Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Nursery Items, Games + More! 1/12 – 1/25

award-winning nursery items

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features essential nursery items, games, apps, nursery rhymes + 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 January 12, 2020 to January 25, 2020.

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 — Zina and The Brave

Zina and The Brave
Written and illustrated by Bogdan Papandopol

Zina and The Brave has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards®. A Collector’s Luxury Hardcover Edition – a wonderful artwork – is available on lulu.com. This is Bogdan’s third book for kids. It’s a fantastic tale written for his daughter. The captivating story combines brave characters with fantastic drawings. Zina’s name is inspired from Romanian noun “zâna” (meaning fairy).

Children’s Picture Books:
Distinctive Illustration

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YOGA WITH MUSIC
Written by Cali’s Books; Illustrated by Clara Spinassi

Yoga becomes an activity to share with little ones, as children and babies enjoy nursery tunes linked to each yoga position. Illustrations and instructions suggest ways to include children in the exercises. At the end, there is Indian relaxing music so everyone can have a quiet lie-down. Hey Diddle Diddle, BINGO, Fly, Fly, Fly the Butterfly, Row, Row, Row your Boat, London Bridge, Shavasana.

Cali’s Books, a young Los Angeles-based publishing house, brings entertaining and stimulating musical books to the youngest of ages. Babies and small children love pressing the sound buttons and listening to lyrics and tunes. Our sturdy board books are a perfect introduction to the wonderful worlds of reading and music. From traditional nursery rhymes to popular tunes, classical music and holiday favorites, our books embrace a wide range of themes. They create special moments, as families and friends join together to read, sing and dance.

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Award-Winning Children's book — YOGA WITH MUSIC
Award-Winning Children's book — Why Will No One Play with Me?

Why Will No One Play with Me?: A Parent’s Guide to Coaching Your Child from Social Challenge to Success
Written by Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed.; Edited by Leah Miller

Why Will No One Play With Me is a practical guide for parents to help any child to overcome chronic social exclusion or disruption that targets specific social skills deficits (difficulty taking turns, trouble listening to others, inability to say hello first).

From renowned parent expert Caroline Maguire, Why Will No One Play with Me? is a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands of children struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood.

Every parent wants their child to be okay–to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease.

With compassion and ease, this program gives parents a tangible, easy-to-follow guide for helping kids develop the executive function and social skills they need to thrive.

Adult Books:
Parenting – Special & Exceptional Needs

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UNICORN JAZZ
Written by LISA CAPRELLI; Illustrated by DAVEY VILLALOBOS

Unicorn Jazz is named the most unique unicorn in the world. You can also grab the Unicorn Jazz Plush toy with this book! A beautiful story and well-loved fairy-tale with colorful hand-drawn illustrations on every page! This is a children’s unicorn book series celebrating individuality, play, friendship, belonging and the power of believing in others!

Unicorn Jazz is a dazzling young unicorn with incandescent purple hair, a golden horn and shining hoofs to match and a musical note for a tail! Although quite timid in nature, her most stunning quality is her voice in song. When she and her parents move to a new place, she is on a quest to find animal friends.

In this whimsical unicorn fable, Unicorn Jazz moves to a new land filled with horses, geckos, giraffes, elephant, kangaroo – in search of animal friends. She meets Woof the Crow who inspires Jazz’s unique talent. Unicorn Picture Books for Children and a Timeless Classic! Meet a growing cast of friendly animals in each beloved book, in the growing unicorn picture books for children and coloring books like Bee-ing Happy with Unicorn Jazz and Friends.

Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills

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Award-Winning Children's book — UNICORN JAZZ
Award-Winning Children's book — Think Outside Boxes

Think Outside Boxes

THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES is a year-long outdoor program delivered monthly, serving a wide-range of ages starting at 7. Our program is designed to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors. Each monthly kit covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition.
Our products and guided activities encourage adventure, promote empathy, and foster creativity, encouraging children to become lifelong learners.

