Is it just me or does it feel like a while since we’ve had a Weekly Roundup?! Well, we’re back and with a ton of educational books for all ages, toys, online learning programs, and new mama must haves! 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 September 9, 2018 to September 15, 2018.
Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.
Stroll & Discover Activity Walker™
From floor play to first steps, the Stroll & Discover Activity Walker™ grows with your little one. The easy-to-remove activity panel is great for floor play and is packed with features and the legs fold for easy storage. Five light-up piano keys introduce colors and numbers, while spinning gears and a removable cell phone help develop fine motor skills. Meet six friendly animals by inserting the three shape sorter pieces, pressing the puppy button, sliding the mouse or batting the bird to hear their unique voices and sounds. Attach the panel to the adjustable two-speed walker as little ones grow, and watch them go!
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Shady Pines(tm) Story Town
Want to visit a place where you can leave all the negative noise of daily life behind? It’s right at your fingertips. Welcome to Shady Pines Story Town where characters tell stories filled with positive themes. This community supports parents and grandparents raising children to be good, honest decent people – even in times like these!.
Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):
Written by Linda A. Gerdner PhD, RN, FAAN; Illustrated by Maureen Taylor Gearino; Edited by Author also served as editor
Gabrielle loves ballet. When her grandmother presents her with tickets to Cinderella, she can hardly wait. But outside the theater after the magical performance, Gabrielle is frightened and confused by Grandmother’s strange behavior. Gabrielle’s mother explains that Grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer disease sometimes makes Grandmother forgetful, anxious, and agitated, but Gabrielle soon discovers that through music, she and Grandmother can share memories and make new ones. “Musical Memories” is targeted for children age 8-12 years, however the underlying message of understanding and compassion transcends to persons of all ages.
Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety
Mr Chance Collins
Written by Daniel E Brown; Illustrated by Victor Guiza
In small town America, Bobby is in love with the game of baseball. But his days at the ballfield are sad and discouraging, because he is not a good player. The other boys make fun of him and never choose him for their teams. One day, all of that changes when an old man, Mr. Chance Collins, notices Bobby and coaches him “UP” to discover the natural talents he’s never developed. What will happen when Bobby shows up on the field ready to play like a pro? Find out in this heart-warming tale of generosity, mentorship, and learning to believe in yourself.
Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Inspirational / Motivational
Kidi Star Karaoke Machine™
Take center stage and sing like a star with the Kidi Star Karaoke Machine™. Grab the microphone and use Music Magic mode to turn down the main vocal track of your favorite songs so you can be the star! Easily connect your MP3 player or mobile devices with the included audio cable and play favorite tunes from your own collection or sing along to the eight original songs. Twist the disco light 180 degrees for colorful light effects that create a great atmosphere for singing and dancing. Add audience sounds like applause, cheering and laughter so it really feels like you’re onstage at a concert! Record yourself for up to five minutes and add fun voice-changing effects, then listen to and enjoy your performance. It’s your time to shine! Available in pink/purple and red/black.
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8
Embracing Belly Boostier
The Embracing Boostier medical grade latex free back and belly support nestles in the lumbar region of the spine. It easily adjusts on soft stretchy receiving fabric. From the designer of the prenatal cradle the Embracing Belly Boostier naturally curves down over the hips to provide incredibly comfortable support. The Embracing Belly Boostier’s patented lumbar design lifts weight with surrounding support to stand straighter and more comfortable while walking or standing. Cool and comfortable, the Embracing Belly Boostier is latex free and improves blood flow from the legs and ankles to reduce swelling.
Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):
GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope
Designed by a scientist and mother of two preschoolers, My First Microscope allows kids to see a magnified hidden world with ease! This fully functional microscope is a real working science tool with two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. A bright LED with easy push-button action lights up details for even more discoveries.
Product Features + Benefits:
– Encourages scientific exploration
– Rewards curiosity Introduces kids to a key scientific tool
– A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind
– View anything at up to 8x magnification Part of the award-winning GeoSafari Jr. line of toys
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Book 1 Life in the Neck: New Friends
Written by Diane Davies; Illustrated by Margarita Sikorskaia; Edited by Alicia Ester
Welcome to life in the Neck, a beautiful place where animals form unbreakable connections. In Diane Davies’ new children’s book, Life in the Neck: New Friends, you’ll meet Delaney, Rocket, and Cardinal Red who will learn about friendship, cooperation, and the busy world around them. But when danger comes to the Neck, will their bond be strong enough to beat it?
Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General
Boomer and Halley Scavenger Hunt: Discover Rewards by Working Together
Written by Mary Jane McKittrick; Illustrated by Bob Ostrom; Edited by Karen Poppele
What can you do with bored kids on a rainy day? Why not play a popular game loaded with important life lessons? That’s the premise of Boomer and Halley Scavenger Hunt, Discover Reward by Working with Others. Harold and Edna Sanders find parenting their four-legged “children,” is always an adventure. Join in the fun!
Children’s Picture Books:
anjie + ash Goddess Collection Clarity Silicone Teething Necklace
The genius of the Clarity silicone teething necklace resides in its ability to serve both as an elegant, fashionable piece of jewelry moms are proud to wear AND as a baby-safe teether intended for little ones to get their hands and mouths on!
The patent-pending safety clasp was engineered with sufficient magnetic strength to hold the necklace securely but still release when a teething baby tugs, sparing any pain for Mom and damage to the necklace!
Teething jewelry made with high quality food-grade silicone. Non-Toxic: Free of BPA, lead, phthalates, PVC, heavy metals and latex.
Gear & Accessories:
Teething & Pacifiers