EAST WINDSOR, NJ, October 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Kids Preferred, LLC one of the world's largest manufacturers of plush toys and gifts, offers a variety of developmental toys and books for children in multiple age categories through multiple brands. This year Kids Preferred won an amazing 16 Portfolio Platinum, Gold Seal, and SNAP awards by the internationally-recognized Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for a selection their The Very Hungry Caterpillar /The World of Eric Carle , Bunnies By The Bay, and Baby Abuelita toys.---
"Kids Preferred is very honored that our toys have been awarded the highest recognition in the toy industry by the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio," said Louis Premselaar, CEO of Kids Preferred. "We are dedicated to creating superior quality, innovative soft toys and gifts for children of all ages using unique designs that help instill a love of learning and create everlasting childhood memories."
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards was founded in 1989 as the only independent consumer review of children's media by child development experts Joanne Oppenheim and her daughter Stephanie Oppenheim. Since its inception, the awards have grown to become a benchmark of excellence with consumers, toy makers and the media.
The following toys won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award: These represent the most innovative, engaging new products of the year.
The World of Eric Carle The Tiny Seed Soft Book
As fabric books go, this is one of the sweetest. The illustrations look like Eric Carle paintings and each page has something interesting to touch and explore. The sun has ribbon rays and a little worm is hiding under a flip-down mound of green. The silky fabric pages have crinkle sound built-in and the front cover has a chewy corner with textures for teething babies. A good laptime book with sensory learning to share with baby. A nice shower gift or going-for-a-visit goodie to bring along for baby.
Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013.
Bunnies by the Bay Hopscotch Blossom Plush Toy
A sweet little six-inch bunny with fat legs that make it easy to clutch and light but soft to the touch. The under-stuffed body is filled like a beanbag at the bottom, so the doll can stand or be handled or tossed with ease. The bunny's head is in contrasting white velour with stitched features. A good choice for first lap games and one baby can grasp once she starts to reach out and take hold of things. Newborns and up.
Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013
Baby Abuelito Pancho, Baby Abuelita Rosa
First let us say, this looks like few Grandpas of the past fifty years that we have known. Even Great Grandpas of today do not look like this steroptyical. That said, this is a cuddly fabric doll that sings four charming folk songs in Spanish with a squeeze of his hand. He is more photogenic, than the matching Abuelita doll, so don't be put off. He's adorable in person, has a great singing voice, and his huggability factor is a 10! 2 & up.
First let us say, this looks like no Grandma of the past fifty years that we have known. Even Great Grandmas of today do not look like this steroptyical granny. That said, this is a cuddly fabric doll that sings six charming folk songs in Spanish, with a squeeze of her hand. She is not too photogenic, so don't be put off. She is much sweeter in person and her huggability factor is a 10! Her singing is perfect!
Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013
The following toys won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award: This award is given to outstanding, new products that enhance the lives of children.
The World of Eric Carle Discovery Cube Toy
Kids Preferred The Very Hungry Caterpillar Playtime Plush Toy
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Twist, Click and Match Animal Blocks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fun Foods Teether Soft Book
Bunnies By the Bay Lily Mae Wee Plush
Bunnies By The Bay Blossom's Cherry Bye Bye Buddy Blanket
Bunnies by the Bay Blossom Lullaby Crib Toy
Bunnies By the Bay Peanut, Tadbits, and Blossom Buddy Blankets
The following toys won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP Award: The Special Needs Adaptable Product Award is given to products that can be used by or easily adapted for children with special needs.
• Kids Preferred The World of Eric Carle The Tiny Seed Soft Book
• Kids Preferred The World of Eric Carle Discovery Cube Toy
• Kids Preferred The Very Hungry Caterpillar Playtime Plush Toy
• Kids Preferred The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fun Foods Teether Soft Book
About Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio was founded in 1989 as the only independent guide to children's media by child development experts and mother/daughter team, Joanne Oppenheim and Stephanie Oppenheim. The mission remains to provide parents with valuable consumer information as well as why products are developmentally appropriate for each stage. Toys are tested both by the Oppenheims and their network of family testers throughout the country. The organization does not accept entry fees for reviewing products. The Oppenheims are contributors to NBC's TODAY Show.
About Kids Preferred, LLC
Kids Preferred, LLC is an award-winning division of Kids Preferred, Inc., which was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest plush toy manufacturers in the U.S. Known for its superior quality and unique designs, Kids Preferred, LLC serves the specialty, juvenile, gift, and better department store trade by distributing soft toys and gifts under its own brand, private label and licensed brands including amazing baby , asthma & allergy friendly - Healthy Baby , Biscuit , Disney Baby, Elmer, The World of Eric Carle , Goodnight Moon, The Gruffalo , Guess How Much I Love You , Harley-Davidson , Kimmidoll Junior , Label Loveys , Martha Speaks , pat the bunny , The World of Beatrix Potter , Peep and the Big Wide World , Puff the Magic Dragon, Shaun the Sheep, Smarty Kids , Spot , The Snowman , Special Delivery, Traykit , and Baby Abuelita. For more information, visit the website at http://www.kidspreferred.com.
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