Weekly Roundup: Educational Apps, Books & Toys for Families + More! 5/6 – 5/12

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features educational apps, books & toys for families + 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 May 6, 2018 to May 12, 2018.

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

Award-Winning Children's book — Virtuoso Bears (available in Amadeus and Ludwig)

Virtuoso Bears (available in Amadeus and Ludwig)

Introducing Virtuoso Bears with an adorable likeness to Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Each of these cuddly pals carry 40 minutes of carefully selected tracks of sonatas, concertos and symphonies.

Virtuoso Bears are an exciting toy series with timeless appeal that both children and adults can enjoy. They are produced to stay with the child and in the family for many years. Through early exposure to music, a child is encouraged to take up learning musical instruments in their formative years of development. This comes with multiple benefits: better motor coordination, greater capacity for memory, improved mathematical learning and increased self-confidence.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Babies

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udoq

udoq is the first worldwide patented universal docking system for mobile devices of any brand, size or generation. Various movable and exchangable udoq connector cables adapt to your Smartphones, Tablets, eReaders, Music Players, Battery Banks or other USB Devices.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Award-Winning Children's book — udoq
Award-Winning Children's book — Treebobs and the Dizzy Broomsticks

Treebobs and the Dizzy Broomsticks: Series: The Treebobs Series
Written by Declan Harney; Illustrated by Maa Illustrations

The next in The Treebob Series. The enchanted forest comes alive with new, loud, awful sounds. The two wicked witches are up to their tricks as they cut down trees in The Treebobs forest home. Why are they doing this? How can they be stopped before they destroy everything? The Treebobs and the magical fairies team up … with quite dizzying results. Includes Activity pages to explore the messages of the book related to teamwork and helping the environment for home and classroom use.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Sunny Days
Written by Jesse Byrd; Edited by Emaan Abbass, Denise Kees, Jason Grisby, Mary Morrison, Heidi Abbass

When a Natural Disaster visits Martine’s colorful little neighborhood, she thinks of a brilliant way to help people get back on their feet!

In this award-winning story, comedic author Jesse Byrd teams up with Master Illustrator Anastasiia Ku to Create a Picture Book of Laughter & Hope.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sunny Days
Award-Winning Children's book — Shifu Orboot

Shifu Orboot

Orboot is a 10″ custom globe that comes with an interactive educational companion app, packed with rich 3D content. This no-borders globe lets kids explore countries, cultures, cuisines, animals, monuments and inventions through the app, and covers extensive details about this incredible world with 400+ highlights and 1000+ cool facts. Orboot app available on App Store, Play Store & Kindle Store.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Playtime Bed Sheets

Introducing Smart bedding For Kid’s – Extend your child room with their very own bed sheets! Playtime Bed Sheets takes any bed and turns it into an Edventure! Featuring bright colors and fun interactive games, including Checkers, Chess, Bowling and Tic Tac Toe will spend more time with their Playtime sheets then watching TV! The pillow cover encourage kids to create their very own stories and with more than 50 interactive games, positive affirmation and oversize game boards your kids will enjoy playing on their Playtime Sheets during the day and sleeping on them at night! Playtime Bed Sheets are the perfect for RV’s, over-night camps, sleep-over’s, bunk beds or just a great gift!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Playtime Bed Sheets
Award-Winning Children's book — Pharos Social

Pharos Social

As adults, we take action to protect nearly every aspect of our lives — our homes, our cars, our finances, our identity, etc. It’s time we protect our online presence as well. Pharos Social helps you and your family build and maintain a strong and healthy social media presence by giving you insight into your social media behavior and allowing you to clean up your accounts from the day you created them. With features like our Social Score, which is like a credit score but for your social media performance, you can learn about your overall online presence and work to make it clean, positive, and responsible. Pharos helps you represent yourself in the best way to benefit yourself now and in the future.

Apps & Software:
Young Adults

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PadKaKa (English Animation Vocabulary Cards)

PadKaKa is the world first English learning animation card which combined Pad or Smart Phone to play with through card’s backside QR code. PadKaKa integrate 3 kid’s favorite’s elements which are Pad, Card and Cartoon. Most of experts believe that learning English in a native way and let kid learn it through playing without stress is the only way helping kid to build a solid English learning foundation.

Educational Products:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — PadKaKa (English Animation Vocabulary Cards)
Award-Winning Children's book — No Treats for Bullies!

