Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Games, Games & More Games! 4/7 – 4/27

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This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features THREE weeks of winners! There’s tons of children’s games, books, outdoor activities and 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 April 7, 2019 to April 27, 2019.

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 — Zangle

Zangle

Zangle is a game of brain-twisting shape-building fun that engages all ages! A Zangle is a combination of two or more cards that make the shape on another card. With three ways to play, you can choose to take your time in Turn-Style, boost your adrenaline by racing your opponents in Speedster, or play Solitaire to keep your brain kicking and heart ticking.
Highlights:
• A new visual perception game created by the inventor of SET
• Learn to play in minutes – endless hours of entertainment
• 3 ways to play: Turn-Style, Speedster and Solitaire
• Engages all ages from 6 to 106

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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WOWmazing Giant Bubble Powder Kit

The WOWmazing™ POWDER Kit is designed to entertain the entire family in a fun outdoor environment. It contains everything you need to create bubbles that are big, colorful and fun!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — WOWmazing Giant Bubble Powder Kit
Award-Winning Children's book — Turtle Tots Baby Swimming Programme

Turtle Tots Baby Swimming Programme

The Turtle Tots swimming program begins from birth, or as soon as the parent is ready to get in a pool, teaching babies water confidence and building first steps towards swimming unaided, and a lifelong love of water.

With the increased focus on reading and understanding baby communication, Turtle Tots teachers are now even more skilled at seeing when your baby is ready to progress. We understand every baby is unique, so naturally they will progress at different rates, but with sensitive and responsive teaching we ensure the pace is always right for them.

Our lessons will always have a strong focus on teaching lifesaving skills, we help babies to learn the skills they need to keep them safe in/around water, until they are able to swim independently.

The Turtle Tots program teaches you to teach your baby to swim, at a pace that is right for them, in a gentle progressive way.

Educational Products:
Babies

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The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Mindful Self-Regulation & Interoception Activity Cards
Written by Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L; Illustrated by Susan Veach, Ivan M.; Edited by Josiah Wartak

Interoception is the ability to notice and connect bodily sensations with emotions (e.g. notice a growling stomach and connect it to hunger or notice tense fists and connect it to frustration). Research states that interoception is an important factor to the development of effective self-regulation skills and underlies our emotional well-being

While traditional self-regulation approaches focus on teaching clients what to do to regulate feelings of anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, etc., these approaches are often ineffective for people with impaired interoception. How can you be taught to regulate or control something you are not aware of or do not understand?

The good news is that interoceptive awareness can be improved over time, with the right instruction and supports. In The Interoception Curriculum, Kelly Mahler outlines a systematic, guided process that professionals can use to develop and build interoceptive awareness in their clients using evidenced-based principals.

Adult Books:
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Mindful Self-Regulation & Interoception Activity Cards
Award-Winning Children's book — The Chameleon

The Chameleon

Everyone knows the secret word except the Chameleon. But who is the Chameleon?

Using one carefully chosen word each, you try to catch the imposter. But when someone is this good at blending in, innocent people start looking guilty and the Chameleon can escape scot-free.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Shifu Plugo – Link

Plugo Link (part of Shifu Plugo) is an AR-powered STEM gaming kit. It transforms the iPad into a fun-filled learning system and gives kids the chance to solve real-world problems and develop their engineering skills.

Plugo Link is suitable for kids between 4 to 10 years of age. Plugo Link comes with a foldable Gamepad and 15 hexagonal building blocks with no Bluetooth or electronics involved.

The hexagons and the Gamepad connect using embedded magnets. A help guide with step-by-step instructions is also included.

Plugo Link is designed to spur the essential elements of STEM curriculum such as creativity, critical thinking, reasoning abilities, and spatial intelligence in kids.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Shifu Plugo - Link
Award-Winning Children's book — Shifu Plugo - Count

Shifu Plugo – Count

Plugo Count (part of Shifu Plugo) is an AR-powered STEM gaming kit. It turns the iPad into a hands-on learning system and takes kids through a series of story-based challenges that need to be solved with a combination of numbers and arithmetic operators. Plugo Count is suitable for kids 4 to 10 years of age.

Plugo Count comes with 1 foldable Gamepad, 1 Count Spike, 4 arithmetic operators (+ – x /), and 2 sets of digits 0-9. No Bluetooth and no electronics, the Gamepad and Count Spike connect through embedded magnets. A help guide with step-by-step instructions is also included.

