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Novmeber 2017

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Designed just for kids, LeapPad Ultimate is the perfect kid-safe learning tablet. This tablet includes $110 worth of games, apps and videos so kids can learn and play right away.

The award-winning Force of Nature Starter Kit is a little appliance that uses electricity to turn salt, water & vinegar into a non-toxic cleaner as effective as bleach. It’s so safe you can spray it on even baby toys, teethers or pacifiers without needing to rinse.

Listening with My Heart reminds us of the other golden rule—to treat ourselves with the same kindness we give to others. This award-winning book touches on the universal themes of kindness, friendship and self-compassion. It includes kid-friendly self-compassion/mindfulness exercises.

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October 2017

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The Bravado Designs Nursing Bras are a modern take on our classic style for pregnant women and nursing moms. It’s every mom’s everyday must-have – whether in her hospital bag, at home or on-the-go. There’s something about the cozy comfort of cotton (and ultra-soft modal) in our heritage style that moms have loved since our beginning. We know you will, too! Choose from a variety of award-winning styles!

The award-winning Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper Versatile Bassinet is designed to accommodate all types and heights of beds; platform style or traditional to keep your baby close and safe.You can enjoy the sleeping nest resting on top of the mattress or alongside your bed for ease of breastfeeding, bonding and nighttime comforting.

The Blossom Shop is a heartwarming story about the power of hard work, creativity, acceptance & family. This book makes the perfect Holiday gift!

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September 2017

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Books Don’t Need Batteries is  a book that explores why reading continues to be special in a digital world. It tells the story of how Paige, a living book, finds a way to compete with Sal, a resident mobile phone. Sal’s so impressed with himself and attention-seeking (unfortunately, just like a real smart phone), it’s hard for Paige to be heard.

The award-winning Zeenie Dollz are made with 100% recyclable material. Besides supporting environmental-conservation by helping kids learn about eco-friendly behaviors, Zeenie Dollz also supports environmental efforts across the globe. A portion of Zeenie Dollz sales goes to support either an environmental or animal conservationist organization.

Tummy Rumble Quake & Elephant Wind are educational picture books that help teach children what to do in case of a disaster in a way that empowers rather than frightens them.

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August 2017

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Gravitybread is a resource for parents to encourage improved language and literacy during mealtime. On my blog, I share children’s book reviews, language tips, research related to literacy and special needs, as well as suggestions for improved learning and literacy.

The award-winning Teething Egg is the next generation of soothing teething toys for babies 3-12 months old. The patented, proven design and shape is the perfect size and weight for little hands and mouths.

Buddy the Soldier Bear is a delightful tale of a stuffed bear who dreams of adventures and being part of a family. When he finds himself in a care package for a soldier, he embarks on quite an adventure, indeed. Written by the daughter of a WW II veteran and the mother of a soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, you can feel the love poured into this story.

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July 2017

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The Kudo Banz is an on-the-go wristband connected with a magical app. The innovative band is a positive parenting tool that teaches kids to listen without yelling so you can spend your family time more positively.

The award-winning Huggs Contour is an innovative baby carrier built for versatility. Its revolutionary carrier booster seat not only provides all-day comfort, the ergonomic design ensures a healthy sitting position (M-position) for a growing baby.

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm by Katie Naftzger, is a great read for adoptive parents. Adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom in this guide to help adoptive parents remain a calm parental influence in the midst of stormy and erratic teen behavior.

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June 2017

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The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra by Bravado Designs is the ultimate seamless, comfortable experience. The luxuriously soft fabric molds to your changing shape, so that you can wear it throughout pregnancy and nursing.

The award-winning StarPassage saga continues in StarPassage Book 2 by Clark Rich Burbidge! Two brothers struggle to deal with a life-changing accident. Join these heroes on a dangerous quest to solve riddles and save lives as they experience some of the most dreadful and exciting moments in history.

