This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of activities to do while stuck at home! We’ve got books for all ages, toys, apps, baby gear + 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 March 29, 2020 to April 4, 2020.
Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.
Your Face Learning
Your Face Learning is so much more than just an app. It’s a unique, award-winning educational tool that allows users to personalize early learning worksheets in ways that have never been done before. Get ready to turn your iPhone or iPad into an awesome worksheet creating machine!
With just a few taps on your device, you’re easily able to snap a photo of your young learner’s face and it automatically gets added to a massive amount of category-specific early learning worksheets (PDF files). The personalized touch of seeing your face in your worksheet is truly second to none!
- A user-friendly interface: simple and intuitive, a wonderful experience from start to finish; no confusion!
- Tons of category-specific worksheets: in just a few steps, children can see themselves in one of 569 different worksheets!
- Loads of giggles: before, during, and after each worksheet is created, oodles and oodles of laughter will fill the room, guaranteed!
- A spectacular print/email feature: after creating a worksheet, tap the Print or Email button to fully share the newly customized PDF document!Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8
Wildkin Nap Mat
Most states require preschoolers to use a nap mat. Wildkin has been making the comfiest and soft nap mats for over 8 years! We believe in top quality, kid-first features, and fun designs.
The item features the following: Easy roll-up with velcro fastening straps, handy carrying strap, removable pillow
This item is lead-safe, BPA-free and phthalate-free! Recommended for children ages 3-7 years. Coordinates with other Wildkin gear.
Packed with personality, Wildkin’s insulated lunch line is designed to help you and the environment by offering a fun and reusable option for lunch and snack time. Our lunch boxes measure 9.75 x 7.5 x 3.25 inches and are recommended for all ages. Apart from the roomy main compartment, this lunch box features a zippered front pocket that is perfect for hiding a surprise treat or securing sweet notes. The inner elastic tab features Velcro to help secure a water bottle or juice box, and an interior mesh pocket for storing napkins, utensils or an ice pack.
This lunch box will last a long time, but you’ll find that with all of Wildkin’s fun color and pattern options you’ll be ordering whenever you’re in the mood for a new look.
Each lunch box is rigorously tested to ensure that all parts are PVC, BPA and Phthalate-free, and conform to all rules and regulations set forth by the Consumer Products. Easy to clean with just mild soap and a damp washcloth.
Wildkin 12 in Backpack
Your little one will be the talk of the playground with the olive kids by Wildkin 12 inch backpack! Measuring 12 x 10 x 4.5 inches, The 12 inch backpack has a just-right size that’s perfect for packing all the essentials, plus some after school snacks!
With backpacks, it’s all about the features, and wildkin’s 12 inch backpack is full of features that put the “fun” in “functionality”. two padded, adjustable shoulder straps provide a comfortable wear, while the durable top handle is perfect for hanging in a cubby before heading out to recess. Its two zippered compartments and side mesh water bottle pocket make staying organized A breeze!
Leave the lunchbox at home – the 12 inch Backpack’s front zippered compartment is insulated, easy-to-clean, and food-safe – perfect for storing lunches and snacks. Additionally, the exterior of the front zippered pocket features reflective tape to help keep your little one safe and seen when it’s dark outside. As always, all of wildkin’s 12 inch backpacks feature vibrant, playful patterns, so your child will love this fun new addition to their school and travel gear.
Rigorously tested to ensure that all parts are lead-safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and conform to all rules and regulations set forth by the Consumer products safety Commission.
Two Baby Bears and Co.’s Swaddle Sleeves™
Meet Swaddle Sleeves: the gently weighted, arms-only swaddle transition solution that is designed to soothe baby’s startles and reduce the risk of overheating since it can be worn with only a onesie, or an (arms-out) swaddle, sleep sack, or PJs that baby will graduate to for a seamless transition. It is also perfect as a swaddle alternative for babies who don’t like being traditionally swaddled but still have a strong Moro reflex. Swaddle Sleeves meet CPSIA safety standards and current market appeal, and are designed with a non-slip, chevron-patterned, nontoxic silicone backing to keep the product securely placed on your little one’s arms all night long for safe and comfortable sleep.
Once your baby is rolling over or you feel that he is ready to leave the comfort of the swaddle, use the Swaddle Sleeves to dampen the startle reflex to help baby get used to a less contained environment. The light weight will act as a buffer against what remains of the startle reflex and will help your baby smoothly transition out of the swaddle and into the crib. This way, there’s no dramatic adjustment for your little one as their arms adapt to being completely free after being snuggled inside the swaddle for so long.
