Initial Title in Kids’ New Monkeydoos Exercise DVD Series Wins Parents’ Choice Award

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Prestigious Parents' Choice Foundation Recognizes the Importance of Activity for Kids By Giving the New Monkeydoos DVD An Approval Award.

“Gallop, Hop & Stomp,” the initial release from the new Monkeydoos DVD exercise series for kids from Thinkeroo, has been awarded a Parents’ Choice Approval, it was announced today by Mark Mazzarella, producer/director of the series.

“Gallop, Hop & Stomp” gets children using their entire bodies to simulate physical movements made by different animals found in the wild. Physical movement, especially when started at younger ages, has proven to develop motor and coordination skills that lead to prolonged health, emotional well-being, potential for improved academic performance, accelerated social adaptation and increased energy. In a series of fun activities set to upbeat original songs, host Maureen Straub and her simian friends Flip, Tumble and Twist take viewers into their make-believe jungle to hop like frogs, climb like monkeys and stomp like elephants.

Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. Fewer than 15% of the products submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards program receive any kind of commendation. A complete list of winners can be found at

“Pedal, Paddle & Twirl,” the next title in the Monkeydoos DVD series, will be released this summer.

Thinkeroo, a division of Emmy® award-winning Mazzarella Bros. Productions, develops products to foster the fun and excitement of learning. Their products are designed to get kids thinking about themselves and the world around them and to enhance intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth by stimulating the imagination, nurturing creativity and developing a love for learning.

The 30-minute live-action and animated “Gallop, Hop & Stomp” is available for a suggested retail price of $14.95 for the DVD or the VHS. It is recommended for ages 2-6 and can be ordered by calling toll free 1-800-477-7811.

For more information about Monkeydoos and other award-wining DVDs from Thinkeroo, please visit

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