Talking Tots is a national provider of fun, interactive classes in the UK that help encourage preschool children’s communication and social skills. The Talking Tots Toy Awards were designed to help parents and carers find toys that spark children’s imaginations and encourage them to make new discoveries.
Consisting of a panel of child development experts, the Talking Tots Toy Awards panel looked for toys that excelled in developing skills in the following categories: Communication, Motor Skills, Creativity, Social Skills, and Pre-Literacy.
In the Communication category in which Circa received its award, the panel looked for toys that promote language skills, nurturing social confidence.
What the panel said about Circa: “This is a beautifully crafted fully interactive calendar helping to teach children the days of the week, months of the year and days of the month. There are fun nursery rhymes on the reverse side of the disc to help children to remember the days of the week and months of the year. Time concept and sequencing is an essential part of language development.”
Circa inventor and director of eleventyone Ltd., Melinda Holohan comments, “It’s fantastic that Circa continues to receive such accolades from experts and testers alike, as it validates its appeal as both a toy and a learning tool. Circa is all about learning through play.”
Melinda smiles, “It’s a nice Christmas gift to receive this award at the end of the year. Circa is still very new to the market, so hopefully awards such as this can help promote it, as I’d like to see more children benefit and find enjoyment from it.”
Circa has also been recognised with the following awards:
• Top Drawer September 2011: Best New Children’s Product
• Rainbow Toy Awards 2011: Highly Commended – Wooden Toy Category
• British Female Inventors and Innovators Network (BFIIN) Awards: Winner – Inventors Award, Semi-Finals 2011
Circa is an innovative educational toy calendar designed to help children understand the cycles of the calendar using the toy's rotating and circular stacking design. The toy encourages parent-child interaction, with its design based on ease of learning for children in a gradual progression at their individual paces. Fully assembled, Circa makes a beautiful children’s perpetual desk calendar, fit for any bedroom or living area.
For general and trade enquiries, please visit http://www.circacalendar.com.
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eleventyone Limited develops and manufactures new, useful and practical products for the children's market.