Weekly Roundup: Children’s Bedding, Kid’s Apps, Educational Products + More!! 06/18 – 06/24

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s bedding, kid’s apps, educational products + 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 18, 2023 to June 24, 2023.

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 — WePal Child Drift Twist Car

WePal Child Drift Twist Car

WePal Child Drift Twist Car is a specially designed twist car for children aged 3-8 years old, featuring 360° rotation, foldability, and anti-tip capabilities. The sleek and natural exterior design of the vehicle incorporates well-handled lines and curves, adhering to the principles of ergonomics while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Compared to traditional children’s cars, this unique model adds innovative features such as 360-degree drifting and folding, balancing practicality and fun. By engaging in drifts and glides, children can enhance their balance, coordination, and reaction abilities. The anti-tip mechanism ensures safety and stability during use. The foldable design allows for convenient storage without occupying much space.
The product embraces aesthetic innovation with its appealing lines and color harmony. The smooth lines and vibrant colors create a harmonious balance between strength and softness, providing a visually dynamic and lively impression that immediately captures one’s attention. Moreover, the design enhances children’s color perception, aiding in the development of their visual-spatial intelligence.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Waffle Blocks Constructor 140

140 Mini Waffle Blocks Constructor help kids’ cognitive development.
Marioinex Mini Waffle Blocks are soft touch blocks you can use to build an endless array of shapes, structures, and objects! Mini Waffles encourage cognitive development, improvement of spatial awareness, and pattern recognition. They’re here to help children of 3+ years old learn valuable skills while expressing themselves creatively!

A set of building blocks that stirs a child’s imagination to the fullest! Mini Waffle Constructor 140 means many hours of quality, creative play for your child. They will surprise you with their ingenuity and focus when building. The set contains 10 completely new elements, which means that there are even more building possibilities. The enclosed booklet contains inspiring ideas for building forms that children love. The set contains as many as 140 pieces. It develops a child’s imagination, manual dexterity, and teaches logical thinking.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Waffle Blocks Constructor 140
Award-Winning Children's book — Rattan Mushroom Basket - Red

Rattan Mushroom Basket – Red

Meet our red and cream Mushroom Basket – a most magical home for wizards, witches and ogres, little animals, fairies, gnomes – and so much more!

With a generous size, adjustable handle, and a little door (which opens and shuts), kiddos can open the Mushroom top and carry teeny treasures with them wherever they go.

Designed for adventures and play, the Mushroom Basket makes the perfect portable home for Holdie Folk too!

Made from 100% Natural Rattan and colored using water-based paints, the Mushroom Basket has a flat base and can be displayed upright. Use it as a carry bag or a decorative basket.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Pok Pok | Montessori Preschool

Winner of the Apple Design Award, Pok Pok is an innovative and thoughtfully designed app for kids ages 2-7. With no rules, language, or levels to beat, this Montessori-inspired digital playroom of toys redefines the way kids learn and play on devices. All of the toys in Pok Pok are designed to spark creativity, problem-solving, imagination, and learning through open-ended play. Kids are empowered to think outside the box in an inclusive, inventive play space that supports their cognitive development. It’s your entire living room floor of toys in the palm of your child’s tiny little hands!

Other notable features of Pok Pok include:

-Play offline, anywhere! Perfect for little ones during travels.
-New toys and updates every few weeks! Since kids are always curious, the playroom of toys is always evolving.
-Excellent replay value as the app grows with children and adapts to fit their learning level so all ages can find value in each digital toy.
-Inclusive of all people, genders, family constructs, abilities/disabilities!
-Truly positive screen time parents will feel good about.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Pok Pok | Montessori Preschool
Award-Winning Children's book — Mushroom bunny

Mushroom bunny

Mushroom bunny is a fun and interactive bedding for children, consisting of quilt cover, bed sheet and pillowcase. The mushroom-house embroidery piece on the quilt cover adopts the three-dimensional cloth embroidery technology, and the hollowed-out tree hole enhances the interactivity. Little rabbit dolls can also live in mushroom houses, and children can put some small objects in them, put small secrets in their pockets, and arouse their hands-on ability. The detachable rabbit dolls can be used in different scenes. Together with parents, they sew a chain and hang it on the bag, sew a pin buckle as a brooch, sew a Velcro and stick it on the clothes as a guardian angel to accompany the children around. The rabbit’s long ears are filled with 3mm underwear grade sponge, which is more flat, soft and skin-friendly, and will not be squeezed into a pile after washing with cotton filling process.
The four-piece set is configured with two bunny pillows, one pink and one white, just like a child has two good friends. The short pillow is designed with the image of a rabbit. It brings children rich sensory experience through its unique shape and rich color, and promotes the development of children’s visual perception.
The main body of the kit is made of pure cotton fabric, 100% Xinjiang Aksu newborn cotton, which is more soft and skin-friendly and breathable. After combing, the yarn has less neps, and the fabric is more shiny, durable, and does not harm children’s skin.

