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Smart Toys and Games’ ‘Bunny Peek A Boo’ Wins Four Prestigious Awards
ASTRA, Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice and Tillywig recognize Bunny for its educational value, playability and “green” approach
SAN FRANCISCO – June 26, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has earned four awards from multiple toy and parenting awards programs for its popular game Bunny Peek A Boo. Recent awards include – ASTRA Best Toys for Kids, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toys, Parents’ Choice Awards, and the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards.
Released in the spring of 2013, Bunny Peek A Boo is Smart’s first brain game for children as young as two years old. Sturdy wooden blocks and its fun rabbit character allow children to develop spatial perception, logic, and problem solving skills as they “pull a rabbit out of the box” with this 3D puzzle. The game offers 60 challenges that prepare children ages 2-5 for more difficult single player logic games. Children can solve the challenges or just play with Bunny as a toy for endless hours of fun.
“It’s great confirmation for us that Bunny Peek A Boo has won so many awards after only being on the market for a few months,” said Brian Rovner, vice president of sales and marketing at Smart Toys and Games, Inc. “Winning these awards reinforces what Smart Toys and Games strives to do – create quality products that are both fun and developmentally engaging.”
During the 2013 American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace & Academy annual retail conference in Nashville, TN, Bunny Peak A Boo was handpicked by ASTRA’s judges for their 2013 list of Best Toys for Kids’ Game Play Category (3-7 years). The game’s ability to be engaging, open-ended, fun, and safe were factors that influenced the judging.
Additionally, Bunny proved that it is a great “Green” toy when it won a 2013 Dr. Toy Best Green Toys award. Dr. Toy is one of the world’s leading experts on play, toys, and children’s products. Factors that contributed to this win included its recycled eggshell packaging and specially-selected block material. In lieu of plastic pieces, Smart chose rubberwood, a tree that is harvested after its natural life cycle, for Bunny Peek A Boo’s pieces.
Highly recognized and reputable, the Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. Bunny Peak A Boo was a Parents’ Choice Award Silver winner following a comprehensive evaluation process that included a thorough review of the product’s design, function, educational value, long-term play value, and benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth.
Each year, the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards program delivers to consumers, retailers, and the media information on the best new toys, games, apps, music, books, and a host of other products. Evaluated by Tillywig’s testing team for high entertainment and educational value, Bunny Peek A Boo was deemed an “exceptional children’s product in every way,” receiving the Top Fun Award for Spring 2013.
Bunny Peek A Boo is available at quality toy stores everywhere and on Smart’s website here.
For more information about Smart Toys and Games, including their entire product line for all brands – SmartGames, SmartMax, Tangoes®, and Twisterz Toys®, visit www.SmartToysAndGames.com.
Free brain-building fun for both children and adults can also be had online at www.SmartGamesLive.com, where Smart has made twelve of their single-player puzzle games available at various levels including Starter, Junior, Expert, or Master.
About Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
Smart Toys and Games products develop logical thinking and problem solving skills in all ages through fun, challenging play. Each multi-level game from the SmartGames line is designed to move players through carefully-sequenced levels of game play, from very easy to extremely difficult. These varied levels of difficulty help build confidence in children and adults. Fun, durable and compact, these games are perfect for travel. Additional product lines offered by Smart Toys and Games include SmartMax ® construction sets that enable children to explore the fascinating world of magnetism in a safe and creative way through making strong building structures and vehicles; Tangoes ®, based on the ancient Chinese Tangram puzzle combine artistic and mathematical elements to create a variety of designs; Twisterz Toys ®,handheld, battery free toys that support early learning skills such as spelling and reading; and free online brain-building fun for both children and adults at www.SmartGamesLive.com. For more information about Smart Toys and Games, Inc., including their entire product line for all brands, visit www.SmartToysAndGames.com. You may also connect on Facebook with SmartGames, SmartMax, and Twisterz.