Grow Together by Josette Luvmour, PhD is packed with information, tools, examples, and stories that help families grow and that promote well-being in all family members. Whether you’re a parent, childcare professional, educator or a counselor, you’ll find this book beneficial.

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May 2017

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Piggy Bank, Sharks Are Wild, and Catch’N Fish are three children’s card games from Hoyle that help children develop math skills while having fun.

BRIGHT Science Biology Quiz is a game for the inquisitive adults and teens. The questions in this quiz are written by a teacher with 30 years’ experience of teaching High School Biology, and they will put you to the test!

Take your mess-free coloring with you with Color Wonder Color on the Go books from Crayola. Includes 15 mini coloring pages and 3 Color Wonder markers in a durable case that keeps you organized and ready to go.

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April 2017

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Just Add Sun from Griddly Games is a “hot” new solar oven that uses the sun’s energy to heat up tasty treats. It includes directions to melt s’mores, make nachos, or even cook an egg, among many other activities that all use the power of the sun!

Spin your way into geography with the Puzzle Globe from Learning Resources, which highlights landmarks and animals and includes a description guide. Each continent fits into one hole on the globe to make it easy for little ones to place.

Anywhere Teacher is an online learning destination that’s packed with entertaining, educational activities for children ages 2 to 8. With a huge variety of choices—books, games, videos, flash cards, music, and more— it’s a multisensory learning experience that keeps kids coming back again and again.

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March 2017

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Kids will adore owning the Crayola® Triple-the-fun Art Studio as their activity desk or drawing easel. It’s brightly colored, playful design, and multi-functional features are suited to the desires of your little artists.

Not just for kids, Hot Wheels PlayTape also gives Hot Wheels adult fans and collectors an amazingly simple, flexible, and inexpensive way to way to display prized vehicles in their “natural habitat.”

The simple, effective, and safe design of the Little Balance Box provides stability while transitioning your baby from sitting to kneeling and from standing and walking.

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February 2017

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The Shnuggle Cosy Baby Bath Tub makes baby bath times easier and safer! It’s beautiful design is perfectly shaped for your baby from birth right up to 12 months of age.

French for Kids: Les Saisons (The Seasons) is a lively French immersion video that engages children with colorful backgrounds, animation, catchy songs, and live-action footage of familiar year-round activities.

The Baby Delight 5″ Movement & Positioning Video Monitor is a wonderful monitoring system that delivers real-time baby movement and positioning information directly to your video monitor with a 5″ LCD screen video monitor, camera and wearable unit.

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January 2017

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Challenge is a super fun new card games from Play ‘n Learn Games. Players aged preschool and older can develop their math skills while having a blast!

In What to Feed Your Baby Dr. Tanya Altmann, practicing pediatrician, bestselling author, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, offers a simple plan for how to raise kids who love eating nutritious food—with no fuss!

HIPSTER Plus is a versatile, back-supporting carrier that allows you to carry your baby up to 9 different ways (including front, forward facing, back, and hip carry positions).

Mother Nurture All Natural Enhanced Waters are made to deliver many of the essential nutrients moms and their babies need during pregnancy.

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December 2016

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The bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl is so stylish and discreet, no one will even know it’s a nursing cover! It’s a a versatile wardrobe essential for maternity, nursing, and beyond.

Rediscover the fun in building card houses with Kardtects collectible building cards! Kardtects makes building amazing card structures easier, faster, and more rewarding than ever before.

Digit’y Do™ is the hottest new addictive, fast paced and strategic game! It’s great for small groups, big groups, and families! It’s a numbers game that combines elements of strategy and probability with a high dose of fun.

Designed for comfort, The Syki Bath Support is great for new born babies up to 6 months. The design maintains baby’s body and head allowing free movements of both arms and legs to really enjoy bath time.

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November 2016

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The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer turns Crayola markers into spray art – just like a real artist’s airbrush! The electric-powered Air Marker Sprayer allows kids to airbrush just like a professional artist, without the mess of paint.

