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SMARTNOGGIN MAKES ITS OWN MILESTONE WINNING TWO RARE OPPENHEIM PLATINUM AWARDS

 

Noblesville, IN (November 30, 2015) – Everyone in the toy business agrees that the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is both esteemed and stingy when it comes to giving out its highest honor, the coveted Platinum Best Toy Award. Winning just one in a toy company's lifetime is a rare feat. Submitting two products—the only two products a new company makes--and having them both win Platinum is remarkable. But remarkable is what SmartNoggin is all about as babies reach developmental milestones as they play with NogginStik Developmental Light Up Rattle ($22.99) and NogginRings Reaching and Grasping Rings ($18.99).

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Bloggers reviews of SmartNoggin products

 

We love the SmartNoggin NogginStik! One side of this toy has a mirror so my baby can see herself, and the other side has a light that changes colors. This keeps her very entertained as she is fascinated with the ever-changing lights. The middle of the toy has grips to help her hold the NogginStik better which has the typical rattling sounds that catches her attention as well.

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FOX 59 Morning News at Nine features SmartNoggin Toys

 

Babies need to start development early and SmartNoggin has created a line of products to help them grow. Marcia Haut with SmartNoggin Toys shares her products.

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edplay - Buy and Sell Better with These Three Toy Trends

 

ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy is coming up, and among the eight reasons to attend, says the association, are trend spotting and advice. They're right. The conference is a great opportunity to find out what's happening in the general toy marketplace.

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SMARTNOGGIN TOYS NAMED WINNER OF THE BUMP BEST OF BABY AWARDS

 

Noblesville, IN (June 3, 2016) – SmartNoggin is pleased to announce that its NogginStik Developmental Light Up Rattle been selected as a 2016 winner of The Bump Best of Baby Awards. This prestigious awards program by The Bump, a leading pregnancy and parenting brand, honors excellent achievement in fertility, pregnancy and parenting products, and has quickly become the go-to list that every expectant and new parent consults when registering for baby. The editors of The Bump tested hundreds of products to identify the top 50+ award-winning products and 20 awards for innovation across 9 categories: Baby Tech, Baby Eats, Diapering, Healthy Baby, Baby Safety, Baby-on-the-Go, Maternity Basics, Nursery, and Baby Learn & Play. This year's winners feature perennial favorites plus cutting-edge technology, gear and gadgets.

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Gifts and Decorative Accessories - Playthings setting their eyes aglow this holiday season.

 

While this year marked Imagination Emporium's first holiday season in business, customers were treated to a number of special events, including mom's night out and a visit from Santa. "We are the only independent toy store in the area and draw customers from the surrounding towns," noted Anna Lee, owner.

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NogginRings featured in edplay's New and True

 

NogginRings is a Classic Developmental Milestone Maker that encourages skills like reaching, grasping, batting and parent interaction through play.

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REPLACE - Unique toys that let parents help children in need

 

As last minute holiday shoppers search for toys for the little ones for Christmas , consider giving a unique toy that also helps children in need. Whether you're shopping for your child, a niece or nephew or a friend's child, Creative Kidstuff offers many toy choices that are educational, engaging and fun for kids of all ages ‐‐ and each purchase helps donate toys to children in need.

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Nogginstik featured in New Jersey Family's Holiday Gift Guide

 

We've made out list and checked it twice: Take a peek at our favorite gifts for the kids this year, whatever your budget.

"Nogginstik's amazing light-up rattle has been flying off our shelves because of how it goes from red to green to blue to stimulate baby's vision." - Joanne Farrugia, Owner of JaZams

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Smart Noggin wins Oppenheim Platinum Award

 

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Smart Noggin, makers of developmental toys, received two Platinum Best Toy Awards for their NogginStik developmental light-up rattle and NogginRings reaching and grasping rings. The NogginStik features lights to stimulate a baby's eyes and to encourage visual tracking. The base of the NogginStik makes a soft rattle sound and has an easy-to-hold handle for mastering grasping.

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Unique toys that let parents help children in need

 

As last minute holiday shoppers search for toys for the little ones for Christmas , consider giving a unique toy that also helps children in need. Whether you're shopping for your child, a niece or nephew or a friend's child, Creative Kidstuff offers many toy choices that are educational, engaging and fun for kids of all ages ‐‐ and each purchase helps donate toys to children in need.

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OH BABY! TOY FAIR VISITORS GET TO GRASP NEW NOGGINSEEK COGNITIVE RATTLE

 

Noblesville, IN (February 9, 2016) – Sometimes, what's old is new again like a baby's rattle. But for a 2016 baby there's got to be a fresh twist, or grasp. SmartNoggin, creators of toys designed to help babies reach critical milestones, is expanding its product line with NogginSeek Cognitive Rattle ($18.99). Its popular NogginStik Developmental Light Up Rattle ($22.99) and NogginRings Reaching and Grasping Rings ($18.99) have already wowed hard-to-impress Oppenheim Toy Portfolio with two rare Platinum honors. Come grasp all three products at their American International Toy Fair Booth 5549.

