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​The Simplay3 Company Receives Four Prestigious Awards

​The Simplay3 Company Receives Four Prestigious Awards

Posted by Simplay3 News on 10 Nov 2017

The Simplay3 Company Receives Four Prestigious Awards 

Four toys nationally recognized for their design, function and educational value

STREETSBORO, Ohio—November 9, 2017—The Simplay3 Company, a new manufacturer of American-made children’s and home and garden products, including a line of mailboxes, is pleased to announce that several of its toys have been recognized for excellence by renown, independent testing agencies that are internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. Along with being developmentally appropriate, criteria for award selection include the product’s design and function, educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being.

The latest recognitions for Simplay3 products that are engaging, stand-out children’s toys include:

Oppenheim Platinum Award

Super Coupe Pedal Trike; Elly Coupe

Reflecting on this year’s awards, Stephanie Oppenheim, cofounder of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, remarked, "We're so grateful for the team at Simplay3 for making such quality toys!" Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Awards represent the most innovative, engaging new products, and featured two of the Simplay3 children’s ride-ins this year. First, the Super Coupe Pedal Trike, designed to offer years of big-wheel fun for children aged 3 to 7 years and gives kids better control in steering, was recognized. One tester even said, “It’s a wonderful combination of my son’s Big Wheel and his Cozy Coupe.” The Elly Coupe, an elephant-themed, ride-in coupe designed for children aged 18 months to 5 years, was also recognized as a Platinum Award winner.

Toy Insider Top Holiday Toy 2017

Elly Coupe

The Simplay3 Elly Coupe was recognized for its quality design and its ability to positively influence motor skill development and social interactions. This foot-powered toy features an oval-shaped arching roof, a pretend steering wheel and onboard storage compartment for drinks, snacks or a favorite stuffed animal companion.

National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) Winner

In & Out Activity Table

One of the longest-running and most-respected children’s product awards programs in the country, NAPPA has recognized the Simplay3 In & Out Activity Table as a 2017 award winner. The In & Out Activity Table is a multipurpose product designed to function as a sand and water table, an arts and crafts surface or a snack-time area. The unique design promotes sensory learning and opens to reveal two deep wells that can be filled with any medium, from sand and water to books and craft supplies. "The In & Out Activity Table is super easy to put together, and it's perfect for messy projects or sand and water play outside," said NAPPA Director, Elena Epstein.

Parents’ Choice Recommended

Play Around Kitchen & Activity Center; Elly Coupe; In & Out Activity Table

The Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal indicates that a product is recommended by a committee of thorough reviewers based on its production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent. This year, the Parents’ Choice Award program honored the Simplay3 Play Around Kitchen & Activity Center, designed to inspire hours of imaginary fun as children 2 to 6 years of age pretend to cook with an 18-piece culinary toy set and draw, color or have snacks on a drop-leaf table, along with the Elly Coupe and In & Out Activity Table.

“The awards we have received in our first year of operation as Simplay3 are a testament to our 40-plus years of experience designing and manufacturing quality products for both children and adults,” explained Tom Murdough, founder of Simplay3, and founder, former owner of The Little Tikes Company and The Step2 Company. “We are committed to continuing to bring innovative toys and more to the marketplace for years to come—this is simply the beginning.”

Simplay3 toys can be purchased on the company website and on Amazon Marketplace. For more information, please visit


About Simplay3

The Simplay3 Company was founded in 2016 in Streetsboro, Ohio. The company is an American manufacturer of children’s products as well as an extensive line of mailboxes and home & garden products. Simplay3 is comprised of a diversified, experienced management and design team that built The Little Tikes Company and The Step2 Company. Guided by the philosophy Do It Right, Simplay3 is committed to creating and supplying innovative high-quality products to its customers and consumers.