Bring home all the fun of a real farmers market with Farmers Market: Create-and-Play Activity Book! In this DIY kit-in-a-book, you’ll find everything you need to set up a pretend stand, from pop-out fruits and veggies to play money. Get ready to grow your own healthy fun!

The Bundle Blanket is a soft, durable water-resistant travel blanket and play mat that can be used both indoors and outdoors to keep your little ones comfortable during play time (or nap time).

Over 1 million babies have learned how to brush their teeth during the vital teething phase with the “a-peel-ing” Baby Banana Brush. Invented by a Dental Hygienist mother of four, this brush is uniquely designed to bring brushing and teething together in the absolute safest way possible.

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October 2016

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Splash About’s UV All-in-One is specifically designed to protect delicate baby and toddler skin against the sun. Made from Nylon Lycra it’s ultra soft for all-day-wear and the fabric composition keeps little bodies cool while providing UPF50+ sun protection, and wind/sand protection on the beach.

Flip2BFit® is a new and exciting way to jump, stretch and twist your way to a healthier happier lifestyle! It’s a great children’s fitness board game that builds team spirit and stretches individual goals while keeping kids active!

In Portia Hicks’ book, A Night at the North Pole, all you have to do is believe! Jack and his brother, Jess, are excited about Christmas. But Jack can’t shake his questions. Where does Santa live? Is he even real? Before Jack can drift off into a fitful night’s sleep, Tilly the Elf and Buck the Reindeer come to whisk him away for an adventurous night at the North Pole.

Unlike most timers, Time Timer PLUS seeks to make the concept of time concrete! The visual depiction of “time remaining” provides stress-free time management at school and home to make every moment count. It features a rugged case and durable clear lens to protect its patented red disk. And the on-the-go handle makes it easy to take the timer anywhere!

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September 2016

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The Avanchy Baby Gift Set is a bowl, plate, and utensil set that easily attaches to any surface for less mess and less stress! It’s also biodegradable and free of any harmful chemicals.

The Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe from VTech is a three-in-one desk for young children. It includes interactive activity cards and is expandable for more fun and discovery. The interactive desktop features five pages filled with letters, numbers, music, colors, and more engaging content. VTech is the recipient of FIVE Mom’s Choice Awards® for the month of September!

Fun Facts and Silly Stories: ODD Around the World! is Ripley’s Believe It or Not’s® newest offering for kids ages 7-10 who can’t get enough of the weird, the wild, and the wonderful! It includes hilarious photos, interactive activities, and unbelievable stories kids will love.

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Amsterdam, Netherlands is the fourth book in the Mom’s Choice Award-winning KeeKee series. The adventurous calico kitty travels the world in her hot air balloon! In this charmingly illustrated picture book, she lands in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She speaks Dutch, cruises the canals, and enjoys the sights, sounds, and tastes of this historic city.

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August 2016

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Lincoln Logs turned 100 this year and K’NEX is celebrating the centennial with the nostalgic Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin! Set includes 111 real wood logs, is 100% made in the USA, and captures the true essence of the Lincoln Logs brand.

Story Monsters Ink is a family magazine that gives kids, parents, and educators the latest news on debut books and products, author profiles, book reviews, recipes, activities, and more! Each issue also features a reading guide, a Spanish language column, a science and nature column, and a special kids column with articles, poems, and drawings submitted by young readers.

Acclaimed children’s author and superhero expert Ryan Jacobson joins forces with award-winning naturalist and photographer Stan Tekiela to spotlight 13 North American animals and their astonishing super powers in the children’s picture book Super Animal Powers.

Dékor Plus Diaper Pail offers you a convenient and sanitary way to dispose of dirty diapers. With a contemporary, hands free design, diaper changing won’t be a dreaded experience!

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July 2016

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Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace is stress-relief expert Susie Mantell’s bestselling audiobook (CD). This Publishers Weekly “Best Audios Award” winner helps release worries, carrying listeners into soft, effortless sleep. It’s used in The Mayo Clinic, Betty Ford Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Canyon Ranch, and in Fortune 500 companies.

