MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Starting the year off strong, two of Maple Landmark Woodcraft’s newly developed products have been selected as winners of the Family Choice Children’s Products and Resource Awards for 2015. The Lift ‘N’ Learn Dinosaur puzzle and the Stack-a-Track proved to be favorites among the judges.
“The Family Choice Awards recognizes the best products, services and resources for all members of a family including our cherished pets,” said Candace Evans, Chairperson of the Family Choice Awards. Evans goes on to state that “the Children’s Products and Resources category is designed to award children’s products that are interactive, engaging, and creative. There is a category for electronics and apps. but it’s separate from the children’s products category because children need the basics of play that items in the category can give.” Each Family Choice entry is judged on ten criteria including: durability and functionality, level of entertainment and engagement, value for price, and uniqueness and versatility by families with children of various ages and abilities.
The Lift ‘N’ Learn Dinosaur puzzle, geared for ages 2 and up is the perfect blend of fun and education. Six colorfully captured prehistoric animals provide a fun discovery activity – under each animal, engraved on the puzzle frame, are the bones of the prehistoric animal. Then printed on the back of the puzzle piece is an interesting fact about that critter – verified by a paleontologist. For the youngest children, sitting and helping them learn to read the names and information is quality one-on-one time, and the adults might learn something too!
The colorful graphics are printed right on the 11” X 15” wooden puzzle which means it won’t scratch off even after lots of play. Each puzzle is crafted from 1/8″ thick, high quality birch plywood with laser-cut pieces for precision fit.
Stack-A-Track is a fun strategy game that can grow with the family. On the simplest level, players take turns adding tiles to expand the track line until all the tiles are used. While suggested playing instructions and scoring come with the game, house rules can be developed to make the game more challenging. Up to 6 players or teams can play. The base is made from solid cherry wood and the playing tiles are made from maple. The game base measures about 10″ long, 7″ tall and 3″ wide. The 36 tiles are 1 ¾” square and have the same image engraved on both sides so players can sit across from one another. Storage pouch comes with the game to keep everything in.
To see the Family Choice Award winners visit http://www.familychoiceawards.com/
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