(10th June, 2019, USA) The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2019 Best Toys for Kids award winners in June. Hape’s Sunny Valley Adventure Dome (a new product for 2019) emerged as the winner in the Preschool category by virtue of its brilliant design and high play-value. Three Hape toys - Baby Bird Pull Along (Infant & Toddler category), Solar System Puzzle (Puzzles: Jigsaw category) and Discovery Scientific Workbench (Construction category) - were also finalists in their respective categories.
The Best Toys for Kids awards recognised the fine quality and high play value of Hape’s new toys, recommending their quality toys to all relative professionals in the specialty toy industry - such as retailers - and thus helping more Hape quality wooden toys reach more children around the world, delivering happiness and joy along the way.
About the Best Toys for Kids Awards
The Best Toys for Kids Awards was held by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). It consisted of 17 categories this year - including Classic, Construction, Infant & Toddler and Puzzles, - with only one winner and several finalists in each category.
Founded in 1992, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is an international not-for-profit trade organisation that serves more than 1,800 independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives of the specialty toy industry. ASTRA is a dedicated community of professionals committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value and are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do.