Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Games, Books + More! 4/28 – 5/4

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This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features products and services in just about every category, so there’s something for everyone in the family! 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 28, 2019 to May 4, 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 — Zen Magnets Focus Set

Zen Magnets Focus Set

The Focus set consists of 72 perfectly precise rare earth magnets – a personal portion of Zen Magnets with massive potential -without ever being overwhelming. Hidden inside with a velvet bag is the Focus Guide: a collaboration of a dozen artists weaved into a 52 page presentation of 7 tutorials plus 45 challenges for the fingers, eyes and left brain.

No tools. No distractions. Just a half hour break from your desk whenever you need – from your ringing phone and relentless pings of email – even if just for the experience of having cold polished metal balls encompass your fingers. If every day you tried to invent a new shape with these 72 magnet spheres, in one year you’d still have no problem discovering new geometries.

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies:
Adults

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The Family Treasure Hunt Game

The Family Treasure Hunt Game by GoTrovo is a game that every generation can enjoy together. GoTrovo Family Treasure Hunt Game creates active, memory-making fun indoors or out. Perfect for one child, or for siblings of different ages and abilities to play together, this game offers hours of excitement with a different hunt every time. The game can last as little as 15 minutes or keep them occupied the whole afternoon. And as an added bonus, it’s educational too (but shhh! don’t tell the kids!). Suitable for every adventure…. no batteries required! Trails are quick and easy to lay, and include clue cards of varying difficulty for all ages, a different hunt every time! Run around the home and garden, solve the clues together and gather the gold!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Family Treasure Hunt Game
Award-Winning Children's book — The Brain Pioneer

The Brain Pioneer: The True Story of How Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Used Brain Science to Help Children with Learning Disabilities
Written by Howard Eaton; Illustrated by Kezzia Crossley; Edited by Arlene Prunkle, Chandra Wohleber, Claudia Kutchukian, Karen Orth, Henriette Orth

Did you know our brain is plastic?! That’s right: because “plastic” means it can change.This is the story of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. As a child she was told she would never overcome the learning disabilities that made school so difficult and frustrating for her. But Barbara refused to believe that was true. With her courage, inventiveness, and resilience, she found ways to actually change her brain and improve her ability to learn.

A dedicated researcher and innovator who came to be know as “the brain pioneer” for her groundbreaking research using what’s now known as “brain plasticity” to help children with learning problems. Barbara has transformed how people with learning disabilities are perceived and educated. Barbara created her own brain improvement program, and opened the Arrowsmith School in 1980 to bring the program to other students.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Self-Improvement

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The Bean People – BATH SPRUDELS

Bath Sprudels are bath bombs for kids with a surprise sponge toy in side. Sprudel Six Packs contain 6 different colored, each containing a mystery sponge character. Good for 6 individual baths, if used one at a time. Also, learn first-hand about color mixing by putting 2 primary colored Sprudels in your bath at the same time! Unique Selling Propositions (USPs): Non toxic! No essential oils! No fragrance! Made with food grade ingredients – safe for kids even if they happened to swallow the water. Hand made in South Africa since 1988 – up to this date NOT a single allergy reaction, NO STAINS or any other complain has been reported. Sponge toy inside – will never hurt your child like plastic hard toys will do. Children enjoy to collect and play with these toys long after

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Bean People - BATH SPRUDELS
Award-Winning Children's book — Sesame Street Apple Sound Book

Sesame Street Apple Sound Book: ABCs with Elmo!
Written by Claire Winslow; Illustrated by Tom Brannon; Edited by Susan Rich Brooke

A is for Alphabet! Spend a fun day exploring from A to Z with Elmo and his Sesame Street friends in cheerful apple-topped sound book, APPLE ABCS WITH ELMO! Featuring fun sound effects and a dynamic story filled with favorite characters, little ones will love interacting with 30 sound buttons and learning to connect letters to words and phonetic sounds to build their vocabulary. With the words and music to the ABC song on the last page, readers can press the sound button and sing along to the beloved tune. Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun!