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SING THE ALPHABET
Written by Cali’s Books; Illustrated by Clara Spinassi

With a push of the button, the alphabet song makes learning the alphabet fun! This book’s delightful illustrations, easy first words and a well-known tune provide an ideal introduction to ABC.
Singing the alphabet introduces letters in a fun way. Babies can listen and toddlers sing along!

Cali’s Books, a young Los Angeles-based publishing house, brings entertaining and stimulating musical books to the youngest of ages. Babies and small children love pressing the sound buttons and listening to lyrics and tunes. Our sturdy board books are a perfect introduction to the wonderful worlds of reading and music. From traditional nursery rhymes to popular tunes, classical music and holiday favorites, our books embrace a wide range of themes. They create special moments, as families and friends join together to read, sing and dance.

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Award-Winning Children's book — SING THE ALPHABET
Award-Winning Children's book — Sharing... Boring? Or Amazing!

Sharing… Boring? Or Amazing!: An Alphabet Adventure
Written and illustrated by Deven Jatkar

Maya’s final pre-school assignment before graduation is to bring something to share based on the letters of the Alphabet. Her problem? All the exciting and amazing things she wants to share, are not allowed. How will Maya traverse this Alphabet adventure to graduation? Will Maya’s adventure be BORING or AMAZING!

Children’s Picture Books:
Imagine It!

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RhinAllergy Kids Tablets

Unlike conventional medications that mask full-blown symptoms, Boiron RhinAllergy Kids tablets target specific symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. This homeopathic allergy medicine is easy to take at the first sign to relieve itchy, watery, burning and irritated eyes; sneezing; runny nose; and itchy throat and nose.* The tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue without water, chewing, or swallowing pills. It’s non-drowsy and does not interact with other medications or supplements. RhinAllergy Kids tablets are not habit-forming and there’s no risk of a rebound. It won’t mask symptoms of a more serious condition. Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up, it’s available over the counter in a box of 60 pleasant-tasting tablets.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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Award-Winning Children's book — RhinAllergy Kids Tablets
Award-Winning Children's book — Remembering With The Heart

Remembering With The Heart: Stories By America’s Finest
Written by Glenna C. Orr; Illustrated by Marinna Bogatov

Writing ‘Remembering With The Heart, Stories By America’s Finest’, became one history lesson after another over four years. During my career as a public school teacher and as the founder and director of Kind Kids Inc,, a 501c3 non-profit organization that instills volunteerism in community activities and promotes reading across the generations, it has been both an honor and a privilege to listen and to learn from the veteran’s that reside at The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), Washington, D.C. The main characters in this book are veterans that reside at AFRH, Washington campus. Their years of service to our country has played an integral part of both their personal and professional lives. The prolific storytelling in the book exemplifies the learning, the compassion, and the heartfelt experiences that we all become a part of as we journey through our very own lives.

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

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Quaggle Stacking Balancing Game

QUAGGLE is an exciting, fast paced and extremely addictive balancing game. Place, interlock or hook your piece and stack your way to the top. One wrong move could send the structure tumbling.

Made of solid WOOD.

NEVER GETS BORING! Guaranteed not to collect dust in your closet. Hook it, lay it, interlock it, or hang it, place your piece by any way imaginable. Every structure is unique every game is different. Picture worthy every step of the way.

Quaggle is an engineering masterpiece combining art, design and physics to create the ultimate stacking game.

This deluxe game is made for all ages, young and old. Improves hand-eye coordination and develops fine motor-skills.

2- 12 Player STEM and STEAM game.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Quaggle Stacking Balancing Game
Award-Winning Children's book — Papablic Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer

Papablic Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer

4.5 scores of over 900 reviews. We are the Amazon Choice’s and #1 sterilizer on Amazon-us. The product has a compelling feature compared to other products. We are the first sterilizer equipped with the “dryer” function, which is popular with the new parents. We are the #1 choice in “baby bottle sterilizer”. Our brand Papablic is also recommended by the famous parent’s website like parenting.com and babycenter.com. We have professional manufacturer and customer service team. All products are covered by a limited lifetime guarantee, and we have enormous stock that can provide customers with the perfect shopping experience.

