iParenting Awards announced the winners of the 2009 Outstanding Products Awards, highlighting unique products to help kids and parents prepare for back-to-school. Top products include a unique writing tablet, DVDs to help kids learn Spanish, Math and Life Sciences, and an easy-to-use solution to help keep kids safe online. In addition to top back-to-school picks, other winners include outstanding baby, toddler and kid products in the technology and eco-friendly categories. Award-winning products showcase the best items in the marketplace and were selected after rigorous product testing and evaluation.
Top Outstanding Products for back-to-school include:
Life Science DVD – an entertaining and educational adventure for kids to learn about plant and animal life from Rock ‘N Learn
Scribble & Write – a handheld tablet from Leapfrog that allows kids to draw right on the LED screen as well as fun learning games to help reinforce skills
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten – Second Grade – the first re-design of the critically acclaimed Learn to Read program features all-new stories, DVDs and music videos
Your Baby Can Speak! Spanish – CDs and a visual DVD help teach and enhance children’s ability to learn Spanish at a young age
Division Rap DVD – a DVD full of high-energy songs to help kids learn to solve division facts quickly and accurately
PG Key – an easy-to-use solution to help keep kids safe online – just plug it into a USB port and it provides three sources of protection
In addition to back-to-school themed products, other must-have Outstanding Product winners include: Bummis Organic Cotton Diaper Kit, an economical, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly organic diaper starter kit; kokopax classic carrier, a safe, comfortable, lightweight and fashionable high-end carrier to help make daily activities simple; Little Soles™ Squeaky Shoes, a collection of shoes free from harmful dyes and toxins that features an audible Squeak to serve as a walk motivator and proper step guide; Bellysonic® Speaker Pouch ™ from Sleepsonic, Baby’s first set of stereo headphones allows Mom to place an MP3 player in a pouch around her belly so babies-in-utero can listen; Kidizoom Digital Camera Plus™ allows young photographers to snap away and store up to 2,000 photos or five minutes of digital video; and Boikido eco-friendly 4 Seasons Block Puzzle, a wooden puzzle that helps kids learn seasons, colors, shapes and characters.
We received an overwhelming number of Outstanding Products submissions that were truly great for back-to-school. The iParenting Awards are committed to identifying top products like these to help parents weed through the clutter and identify the best-in class.
Emily Smith, vice president of Disney Online’s Mom and Family Portfolio
To be considered for an iParenting Award, companies submitted four identical samples of each product that were precisely matched using iParenting’s state-of-the-art technology to experienced reviewers within iParenting’s database. Products were thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by a variety of sources including experts and families. Results were compiled and submitted to the iParenting Awards Executive Committee for final approval.