No Treats for Bullies!
Written by Patricia A. Brill, PhD; Illustrated by Curt Walstead

Bullying is increasing, but we can make a difference. It is important to teach children about the negative effects bullying can have on others. “No Treats for Bullies!” offer parents an opportunity to let their children tell them what is going on in their life and encourages children to speak up about troubling situations. If children are aware of someone being bullied, empower them to get help and stand up for others. Parents should stress to their children that Bullying is NOT OKAY! Children should be made aware that it is never too late to do the right thing and help others who may need their help.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Inspirational / Motivational

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KidCo TravelPod Plus® Travel Playard

The KidCo TravelPod Plus is the ultimate portable play yard that provides a safe and comfortable environment for children up to 3 years. Also includes removable bassinet for newborns up to 20 lbs. it can be set-up easily whether you are home or away.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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Award-Winning Children's book — KidCo TravelPod Plus® Travel Playard
Award-Winning Children's book — KidCo Retractable Safeway Gate

KidCo Retractable Safeway Gate

The KidCo Retractable Safeway is a flexible, yet safe mesh barrier with patented one-touch memory button to pre-set the gate width for easy and safe walk through. The super quiet recoil won’t wake your baby and the INCLUDED spacers make baseboard installation a breeze. Extends for all openings up to 55″ and features quick release hardware to stow away when not in use. Height: 33.5″.

Gear & Accessories:
Safety

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Joyland- Kids Learning Games

1. Joyland is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program 2. 900+ educational activities (New content delivered biweekly and new games are added monthly) 3. Over 23 million downloads for our games Most of the content in this app is purchased by different schools over 1.2 million times! Joyland is provides learning information and skills based on Common Core States Standards.

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Joyland- Kids Learning Games
Award-Winning Children's book — It's Just So

It’s Just So
Written by Brenda Faatz, Peter Trimarco; Illustrated by Peter Trimarco

It’s Lizzy’s first day in a brand new school! At first things feel “just so” scary and “just so” hard, but in the end, they’re “just so”…. not what she thought they would be! From waking up early and boarding the bus for the very first time to meeting new friends and painting outside the lines, it’s a day of discovery and perspective for a little girl named Lizzy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

The DXR-8 Video Monitor by Infant Optics features interchangeable lens technology. Video is streamed real-time to a slim 3.5 inch LCD color display providing a crystal clear image. Long-lasting battery provides reliable charge: 12 hours in power-saving mode, 8 hours with the display screen constantly on. Plug and play – no setup required. Unlike internet cameras, secure 2.4GHz FHSS wireless transmission provides 100% digital privacy with delay-free video and audio playback.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens
Award-Winning Children's book — Highwaykick 1

Highwaykick 1

The Highwaykick 1 is the ideal companion for children aged one to five. Because of its stability this product gives the little ones the opportunity to move safely and comfortably. The patented safety pad offers extra security.

– Stability: low shaped seat with ergonomic handle
– Safety: Safety-Pad for more security against tip-over
– Balance: 2 wheels in the front for maximum balance
– Seat-Height-Adjustment: 3 times integrated seat-height-adjustment (no tools required)

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Toddlers

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Elmo and Abby Watering Cans

Get out in the garden with Elmo, Abby, and the Watering Can Outdoor Activity Set! Have fun planting and growing with this six piece set that includes a watering can, rake, shovel, and two seed packets, along with the Watering Can Activity Guide, featuring engaging activities that explore matching, patterns, coloring, and more.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Elmo and Abby Watering Cans
Award-Winning Children's book — BusyKid

BusyKid

At a time when just 39% of Americans admit to having zero in a savings account. and 57% say they have less than $1000 in a savings account, it’s critical that our children learn how to manage money. The majority of schools don’t teach basic finance, so BusyKid was created to give children (5-17) actual hands-on practice at earning and managing money. BusyKid is the first and only app that helps teach children how to earn, save, share, spend and invest by completing chores and earning actual allowance.

Apps & Software:
Ages 9 to 12

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Boppy® Multi-use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow

A great night’s sleep is around the corner! The Boppy® Multi-use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow is a one-piece pregnancy pillow that can be used in multiple ways to make you and your growing baby bump more comfortable. Its unique contoured design supports your body head-to-toe.

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):
Women

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Award-Winning Children's book — Boppy® Multi-use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow
Award-Winning Children's book — Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow

Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow

The original, award-winning Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow celebrates nearly three decades of supporting moms, dads and babies! The Boppy® Pillow not only lifts babies to a more ergonomic position for comfortable feedings, but also transitions to support them as they grow offering the perfect spot for tummy time, playing, sitting or just discovering little fingers and toes.

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):
Babies

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“DINOSAURS LIVING IN MY HAIR!2”
Written by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee; Illustrated by Anni Matsick

Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!2 creates an opportunity for conversation. Differences, as well as things we share in common, should be celebrated and explored. Poetry is Amazing. Imagination is King. Dinosaurs are Fun. Curly hair is Cool. Creativity lives in coloring outside-the-lines. Bullying is never acceptable! Sometimes the most ridiculous idea provides a great teaching opportunity. The imaginative illustrations in this sequel bring the fanciful tale to life and readers will enjoy a reassuring conclusion.

Children’s Picture Books:
Poetry

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