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

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Organic Crib sheets

My Little North Star’s organic Jersey cotton crib sheets are the perfect choice for your baby’s long uninterrupted night sleep.
Made out of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, you can be worry-free as your child sleeps on hypoallergenic, chemical and pesticide-free sheets. Great for your baby’s health and a sustained environment.

The Jersey cotton is breathable, soft and pleasant to touch for the baby’s soft skin. They’re long-lasting and can be washed and dried as often as needed. Reinforced double stitch guarantees the all-around elastic band will not tear and last long, and the 2-pack makes sure you always have one sheet in hand.

The unisex elephant and stars patterns allow you to gift it to a girl or a boy and make it the best baby shower present.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Organic Crib sheets
Award-Winning Children's book — Momma Tree

Momma Tree: Artist Edition
Written by Charles M. Long; Illustrated by Christina L. Allen

NEW Artist Edition! Fully reformatted hardcover edition of this two national gold award winning book.

A little girl watches her Momma bend with the wind, breathe in the air, and embrace the seasons. In Momma Tree, a child and her mother journey through the warmth of spring through the stark beauty of winter beneath the comforting boughs of a special tree. Life affirming, spiritual, and beautifully written and illustrated, Momma Tree is an instant classic. Written by Charles Long, teacher, educator, and speaker, and illustrated by Christina Allen, a celebrated artist for almost 40 years, the book will bond families for generations to come.

Published by Corn Crib Publishing

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

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Milkboozii Bottle Sleeves

Premium bottle sleeves. Keeping your liquidgold #warmerlonger

Gear & Accessories:
Feeding

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Award-Winning Children's book — Milkboozii Bottle Sleeves
Award-Winning Children's book — LOVE

LOVE: Nursery Rhymes
Written by Cali’s Books; Illustrated by Clara Spinassi

Through both original and well-known verses, Love offers a musical celebration of this precious emotion. Children press a musical note to discover charming songs about love. They delight in hearing about the little heart that is growing – boom, boom, boom – and Jack and Jill sharing a walk up the hill. Love has charming versions of favorites including Roses are Red, Oh Susana and Daisy Daisy. With its attractive illustrations of the living world, the book shows the universality of love.

Love has snippets of six songs:Love, The Little Heart is Growing,Jack and Jill, Oh Susana, Roses are Red, Daisy Daisy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Audio Books

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Freeda The Frog and The Two Mommas Next Door
Written by Nadine Haruni; Illustrated by Tina Modugno; Edited by Lauren Magnussen at Mascot Books

**NEW RELEASE- COMING JUNE 2020! AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IN APRIL 2020 on Amazon & Mascot Books!!**
“Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door” is the 5th book in the Gold Mom’s Choice Award® winning Freeda the Frog™ children’s book series. In this latest book, Freeda and her family meet some new friends: Jessica and her two mommas, Morgan and Irene. The tadpoles have never had a friend with two mommas before, but they soon learn that it makes no difference. By getting to know Jessica & her family, the tadpoles discover that families do not have to all look the same, and that all you need is love.

This book is not only geared for gay children, or children of gay parents, but it is designed to help create an environment of inclusivity & to help all kids understand that families are not ‘one size fits all’ (and do not all have to have a mommy and a daddy to be a family).

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Freeda The Frog and The Two Mommas Next Door
Award-Winning Children's book — Endless Learning Academy

Endless Learning Academy

Prepare your child for Preschool, Kindergarten, first grade, and beyond with this interactive educational app from Originator – Endless Learning Academy! Kids will learn across a broad and growing curriculum all while having FUN with the help of the adorable Endless monsters!

Based on classroom-proven learning techniques developed by Originator and now used by tens of millions of children, your child will be engaged and delighted while getting a head start in school.

Endless Learning Academy includes thousands of interactive learning activities from ABC’s and Spelling to Music and Spanish!

In addition to activity-based learning, Endless Learning Academy includes hours of video lessons on hundreds of subjects to deepen your child’s early learning.

Apps & Software:
Preschoolers

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DANCE: To Classical Music
Written by Cali’s Books; Illustrated by Clara Spinassi

An introduction to six beautiful classical music pieces associated
with dance. Text and lively illustrations provide inspiration so the whole family can kick off their shoes and move with the music.

