Founded over 12 years ago in Lansing, Michigan, and now home-based in Brentwood, Tennessee, Brilliant Sky Toys is a wonderful toy store that lends itself to exploration, ingenuity, and fun via the 10,000 carefully selected toys on its various store shelves. Each year, they compile a list of their top-ten toys that they feel deserve special recognition. This list is a great shopping resource for parents, grandparents, etc., and it's fun to see what toys were chosen.
The criteria for the top-ten list is threefold. First, the toy/book must encourage open-ended play; second, it must be designed to fascinate and delight your little ones; and third, it has to be high quality.
|Brilliant Sky Toys & Books appreciates|
the importance of high value toys that encourage family (learning &) fun.
One of the toys that made it to the list was the Super Stadium Baseball Game. Think: Old School fun. Games like this were engaging to us as children, and they helped us create happy memories of spending time with others in our circle of family and friends. Those kinds of childhood memories just stick, in a good way.
|The Super Stadium Baseball Game replicates a real playing field.|
You don't have to have technology to have fun, and this game proves it. It is a simple pull-the-lever , pitch & bat game, and my 7-year old loves it. There are realistic game positions for the players, and you keep score. This one was such a delight to my youngest, that I just left it out on the table (for awhile, I'll put it in its box with the other games where it should be, sooner or later). Now the first thing my crew wants to do in the morning, while waiting for their breakfast, is play around with the game sitting on the table. I love that, it does my heart good to see the kids just being kids. That's the kind of experiences Brilliant Sky Toys wants to bring to your family, and with this game, for our family, they hit a bona fide home run.
The Super Stadium Baseball Game, and all of the selections for this year's award, are surprisingly (and hurrah for it!) low-tech, but they're all equally fun in their own way. One of the stories in the Illustrated Adventure Stories is The Count of Monte Cristo. I'd love to pick that up for my son for Christmas, that's a story he has not yet heard that I think he would love!
|Winner Gets to Choose One of the Award Winners Pictured Here|
As you can see from the list above, the winners all have something wonderful about them in their own right. We loved our baseball game selection, and will be heading to Brilliant Sky Toys and Books store before the holidays hit to do more shopping.
You can learn more about Brilliant Sky Toys & Books by visiting their website.