The Dream Nursing Tank from Bravado Designs is the ultimate nursing bra and tank in one! Whether you’re pregnant or nursing, it’s perfect for wearing at home and on-the-go. Wear it with your favorite jeans or under a sweater with a cozy pair of leggings!

The Momo Baby Sneakers are a great first pair of shoes for your toddler. They feature ultra flexible rubber soles and easy-on, easy-off design straps with Velcro for the best fit.

Fans of YA fantasy will love Janelle Gabay’s First Born. Love and betrayal weave into this fast-paced adventure set in a future North America on the brink of a border war. This book is quickly capturing a large teen and adult audience with its thrilling action, complicated characters, clever historical references, and twisting plot revelations.

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June 2016

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The Woven TREK baby carrier by Chimparoo is an ergonomic baby carrier made with 100% organic cotton woven wrap fabric. It can be worn from birth to early childhood on the front, hip, or back.

Star Wars fans will love the Star Wars: TIE Fighter Deluxe Book and Model Set from IncrediBuilds! Or if Harry Potter is more up your alley, check out the Harry Potter: Quidditch Delue Book and Model Set.

The Shop and Learn Cash Register gives kids the opportunity to play grown up shoppers! Three play modes encourage kids to shop, count, identify food, and determine values.

Fairhaven Health won four Mom’s Choice Awards this month for their excellent nursing products: Milkies Milk Tray, Milkies Breast Pad Ever, Milkies Soft Nursing Pads, and Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm.

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May 2016

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The Hope for a Motherless Child CD/audio download features original, multi-genre renditions of American Sprituals and Historical Readings. It’s a tour of history through jazz, opera, rap, and gospel that will be great for the classroom and road trips alike!

The Connect+ Children’s Wired Headphones and the Untangled Pro Children’s Bluetooth Headphones from LilGadgets are both made especially for children. They’re sized for children, padded for children, and most importantly, durable!

You’ll love the life-like features and little button noses on the Adora Playtime Floral Romper doll! Adora PlayTime babies are handmade with care and made to be loved.

If your children are baseball fans (and probably even if they’re not), they’ll love Kevin Christofora’s Hometown All-Star Series. The entire three-book series (including Nick’s Very First Day of BaseballMagic Bat Day, and TGIT Thank Goodness It’s T-ball Day) won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award this month!

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April 2016

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The new VELCRO® Blocks™ race car construction set is for little hands with big imaginations. They’re not just building blocks, they’re building blocks to a lifetime of learning, problem solving and creativity!

The folks at Tucker Toys love to encourage active play in children. They’ve won our award in the past, and this month they earned five Mom’s Choice Awards for five new products: the Phlat Ball Aeroflyt, the E-Z Grip Soccer Ball, the E-Z Grip Play Ball, the E-Z Grip Football, and the E-Z Grip Jr.

The Liliputi® 3in1 Babywearing & Maternity Mama Coat is trendy and practical, especially for easily keeping a baby cozy during the colder months. These fashionable coats can be worn with or without a baby!

The Best Cradle from It’s You Babe is a life saver for pregnant women! It’s an adjustable orthotic support to relieve tummy and back straining.

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March 2016

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Wanderful, Inc makes interactive storybook apps for children, featuring classic stories (like the Genesis Creation Story and the Tortoise and the Hare) and your favorite characters (like the Berenstain Bears and Arthur).  Many of the apps are bilingual, featuring both English and Spanish.

Crayola won several Mom’s Choice Awards this month. The first is for their Neon 3D Chalk Set which includes durable, plastic 3D glasses that make chalk colors “float” above the ground at different levels. Crayola also won two awards for their Color Alive Frozen and Color Alive Avengers iOS/Android apps. The apps bring coloring pages to life!

The Heart Girl Dome Tent™ by Pacific Play Tents is great fun for toddler, preschool, and elementary aged girls. It is sturdy, durable, and makes for hours of imaginative playtime!