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MathOnline is an online K-12 math resource used by over 290,000 students and over 1200 schools, across over 50 countries. Taught by world renowned math teacher Pat Murray, MathOnline has been helping students achieve great marks and boosting confidence in mathematics for over 20 years.

Students receive full access to all grades with MathOnline, allowing students to revise previously learnt content when needed, or to work ahead. Each math lesson is explained clearly and concisely with an online video tutorial, students are then able to practice what they have learnt with interactive questions and/or a worksheet. Students receive immediate marking and feedback for their work, allowing them to be confident in what they have understood and also to give them the opportunity to look back at any parts of the lesson they may need, to ensure that the concept is completely understood.

Educational Products:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — MathOnline
Award-Winning Children's book — Inference Jones Beginning 1

Inference Jones Beginning 1: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Critical Reading and Comprehension
Written by Noreen Conte

This 48-page book for ages 6-8 provides short, fun, and easy-to-use reading comprehension activities that improve critical reading and higher-order thinking skills. The activities focus on developing the student’s ability to draw inferences from written text as they identify and evaluate evidence. Questions following all stories teach students to evaluate details that at first seemed insignificant but are actually meaningful! These activities develop a depth of analysis that guarantees superior inferential and reading comprehension skills for top grades and higher test scores!

Research shows inferential reasoning is a prerequisite component to superior reading comprehension. The National Foundation for Educational Research concluded that “the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferential reasoning causes poor comprehension and not vice versa.” We all make inferences in our daily lives (e.g. we naturally think a child is happy because we see them laughing). But how does this ability apply to written communication? When we read a written passage, we’re actually reading a representation of the author’s thoughts and ideas, because the written word does not convey a meaning in and of itself. Readers must construct the meaning through interpretation. The reader’s interpretation is the result of inferential analysis which includes drawing from personal knowledge and experiences, social values, and cultural conventions. The interpretation connects a meaning to the words, providing the reader with an understanding of the character’s actions, circumstances, or events in the story.

Inference Jones Beginning 1 includes zany, amusing, and clever short stories full of hints and clues to help students hone their inference skills. It has a readability level appropriate for Grades 1-2 but can also be used as a remedial resource for older students (Grades 5-12+).

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Reference & Study Aids

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Gotta Have Heart!
Written by Patricia T. Tanenbaum and Carol A. Zaslow; Illustrated by Archway Publishing

Gotta Have Heart is the latest in our series, Little Kids Do BIG Things, GOTTA HAVE HEART for ages 5-9. It’s about Ella Rigby, 8 years old and her younger brother who needs a little heart repair. When her class hears about this, they are all in to help. They’ll organize Relays for Rio, but there’s a problem. Ella is that little girl who comes in last when her class runs those pesky laps around the track. What’s she to do? She can’t embarrass her family and her class. Failure is not an option. She digs deep. What emerges is a delightful story that reinforces the importance of collaboration, caring, kindness and grit. It’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Gotta Have Heart!
Award-Winning Children's book — God, Right Here

God, Right Here: Meeting God in the Changing Seasons
Written by Kara Lawler; Illustrated by Jennie Poh

God, right here.

God, right there.

God’s handiwork is everywhere.

Yellow daffodils, flying seagulls, bright orange pumpkins, and swirling snowflakes—God’s handiwork can be found all throughout nature, and every season is full of beauty and wonder. Everywhere we look, no matter the time of year, the wonders of creation remind us that God is always with us, always right here.

Written by Kara Lawler and beautifully illustrated by Jennie Poh, this celebration of God’s creation and the changing seasons can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

Discover IVP Kids and share with children the things that matter to God!

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Religion & Spirituality

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Award-Winning Children's book — Elvia and the Gift of Passion

Elvia and the Gift of Passion
Written and illustrated by Ruthy Ballard

Adventurous Elvia Hill is fed up with her overly cautious, suffocating parents, who lost her older sister, Jane, to cancer. They protect Elvia, never allowing her to take risks or do anything fun. She feels trapped, but when she discovers an alarming family secret just as her mother wins the family round-trip airline tickets for a wildlife safari—her life takes a dramatic turn. Her parents are worried for her safety in the African bush, but Elvia’s thrilled, so they take her along anyway, hoping for the best.
To the Hills’ horror, their worst nightmare unfolds. Elvia disappears, apparently snatched and eaten by a lion! A massive search ensues, involving a bushman tracker, a delusional lion expert, a witchdoctor, a sham DNA testing company, and a kind, local couple who run an organization called Parents of Swallowed Children and are keen to help.
The search comes up empty, though, and for good reason: Elvia’s not where they think she is. She’s on a distant two-mooned planet, instead, having a grand and glorious adventure, cruising aboard a luxurious submarine with a queenly “uppy” and a lively sailor-boy-pirate with the unlikely, but fun, name of Rats!
At first, Elvia’s escapade is so exciting that she forgets about home. But when a terrible crisis unfolds aboard the boat and she’s the only one who can save the day, she must bravely face the same terrible fear that her parents have been avoiding since Jane’s death. And she discovers, too, an even more powerful, singular emotion that opens her heart and transforms her troubled family forever.

