It’s time for another Weekly Roundup post, where we let you know about some of the best products on the market! While we often feature new products in these segments, we also award products that have been released for quite a while. Our requirement is that the items featured be among the best in family-friendly products, media, and services. Books, educational videos, toys, and more: this week, they’re all too excellent to pass up!
Every day companies, publishers, developers, and inventors send us media, products, and services from all over the world. We pair each submission with five evaluators. The best products and services earn our award. Our evaluators are not only experts, they are parents and educators just like you, so they understand what you’re looking for in a quality product. Mom’s Choice Awards® is proud to present the products and services that earned our distinction last week, between May 15 and May 21, 2016. To find more information about a product or to purchase, click on the image.
The Golden Rule
Written by Sherrill S. Cannon; Illustrated by Kalpart; Edited by SBPRA
What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be? Robert and Kait decide to look for a golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she had meant Rule instead of ruler. What is this “Golden Rule”, and what does it mean? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow the golden rule and share it with others!
Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons
Wonkido Animated Social Skills
The Wonkidos Animated Social Skills, are award winning cartoons that teach children life lessons and behaviors. The Wonkido videos and interactive eBook applications teach social and developmental skills to children.
Each animated episode teach children important life skills through short fun visual modeling that can be viewed on demand using mobile technology for teachable moments with parents, teachers, therapists. Each episode models the correct behavior and social communication to teach children both what to expect in different situations, as well as learning a behavior, or how to interact with others socially.
The videos are available on iTunes, and can also be purchased on the Wonkido website www.wonkidovideos.com to allow playback on any computer or mobile device or as a complete DVD.
ZB Freestyle Board
Pioneering a hybrid of an action sports toy, skateboarding and parkour, is the ZB Freestyle Board, the bigger kids version of the Zoingo Boingo. It comes with a durable deck and a high bounce ball that allows for some never-before-seen tricks. What makes it even more unique is that the ZB Freestyle Board isn’t limited to the paved-only past. It’s the only freestyle board designed to be used indoors and outdoors; it bounces on nearly any surface, from pavement to grass and even carpet. The ZB Freestyle Board is also a recipient of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and the Toy Insider’s Top Holiday Toys of 2015!
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12
Ten Rules About Monsters
Written by Lynn Yvonne Moon; Illustrated by Tracey Ardivson
Monsters are real to children and can be found hiding everywhere, from inside a vacuum cleaner to under a bed. Even a washing machine is fair game for a monster! Fears are real and confusing for a young child. Trying to help our children overcome and conquer a fear isn’t easy. But sometimes, just a little grandmotherly love and understanding is all that’s needed. Ten Rules About Monsters, written by a grandmother and illustrated
by a mother, helps a child to face his or her fear through laughter and love. If your child has ever worried about that monster hiding under the bed, then this is the story for you.
Children’s Picture Books:
Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama
Written by Lynelle Woolley; Illustrated by Karen Wolcott
It’s hijinks on the high seas when two flower girls decide to rock the boat on their grandparents’ wedding plans.
Starr’s grandmother, Abuela, has big news: she’s in love! And that’s not all—she’s getting married and taking their whole family on a Mexican cruise to meet her fiancé, Walter, and his family.
But is this couple a good match? Starr and Walter’s granddaughter, Ivy, aren’t so sure. Their grandparents haven’t known each other for very long, and they don’t seem to have much in common. Plus, they live over 1,000 miles apart. Can’t they see that they’re going to end up with broken hearts?
Starr and Ivy know what they have to do: stop their grandparents’ romance before it sinks!
Peppered with Spanish words, this engaging chapter book explores themes of friendship, family, and finding the commonality in our differences. Includes a glossary and pronunciation guide.
Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama is the newest adventure in the Flower Girl World chapter book series, which celebrates diversity, global cultures, and girl empowerment, all set against the exciting backdrop of different types of weddings.
Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General
Organic Quilted Play Blanket
Fierce tigers and sweet bears adorn this soft and thick ‘wild’ baby quilted playmat. Made in India, using organic, traditional fabrics. The outer fabric is a double layer of organic fine muslin. It’s high contrast graphics make it ideal for tummy time. Measures 32×42 inches.
Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor