Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Edutainment Apps, Games for Babies, Children’s Books + More!! 05/08 – 05/22

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features edutainment apps, games for babies, children’s books + 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 May 08, 2022 to May 22, 2022.

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 — Zebrainy - ABC Kids Games

Zebrainy – ABC Kids Games

Zebrainy is an edutainment app that your child will love as they develop from 2 to 6 years. No ads. KidSAFE, COPPA certified.

Take a well-deserved rest or enjoy your favorite hobby, knowing your child is safely developing their skills.
The educational element of our app is created by teachers, child psychologists, and parents. Children love Zebrainy, and parents can control screen time using the timer feature.

Start a free trial and watch your child excel in skills such as the ABCs, reading, counting, creativity, drawing, music, and imagination.

More than 1 million parents say Zebrainy is the most up to date, safest app for their children.

Apps & Software:
Preschoolers

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Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel™

Little ones can take a spin on the Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel™—no tickets required! Your baby will explore animals, numbers and objects while listening to playful sounds and four sing-along songs. When kids press the friendly yellow lion, black and white zebra and blue elephant buttons they’ll hear the animals introduce themselves, numbers and objects using their own unique voices. See your child light up as they spin the brightly colored wheel around. Each spin plays sounds and songs with three flashing stars to capture their interest. Bring the carnival to town by sticking the suction cup on a highchair tray or any smooth surface. The Ferris wheel will stay put so you don’t have to keep picking it up off the floor and it’ll keep wiggly kids entertained. Round and round, up and down, we’re riding on the Ferris wheel.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Babies

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Award-Winning Children's book — Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel™
Award-Winning Children's book — TotCraft Bed Safety Rail for Toddlers

TotCraft Bed Safety Rail for Toddlers

TotCraft Bed safety Rail Guard works with any type of bed that has slats , box spring or wooden base . Also suitable for Cribs , Queen beds , Double twins , king size beds , Single mattresses , Toddler beds , Tempurpedic beds , Bunk beds , full size beds , Twin beds , Double mattress and Twin mattress.
The metal rods and mesh fabric are made of non toxic materials.
The patented Fold down feature allows this bedrail to fold down and out of the way when getting in and out of bed or when removing sheets.
Very easy installation as illustrated in the instructional video and the manual . Also the mesh fabric is machine washable.

Gear & Accessories:
Safety

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The Friendly Bookshelf
Written by Caroline Brickley, Katherine Brickley; Illustrated by Daniela Pérez-Duarte; Edited by Brooke Vitale, Jennifer Rees

Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . . Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relate to. Bibli learns that with kindness, confidence, empathy, and friendship, even your biggest dreams can come true—and that everyone has an important story worth sharing. The Friendly Bookshelf is a social-emotional learning (SEL) research-based book and the first-ever picture book about a bookshelf. Written to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encourage inclusivity, Bibli’s story empowers children to be brave, be a friend, and always be your-shelf! Readers will be inspired to go beyond the final page of the book and share their own stories, as well as be the pioneers of a kinder, more inclusive world where everybody (and every bookshelf!) belongs.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Friendly Bookshelf
Award-Winning Children's book — Rift Ball Dual Net Paddle Game

Rift Ball Dual Net Paddle Game

The new Rift Ball is an exciting update to the classic two player net game where players engage in a fast paced rift to keep the ball in play.

Creative Brainworks’ mission is to connect people through experiences. In a time when social interpersonal engagement often gets pushed to the wayside for social media or digital games, the new Rift Ball provides a fun way for individuals to physically connect. Riftball is a unique game that has a specially designed adjustable dual net game system for twice the fun.

The game includes 2 Riftball Nets (for play by 2 people at each net), 2 game paddles, 2 Riftballs, and a handy carry bag to store the game components and to provide convenient portability. Each net features two adjustable net systems that create an opening or a “Rift” giving players the control of their game play by adjusting their game play opening with a larger or narrower opening…creating different levels of difficulty. Innovative metal construction with specially designed elastic inside poles provide easy set up and take down.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Oilogic Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Vapor Bath

Oilogic Baby Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Vapor Bath uses the power of essential oils in a plant-based, vapor bath to help baby when not feeling her best. The essential oil vapors will help open up airways and calm little coughs while baby soaks in the tub. Pediatrician & Dermatologist Tested, Cruelty Free & Vegan and Free of harsh ingredients including petroleum, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, gluten, dea, dyes, synthetic perfumes, artificial colors and mineral oil. Recommended for baby 3 months+.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Oilogic Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Vapor Bath
Award-Winning Children's book — Oilogic Slumber & Sleep 2-in-1 Essential Oil Vapor Bath & Shampoo

Oilogic Slumber & Sleep 2-in-1 Essential Oil Vapor Bath & Shampoo

Oilogic Baby Slumber & Sleep 2-in-1 Essential Oil Vapor Bath & Shampoo uses the power of essential oils to help calm and relax baby before bed. Bathe baby in the plant-based formula and let the relaxing vapors of Lavender Oil and Roman Chamomile oil soothe and calm your little one. Pediatrician & Dermatologist Tested, Cruelty Free & Vegan and free of harsh ingredients including petroleum, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, gluten, dea, dyes, synthetic perfumes, artificial colors and mineral oil.

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

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Octavia Can Do It!
Written by Liliana Tommasini; Illustrated by Amariah Rauscher; Edited by Sharon Jennings

Octavia is a spunky little girl who loves to bake cookies with her Mama. Mixing flour, butter and eggs are one of her favourite things to do. Today, Octavia wants to do things differently.

When Mama steps out of the kitchen, Octavia takes over with an “I can do it” attitude. But as flour and cocoa cover the walls, cabinets, and countertop, she starts to question herself.

Will her cookies turn out as good as Mama’s cookies?

Octavia Can Do It! is the humorous story of a young girl as she discovers that even the most independent people need a little help sometimes.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Octavia Can Do It!
Award-Winning Children's book — Luca & Friends

Luca & Friends

Luca & Friends is the first app in the U.S. to combine learning and fitness via cutting-edge AI motion technology.

Designed for kids ages 4-8, the app provides an interactive learning experience in which players play games by moving to select the right answers. Using basic movements and following simple directions, players might stretch or jump in order to “touch” or “catch” the right answers helping them build strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility while practicing English and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. Features of Luca & Friends include:

• Educational Content
• Parent Dashboard
• Playback Mode
• Multiple Display Options

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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KidQuest

PERFECT TOOL FOR FAMILY GAME TIME— The KidQuest deck is the first where kids are in charge and ask the grown ups in their life, questions about when they were kids. With 100 color-coded questions in 8 different categories, from Home Life, School, Friends, Emotions, Humor and Personality, kids get to find out more about who the crazy adults in their life are. One of the great family games for fun times together.
SHARE LIFE LESSONS, LAUGHTER, AMAZEMENT AND CURIOSITY. These cards encourage a brand new way for kids age 5-99 to connect, learn and grow in their self esteem and understanding of everything from how to make friends, save money, deal with fears and hard times, to thriving at school, nurturing their health, and understanding relationships and emotions. Play it for 5 minutes or 5 hours, KidQuest will keep young minds stay curious.
MOVE BEYOND THE USUAL BORING CHATS AND CONSTANT SCREEN TIME AND REALLY GET TO KNOW YOUR FAMILY!

Young Contributors:
Young Entrepreneur

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Award-Winning Children's book — KidQuest
Award-Winning Children's book — Kick & Score Playgym™

Kick & Score Playgym™

Kick up those little tootsies and get active with the Kick & Score Playgym™! Watch your baby achieve motor-skill milestones with a multi-stage play mat and accessories. Start with floor time, kicking at the ball and swatting at the giraffe mobile with dangling shapes. Ready for tummy time? Enjoy the colorful characters and the dumbbell rattle, twist-and-click kettle ball, color cards and more while helping your little one strengthen core muscles. Engage kids during seated play with the interactive learning panel that teaches colors, shapes and animals and reinforces language skills. Take the detachable panel along for on-the-go play and exploration. Remove the plush soccer ball and give your toddler an extra goal-scoring challenge. Take a free kick and score! Going to the gym has never been so easy.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Babies

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Ilado Mother-Baby Bonding Box

Ilado Mother-Baby bonding box includes:
-a maternity necklace with a soft crystalline chiming sound designed to create a sense of calm and serenity for expectant mothers while strengthening the prenatal bond. Repeating a ritual, rolling gently the pendant over the belly, for a few minutes, in a moment of calm, on a daily basis, will create a sound imprint of love and well-being for moms-to be and their baby.
-an angel lovey to slip the pendant in after birth, its. familiar melody can help soothe and comfort the newborn.the lovey complies with the US CPSC.
-a booklet guide explaining the origin and the benefits of the necklace and providing a description of gestures to perform with the pendant throughout pregnancy.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Ilado Mother-Baby Bonding Box
Award-Winning Children's book — Farting Baba and Grandkids

Farting Baba and Grandkids
Written by Deborah D’Antonio, and my grandkids.
Steven, Caleb, and James D’Antonio
Emily and Kate Tracht. We have a video trailer also.; Illustrated by Christian Faith Publishing Illustrators; Edited by Christian Faith Publishing

Farting Baba and Grandkids is a laugh-out-loud comedy series written by five cousins with their “Baba,” which means Grandma. You can always count on Baba to be up to playful pranks and mischief, causing hilarious commotion with her grandkids on all their escapades. Share some time reading with children to fill them with carefree lighthearted silliness! Enjoy the entertaining illustrations and join our family for some fun!

