Weekly Roundup: Best Books, Toys, Apps + More! 4/5 – 4/11

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What better time to than to grab one of these award-winning books or activities for your kiddos and maybe a little something for you? This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features educational books for all ages, baby gear & accessories! 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 5, 2020 to April 11, 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 — Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Written by Anders Roseberg; Illustrated by Alexander Preyzner

Tweedledee and Tweedledum have never been told apart, until now!

Tweedledee and Tweedledum are probably the most known and most famous twins in the world, thanks to Lewis Carroll. That is to say, the most well-known and famous fictitious twins. The characters have been adapted and changed throughout the years, but we have never got to see who the real Tweedledee and Tweedledum are, until now.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum is lovely illustrated 32-page picture book written by Anders Roseberg and illustrated by Alexander Preyzner in a very John Tiennel and Maurice Sendak-style. It provides tongue-twister fun rhymes with plenty of giggles watching how much the same, yet how different, Tweedledee and Tweedledum really are.

Children’s Picture Books:

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Stand Up!: Be An Upstander And Make A Difference
Written by Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D.; Illustrated by Melissa Jane Barrett; Edited by Kristine Enderle, Sarah Fell

This book is written to help children, tweens, and young teenagers to focus on their strengths and then to make a positive impact on their school, community, and world. For instance, a reader will learn about ways to be an upstander, be a leader, and even work to make the world a more positive and peaceful place.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Award-Winning Children's book — Stand Up!
Award-Winning Children's book — See Me Grow Mat

See Me Grow Mat

Since our inception, FunTastic Media has worked in cooperation with leading health care systems nationwide from accredited hospitals to top birthing centers to respected health care providers to supply new mothers with innovative tools for raising their babies in a safe and comfortable environment A growing baby is a healthy baby!

Finally, a Growth Chart for Babies!
Attention, new parents: Here is the first changing pad, nap mat, growth chart and keepsake all combined into one simple product. The SEE ME GROW MAT™ is now available directly to all parents seeking to unite the utility of childcare with the satisfaction of tracking your baby’s incredible development.
A Growing Baby is a Healthy Baby!
• See Me Grow Mat™
• See Me Grow Elastic Cover

Gear & Accessories:
Totes, Diaper Bags & Slings

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Natemia Organic Cotton Hooded Towels & Robes

These baby hooded towels and robes made in Turkey from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton will give brand new meaning to the words luxuriously soft. With our signature CloudTouch cotton made from zero-twist yarn these bath essentials maintain their plush softness wash after wash unlike twisted fabrics that become rougher with time. Our hooded towels are great for infants, toddlers, and older children alike which makes it the perfect item to grow along with your child. Our robes come in sizes 0-24months and 2-3Y.

Gear & Accessories:
Bath & Potty (Includes Diaper Pails)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Natemia Organic Cotton Hooded Towels & Robes
Award-Winning Children's book — Lumi by Pampers

Lumi by Pampers

Lumi by Pampers™ is a quantum leap in baby monitoring. Combining a state of the art Video Monitor with Sleep Enhancing technology, Lumi is the only all-in-one Baby Monitor System that lets parents see their baby in HD and seamlessly blend tracking data with their own intuition as they find their rhythm as a family. It all comes together in the Lumi app to help parents:

1. See and know at a glance how baby is doing. The home screen shows the video monitor feed along with the room temperature and humidity, and the last time baby slept, ate and the status of their diaper.

2. Anticipate baby’s needs. Co-developed with paediatricians, Lumi provides personalized insights, to help parents gain a deeper understanding as their baby grows.

3. Build a routine that works. Automatically tracks sleep (including naps!) 24/7, and charts it over time so parents can discover patterns and create a sleep nourishing routine for the whole family.

4. Share access between caregivers. Multi-caregiver access secured with 2 factor authentication, state of the art encryption and security standards.