1. French Can-Can
2. Swan Lake
3. Spring
4. Slavonic Dance
5. Hungarian Dance
6. The Blue Danube

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Award-Winning Children's book — DANCE
Award-Winning Children's book — Children's Chestal Honey Cough Syrup

Children’s Chestal Honey Cough Syrup

Boiron Children’s Chestal Honey cough syrup works with the body as an expectorant to improve the productivity of a cough instead of working against the body as a suppressant. The sweet-tasting filtered honey soothes the throat and thins mucus. The blend of homeopathic medicines loosening chest congestion and relieves all common coughs that occur with a cold: productive/wet, dry, barking, croupy and night coughs.* Chestal Honey is a daytime and nighttime solution—calming those dry, fitful coughs at bedtime that prevent sleep. It won’t interact with other medications. It is non-habit-forming, dye-free, and 99.9 percent alcohol-free. Recommended for children ages 2 and up, Children’s Chestal Honey is available over the counter in a 6.7 fl oz recyclable glass bottle with a dosage cup for 40 doses.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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

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Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough Syrup

Boiron Chestal Cold & Cough conveniently targets both common cough and cold symptoms. The multi-symptom homeopathic medicine relieves nasal and chest congestion, dry fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose.* The sweet-tasting syrup won’t interact with other medications and is recommended for children ages 3 and up. It does not contain any of the ingredients questioned by FDA for use in young children. Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough is dye-free and 99.9 percent alcohol-free. It is non-habit forming, and won’t mask symptoms of a more serious condition. Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough is available over the counter in a 6.7 fl oz recyclable glass bottle with a dosage cup for 40 doses.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Children's Chestal Cold & Cough Syrup
Award-Winning Children's book — BEDTIME WITH MOZART

BEDTIME WITH MOZART: And other greats
Written by Cali’s Books; Illustrated by Clara Spinassi

EDTIME with Mozart & Other Greats

Classical Music.
Children go through their bedtime routine with the help of gentle classical music. Excerpts from six magical melodies accompany text and illustrations to trace steps from putting on pajamas to
snuggling into bed. A wonderfully relaxing end to the day.

1. Mozart
2. Chopin
3. Satie
4. Brahms
5. Bach
6. Beethoven

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Balance + Bottle

Recommended by 9 out of 10 parents and developed with Pediatric Feeding Specialists, the Balance + Bottle is a proven solution for babies who alternate between breast and bottle. Below are just a few of the many reasons parents and experts love this bottle:

  • Unique, naturally-sloped nipple promotes a healthy wide latch and provides a proper resting place for baby’s lips, decreasing mouth fatigue
  • Effective 1-piece integrated vent helps prevent colic, gas, and fussiness with no extra parts to clean or lose (woo hoo for less parts!)
  • Slower flow rate for a calm, gulp-free feeding at baby’s pace
  • Available in Wide, Standard, and Wide Glass

Gear & Accessories:
Feeding

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Award-Winning Children's book — Balance + Bottle
Award-Winning Children's book — A Quest for a nest

A Quest for a nest: The Magical Power of Persistence
Written by Michal Y Noah; Illustrated by Favreau

A Quest for a Nest is an uplifting children’s story in which the author, Michal Y. Noah, demonstrates the power of persistence and the importance of staying focused on one’s goals. Recounted through simple rhymes and interspersed with affirmations, this story is about friendship, caring, sharing, and encouraging a hardworking friend to realize their dreams.

Melody, a little bird, is on a mission to build her own nest. She wisely breaks down what seems to be a huge task into a series of smaller chores and is able to achieve her goal.

Little by little, with a lot of self-motivation and the help and encouragement of her forest friends, Melody is able to weave for herself a beautiful, strong, and comfortable nest.

This ingenuous tale has plenty of life lessons cleverly packed into it for children and adults alike to read, learn, and enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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One Comment on “Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Nursery Items, Games + More! 1/12 – 1/25”

  1. The sterilizer with dryer is brilliant! We sterilize our bottle parts in our instant pot, but have to lay them on a towel to dry when they are done.

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