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Humor

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Brady and the Backyard Monster
Written by Pattie Manente; Illustrated by Olena Kharkovenko; Edited by Brooke Van Sickle

WHO … WHO … looms in the backyard? Brady, the nervous Labrador puppy, must find the backyard monster in order to play in the place he loves the most. But it’s hard to do when everything outside appears to be scary …

A playful children’s picture book written to empower the youngest learners with fear coping mechanisms to build confidence and positive habits. Brady and the Backyard Monster is the perfect tool for parents and teachers. An engaging read for children ages 3-7.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Brady and the Backyard Monster
Award-Winning Children's book — Boiess Clean, Natural Mom & Me Eau de Cologne 3x100 ml / 3.38 Fl Oz (x3) - Trio Travel Pack

Boiess Clean, Natural Mom & Me Eau de Cologne 3×100 ml / 3.38 Fl Oz (x3) – Trio Travel Pack

Fragrance takes you through a journey in time, a moment lasts a second, a fragrance creates memories that last a lifetime.
Our goal is to create family fragrances you can trust. Our launch collection “Les Enfants” are natural, clean fresh mom & me fragrances for the whole family. The formulas are so gentle they are even suitable for babies 0+. Our hypoallergenic eau de colognes are crafted with vegetable alcohol, pediatrician and dermatologist tested, plant based, cruelty free and infused with prebiotics and vitamin B3. We want our little ones to enjoy their first fragrances with confidence, moms to embrace their babies and provide those scents of nurture and love that will take everyone through their own journey.

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

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Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale
Written by Portia Y. Clare; Illustrated by Lisa Alderson

Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale is a tender, heart-warming story about love, loss, and everlasting friendship. It is a wonderful resource of care that will help guide children through the real-life experience of owning, loving, and losing a beloved family pet, and finding the courage to share that love again.

Children’s Picture Books:
Domestic Animals & Pets

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Award-Winning Children's book — Best Friends Forever: A Puppy's Tale
Award-Winning Children's book — Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman in Eco-Performance Fabric

Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman in Eco-Performance Fabric

Whether you want a stylish statement piece for your nursery or comfy, practical seating for the home, the Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman set has you covered! It features a modern wingback design, smooth gliding, 360-degree swivel motion, and an included ottoman. It’s a stylish, and more sustainable choice, upholstered by hand in our eco-performance fabric, that is stain resistant, water repellent, and made with at least 30% recycled REPREVE fibers.

Gear & Accessories:
Housewares, Housekeeping & Cleaning

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Aquapaw Orignal Pet Bathing Tool

Give your favorite doggo a better bath time, with the Pet Bathing Tool from Aquapaw. Just strap the scrubber tool to one hand and control the water flow with an easy click of the button. Your other hand remains free to brush and pet your furry friend during the bath – or to dispense treats as needed. Aquapaw works with indoor and outdoor faucets.

Miscellaneous:
Other

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Award-Winning Children's book — Aquapaw Orignal Pet Bathing Tool
Award-Winning Children's book — Animal Rhymes Music Book™

Animal Rhymes Music Book™

The Animal Rhymes Music Book™ has so many twists, turns (and slides) that little ones will have a hard time putting it down! Easy-to-turn pages are beautifully illustrated with cute, colorful animals and include interactive play features that kids can move to keep them engaged and entertained. Each page plays a familiar nursery rhyme set to music so everyone can sing along. The flashing star twinkles along with the sounds. Encourage your child to press the colorful instrument buttons to add guitar, triangle, piano, drum and saxophone sounds to the music. The buttons also introduce new vocabulary with the instrument’s name and the color of the button. Extend playtime by choosing between two modes for playful nursery rhymes or cheerful musical responses.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Babies

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Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday
Written by Alysson Foti Bourque; Illustrated by Chiara Civati

Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo for breakfast, and even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she boards. Alycat’s whole day is turning topsy-turvy. What is happening? Young readers will tag along on Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from some friends and a good attitude can make your day.

Children’s Picture Books:
Imagine It!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday

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