Hedstrom Toys Honored with Two Awards by Creative Child Magazine

By Chris Lee

October 15, 2014

Hedstrom Toys Honored with Two Awards by Creative Child Magazine

Ashland – Creative Child Magazine awarded Hedstrom with two awards in their 2014 Award Guide. Innovative toys in multiple categories were honored for their play patterns, durability and uniqueness. Hedstrom’s Sensory Fun Cube was named the TOP TOY OF THE YEAR along with Hedstrom’s Sensory Twistz being named as the PREFERRED CHOICE, both in the Baby Sensory Toys category.

Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them.

Each year, a 2-day event is held in Henderson, Nevada where over a hundred guest reviewers are invited to attend our organized review event at our local convention center. All products are divided into categories and displayed at various review stations. Guest reviewers are asked to sit and review each products at one station and then move to another station and so forth and so on. This allows for each product to be given multiple reviews.

Chris Lee, Marketing Manager at Hedstrom said, “We are honored to be presented with these two awards. The competition was impressive, we are glad to see that industry experts as well as parents think so highly of our products.   Hedstrom is dedicated to developing creative new products that have numerous play patterns to keep kids entertained and engaged. “

Since 1913, Hedstrom has focused on products that kids want, need, and enjoy that can improve their lives. Whether they are providing products to motivate children to become more physically fit, get outdoor, unplug or relate as a team, Hedstrom delivers products designed to build skills. By offering kids a classic collection of quality balls, sports products or baby products geared to helping infants reach developmental milestones, Hedstrom has kids’ health, fitness and future in mind.

Hedstrom’s latest initiative offers a premier line of products as a platform to encourage sensory play and exploration for infants and young children called, “Hedstrom Sensory.” Research continues to reveal that brains significantly develop during early childhood and a healthy diet of sensory play experiences fuels cognitive growth.

What is sensory play? The simple answer is a play experience that is enriched with opportunities for a child to see, smell, touch, hear and taste. These occasions allow kids to explore and engage with elements in their environment—and toys are the perfect tools for that. Little learners are inherently interested in toys and play; and if the toy has overlaying sensory elements (such as combining lights and sound) the impact is deepened for the child and the lessons are locked in.

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