Apps & Software:

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Isabella’s Treasure, Empowering Children with Body Safety: (with Jewels, Coloring Book and Song)
Written by Cindy Smith, Andrea Holman, Jimmy Ruelhman; Illustrated by Olivia Soloria; Edited by Deborah Gaston

Isabella’s Treasure, Empowering Children with Body Safety, is an engaging story of God’s love for children and a powerful child abuse prevention tool for parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 6.

Isabella, the wisest fairy in the forest, gives Nellie different colored jewels that represent body safety rules. The Babbling Brook is in the background watching and giving Isabella her wisdom. Many Colors appears to help give comfort, when Nellie finds her friend Ollie crying in Butterfly Meadow. They discover he has been hurt by his uncle. With the new jewels Nellie has received from Isabella, she passes on what she has learned to Ollie. All his newfound friends accompany Ollie home so he can tell the trusted adult in his life, making sure he is safe and protected.

We can protect children by empowering them with the knowledge of what abuse is and what to do about it.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Award-Winning Children's book — Isabella's Treasure, Empowering Children with Body Safety
Award-Winning Children's book — Garfield's Cyber Safety Adventures Comic Book Bundle

Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures Comic Book Bundle
Written by Center for Cyber Safety and Education; Illustrated by Paws, Inc.; Edited by Center for Cyber Safety and Education

Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures is an award-winning and engaging digital citizenship program developed by top cybersecurity professionals to teach basic internet safety to elementary age children.

Research shows that on average a child gets a smart phone by 10 years old. We have also found that 40% of elementary age children have already chatted with a stranger online with many having given them their personal information and even met them. We can no longer wait until they are in middle or high school to begin teaching them basic safety practices like online stranger danger, not sharing personal information, not sharing passwords and being kind online to others.

With this goal in mind, the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education teamed up with the cybersecurity professionals at (ISC)2; and legendary cartoonist Jim Davis to create a fun, entertaining and interactive way for the children to learn how to be safe and secure online. Garfield and his friends share real life cyber situations and with the help of Dr. Cybrina and her sidekick BISBY, learn what they should and shouldn’t be doing on the internet.

It includes:

  • 3 Garfield Activity Comic Books (Cyberbullying, Safe Posting, Privacy)
  • 1 Garfield & Friends large wall poster
  • 1 Garfield and Friends Trading Card
  • PLUS 50% Garfield eLearning online subscription for 1st year!

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Comic Books & Graphic Novels

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Foundation Bra

Simple Wishes Foundation All-in-One Nursing and Pumping Bra recently launched and has already received many accolades from new moms and media alike.

The new Foundation All-in-One Bra was designed by a mom of three who, with her three sisters, is on a mission to help simplify and support the life of a new mom. This bra is like mom’s all-time favorite T-shirt bra, but created to support her through their journey of breastfeeding and pumping (and even changing shapes that happen during pregnancy). The Foundation All-in-One Bra provides support, comfort, functionality and performance all in one, and is designed to be the one bra that can do it all.

A few reasons why the Foundation Bra is a must-have item for new moms:

  • All-day comfort and all-day wear with seamless T-Shirt fit.
  • Luxuriously soft & stretchy fabric
  • Convertible straps so for a racerback or tank style. No underwire.
  • Designed for HANDS-FREE pumping & breastfeeding
  • Nursing
  • Hands-Free Pumping
  • Pumping Halter Strap
  • Convenience
  • Amazing price point
  • Sizing options galore
  • Maternity & Postpartum Fit

Gear & Accessories:

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Award-Winning Children's book — Foundation Bra
Award-Winning Children's book — Encyclopaedia Britannica: Look at Her Go!

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Look at Her Go!: Women Athletes Who Played to Win
Written by Kathy Broderick; Illustrated by Giovana Medeiros; Edited by Susan Rich Brooke

Meet Serena Williams, Megan Rapinoe, Chloe Kim, and other superstar athletes. Discover 50 inspiring facts from more than 90 years of women’s sports history.

