Note: We are excited to work with Brilliant Sky Toys & Books on a sponsored review of a few of their Brilliance Award winners!
Five years ago the beloved toy store chain Brilliant Sky Toys & Books had the brilliant idea to cull through 10,000 high quality kids products that overflowed the shelves of their 17 locations and pick a few favorites. They dubbed them the Brilliance Awards. This year’s 2014 award list features 10 products that are surprisingly low tech. For the fifth year in a row, parents and grandparents alike can use this brilliant list as a guide for holiday shopping, birthday presents and Thanksgiving homecoming gifts.
The Brilliant Sky chain chooses its Brilliance Award Winners upon quality, the value of open-ended play and the simple beauty of a child’s fascination and delight. With the huge variety of toy buying occasions coming up, there’s truly something for everyone represented in this great group of toys. From finger puppets, arts & crafts kits, dolls and building bricks, it’s evident that childhood playtime really hasn’t changed that much!
This year’s Brilliance Award winners are …
- Squigz Starter Set (24 pieces)
- Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces)
- Lottie Dolls
- Doodle Quest
- Create Your Own Storybook
- Super Stadium Baseball Game
- Sew Cute Sets
- Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales
- Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls
You can find Brilliant Sky Stores from Tennessee and Iowa to Texas and North Carolina. If there isn’t a store near you, don’t fret as you can find them online at www.BrilliantSkyToys.com.
We were excited to check out three of the Brilliance Award winners including the Squigz Starter Set, Create Your Own Storybook, and LoopDeLoom! I picked these because they fit our kids perfectly.
Grace was instantly fell in love withe the LoopDeLoom. I helped her get started and then she was working on it on her own. She says she is making a scarf.
Sophie jumped with joy with that the Create Your Own Storybook was her’s to create. She was instantly writing about “The Elephant Trip”! I love her elephants!
Matthew is all about hands-on playing. The Squigz Starter Set is perfect for his little hands and his creative building.
Are any of these toys on your kids’ wish list? We are excited that one of our readers will win one of the three toys we featured! One of you will have a Squigz Starter Set, Create Your Own Storybook, and LoopDeLoom to gift to a little one this holiday season! Good luck!!