press release for honoring excellence family-friendly products

For Immediate Release: 1/5/16

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Best Products & Services of Decebmer 2015

Summary: Mom’s Choice Awards® is pleased to announce the latest products and services to earn our distinction. The products and services you see here have been rigorously evaluated by consumers and experts around the world and are held to the highest standards of excellence.

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Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards®. “We are passionate about helping families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality, great value purchases. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

This month, Mom’s Choice Awards® has selected winners in the following categories:

Gear, Accessories & Personal Use

PortaPlay Convertible Activity CenterPortaPlay Convertible Activity Center
Gold – Gear & Accessories: Walkers & Jumpers

Educational Products & Electronic Learning

SHOEZOOZ Educational Shoe StickersSHOEZOOZ Educational Shoe Stickers
Shoezooz, LLC
Gold – Educational Products: Preschoolers

Meet the Math FactsMeet the Math Facts
Preschool Prep Company
Gold – Educational Products: Ages 5 to 8

Apps and Software

Sam Plays SaxophoneSam Plays Saxophone
Cathy Lane Studios
Gold – Apps & Software: Preschoolers

Circle of 6Circle of 6
Gold – Apps & Software: Young Adults

Children’s Picture Books

Children collaborate to author their own richly illustrated story.
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Developing Social Skills

I Love You More Than Wiggling WormsI Love You More Than Wiggling Worms
Written by Marilynn Halas; Illustrated by Jeremy Provost
4 Sunflowers Media, LLC
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Humor

Baby Time RhymesBaby Time Rhymes
Written by Linda Kandelin Chambers; Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Linda Chambers Books
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Poetry

Christopher's KiteChristopher’s Kite
Written by Mark S. James; Illustrated by Harold Smelcer
Chelonian Press, Inc.
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Trains, Plains, Automobiles & More

Written by Robin Taylor-Chiarello
Robin Taylor-Chiarello
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Values & Life Lessons

Toys, Games & Puzzles

Charlotte the FoxCharlotte the Fox
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Preschoolers

Q's Race to the Top Boardgame with BookQ’s Race to the Top Boardgame with Book
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

Hugo the DragonHugo the Dragon
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)

Steak at Stake: A Food Allergy StorySteak at Stake: A Food Allergy Story
Written by Desiree DeNourie; Illustrated by James Balkovek; Edited by Laura Carroll
Mascot Books
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Fiction – General

Little Book Big Laughs Knock-Knock BookLittle Book Big Laughs Knock-Knock Book
Written by Meg Cadts; Illustrated by Abby Fitch; Edited by UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Humor

Little Book Big Laughs Riddle BookLittle Book Big Laughs Riddle Book: for Kids by Kids
Written by Meg Cadts; Illustrated by Samantha Fitch
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Humor

Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)

Sophie and Scottie's Adventures of Something FishySophie and Scottie’s Adventures of Something Fishy
Written by Cindy C Murray
Cindy C Murray
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Fiction – General

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