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21
Jan

Parents’ Choice TV Awards

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We’re pleased to announce the Parents’ Choice Television Awards.

TV isn’t what it used to be. No longer tethered by cord or cable, original programming is taking off faster than a SpaceX rocket. And we, the viewers, have plenty to applaud.

Preschoolers get a lot of love as they explore a certain tiger’s neighborhood, observe the habits of a beloved rabbit, or discover what a fox keeps in his finding place. For those pondering a career move, there’s plenty to imagine about the jobs in their future. There are problems to solve and words to be read, and all that can happen right out of bed.

Slightly older viewers learn which behaviors will fly, that superheroes like STEM and girls just love science. Some kids are just born to explore, helping wildlife on land and under the sea, while others are determined to visit every U.S. National Park. Some like their dinosaurs reimagined as trucks, others prefer dragons that race to the edge of the tale.

There’s a documentary with a strong academic promise, and another that follows the New Heights AAU basketball team from Brooklyn.

These shows are inventive and charming, and historically reenacted. And although life may not be exactly normal on Gortimer’s street, in some places, everything still adds up.

So mark your calendars, set your DVRs, or click for the download. There’s a lot worth watching.

 

14
Jan

Announcing: Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards

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toy mail truck  The Spring 2016 Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards are here!

From Baby Bugs to giant ones, computer coding to cooking, our 2016 list of winners gives us a lot to Chirp about.

Imagine a magazine for bright young adults on the college track, what it’s like in a Military Kids’ Life, or live on the Eco Kids Planet.

Muse about “100 Years of General Relativity,” nanotechnology, a teenage cancer researcher, the future of biofuels, and developments in clean water technology. Dig Into History and balance your Brainspace with AR and print, and see what happens when Creative Kids serve on an advisory board.

Emerging scientists ages 3-6 can Click to learn and 7-10 year old readers will enjoy Ask –ing about a variety of topics from shipwrecks to historical accounts of jokes and clowns in the ancient world, and explanations of bizarre animal food preferences. And trust us; this Spider is anything but scary.

From the wilds of Ranger Rick to the craft rooms of American Girl, the 2016 Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards present readers—both lap and skilled— many ways to subscribe to learning.

Happy reading!

 

04
Dec

Parents’ Choice Holiday Give Away End on 12/11!

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blue-snowflake-1802813Parents’ Choice salutes the 2015 Holiday Season with Mindy Thomas of SiriusXm’s Kids Place Live  throughout this weekend. Claire Green (Parents’ Choice) and Mindy Thomas (Radio Host Extraordinaire) will be talking about seven Parents’ Choice Award® winners that earned a spot on the “No Batteries Required” list.

Beginning today, December 4th at 9am Eastern, you’ll have 24 hours (OK, 23 hours and 59 minutes) to enter to win one of the seven No Batteries Required toy or game. To be eligible to win one of these Parents’ Choice Award winners, all you have to do is to Like, Comment, and Share. That’s it. But you must do all three.

Just pay attention to the Parents’ Choice Facebook page from December 4 – 10, choose which product(s) you’d like to win (yes, you can participate in all give-aways) and Like, Comment, and Share the post. Remember – you must complete all three steps for each product you’re interested in winning.

Here’s what giving-away and when.

Friday 12/4: Micro Mini (pink)

Saturday 12/5: Alex USA Map in the Tub

Sunday 12/6:  Air Pogo

Monday 12/7: Kids First Aircraft Engineer

Tuesday 12/8: Unbored Treasure Hunt

Wednesday 12/9: Leaps and Ledges

Thursday 12/10: Guidecraft Power Clix Organics

 

Although we usually encourage coloring outside the lines, the rules here are important to follow.

To be eligible to win one of these Parents’ Choice Award winners, all you have to do is to Like, Comment, and Share. That’s it. But you must do all three.

 

23
Nov

Noodle on this Holiday Shoppers!

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We’re pleased to share in today’s announcement that Noodle Education, the website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has published nine exclusive Parents’ Choice holiday gift lists.

 

 “Childhood interests can drive our passions and talents as adults,” said Suzanne Podhurst, Editor-in-Chief of Noodle. “And parents can help foster these interests with age-appropriate educational toys and games, like the ones found on our Guide to Educational Toys for Kids.”

 

Here’s what you can find in the Parents’ Choice/Noodle Holiday Guide:

Future Architect — Toys for Kids Who Love Building
Future Artist — Toys for Kids Who Love Art
Future Chef — Toys for Kids Who Love Cooking
Future Engineer — Toys for Kids Who Love Engineering
Future Filmmaker Toys for Kids Who Love Movies
Future Novelist — Toys for Kids Who Love Reading and Writing
Future Scientist— Toys for Kids Who Love Science
Future Stunt Double — Toys for Kids Who Love Action and Adventure
Future Veterinarian — Toys for Kids Who Love Animals

 

Hope this gives you something to think about – and share.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

13
Nov

Parents’ Choice Holiday Give Away

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Parents’ Choice Holiday Give Away Begins Friday, December 4th!

Parents’ Choice is saluting the 2015 Holiday Season with Mindy Thomas of SiriusXm’s Kids Place Live  throughout the first weekend of December. Claire Green (Parents’ Choice) and Mindy Thomas (Radio Host Extraordinaire) will be talking about seven Parents’ Choice Award® winners that earned a spot on the “No Batteries Required” list.

The seven give-aways begin Friday, December 4th and run through Thursday, December 10th. To be eligible to win one of these Parents’ Choice Award winners, all you have to do is to Like, Comment, and Share. That’s it. But you must do all three.

Just pay attention to the Parents’ Choice Facebook page from December 4 – 10, choose which product(s) you’d like to win (yes, you can participate in all give-aways) and Like, Comment, and Share the post. Remember – you must complete all three steps for each product you’re interested in winning.

Here’s what we’ll be talking about and giving-away.

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Micro Mini 2 Go (pink)   Ages 1 +

 

 

 

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Alex USA Map in the Tub Ages 3+

 

 

 

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Kids First Automobile Engineer Ages: 3+

 

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Guidecraft™ PowerClix® Organics 74 Piece Set Ages: 5+

 

 

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Air Pogo Blue Xtreme Ages: 5+

 

 

 

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Leaps and Ledges Ages: 8+

 

 

 

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Unbored Treasure Hunt Ages: 8+

 

 

 

 Follow the Parents’ Choice Facebook page and Like and Comment and Share for each product you’d like to win.