This book is special because:

  • Inspires little ones to dream big and try their best
  • Sharing books with your little one strengthens your bond and develops a lifelong love of reading
  • Includes amazing women athletes: tennis player Serena Williams, soccer player Megan Rapinoe, snowboarder, Chloe Kim, gymnast Simone Biles, Skier Lindsey Vonn, basketball player Sheryl Swoopes, swimmer Gertrude Ederle, golfer Babe Didrkson Zaharias, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi

Children’s Picture Books:
Sports & Recreation

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Disney Frozen 2: Into the Unknown
Written by PI Kids; Illustrated by Disney Storybook Art Team; Edited by Susan Rich Brooke

Read and sing “Into the Unknown” with this illustrated songbook! Press 5 buttons to play the melody and practice on your own, then press the big button to sing the whole song with Elsa!

This sound book is special because:

  • Hands on interaction engages young readers
  • Singing and music build language and literacy skills
  • Multisensory reading experiences stimulate the imaginations of young readers
  • Matching pictures to play-a-sound buttons builds concentration
  • Includes iconic Frozen characters Elsa and Anna

Children’s Picture Books:
Multimedia Experiences

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Award-Winning Children's book — Disney Frozen 2
Award-Winning Children's book — CalmiGo


CalmiGo is your smart calming companion. CalmiGo’s patented technology provides immediate, drug-free relief for moments of distress or anxiousness.

CalmiGo Uses 3 Proven Calming Techniques:

  1. Breathing Regulation Personalized to Your Own Needs- Lights and vibration cues guide your breathing to achieve immediate calmness.
  2. Multi-Sensory Stimulation – Gently stimulates multiple senses to attain a focused and calm state.
  3. Calming Scents – Includes long-lasting scented elements for even quicker and deeper relaxation.

Studies show a significant decrease in anxiety levels after just two weeks of using CalmiGo.

CalmiGo is totally drug-free and safe, it personalized to your breathing pattern, and is recommended by health professionals. 3-minutes of use that you can do anywhere, anytime, is all it takes for it to calm you down and send you back to your day!

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

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Animal Maniac

Will Parker and Sam Fuller unite to bring you an experience that’s sure to have you singing, dancing and mooing. These entertaining songs are comedic, fun and great for the whole family–it’s music for kids ages 1-100! From Amanda the Dancing Panda to the Hip-Hop Bunny Hop, these songs about animals embrace the absurd while encouraging creativity and imagination. Have a listen!

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Animal Maniac

“Please, Look up at Me”
Written by Denise D’Angelo Roland; Illustrated by Andrea Shine; Edited by James Bates, Ivy Graphics

Kate loves to look at her tablet. Mama feels concerned. Children today seem to prefer looking at screens more than enjoying the outdoors and free play with one another. Every place they go, Kate seems to be looking down at her screen. Even at school, Kate uses a device. At first, Kate feels that Mama is overreacting. But, after some personal reflection and deeper thinking, Kate connects the dots and finds understanding in Mama’s plea.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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12 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Best Books, Toys, Apps + More! 4/5 – 4/11”

  1. I would love to share Animal Maniac with my granddaughter. She is an enthusiastic singer and dancer.

  2. I really enjoyed the reviews on the products listed. And they would make great gifts. Thanks for sharing your reviews.

  3. As a kid my favorite thing to do was read and that progressed even more into adulthood. I think its so important for kids to read but not only read, love what they are reading. It will be something that will last a lifetime.

  4. I love all of the reviews . I love all of the books….soon to be a grandma for the second time i love to read about new products

  5. I am very interested in the foundation bra. It seems to be a all in miracle. This is something that will go on my baby registry.

  6. It is so important to read starting as babies. I raised my children with a bedtime story every night. When they got older, we had shelves of books that they could take turns choosing from for the nightly story. But, they got smarter and started to pick out extreme long books. LOL

  7. I work with young people and the “Stand up” Books are so important. We need to empower kids to make the world a better place now more than ever before.

  8. some great selections and that baby rope is adorable, i have to see about getting one for my nepheew

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