Horizon Group USA is a winner of the 2016 Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Product Award for It’s So Me!® Braid-tastic! and Kinetix Hidden Message Code Bands for Best Children’s Product, Kinetix Neon Light Board for Best Building, Creatify™ Playhouse for Best Creative, and Thinkbox® Forensic Science for a Best Gift Selection!
Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products Awards was established by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Toy). She selected these winning products, which provide a valued service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally-oriented, and stimulating toys and play products for children for vacation time at home or on the road.
“As a childhood specialist for more than 40 years,” says Dr. Toy, “I have seen the continuous, essential need for more year-round resources for consumers to identify and choose the most appropriate and timely products for all children.”
Dr. Toy believes “parents need more help to get a head start locating new, quality, diversified products that children will enjoy as they increase learning skills and expand creativity.” The products range from hands-on to tech for “hours of constructive, educational, and stimulating fun.”
It’s So Me!® Braid-tastic! makes braiding easy with the unique loom attachments and cording spools. Learn how to create five different styles of braided and beaded bracelets! With six different types of cording and colorful accent beads, the bracelet making possibilities are endless.
Kinetix Hidden Message Code Bands helps you explore what coding is, why it’s important, and how you can use it today! Once you learn the basics of coding, you can make secret code bracelets for you and your friends! Follow the secret decoder card to see which represent which letters to make your jewelry say any word or phrase that you would like! The best part is, only YOU will understand what your bracelet says! Kit includes beads, cording, decoder card, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Kinetix Neon Light Board explores the science behind how to make a neon sign glow. This kit will walk you through what electroluminescence is and how it works, as well as what elements and gases are used in the products that allow the lights to glow. It also teaches how to make a neon sign of your very own, with step-by-step instructions. Your creative sign maker will master fine motor skills by bending and clipping the glow wires into a design or word. Hang the sign on the wall so friends and family can watch it light up before their eyes! Kit includes a pegboard with battery pack, pegs, glow wires, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Creatify™ Playhouse is a specially designed set that includes everything needed to inspire creativity and let imaginations soar. With different background scenes included to provide context, the 100% wood house and accessories are ready to be painted, glued, stickered, and more. Then playtime really begins, as this set is great for imaginary play and provides hours and hours of fun.
Experience the world of forensic science through interesting facts, challenges and easy-to-follow experiments with Thinkbox® Forensic Science! Create your own crime scene, study the clues, dust for fingerprints and take notes that only the black light will reveal. This is the perfect gift for the aspiring detective.