Plugo Count triggers auditory, visual, and tactile senses in kids and spurs their comprehension abilities, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and mathematical intelligence.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Magnetic Mix or Match Farm / Jungle Animals

What do you get when you mix a cow, sheep, horse, and a dog together? Answer: four entirely new species that you won’t find at your local zoo or on your next trip to the farm! Of course, you can also assemble them as nature intended by matching colors or through visual memory. Either way, you end up with four adorable creatures to amuse your family and friends by connecting the magnetic pieces together and giving the animal a creative name. That’s the “fun factor” of Mix or Match Animals! Be sure to try out out Mix and Match Animals Jungle edition as well – both are compatible!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Magnetic Mix or Match Farm / Jungle Animals
Award-Winning Children's book — EEDOO 2: Invaders From Blore

EEDOO 2: Invaders From Blore: (The EEDOO Trilogy)
Written by W.W. Rowe; Illustrated by Benjamin Slatoff-Burke; Edited by Paul Cash

The second adventure of Sharoo in Rowe’s Eedoo trilogy. Sharoo has a new heroine’s journey this time to not only save the planet Broan but the whole exotic planet of Plash!

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fiction – General

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Don’t Get Got

A Secret Missions Party Game!

In this party game, each player gets given six secret missions to pull off. First player to complete three, wins.

This isn’t a sit-down-at-the-table sort of game – you play it alongside whatever else you’re doing. So whether you’re at home, on holiday or at a party, you’ll always be looking for sneaky ways to get them… before they get you.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Don't Get Got
Award-Winning Children's book — Cinco Linko

Cinco Linko

If you fancy a quick game that’s fun, addictive and colorful, Cinco Linko is going to tick all three of those boxes very quickly.

The premise of the game is that you sit down with up to three other people. Each of you chooses a single stack of brightly colored tiles, and you take turns to put down tiles to get a row of five, while blocking your opponents and they block you in turn. This incredibly simple game is fun and incredibly quick to pick up, promising to take only 15 minutes to complete a round and less than a minute to learn. For a fun time that you can enjoy anywhere, from home to the office to a long train journey, Cinco Linko promises to be stacks of fun!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Butterfly Farm

Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with the Butterfly Farm from Insect Lore. Watch as larvae transform from baby caterpillars to chrysalides, to beautiful Painted Lady butterflies – then let them go to pollinate our world! Butterfly Farm comes with a reusable pop-up habitat with ultra-clear panel ideal for viewing Painted Lady butterflies; a tuck away learning flap on the habitat showing all 4 stages of metamorphosis plus five baby caterpillars with all the food they need.

Inside this kit is a butterfly feeder, sugar packets, deluxe chrysalis station log, a feeding dropper and helpful caterpillar-raising tips all for only $27.99!

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Butterfly Farm
Award-Winning Children's book — BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE card game

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE card game

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is a dynamic, family-friendly, math-based matching game with an explosive twist!
THE MISSION: Ignite as many matches as you can by using special action cards, strategy, your memory, and a little bit of luck.
THE TWIST: The cards in the matchbox are always changing, and sometimes everything explodes!
Players must use some quick thinking as they race against the timer, a little mental math as they ignite matches, and then hope that they get to say, “BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!”

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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3UP 3DOWN card game

The fast-paced discard game allows 2 to 6 players to play quick rounds involving a little strategy and a little luck.

Playing provides a chance for elementary-age students to practice their newly acquired counting skills while also having a blast. The best kind of learning is “stealth learning,” when kids are having so much fun playing that they are unaware they are learning at the same time! Concepts like greater than or equal to are used while picking up or discarding cards numbered “1” through “10.” A family demo video on their website, www.Ok2Win.com makes it easy to get started.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — 3UP 3DOWN card game
Award-Winning Children's book — 20 Second Showdown

20 Second Showdown

Welcome to the ultimate showed – your team versus their team in a fast and furious game of ridiculous challenges.

Flip the timer, read out your challenge and race to complete it as fast as possible. Once you’re done, flip the timer back over and read out a new challenge to put the other team in the hot seat. The first team to run out of sand loses the round and must reset the timer – whilst the winners parade around like the heroes they are.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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