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Young Minds At Play Press Releases


12/01/11 - Young Minds At Play wins 2011 Creative Child Magazine’s Puzzle of the Year Award

WESTON, MO - December 1, 2011: Moms and child educators have voted, making Young Minds At Play’s First Jigsaw Puzzle - Square a Creative Child Magazine 2011 Puzzle of the Year. This is the fourth award the puzzle has won this year. Read More


09/29/11 - Dr. Toy names First Jigsaw Puzzle – Square a Best Pick of the Year

WESTON, MO - September 29, 2011: Young Minds At Play announced today that its First Jigsaw Puzzle - Square has won an impressive 3rd award: the prestigious 2011 Dr. Toy Best Picks Award. The Awards help shoppers find the best new toys of the year – something many have in mind as the winter holidays approach...

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09/26/11 - Young Minds At Play Introduces Series Of Eco-friendly Wooden Peg Puzzles Crafted In The USA

WESTON, MO - September 22, 2011: Young Minds At Play has introduced a series of 7 geometric peg puzzles complete with optional storage cabinet that is reminiscent of centuries old craftmanship. Finely carved from 100% solid maple and cherry hardwoods and hand-finished with beeswax/oil, the heirloom-quality puzzles ... Read More


08/27/11 - Young Minds At Play Introduces First Cylinder Blocks for Toddlers

WESTON, MO - August 27, 2011: Inspired by the Montessori manipulative normally reserved for children aged 3 and older, Young Minds At Play has created a set of Cylinder Blocks for toddlers. Read More


07/18/11 - Toy Manufacturer Young Minds At Play Announces New Retailer

WESTON, MO – July 18, 2011: Wooden toy manufacturer, Young Minds At Play, has added a new retailer for their First Jigsaw Puzzle – Square. Fine Wooden Toys, also based in Missouri, is now carrying the award-winning baby/toddler puzzle. Read More


06/07/11 - Young Minds At Play wins 2nd Dr. Toy award this year: 2011 Best Vacation Product

WESTON, MO – June 7, 2011: The First Jigsaw Puzzle – Square, which is made in Missouri by Young Minds At Play, has won a second Dr. Toy Award, the coveted 2011 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products Award. Read More


05/27/11 - Going Green: Toys That Are Safe For Your Baby & The Planet - Dr. Toy names Young Minds At Play a Best Green Product Award Winner 2011

WESTON, MO – May 27, 2011: For young parents, going green isn’t just about caring for the planet today - it’s about safe-guarding their baby’s future. Read More