Children’s Picture Books:
Basic Concepts

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Priscilla and the Sandman
Written by Anders Roseberg; Illustrated by Danilo Parajes, Anders Roseberg; Edited by J.L Pangier, Ashley Spilker, Christine Nelson

After Mom tucks Priscilla into bed, Priscilla, her toy Rabbit, and the Sandman venture off to the land of sweets through the field of dreams.

“If you want to have good dreams,
tell Sandman what you need.
Sugar crystals as the stars and a
moon that’s made of cheese.

Houses made of gingerbread
and peanut butter trees.
If you want to have good dreams,
come and follow me.”

-The Sandman

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Priscilla and the Sandman
Award-Winning Children's book — Lullabuddy

Lullabuddy

The Lullabuddy is a music player & Bluetooth speaker that comes pre-loaded with 2 hours of Mae Robertson’s award winning lullabies and love songs.

It comes with a shuffle button, a one-hour timer, and a mini USB cable for charging. When fully charged, it will play for up to 18 hours. The music was remastered specifically for the Lullabuddy and the sound is amazing. The speaker is also Bluetooth enabled so that other music can be played from a mobile device. Lullabuddy is simple to use – just press play. It’s so simple that it can be easily turned on or off with one hand even in a darkened nursery.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Linkee

Linkee is a super-simple, shout-out-loud fast and fun party game with a twist.

This family party game does things a little differently than other games: for starters, players don’t win by getting the questions right, but by guessing the link between the answers!

Only 30 minutes to play. Two minutes to learn, and no boring waiting your turn. Just answer the four questions and spot the connection. There’s also a clue to help too.

As soon as you’ve got the link, shout LINKEE!

Includes trivia cards with over 1400 questions and links, 4 pencils, 4 fancy printed pads and simple rules

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Linkee
Award-Winning Children's book — Johnny's Mommy's Magic Words

Johnny’s Mommy’s Magic Words: Book & Plush Toy
Written by Tracie Main

Achieving your dreams is easier than it seems, all you have to do is BELIEVE! Everyone will be chanting along in this magical book: “I can and I will & I am the greatest!” Children big or small will learn about the power of self-belief and that anything is possible by first believing in yourself.

A must-have for every parent and teacher!

Johnny Giraffe makes the perfect companion! He comes either pre-stuffed or sold as a stuffed animal kit. Kids can bring their own Johnny Giraffe to life by hand-stuffing it, making a wish on a star, and zipping it closed with a locking zipper. Finally, kids can customize a birth certificate for their new friend.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Jabuka

Unplug your gadget, it’s time to connect, throw down some beans, Jabuka – respect! Spill the beans with Jabuka, it’s totally twisted fun! Take a break from your devices and digitally detox with this unique rotating alphabet word game where you race to make and take words from opponents.

Here’s the innovative twist: the coffee bean-shaped pieces with yellow characters can be turned to form different letters, transforming j’s into r’s, M’s into E’s and W’s, and many more morphing moves. The totally twistable JABUKA alphabet even includes double letter combinations that change with their orientation. Use these alphabet chameleons to form new letters or to hijack and transform existing words made by another player or team. The team that uses the most beans—straight up or strategically askew—wins the game (with a shout of “JABUKA” of course!)

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jabuka
Award-Winning Children's book — Freeda The Frog™ Says Farewell To Her Fish

Freeda The Frog™ Says Farewell To Her Fish
Written by Nadine Haruni; Illustrated by Tina Modugno; Edited by Mascot Books

In this 4th book (due to release officially on June 4, 2019) of the Freeda the Frog™ Children’s book, the frog family wins a pet fish named Goldie at a town Fair, and the fish gets sick and passes away. This book addresses children’s feelings about how to deal with grieving when a pet or other beloved family member passes away. This book is the follow up to the first three books in the book series, which each address other types of families or life issues for children. The first book addresses divorce, the second book addresses blended families of all types, the third book addresses moving (to a new town or school) or any other major life change.

Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills

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Brown Bear & Oofie Present: The Verbal Bully
Written and illustrated by Masami S.C.

Brown Bear and Oofie learn life lessons together. In The Verbal Bully, Oofie (a purple doggie) has been bullied with mean and hurtful words. Brown Bear helps Oofie overcome her feeling of sadness by being a supportive best friend.. The drawings are purposely drawn in a child familiar style to help connect the book’s message to the young reader. The book contains feature words that are highlighted in the story and later, easily defined at the end, to provide the child a vocabulary to help them communicate confusing and difficult feelings and situations.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Brown Bear & Oofie Present: The Verbal Bully
Award-Winning Children's book — Brown Bear & Oofie Present: The Lost Identity

Brown Bear & Oofie Present: The Lost Identity
Written and illustrated by Masami S.C.

Brown Bear & Oofie are best friends and have life-learning experiences together. In the Lost Identity, Brown Bear learns the importance of staying true to her own identity and not to change who she is in order to fit in with her friends.

In “The Lost Identity”, Brown Bear & Oofie have just been playing with their friend Herman. Herman is described to the reader as having a lot of freckles and Oofie admires his uniqueness. Brown Bear mistakenly thinks that looking more like Herman will make her cool like him. After a hilarious act of change, Brown Bear learns from Oofie that being like someone else does not make her cool and that being unique and an individual is what makes her special. Oofie is the voice of reason in this book and is sure to make your child giggle and have fun with the story while learning a valuable lesson.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Biddy Squiddy’s Magic Words
Written by Tracie Main

Overcoming your fears is easier than it seems, all you have to do is BELIEVE! Biddy Squiddy may be the littlest squid of them all, but that won’t stop him from braving the wide open sea in pursuit of his mission. Everyone will be chanting and rooting Biddy Squiddy along in this magical book: “I am brave and can conquer any wave!”

A must-have for every parent and teacher!

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Biddy Squiddy's Magic Words
Award-Winning Children's book — BeSwaddle

BeSwaddle

A good night’s sleep can sometimes be hard to come by.

That’s why we have created the BeSwaddle™, a soft stretch knit swaddle that allows baby to move naturally while remaining nicely snugged, creating that familiar soothing feeling of being in the womb.

It features secure wings to help keep even the most elusive little one at bay, preventing startle reflexes and giving baby a better & longer sleep cycle. The unique design also allows baby’s legs to be freely positioned to help prevent hip-dysplasia.

Now, baby can also be swaddled comfortably in swings, strollers and more!

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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A Family Walk
Written by Jennifer Butenas; Illustrated by Shennen Bersani; Edited by Jill Ronsley

Struttin’ and strollin’ at the end of the day. A family’s adventure in their own unique way. They ramble and roam. They climb and they run. An evening together, each moment is fun. This busy family carves out some quality time after dinner and before bed to spend together and to just ‘be’. Experience the delight, the joy and exhilaration mindful moment s can bring!

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — A Family Walk
Award-Winning Children's book — 681 Math Flash Cards Bundle Pack - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

681 Math Flash Cards Bundle Pack – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Think Tank Scholar Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Flash Cards provide an easy, smart and effective way to make learning math fun while ensuring your child understands math fundamentals in preparation for complex concepts like fractions and percent. These flashcards were specially designed to boost Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 grade students’ fact recall and math literacy.

Think Tank Scholar’s extra design considerations make the difference in beginning and advanced learners’ complete understanding of the math concepts, thus inspiring pride in their knowledge. Here’s to a lifetime love of creative thinking and learning!

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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4 in 1 Babywearing Jacket

The 4 in 1 Babywearing Jacket covers caregiver and baby using baby carrier of choice. This unique jacket design allows for front or back carry, pregnancy or SOLO. Made with DINTEX- a windproof, waterproof, lightweight breathable fabric. Perfect for cold, wind, snow and other harsh weather conditions.

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Award-Winning Children's book — 4 in 1 Babywearing Jacket

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