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13 Ways to Celebrate Spring
Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Parents' Choice

  Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle Puppet Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc. Price: $39.99 This beautifully designed puppet shows and goes through the three cycles of the monarch – chrysalis, caterpillar stage, then butterfly.     Smartscope Ages: 8 & Up Manufacturer: Ravensburger Price: $44.99 This microscope allows children to view magnified objects through their smart device (e.g., […]

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STEM at Play
Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

Cubetto Ages: 3 – 6 yrs. Manufacturer: Primo Toys Price: $225.00 There’s a lot of learning here. And it’s not just “coding.” The set includes the star itself (the wooden robot), an interface board (its control panel), 16 tiles (its commands), a storybook, and a map (the world according to Cubetto) that serves as a playmat for […]

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Announcing: Parents’ Choice Small Screen Awards!
Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

Parents’ Choice Small Screen Awards Today we are pleased to announce the Parents’ Choice Small Screen Awards. Preschoolers will circle around the Parents’ Choice Award winning apps; they’ll learn how the world is shaping up, and how music helps tell a story. And for learners ages six and up, there are big numbers at play. […]

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Citizen Scientists and The Great Backyard Bird Count
Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

      The Great Backyard Bird Count has been an annual event for the past eighteen years.  It is jointly sponsored by the National Audubon Society and Cornell University.  During a week in February, bird lovers of all ages and from around the world systematically count species in their own backyards.  They tally different […]

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Announcing: Parents’ Choice Television Awards!
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Parents' Choice

Although we call them Parents’ Choice Television Awards, we’re well aware that watching “TV” is no longer dependent on a cord or the clock. Stream, download, DVR are all verbs that describe today’s TV watching. Pediatricians caution about too much TV for young ones. Our experts agree. Parents’ Choice Foundation is as concerned about the […]