ZIPIT is expanding its successful range of designed pencil & storage boxes with the introduction of the ZIPIT Beast Box made with a formed outer shell covered with designer fabrics on the outside and soft velvet material on the inside.

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February 2016

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The Sound Sleep Crib Cushi from Suki Moon is a newly patented product that replaces crib bumpers. It offers a whole new look at an infant’s or toddler’s sleeping environment.

The Prince Lionheart Everywhere playMAT is for tummy time, play time, and everything in between. This foam mat will encourage young learners to count hidden characters and engage in creative play for years to come.

The Crafty Croc Liquid Chalk Markers are a fantastic product on multiple levels. They provide hours of indoor fun for kids with their ability to decorate and write on windows, mirrors, plastics, metals, tiles and all manner of non-porous surfaces and their easy clean-up is a joy for parents.

The Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert from Keekaroo is a wonderful high chair that parents of messy children will surely appreciate! The Infant Insert offers antimicrobial protection and is impermeable to liquids. Easy to clean with warm water, the Infant Insert will withstand the messiest eaters.

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January 2016

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Dreamworks introduces a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle, and all awesome in Dinotrux!

Build and customize your dream family home with a modern edge! LEGO Friends Emma’s House shows off all the creative skills of Emma’s family.

Beautiful Hands is a colorful concept book that reveals an illustrative and reading surprise with every turn of the page. Little hands can do so many wonderful things: TOUCH hearts; LIFT spirits; REACH for love.

Fort building has never been easier with Fort Boards! What will your kids build? Tunnels through their room, dueling battle bunkers, moon bases, a giant man-eating whale… the possibilities are nearly endless.

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December 2015

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The forest-themed PortaPlay Portable Activity Center is full of surprises! Oribel toy makers designed this handsome product to help kids grow from babyhood to Kindergarten while enhancing motor skills, eye hand coordination, playful spirit, and self-awareness.

Designed using a simple puzzle concept, SHOEZOOZ educational shoe stickers are adorable educational animal shoe stickers that adhere inside the heels of kids’ shoes. It’s a easy and fun way for kids to learn to put their shoes on the right feet, all by themselves!

The Circle of 6 App is a wonderful product that was originally designed for college students to prevent sexual violence, though it’s also handy for teenagers, parents, friends, and all communities seeking to foster healthy relationships and safety.

Children can collaborate to create their own richly-illustrated story books with the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS author kit.

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November 2015

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The Swaddle Swing is a truly unique take on the baby swing design. It combines the benefits of a baby swaddle and a baby swing together.

Enjoy the benefits of our great tasting, organic fenugreek Nursing Mama tea with the convenience and speed of your favorite instant brewer with Nursing Mama Herbal Tea K-Cups from Anna Naturals.

Enjoy some holiday family time around an exciting game of Speedy Words, the fast-paced word game for the whole family from FoxMind.

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October 2015

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Encourage family “face time,” with three new exciting and challenging games from Blue Orange Games.

Eager readers will love the new award-winning titles from Independent Publisher of the Year, Headline Kids.

Just in time for the holidays! An adorable interactive children’s picture book, Reindeer Dust, engages the imagination through family participation. This sweet book tells the exciting tale of how the Reindeer Dust tradition first began.

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September 2015

*** September Highlights ***

Capture your most exciting moments with The Polaroid Cube–a super cool, waterproof, miniature action cam that mounts to almost anything.

Looking for new and creative ways to minimize screen time? Checkout the new activity kits from Crayola Creations and the National Geographic Dinosaurs Mega Building Kit from Laser Pegs.

Young readers will love the latest collection of Mom’s Choice Award-winning books – especially, What Does It Mean To Be Kind? (Little Pickle Press), The Look Cookers (3 Dreams Creative) and the ASPCA Pet Rescue Club series (Studio Fun Int’l).

Parents will appreciate the Moving Matters series from Gryphon House. This easy-to-read series provides parents sound research, tools and tips to help lay the foundation for an active lifestyle every stage: infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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