The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2018 Best Toys for Kids award winners. The list includes 17 winners in 16 categories. The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to help its retailer members attract media coverage and customers to their stores during the fourth quarter.

ASTRA provides 300 free, professionally designed 2018 Best Toys for Kids brochures to member retailers for use in their holiday marketing. For more information about the award winners, and to order additional Best Toys brochures, visit

The 2018 Best Toys for Kids award winners are:

Active Play
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes (D&L Company)

Kids First Coding & Robotics (Thames & Kosmos)

Classic Play Under 7
BRIO Railway Starter Set (Ravenburger North America Inc.)

Classic Play 7+
Liquid Glass Thinking Putty (Crazy Aaron’s)

Constructive Play
GraviTrax (Ravensburger North America)

Creative Play Under 7
Create with Clay Dinosaurs (Faber-Castell USA)

Creative Play 7+
Rock and Roll It SpecDrum (MukikiM Toys)

Early Play (Infant)
Dimpl (Fat Brain Toy Co.)

Early Play (Toddler)
Kullerbu Construction Site Set (HABA)

Game Night

Game Play Under 7
Gnomes at Night (Peaceable Kingdom—A MindWare Brand)

Game Strategy
Photosynthesis (Blue Orange Games)

Turing Tumble (Turing Tumble LLC)

Pretend Play (Fantasy)
Folkmanis Mouse in Pumpkin (Folkmanis Puppets)

Pretend Play (Fantasy)
Rose Gold Wings & Tutu Set (Creative Education of Canada)

Pretend Play (Role)
Aquarium (PLAYMOBIL)

Scientific Play
Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures (ELENCO)