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NogginStick Baby Rattle Wins 2013 Parents' Choice Award

 

(by Alice Culp of South Bend Tribune) The NogginStik Developmental Rattle has won a 2013 Parents' Choice Award...The rattle was developed to help infants reach their first milestones and to promote early interaction and bonding between parents and children. It comes with an illustrated parent guide that explains what skills are developed using the toy. Like most rattles, NogginStik is easy to grasp and its rattle end contains beads for sound. What makes this rattle different from others is that it has a bright LED light, which movement activates, behind the friendly face on its head. 

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Therapist Launches Top Rated Product that Jumpstarts Developmental Milestones for Infants

 

What looks like a rattle, is getting top ratings as a tool to help children reach important stages in their initial development.  NogginStik is the first product released by newly launched company, SmartNoggin--brainchild of developmental therapist, Marcia Haut turned inventor now turned entrepreneur.  Frustrated at not being able to find the right tool to use in her developmental assessments and therapy sessions with children who have special needs, Haut was left with no recourse but to invent her own.  The result was a developmental tool disguised to look, feel, sound and act like a rattle—but with a powerful agenda.  

A recent rating and review posted on the website AblePlay at www.ableplay.org, has given NogginStik their top rating (5 stars) in the area of cognitive benefits for children with special needs...  (read more)


NogginStik™ Wins Dr. Toy’s Ten Best Toys & 100 Best Children’s Products Awards of 2014!

[October 14, 2014] SmartNoggin Inc. is delighted to announce that its NogginStik™ developmental rattle for baby has won the prestigious Dr. Toy’s Ten Best Toys and Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products awards of 2014. More than just a cute, colorful rattle, Nogginstik is an innovative infant toy designed to stimulate baby’s senses and encourage developmental milestones within a child’s first 12 months of life. 


When lightly tapped by an adult or baby’s hand, Nogginstik’s head lights up in three different colors (red, blue and green) to stimulate baby’s eyes and encourage visual tracking-- a key milestone needed for children to learn to reach, crawl, walk and eventually read.


NogginStik Wins Another Prestigious Parenting Award

Bristol, Ind.— NogginStik Developmental Rattle by SmartNoggin, Inc., was awarded a prestigious 2013 Parents’ Choice Award as a top toy for children, placing it among the very best that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity.

Parents’ Choice Foundation has been reviewing and recommending quality children’s media for more than 33 years. The awards are determined by a panel of educators, scientists, artists, librarians, parents and kids, and they are designed to provide parents reliable, unbiased information about quality products...
 

EdPlay Highlights the Neuro-benefits of the NogginStik

(By Ellen Metrick of EdPlay Magazine). All of the toy categories mentioned here have special applications for children with special needs. Kids with cognitive delays can benefit greatly from toys that have neuro-benefits. Certain collections can also help kids with individual special needs develop certain skills, whether they are physical, social or communicative. Manipulatives are ideal for children who need a little help with their small-motor skills, or need to keep their hands busy.
 
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National Parenting Center Awards Top Honors To NogginStik Developmental Rattle

SmartNoggin Toys announced that NogginStik won The National Parenting Center's 2012 Holiday Seal of Approval.  The NogginStik Developmental Rattle is the first product offering from the Bristol, Indiana based SmartNoggin.  This revolutionary toy not only helps boost baby brain development but also promotes a strong parent/child bond.

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New Developmental Rattle Wins Another Toy Award (Creative Child Magazine Toy of the Year 2012)

Bristol, Ind.– NogginStik Developmental Rattle by SmartNoggin, Inc., Bristol, Ind., has been named the Creative Child Magazine’s 2012 Toy of the Year for the developmental baby toys category. The NogginStik is the first offering from SmartNoggin, a newly launched developmental toy company that advocates for early education for children birth to age five.

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NogginStik Developmental Rattle Wins a 2012 National Parenting Publications Award

Bristol, Ind. – October 16, 2012 – NogginStik Developmental Rattle by SmartNoggin, Inc., Bristol, Ind., has been named a 2012 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) gold winner in the children’s toys category. The NogginStik is the first offering from SmartNoggin, a newly launched developmental toy company that advocates for early education for children birth to age five.

“We are honored to have received this award,” said Marcia Haut, SmartNoggin president...

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NogginStik Wins PAL Toy Award

Indianapolis, Ind.— NogginStik Developmental Rattle by SmartNoggin, Inc., was awarded a PAL toy award and was named a top 10 toy for infants and toddlers by PlayOnWords.com.

“Rarely do I see such an outstanding parent learning guide associated with a toy to maximize learning through play. Parents won’t run out of activities with this little friend,” said Sherry Artemenko, speech and language expert, and PAL Award creator.

The PAL Award recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that—through their design, content, quality and character—promote play that advances language.

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NogginStick Baby Rattle Wins 2013 Parents' Choice Award

 

(by Alice Culp of South Bend Tribune) The NogginStik Developmental Rattle has won a 2013 Parents' Choice Award...The rattle was developed to help infants reach their first milestones and to promote early interaction and bonding between parents and children. It comes with an illustrated parent guide that explains what skills are developed using the toy. Like most rattles, NogginStik is easy to grasp and its rattle end contains beads for sound. What makes this rattle different from others is that it has a bright LED light, which movement activates, behind the friendly face on its head. 

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