece dispenser (a smile-inducing activity in and of itself), slinging a disc bearing an illustration of a single animal onto the table. All players simultaneously check to see if the shape on the disc matches one on their board. If it does, the first player to grab the disc and place it on the correct spot on their board keeps it. The first player to fill their spaceships wins the game. For 1 to 4 players and ages 3 and up.”

 

 

My First Big Floor Puzzle – Farm Friends

 

Your child will be brought with great wonder and excitement as they navigate this engaging farm-themed puzzle set. Constructed of twelve, tactile, engaging-pieces, this colorful set will keep your little one engaged for hours. Your child will enjoy acquainting themselves with the farm and its friends!

Puzzle measures 24’’x 18’’ for Ages 2 and up.

 

 

 

Puzzle Doubles – Find It Dinosaurs

 

You child will be amused on this prehistoric journey with each giant piece of this bright and colorful 2-in-1 set. Your little one will discover, learn as they put together this 50-pieced set that forms a 2’x’4 floor puzzle of Dinosaur themes! This “talk about’’ floor puzzle is an excellent way to introduce your little one to the ecology of Dinosaurs, This game could be played in two fun ways through Object Recognition, in which your child may place their game piece over the object on the border once they locate it inside the illustration. The other exciting way to play is by Word Recognition, which helps your little one learn word association as they match illustrated object pieces and word pieces.  This piece is a great way to spark conversation and questions by learning as they play along! Recommended for children ages three and up.

 

 

 

ABC- Melody Maker

 

Your little musician will love playing along across the melodic learning adventure of the ABC melody Maker! This colorful electronic machine combines the sounds of music with the fun of the alphabet that includes five fun games to entertain your Rockstar for hours. Available in two colors of orange and pink the ABC Melody Maker delivers the learning of ABC’s in a whole new way! For Ages 3 and up.

 

The Learning Journey International is a manufacturer and distributer of an exclusive line of award winning children’s interactive educational products. Our products inspire learning, creativity and discovery as they enhance each child’s potential. All products build on the skills necessary for children to be ready for school as they prepare to become our leaders of tomorrow.

 

To learn more about The Learning Journey, please visit us online at www.tlji.com or contact us toll free at 877-839-3969. Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

 

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