Parents’ Choice Foundation Announces the Spring 2006 Awards in Children’s Music and Storytelling

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The latest additions to the respected roster of the Parents’ Choice Awards in Children’s Music and Storytelling were announced today.

Parents’ Choice Foundation announced today the latest additions to the respected roster of the Parents’ Choice Awards in Children’s Music and Storytelling. In the fifty commendations bestowed by the Foundation, the four Gold Award winners in music went to: Meltdown (Justin Roberts) Marvelous Day (Steve Roslonek) Escape of the Slinkys (Nancy Tucker) and Rock Your Socks Off (Charity and the Jamband). The two Parents’ Choice Gold Award winners in storytelling are: Sisters All .. and One Troll (Mary Hamilton) and Blah, Blah, Blah (Bill Harley). A full list of all winners in the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, Recommended and Approved Award levels can be found on the Parents’ Choice Foundation website: http://www.parentschoice.org

Speaking for the Foundation, Claire Green said: “Parents’ Choice Award winning musicians and storytellers share a common bond; they know what it takes to grab and keep a child’s attention. Those who write original songs and stories deliver intelligent, inventive lyrics; they craft and tell a captivating story, in words and music. They create magical worlds that kids believe – and want to live in – if even for only a few minutes. Their stories and songs may be imaginary; their creativity and talent is anything but. Those who perform traditional songs or stories do so with a fresh approach and a personal imprint. Serious or silly, the material is delivered with a respect for the audience and the medium.”

In the past few years, the stage of children’s music has become the place to be. Accessible and affordable technology has made it easier than ever to produce and distribute a CD. The sheer number of titles released has burgeoned. With inappropriate media just clicks away, parents are hungry for trustworthy information about quality children’s media. Parents’ Choice has been providing independent reviews of children’s media and toys for almost three decades.

About Parents’ Choice Foundation:

Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's books, videos, toys, audios, computer software, television, and magazines. The Foundation administers the Parents’ Choice Awards, the benchmark of achievement in children’s media. Identifying the best products for children of different ages, backgrounds, skills and interests, The Parents' Choice Awards program recommends products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally – fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound.

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