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The Practical Preschool Awards

The Practical Preschool Awards take place annually and are designed to identify and reward excellence in toys, books and other educational resources for children up to eight years old.

About Practical Preschool
Practical Preschool is the respected publication for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is published monthly and regarded an essential resource for anyone working within a preschool environment. As well as the magazine, Practical Preschool also publishes numerous books, newsletters and educational resources.

About the Practical Preschool Awards
The Practical Preschool Awards features a scrupulous panel of childcare professionals and, perhaps most importantly, children! All products are judged on a strict set of criteria that includes durability, educational value, play value and value for money.

Any product that receives a rating or 90% or more is awarded a gold medal. Those products with 80%-89% get silver and 70%-79% getting bronze. There is also an overall winner for each category.

Practical Preschool Awards - 2013 Winners
Teacher Resources: We're Going On A Bear Hunt Story Set (Yellow Door)
Toys and Games 0-3 (Joint Winner): Lullaby Igglepiggle (Golden Bear)
Toys and Games 0-3:(Joint Winner): Splash Along Mermaid (Munchkin)
Toys and Games 3-5: LeapPad 2 (LeapFrog)
Childcare: Click Lock  Snack Catcher (Munchkin)
Music and Multi Media: Ten Town (Ten Town)
Electronic Toys: The Reception Teacher App (The Pedagogs)
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Books and Publications: Drag's Birthday Surprise (Tiberius Publishing)
Outdoor Toys and Equipment: Cork Solid Blocks (Playforce)
Update Toys & Games: Bananagrams (Bananagrams)
Update Books and Publications: DiscoveryBox Magazine (Bayard)
Update Creative Play: 4M Light Up Fairy Plaque (Great Gizmos)
Update Other Resources: Marking Stamps (The Pedagogs)
Update Outdoor Toys & Games: Play Planetarium (Science Play)

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