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Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 LEARN MORE ABOUT LunchBox KidsCLICK THE PICTURE Not surprisingly a board game that encourages children to think about the food choices they make and the physical activity they can do to keep healthy didn’t strike testers as something that was going to be filled with a lot of fun. Then they spent some time […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 This game is both a great party game for big groups and a sociological experiment. How much are we pawns in the great game of corporate branding? After all testers played this game over and over, it was apparent that branding is doing quite well, thank you. Cynicism aside, there is a whole lot […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 This adorable Mr. Pencil stylus is designed to use with your LeapPad and it really caught the eye of our testers. Kids couldn’t wait to use it, while parents were happy to discover Mr. Pencil’s soft point so that no damage might occur. The stylus is so easy to use and works seamlessly with […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 When children begin to express a real desire to learn reading and writing you want to be ready with the right tools and techniques to help them. According to our testers, if you have a LeapReader you are good to go. There are books and material to get started right away so all kids […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 When it comes to tablet technology its hard to keep up with the latest releases, features and abilities of each new entry into the marketplace. Our testers were so thrilled to be able to have some hands on time with the latest version of the LeapPad, the “Ultra.” The first thing that jumps out […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 LEARN MORE ABOUT Large Play Set at the ZooCLICK THE PICTURE Another beautifully designed and brilliantly executed wooden playset from the folks at HABA. Parents were singing the praises of this creative set from the moment they began playing with it with their children. The box is part of the play pattern as it […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 Anyone remember Pinewood Derby? Anyone? [Crickets.] Well, MindWare obviously does and they have brought it back to life. But instead of just building a car to race, now you build it to crash into things. Everything you need is included, the parts of the car which your child can build and then customize (with […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 Tablets are everywhere, from iPad’s to Android devices and, for the past few years, kid-aged versions. As with the big boys, the competition is fierce and the rush to load tablets with more and more amazing, high-end features is nothing short of intense. VTech remains one of the most trusted brands in educational electronics […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 Jazz for Babies offers a twist on traditional “baby” music. This is not the same handful of songs, over and over, with the same kind of “childish” sound. The Jazz for Babies CD’s takes well-known songs and puts them to soothing jazz melodies. Many people know jazz as one of the more complex genres […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2013 LEARN MORE ABOUT i-MatCLICK THE PICTURE One of the runaway favorites of this testing period was this interactive play mat from Creative Baby. Parents raved how this mat, with four interlocking sections, was engaging, inviting and just plain fun. There are animals and environments pictured on the thick rubber mat. The animals are divided […]