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

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Chikiroo Wearable Changing Station

Parents often have to settle for undesirable options when they can’t find any changing table in public. After their own frustrations, a mom of two from Goodyear, AZ invented an innovative solution for this problem that has long plagued parents. Chikiroo is a wearable baby changing station that attaches to your body and folds out into a clean, safe and sturdy surface for diaper changes on the go.

Baby safety is our #1 priority! The CHIKIROO WEARABLE CHANGING STATION has been safety tested for babies up to 30 lbs and features a 4-point safety harness to keep your squirmy baby safe while being changed. A combination of padded neck strap and wide waist belt helps to evenly distribute your baby’s weight making it comfortable to use. It also has an easy-to-clean waterproof changing surface and storage pockets for your diapers and wipes. Weighing at only 2 lbs, it folds up compact to fit into your diaper bag or you can wear it as a stylish sling bag!

At Chikiroo Baby, we are on a mission to bridge the gap that modern families desperately need when it comes to changing a baby in public. Our patented wearable changing station is a game changer that allows parents to regain their control over public diaper changes. No longer do they need to settle for the provided options or improvise in unsafe or unsanitary ways. Chikiroo is the solution that will change how parents change diapers in public!

Patent No. US 11,540,616 B2

Gear & Accessories:
Totes, Diaper Bags & Slings

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Award-Winning Children's book — Chikiroo Wearable Changing Station
Award-Winning Children's book — Camping fox

Camping fox

The camping fox is a visual three-dimensional bedding. The camp scene embroidery on the quilt cover is made of three-dimensional stickers. The doors and windows of the tent can be opened. The little fox Zhangzai embroidered by DIY can be hidden in the tent, as if playing hide and seek with children. The backpack map insignia on the lawn can be placed anywhere in the camp according to the children’s whims, or even pasted on the clothes, hats and shoes, to explore and design ingenious fun beyond bedding.
The natural biological form with distinctive and colorful features can bring children a rich sense of experience. The package has a three-dimensional fox tail design at the tail, a short pillow is the image of a small fox, and the ears and tail are made of three-dimensional technology, filled with 3mm underwear grade sponge, which is more smooth, soft and skin-friendly, and accompanies the children as a patron saint.
The whole product uses green as the theme color, symbolizing life and vitality, leading children to rest, and playing a positive role in the relaxation and cultivation of children’s souls. It is matched with orange little fox short pillow to ensure a comfortable and peaceful rest atmosphere.
The main body of the kit is made of pure cotton fabric, 100% Xinjiang Aksu newborn cotton, which is more soft and skin-friendly and breathable. After combing, the yarn has less neps, and the fabric is more shiny, durable, and does not harm children’s skin. The contact surface of the short pillow is made of underwear grade knitted fabric, which is more hygroscopic and breathable, delicate and skin-friendly, and will not harm the childish face of children.

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Improve your basketball game and practice your shooting skills with this Indoor Basketball Hoop! It is perfect for anyone from kids to pros. This hoop is designed to fit over your door, making it the perfect way to spruce up any room. The hoop is made from durable plastic and features a soft ball, so it won’t damage your walls or door. With the adjustable hoop and backboard you can have a game of basketball in the comfort of your own home. The Mini Hoop is perfect for smaller spaces, such as bedrooms, offices, or even basements. The soft foam ball makes it safe to use in your home, while still providing the excitement of a real basketball game. With the Bank-A-Ball adjustable backboard and hoop, you can practice all your basketball moves in a closed space without worrying about the ball destroying your doors. The hoop can easily be mounted over your door for hours of entertainment. Basketball is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. This indoor basketball hoop is the ideal way to practice and improve your game. Innovative and unique adjustable backboard and hoop from Bank-A-Ball is an indoor basketball hoops slam dunk!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bank-A-Ball

One Comment on “Weekly Roundup: Children’s Bedding, Kid’s Apps, Educational Products + More!! 06/18 – 06/24”

  1. Thank you for the information on Inference Jones Beginning 1. I believe it is vitally important for children to learn to read and comprehend what they read at an early age. It is a shame that these skills that are necessary for success in life have been so sorely neglected by the public education system for so long!

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