Weekly Roundup: Free Apps, Flashcards, Water Games + More! 4/4 – 4/10

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features free apps, flashcards, water games + 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 April 04, 2021 to April 10, 2021.

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 — You've Got Values!

You’ve Got Values!
Written by Lila Smith, Kristin A. Sherry; Illustrated by Mel Schroeder; Edited by Beth Crosby

Katarina is a woodland fairy who loves to show children what makes them unique. Because she values fun, she dazzles children with whimsy, wonder, and “Fairy Magic!” This enchanting fairy friend guides six schoolmates on a journey of self-discovery, teaching them the importance of knowing their own values.

Katarina explains how values guide their lives and help them make good decisions, including choosing their friends wisely, and deciding what activities to pursue. Values can even help them find a career they will enjoy someday!

Katarina builds confidence in each child by uncovering what’s most important to them. Evelyn, Ki, Emma Lucía, Daphne, Jax, and Jacob learn and celebrate values like independence, empathy, fairness, honesty, and generosity.

Children will be delighted to join these friends in discovering their own values, and work with a parent, teacher, or caregiver to build their ValuesStory™ to increase their self-awareness and self-esteem.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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You’ve Got Skills!
Written by Kristin A. Sherry; Illustrated by Mel Schroeder; Edited by Beth Crosby

Six-year-old Evelyn doesn’t like being told she’s too little to do things her older brothers can do.

With help from a magical fairy friend, Evelyn discovers she’s not too little to learn new skills.

You’ve Got Skills! instills valuable life lessons like the importance of working hard, not giving up, and that what you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.

Parents, teachers, and caregivers can help students complete their SkillStory™ and find age appropriate skills to learn from the ideas provided in the back of the book.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — You've Got Skills!
Award-Winning Children's book — You Can Do It, Chickadee

You Can Do It, Chickadee
Written by Maria Luisa Salcines, Maelia Salcines; Illustrated by Maria Ballarin; Edited by Nicole Hall Senior Production Editor

You Can Do It, Chickadee uses vivid, person-centered, age-appropriate language to describe the physical and emotional challenges brought on by depression. One step, two steps, three steps, four by putting one foot in front of the other, Chickadee models resilience, patience, and self-compassion for children who can relate to her thoughts and feelings

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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You Are Not Invited To My Birthday Party!: A Story for Social/Emotional Soft Skills Learning
Written by Bobbie Match, Kenneth Fink; Illustrated by Alexandra Adlawan; Edited by Self

“You are not invited to MY birthday party!” may be the most devastating insult a 4-year-old can level at a friend. But what happens when you don’t have any friends left to invite to your birthday party? That’s Stacey’s dilemma. Read how she learns to understand and interpret non-verbal cues.

Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills

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Award-Winning Children's book — You Are Not Invited To My Birthday Party!
Award-Winning Children's book — TrueSport Program Lessons

TrueSport Program Lessons

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has a commitment to youth sport outreach programming and believes that sport can be a key asset in the protection of ethics and integrity as well as the promotion of physical, emotional, and psycho-social health. When the 2010 study “What Sport Means in America” found a disconnect between the aspirational promise of youth sport and the perceived disappointments of reality, USADA responded by launching its TrueSport division in 2012.

TrueSport is founded on three cornerstones: Sportsmanship, Character Building & Life Skills, and Clean & Healthy Performance. We believe that, by reaching children early and often, we can impact behavior and decision making at a young age. Exposing youth to quality programming that is rooted in value and skill-development models, and facilitated by educated and supported adults, allows today’s youth to become tomorrow’s community and thought leaders. America’s next generation of global citizens deserve nothing less.

TrueSport has built a library of content, resources, and videos on various topics to support the development of youth through our Cornerstones.

Educational Products:
Ages 9 to 12

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The Road Coat Snowsuit

The Road Coat Snowsuit is engineered and designed to be worn in a car seat and provides comfort and versatility while keeping your baby safer and warmer on and off the road. The only winter snowsuit you need!
Down insulation, Temperature rating -25 Fahrenheit/ – 30 Celsius. Crash tested & CPST approved!

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Road Coat Snowsuit
Award-Winning Children's book — SkimBe®

SkimBe®

This patented, polyurethane disc comes in three color options with a rocker bottom and perfect balance that, when thrown in a cross-body motion, or a flick of the wrist, delivers endless possibilities for play and challenges. Reminiscent of quality, family time skipping rocks or throwing a flying disc, SkimBe brings those memories together in one toy that offers year-round fun. Proven in the pool and beyond, SkimBe adds many more ways to play: challenge a friend or family member for a game of catch, challenge trick shots or come up with your own ideas.

