Fun and educational creative activities for kids, including original coloring books, ceramic mosaics, friendship bracelets and jewelry making, weaving looms, fashion design, cooking and baking, pottery and art supplies.
Founded in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's books, toys, music and more. The Parents' Choice Award seals are recognized throughout the country as the premier mark of achievement in the children's media industry. The Parents' Choice Approved Seals are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.
For nearly twenty-five years, Dr. Toy has been awarding children's products her seals of approval. These items have distinguished themselves over other products in quality and excellence, providing both lasting value and lasting learning. And, of course, providing lasting fun.
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio was founded in 1989 as the only independent consumer review of children's media. The organization does not charge entry fees or accept ads from manufacturers. Award-winning products are selected by a noted expert in child development, children's literature, and education, and further tested by an objective panel of kid judges. Judging criteria include kid-testers' responses along with expert assessment of educational and play value, safety, age appropriateness and other factors.