FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FUNNYBONE TOYS® AWARDED NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN CHILDREN’S GAMES BY TILLYWIG, THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER, AND ACADEMICS’ CHOICE
FUNNYBONE TOYS® MAJOR PLAYER IN THE WORLD OF FUN AND EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN’S GAMES
Funnybone Toys® is proud to announce receiving several National awards including The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, The Tillywig Toy Award, and the Academics’ Choice Award.
Both Spectracube and Juxtabo received the 2015 Brain Toy Award in recognition of mind building excellence by Academics’ Choice™ Review Team. This team is designed to help buyers find the best brain-boosting material on the market. Academics’ Choice™ helps parents and teachers distinguish between “class-time fillers” and genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills. A panel of highly qualified academics, parents, teachers, homeschoolers and children evaluate products based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™. Funnybone Toys’ Disruptus and Arrazzles are former winners on this award.
“I am thrilled that our games won these prestigious awards. When I speak with store buyers and parents, awards are considered one of the most important factors in deciding what to buy. Games that are fun and can also aid in learning are what we strive for in every product we make, and it’s an honor to have our work validated by these toy and game review organizations,” shares Julien Sharp, President of Funnybone Toys.
The National Parenting Center offers their Seal of Approval both to the Juxtabo and Spectracube; recognition that was also given to the Funnybones Game in 2014. This program was created in 1990 as an adjunct to TNPC’s support services, and identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. From educational and entertainment products and equipment to travel destinations, the consumer oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children. This award signifies to other parents that their peers have acknowledged a product’s quality and desirability based on a wide variety of determining factors.
Funnybone Toys’ Spectracube and Juxtabo were named Tillywig’s Spring 2015 “Best Family Fun” game. Tillywig’s mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace. The Spectracube was evaluated in areas of ease of first use, replay value, quality, fun factor, and creativity. Funnybone Toys is not new to Tillywig’s list, their Spectrix, Array, CUBU, Disruptus, and Arrazzles are all former winners.
ABOUT FUNNYBONE TOYS:
While most people love to play games, very few appreciate the “art” that goes into their creation. This is because, for the most part, the art is hidden in the background, secondary to game play. But a new game design company was tired of seeing the art of games taking a back seat to play…so they decided put artwork on equal footing. Funnybone Toys was created in 2011 to provide products that are a true combination of form, function, and beautiful, minimalist design. One of our favorite elements of design is color, so color reigns supreme in every one of our products. We launched Funnybone Muse in 2013, allowing us to offer other items that inspire us, that are outside the toy and game category. Every product that comes out of our design studio will show our company’s commitment to beautiful, minimalist design.