Our patent-pending swaddle transition product gives baby the feeling of being cuddled and a sense of warmth and safety, only second best to being snuggled up in their parents’ arms. Swaddle Sleeves are designed to reduce constant wake-ups and help babies transition safely to arms-out sleep with minimal sleep disturbances to ensure maximum sleep comfort.
Gear & Accessories:
PAWS and THINK!® Be A Good Sport
Written by Miranda Mittleman; Illustrated by Indos Studios
See the world through Weaver’s bright eyes,
With each new day valuable lessons arise.
Life is funny and can change in a blink,
So always remember to PAWS and THINK!
Today Weaver digs up a lesson on good sportsmanship.
Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons
Ocushield – Blue Light Filtering Screen Protector
We believe that your eyes are everything. In a world with so many back-lit screens and digital devices, we put our eyes under far more strain than we ever used to. And at the end of the day, we know that by taking care of your eyes, you take care of so much more.
Research shows blue light emitted from digital device screens affects our eyes, sleep and wider health.
In 2015, Dhruvin Patel a qualified optometrist researched and developed Ocushield, an anti blue light screen protector.
Screen protection has always just been about, well let’s face it…the screen, and protecting it.
Ocushield products provide this and so much more.
- MHRA CLASS 1 MEDICAL DEVICE
- ANTI-BLUE LIGHT
- PREMIUM TEMPERED GLASS
- TRUE COLOURS
- 100 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEEGear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories
My Super Me: Finding The Courage For Tough Stuff
Written by Todd Herman, Eevi Jones; Illustrated by Mel Schroeder
Our little hero is growing up in a world that can seem big, loud, and scary. Some people tell him he’s too small, too young, or too whatever. But when he puts on his cape and learns to play through the fearless traits of his superhero stuffed animal, Captain Storm, he finds the courage and resilience to show up in a more brave way and ultimately unlocks his heroic self.
This children’s book captures the big idea nested in the already Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, The Alter Ego Effect, from award-winning Performance & Mental Game Coach to Olympians, leaders & public figures, Todd Herman.
Little kids will enjoy following the story of Captain Storm, who makes his way through a maze of adventures and everyday challenges. This fun read will inspire them to believe in themselves and face down tough stuff with more grit.
Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational
Magical Order of Brave Knights
The Magical Order of Brave Knights was designed to help children overcome their fears. It has also been tremendously helpful with special needs children. If anxiety is left unchecked it can grow and begin to interrupt other facets of children’s lives. This is a fun and creative way for children to overcome their fears, bond with a new forever friend and become empowered and confident.
Many children begin to experience nightmares around three years old. This is common due to their inability to differentiate between reality and fantasy. These nightmares can lead to separation anxiety which can grow into a much bigger issue. Our product which is created and designed by a mother with a master’s degree in psychology helps children address their fears and conquer them. These skills lead to more self confidence and independence.
The Brave Knight Kit consists of three products: A hardcover professionally illustrated storybook titled The Magical Order of Brave Knights, Sir William the Brave Knight, is the main character in the storybook, is a plush bear dressed as a medieval knight (12 inches tall), and the most magical part of the kit is an eight-image projecting flashlight.
The Magical Order of Brave Knights improves the quality of life for entire family.
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8
Luxury Dreamer Crib Mattress
Our 5” dual-sided Luxury Dreamer crib mattress supports both newborns and toddlers with a high-density infant foam side and corresponding plush foam toddler side featuring a layer of luxurious OxyFlo CoolGel memory foam. Simply switch the mattress when your little one is ready for the next step, using the arrows on the mattress tag as a guide.
Comfortably topped with medical grade, flexible performance, 4-way stretch-knit cover, this Luxury Dreamer mattress cover delivers waterproof, hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, odor and stain resistant properties.
This Luxury model also includes an additional Airflow cover to enhance air circulation at the sleep surface during the initial newborn months, with a full elasticized bottom for easy on/off.
Featuring CertiPUR-US® certified foam infused with plant oils and wrapped in a woven fire barrier with no spray-on FR chemicals, our crib mattresses take sleep seriously.
Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor
Little Mouse Adventures: Yoga at the Zoo
Written by Teresa Anne Power; Illustrated by Emma Allen
Little Mouse and his family live in a cozy burrow nestled in young Tammy McDoodle’s backyard. Tammy and her mother love to practice yoga together, and Little Mouse loves to follow along. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, adorable Little Mouse, along with Tammy’s wise and lovably lazy cat, Mr. Opus, follow Tammy on a field trip to the zoo and meet new animal friends, while learning simple yoga poses along the way. Yoga at the Zoo gently imparts important lessons about friendship, dealing with new situations, and meeting new people. Kids will delight in the adventures of Little Mouse and Mr. Opus, while parents and educators will love watching children apply their new-found yoga skills to quiet their minds and manage stressful situations.
Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes
I was the Perfect Parent…then I had kids.: Experience Parenting with greater victory and less guilt.
Written by Lynda Harlos; Edited by Emil Harlos
Save yourself guilt by learning to understand your why.
Read each topic (53 of them) and agree or disagree and ask yourself why you agree or disagree and now you will “Parent with Purpose” and start to realize your full potential as a parent.
Heal from past guilt as well by reading the “Guilt- Not always your friend” chapter.
Parenting – General
GLO PALS LIGHT-UP CUBES – BLAIR
What makes the Glo Pals so unique is that they engage a child with technology while still encouraging imaginative play and aiding in the development of fine motor skills. The inspiration behind the Glo Pals came from an autistic child who was terrified of the bath. His mother used the technology behind the Glo Pals to encourage him to overcome his fear of the water and learn to love bath time. His story influenced the development of the Glo Pal characters and our mission to create a product that would engage children and brighten bath time. Because they are liquid-activated, the Glo Pals a great tool for persuading a reluctant child to get in the bath tub. When bath time is over, just take them out and they turn off. They are also great for engaging in sensory play.
Farming on the Rocking R Ranch
Written and illustrated by Connie Perez
This colorful children’s picture book introduces children to the day-to-day farming activities on a working cattle ranch in northeastern New Mexico. The characters drill a well into an aquifer for clean water; prepare the ground for planting corn, pumpkin, and wheat seeds; celebrate the birth of two puppies; cut the hay, roll it into bales; remove corn from the stalks; and, when the pumpkins are ready, open the pumpkin patch for business. Included are a glossary and other enrichment opportunities
Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)
Written by Scott J. Langteau; Illustrated by Erik Ly
Written by veteran Video Game Producer and bullying survivor Scott Langteau, “Bullied” is a modern-day inspired anti-bullying picture book that casts light on a route to self-acceptance and empowerment. Bullied follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression along with their tormentors from adolescence to adulthood. Through the journey of this book the reader discovers that accepting and staying true to oneself and examining one’s behavior and its motivations serve as powerful and empowering messages for both the bullied, and bully alike. For ages 8-12.
Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills
Britfield and the Lost Crown
Written by C. R. Stewart; Edited by Laurie Plissner
Enter the World of Britfield: Adventure, Intrigue, Conspiracy, Mystery, and Suspense!
Tom has spent the majority of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might actually be alive, Tom is determined to find them. Together, with his best friend Sarah and armed with only the word “Britfield” as a clue to Tom’s mysterious past, the two make a daring escape. Now, they are on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what appears to be half of the police officers in England! The hunt is on, but will Tom and Sarah be able to evade capture long enough to solve an even bigger conspiracy that could tear apart the country?
Multiple Award-Winning Britfield & the Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart, is the first book in a thrilling seven-part series based on family, friendship, loyalty, and courage that is written for pre-teens, Y/A, and readers of all ages. Britfield and its heroes, Tom and Sarah, take readers on an epic adventure as they travel across England. With its stimulating language and stunning historical and geographical asides, Britfield engages the reader from the very first pages and doesn’t let go until it reaches its exciting conclusion!
“Such a thrilling book filled with so much awesome history about England, crazy mysteries, and truly amazing characters. It had me hooked every second of reading it! I can’t wait for the sequel.” – Hannah, Kids’ Book Buzz – 5 Stars!
Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
3D CREATOR is completely convenient tool! You can “draw” in mid-air, allowing you to instantly form 3D clay structures right in front of you,
which you can pick up and hold in your hand. For generations, children have learned coordination, creativity, and collaboration by playing with modeling clay.
This tool comes ready adorable figurines, shape, mold and rolls their way to endless hours of learning.
A handmade gift for a friend, a decoration for your next party. Now think of the possibilities!
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