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HABA Receives Creative Child's 2011 Toy and Game of the Year Awards

Skaneateles, NY (July 19, 2011) - When it comes to building towers, most children stack blocks, pegs, or even wooden animals. And since many of the best children's stacking toys and games are made by HABA, the people there are considered pretty good tower-builders. But right now HABA isn't using its own toys and games to make buildings; it's stacking up the Creative Child 2011 Game and Toy of Year Awards it just received to make a really impressive building. It's a tower anyone would admire.

To receive a Creative Child award, products are thoughtfully reviewed by the very folks who buy them – moms, educators and caregivers. Only one product per category can win a Product of the Year award. For each category, additional winners are awarded either the Preferred Choice Award or the Seal of Excellence. All winners must exceed expectations for nurturing creativity and education in children.

HABA received four Creative Child Awards in four separate categories. The winners are:

Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game ~ Ages 2 - 6 ~ $35.00
2011 Game Of The Year Award in the Preschool Stacking Games category
A special moment for young lovers of color! The colored pegs and rings offer many different plug-in variations; match the rings to the pegs or create a pattern of your own. The rings can also be use to hold multiple pegs stacked atop one another. The stacking game is ideal for free play. Contains: 32 parts and pegging board. Made in Germany of Beechwood.

My Very First Games Animal Upon Animal ~ Ages 2 and up ~ $36.00
2011 Toy Of The Year Award in the Toddler Stacking Toys category
There's pandemonium on the farm. Who can stack the hen on top of the sheep? And is there any space left for the dog? An animal stacking game collection of three games using meadow cards, a symbol die, sun cards as scoring points and handy wooden animal shapes. Game ideas for cooperative and competitive versions. Game pieces ideal for free play. For 1 to 4 players.

Mini Optics Workshop ~ Ages 3 - 8 ~ $35.00
2011 Preferred Choice Award in the Kids Toys category
For first visual experiments - so that young ones can discover the world of optics in a playful way! In combination the colors and shapes generate blended colors, secondary colors, exciting patterns and motion effects. Playing with the mirror, curious discoverers will experience small optical illusions and explore themselves and the space around them! Five wooden pieces: mirror block, faceted block, color spinning top, color pipe and color blender.

Habaland Play Blocks ~ Ages 1+ ~ $70.00
2011 Preferred Choice Award in the Toddler Toys category
These play blocks are perfect for the youngest children. First, they can take their time discovering the many different effects of the building blocks when they can create their first buildings. In no time at all they will build little houses or even a tower. The trees and the vehicle with trailer will animate the mini-town. The conductor and the load in the trailer are removable. Contains: 25 Beechwood pieces made in Germany.

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HABA products can be found nationwide at over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores and in specialty catalogs and websites. Many of its products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents' Choice, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, Dr. Toy and The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. HABA received Best Toys of the Year recognition from the TODAY Show Toy Test and has been featured in national magazines such as American Baby, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents and Working Mother.

For more details, visit HABA's informational website at