This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of toys, a science kit, app + educational books! 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 May 3, 2020 to May 9, 2020.
Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.
The National Geographic Mega Science Series Earth Science Kit
The National Geographic Mega Science Series Earth Science Kit has everything a young scientist needs to conduct more than 15 scientific experiments!
Kids will love making their very own erupting volcano, experiencing the magic of chemistry as the eruption powder reacts with water. Looking for another eruption formula? There are multiple variations to try in the clear, easy-to-follow instructions.
They will also be amazed as a potion of water and crystal-growing solution grows into a fully-formed crystal! Our special crystal-growing formula means crystals can fully grow in as little as 3 days!
Ages 9 to 12
The Speech Blubs app is interactive, educational, and fun tool that helps pre-school kids jump start their
speaking. This SLP-approved app is based on the science of mirror neurons and video modelling to get
Parents also like it because it offers quality smart screen time. Speech Therapists (SLPs) recommend it
because parents can: engage with their child, let him/her be in charge, practice with them on a regular basis, role play like there’s no tomorrow, take lots of pictures, and bribe their child with digital candy!
Speech Blubs has 25 sections with over 1,500 activities (including new words weekly, building sentences,
numbers, colours, songs, etc.), and most importantly, it includes children in the videos.
Apps & Software:
Maggie the Moomaid
Written by Rachel E Terlop; Illustrated by Marianella Aguirre Gonzalez
Growing up, Maggie’s mothers always encouraged her to be true to herself, and helped her imagination grow as big as her heart. However, when bullies at school start to tease Maggie, she must find a way to overcome their taunts while standing firm in her own flippers! Join Maggie as she shows everyone what a little bit of creativity can do and how much fun can be had in the process!
Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons
Blockaroo magnetic foam builders make it possible for young learners to build and create like never before! The large, soft foam blocks are ideal for toddlers and preschool age kids. They are developed by teachers and safety tested to exceed the highest international toy standards.
One of the things that makes Blockaroo builders truly special is the innovative magnetic system, which allows the blocks to connect like magic, every time. Blocks never repel each other, creating endless possibilities for play. The non-toxic magnetic blocks also rotate 360-degrees when connected and click when they turn, providing even more opportunities for interactive and creative fun!
They are also a phenomenal STEM toy, teaching important early STEM skills such as counting, sorting, and stacking for toddlers while stimulating tactile and sensory development. When children are a little older, they promote engineering and creative thinking skills. Blockaroo builders also encourage socialization and teamwork.
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top’s Surprise
Written by Tina Levine; Illustrated by Ned Levine
Annie (aka Carrot Top) is not popular at all. Her classmates often bully her. What is it about this little girl that makes her so resilient?
Readers will love Annie’s humor, compassion, talent, and unique ability to overcome life’s obstacles. Throughout the story, children ages 7-11, will experience transformations of the bully, victim, and bystanders in real-time. Using humor, intrigue, and drama, Tina weaves a story that continuously engages readers and those listening to the story.
Parents, and professionals working with children, can use provided questions for each chapter as a springboard for discussions on this prevalent topic, as well as a list of resources offered at the end of the book.
Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fiction – General