Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Baby Gadgets, Books for Children + More!! 6/27 – 7/03

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features baby gadgets, books for children, toys for children + 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 June 27, 2021 to July 03, 2021.

Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.

Luna’s Big OXcident
Written by PT Custard; Illustrated by Amanda Rose Warren

Luna loved being part of a herd because everyone was just like her. And being like her was the best thing to be! Then a bad accident causes Luna to change her point of view. Written by PT Custard with whimsical illustrations by Amanda Rose Warren, LUNA’S BIG OXCIDENT is a gentle tale about differences, acceptance, and inclusion, with an important lesson for readers of all ages.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Award-Winning Children's book — Luna's Big OXcident
Award-Winning Children's book — GG Cleans House - Learning Teamwork

GG Cleans House – Learning Teamwork: Book 1 in the GG Life Lesson Storybook Series TM
Written by Renee Goodwin

GG Life Lesson Storybook Series TM books are entertaining stories teaching children life lessons expressed from the perspective of a very energetic and adventurous puppy, named GG. Parents, grandparents, and teachers will enjoy reading aloud to their children and students the first books of the series, GG Cleans House – Learning Teamwork and GG Meets Her Match – Becoming Forever Friends. Preschoolers and beginner readers will laugh as they look at the picture books and read GG’s ideas of cleaning house and seeing GG’s big surprise, Leo, her best friend.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Flip4Gold™ is a new and exciting educational app that teaches and reinforces math skills in a fun and challenging way. The game is ideal for children aged 9 and up. Math beginners aged 5 to 8 will also enjoy the game as they can learn number recognition and practice addition in Level One with the potential to progress to higher levels as their math skills improve. Teens and adults will love the challenges too!
To protect his treasure, Quatro the Lemur King has devised a series of math challenges to protect his gold by hiding it throughout his vast island kingdom. Players strive to master each new level through their quick use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills, strategy and luck. Earn fun and motivating badges along the way!

Apps & Software:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Flip4Gold
Award-Winning Children's book — Bunny Hopkins™  Wobble Board

Bunny Hopkins™ Wobble Board
Regular Wobble Board • All Ages • $89 to $159

Listen to the giggles and watch young innovative minds at play with this Wobble Board that encourages gross motor skills, improves reflexes and develops a sense of balance. What a child does with the Wobble Board is endless and full of childhood pleasures: a super slide, a magical rainbow, a balance board, a fearless pirate ship, a king’s throne, a cradle for favorite doll, an impenetrable fort or perhaps a secret tunnel with trolls underneath! Each board measures 32 inches long, 12 inches wide, 7 inches tall and 3/4 inches thick and is durably made to last many years so that children can grow with it. Amazingly, it can support up to 450 lbs., so older kids, the babysitter and grandparents can join in on the fun and games.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Bellies to the Sky: A Bedtime Breathwork Book
Written by Colleen Canning; Illustrated by Allie Daigle; Edited by Laurie Buss Herrmann

A children’s picture book aimed at providing accessible breathwork to help children find stillness so they can thrive. It’s time to sleep, little one. Breathe in and raise your belly to the sky…..This bedtime book will help your little one – and you – to a peaceful nights’ sleep. These soothing cadences, deep breaths, and dreamy illustrations will soon become your favorite bedtime routine.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bellies to the Sky
Award-Winning Children's book — Bella


Bella is a smart baby monitor that is built with multiple artificial intelligence-powered features to support parents in safeguarding the health and safety of their little ones.
Bella sends immediate alerts to parents when it detects unsafe conditions and uncomfortable behavior. No matter when you’re at work, running errands at the mall or making food in the kitchen, you are always connected to your little one through the ebemate app (available on iOS and Android).

Gear & Accessories:

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Alien8 provides a fun way to practice addition and subtraction. Players add their alien totals to score a 51, an Area 51 that is! Once a player scores 51, the next player who is unable to play without going over 51, stops the round and loses a star. Cards are reshuffled and another round begins! Rocket reversals, space walks, and asteroid strikes may help or hurt, but stay the course and complete your quest to keep your stars! The object is to alienate (Alien8) your opponents and be the last astronaut holding a star! This is a game adults continue playing after the kids have gone to bed!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Alien8
Award-Winning Children's book — Alien8

Little Children, BIG Feelings
Written by Joan Ruddiman, EdD

As the family prepares for a long-awaited camping trip, a little girl experiences a range of emotions. The excitement of being with the whole family turns to real concern when they learn PopPop is not feeling well. Little children often have BIG feelings, but don’t have the words for those feelings. Mommy helps find the precise words for the little girl’s BIG feelings as she discovers the best BIG feeling of all. Extended activities will encourage word exploration and play.

Children’s Picture Books:
Ages 3 to 6

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