ASTRAlogoThe American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2015 Best Toys for Kids award winners. This year’s list includes 18 winning toys in 14 categories.

“The list of winners is a well-balanced representation of the fun, top-quality, high play value products consumers can find in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores around the country,” says Kathleen McHugh, president of ASTRA.

This year’s Best Toys for Kids winners are:

Active Play: The Swurfer, The Rob Company

Choose Your Own Category: Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit, Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld

Classic Play, 0 to 7 Years: Pretend and Play Teaching Cash Register, Learning Resources

Classic Play, 8+ Years: Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit, Kahootz; Mini Ogodisk, OgoSport LLC

Constructive Play: Modarri Surf & Turf Combo, Modarri/Thoughtfull Toys Inc.

Creative Arts Play: 3D PlushCraft Puppy, The Orb Factory; Craft-tastic Yarn Tree Kit, Ann Williams Group

Early Play: Rolligo, Fat Brain Toy Co.

Game Play, 3 to 5 Years: Super Genius—First Words, Blue Orange Games; Three Little Piggies, Smart Toys & Games

Game Play, 6+ Years: Laser Maze Jr., ThinkFun; Bugs in the Kitchen, Ravensburger USA Inc.

Game Play, 8+ Years: Bellz Magnetic Games, Wiggles 3D

Pretend—Doll Play: Mon Premier Bebe Calin Ballerina, Corolle Dolls

Pretend—Fantasy Play: Winged Dragon Puppet, Folkmanis Inc.

Pretend—Role Play: Kidoozie Pop-Up Theater Tent, International Playthings

Scientific Play: Snap Circuits Arcade, Elenco

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