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Latest Win From Parents' Choice Sets Tier Toys' Ark Overflowing With Accolades

Noah’s Ark Stacker Introductory Noah’s Ark Stacker Earns 2009 Parents’ Choice Approved Award

Australia (November 5, 2009) – Since its inaugural sailing just months ago, Noah’s Ark Stacker, the first in a series of toys that are tiered, has been flooded with toy industry awards and honors. The latest accolades come from educators, parents and kids who make up the prestigious Parents’ Choice Awards committee. Noah’s Ark, created by Tier Toys of Australia, has earned a 2009 Parents’ Choice Approved Award.

This fall award complements the many industry prizes bestowed on Tier Toys since its splashy debut. Multiple honors earned over the past few months include: Creative Child’s 2009 Toy of the Year in the “Creative Adventures - Preschoolers” category; iParenting Media Awards for Outstanding Products; and National Parenting Center and Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. The praise for Stackers’ Noah’s Ark continued with the Father’s Day GreatDad Recommends and Mr. Dad Seal of Approval; the Tillywig Brain Child and the Tillywig Sterling Fun awards.

The ultra competitive Parents' Choice Award recognizes the very best products for children of not only different ages and backgrounds but of varied skill and interest levels. Parents’ Choice judges look for good toys, puzzles and games that offer new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing, and new ways of creating. To earn a 2009 Parents’ Choice Approved Award, products must be wholesome and enjoyable while encouraging children to developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.

The Parent’s Choice Award committee of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and naturally, children, wrote this amusing anecdote:

Stackers' Noah's Ark • Ages: 3+ • $49.99
For reasons known only to Mother Nature, each area of the country in which our family testers put this product through its paces, experienced prolonged bouts of rain. Needless to say, the weather encouraged playroom reenactments of the story of Noah's ark. Testers took the 44 animals out of the ark, matched them up in pairs, marched them two by two onto the ark, then carefully placed them back in their appropriate place. Once all the animals were loaded in, kids stacked the "levels" of the ark and helped Noah and his wife sail to safety.

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Play is a child’s work and toys are the tools children use in play is the motto of Tier Toys. The company now has six products in its second-release range for Fall 2009 and is expecting to license several toy-makers who are seeking to use the patent across their existing toy lines. For more information, log on to