Archive for November, 2015

Noodle on this Holiday Shoppers!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015



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!




Parents’ Choice Holiday Give Away

Friday, November 13th, 2015

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.



Micro Mini 2 Go (pink)   Ages 1 +




alex tub


Alex USA Map in the Tub Ages 3+




auto engineer


Kids First Automobile Engineer Ages: 3+






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





Air Pogo Blue Xtreme Ages: 5+







Leaps and Ledges Ages: 8+




unbored treasure hunt


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.


Announcing the Fall 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Page turners, unite!  Love-books-image

From engineers to wordsmiths and dinosaurs to astronauts, the Fall 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards list offers stellar suggestions for readers from preschool to high school.

Parents’ Choice Book Award winners include a debut novelist, a legendary author/illustrator, and a big bear in a little chair. The game of baseball, a cherished bicycle, and poems at sea keep those of varied interests asking for more. There’s pointing and counting and taking a bath, voices of freedom and big storm aftermath.

Tougher topics like depression – both economic and emotional – are treated with perspective, warmth and even some humor. Bullying is addressed with unlikely friends, a nature-loving new girl and a young champion of education who made history as the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Acceptance and friendship take shape as a ghost story.

Readers can solve brain puzzles and practice yoga, follow a magical harmonica through history or help a young apprentice of a master apothecary in 17th-century London solve a mystery.

In making our selections, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and scratched our heads. We’ve travelled through time both historical and fictitious, bookmarking pages a plenty along the way. We hope our list serves as an open invitation to curl up – with a good book.

Congratulations to all the winners, and happy reading to you.