SkimBe’s unique and patented design is poised to take the pool and outdoor fun market by storm. Users will also find it works great on snow, ice or any slick surface as a fun, year-round toy. In cold, winter months, SkimBe® can spice up a game of broomball or try SkimBe® out on a favorite sledding hill, build a ramp and see how far SkimBe® can skim and fly.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Skim to the Pin TM

Skim to the Pin is an exciting new water version of the classic game “closest to the pin”. Play Skim to the Pin at your favorite water spot, pool, lake, river or ocean .

Skim to the Pin expands on our flagship toy SkimBe’. SkimBe’s patented rocker bottom skips, skims, slides and jumps across any wet surface when thrown in a cross body motion or a flick of the wrist. This unique pool game delivers endless possibilities for play and challenges. Reminiscent of quality, family time skipping rocks or throwing a flying disc, SkimBe brings those memories together in one toy that offers year-round fun. Proven in the pool and beyond, SkimBe and Skim to the Pin add many more ways to play: challenge a friend or family member to a game of Skim to the Pin, or use SkimBe solo for a game of catch, challenge trick shots or come up with your own ideas.

Users are encouraged to share to social media #wheredoyouskimbe or #howdoyouskimbe

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Skim to the Pin TM
Award-Winning Children's book — Music Is...

Music Is…
Written and illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson

Caldecott Honor winner and two-time New York Times best illustrator of the year author and illustrator Stephen T. Johnson’s lyrical journey of sounds, styles, and rhythms culminate in this highly imaginative and beautifully orchestrated celebration of music.

Experience ten different types of music—classical, Latin, jazz, country, heavy metal, hip-hop, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, electronica, pop, and a surprise finale. Unfolding through an inventive accordion form is a masterful concert of playfully crafted singsong text in harmony with delightfully whimsical art. On the reverse side is a rich, in-depth glossary for each genre, sure to be a wonderful resource for all ages.

Stephen T. Johnson is well known for his innovate children’s books and glorious public artwork and his dynamic performance with Music is… will leave you wanting an encore!

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Kindness Tales: World Folktales to Talk About
Written by Margaret Read MacDonald; Edited by Maggie Boggs

What could be more timely than a book about kindness in today’s divided and often hostile world? Kindness Tales is the long-awaited third book in a trilogy that includes Peace Tales and Earth Care from award-winning author and highly-respected folklorist, Margaret Read MacDonald. Margaret has curated a collection of her favorite stories that celebrate the timeless power of kindness to make the world a gentler, safer, and more loving place. Kindness Tales contains more than forty folktales that illustrate the transformative power of kindness through leading, sharing and caring for one another through simple acts of kindness. These stories share a common theme of using thoughtful and sometimes generous acts of kindness to make the world better. These timeless tales from the world’s great oral traditions are a delight to tell, read aloud with a group, or simply enjoy as a quiet reading experience. This book can also be used as a personal meditation for reflecting more deeply on the impact of quiet acts of kindness.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kindness Tales
Award-Winning Children's book — iLuvBamboo Bamboo Hourglass Bassinet Cover

iLuvBamboo Bamboo Hourglass Bassinet Cover

PREMIUM QUALITY – Made from 70% Bamboo Fiber & 30% Microfiber, it’s a perfect mix of comfort & durability.

PERFECT FIT & SECURE – Designed to perfectly fit the Hourglass Swivel Sleeper Bassinet (Halo Bassinet Swivel Sleeper). The envelope casing ensures that it will stay secure when fitted securely on the mattress.

SILKY SMOOTH, SOFT & QUIET – So luxuriously soft & comfy! You’ll be glad you got it for your baby! Our mattress protector has no crinkly sound. Bye bye sleepless nights! Hello well rested baby!

WATERPROOF – No more worrying about spills & leaks with our breathable waterproof backing. Simply remove the mattress protector and toss it in the washing machine. Oh yes, it is dryer friendly too!

HIGHLY ABSORBENT & BREATHABLE – Due to the micro-structure of the rayon from bamboo fibers, it’s a highly breathable fabric. It draws moisture away from the skin keeping baby cool during summer. During winter, it acts as a good insulator keeping baby warm.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Brainspace: magazine
Written by Brainspace Publishing Inc.; Edited by Holly Bennett, Collette Yvonne, Jennifer Alexander

Now 8 to 14-year-olds can read, watch, and learn with Brainspace. Download the free app, scan and watch experiments, demonstrations, and educational videos that appear from the print pages like magic. Delivered to subscribers quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Brainspace
Award-Winning Children's book — 600 Pocket-Size Math Flash Cards: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

600 Pocket-Size Math Flash Cards: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

LEARN ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION: 600 math flash cards for kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students learning all addition, multiplication, division facts 1-12 and all subtraction facts 1-16 plus 33 bonus facts and 8 word problems!

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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