The Importance of Art in Youth Development

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The one constant in childhood is change. Every age is an adventure, surrounded by new skills, experiences and growth. No matter what stage your child is in, art can foster youth development and encourage your child to hone their unique characteristics. Here are three reasons art is essential to your child’s development. Read More

Weekly Roundup: Tech Toys, Learning Books, STEM Kits + More!! 10/23 – 10/29

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tech toys, learning books, STEM kits + more! Be sure to scroll through the entire list so you don’t miss any of our new award-winners! All the items you see below won a Mom’s Choice Award during October 23, 2022 to October 29, 2022.

Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Ellie Smith

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For this interview, we were able to speak with multi-Mom’s Choice Award-winning author Ellie Smith! Ellie Smith is the author of the “Tex the Explorer” series and we wanted to talk to her about her latest book, Tex the Explorer: Journey to the Oceans! In this whimsical young adventure story, the main character, Tex, is a young T-Rex who loves to explore. For his birthday his parents gave him a ship with a submarine. Tex is off to explore the oceans! The “Tex the Explorer” series is also special because the spectacular illustrations are by Eyen Johnson, Ellie’s old student! Keep reading to find out more about Ellie Smith, Eyen Johnson, and their award-winning book, Tex the Explorer: Journey to the Oceans! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Allen Brokken

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For this interview, we sat down with multi-award-winning author Allen Brokken to talk about his book, Still Small Voice, book 2 in the Towers of Light Series! Allen Brokken is a Christian, husband, father, storyteller, and leader. He spent much of the last decade running youth programs that his children participated in as a volunteer while he was working full-time in technology leadership. He has since branched out into a number of different things, with writing being the main thing, but he also developing resources for homeschooling families. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Lotus Kay

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We recently caught up with Lotus Kay, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, Friends Lift You Up! Friends Lift You Up tackles the subject of anti-bullying, how to be a good friend, and being kind towards others. Friends Lift You Up tells the story of April and her best friend Tyla and how they sometimes don’t treat each other the way best friends should. The book explores how their friendship evolves and delves into a number of issues kids deal with socially. Keep reading to find out more about Lotus Kay and her award-winning book, Friends Lift You Up! Read More

Icelandic Memory Lane

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When we hear about Iceland, we can picture lush green nature, its mesmerizing landscapes, dominating mountain tops, valleys, ubiquitous waterfalls, glaciers, lovely campgrounds, abundant hot geysers, whale watching, and northern lights. Yeah! It was all this + a perennial experience traveling Iceland in a camper van for 8 days. This was going to be our very first adventure for our family to breathe and dwell in the van. We were so spellbound with Icelandic beauty. We were often embraced by the Read More