It's a Dad Thing: Mr. Dad Announces 2008 Father's Day Seal of Approval Winners

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Armin Brott, America's Most Trusted Dad, announces the winners of the 2008 Father's Day Seal of Approval, which recognizes outstanding products to bring dads and kids closer together.

Dads should care if a product or service bears these seals because this means real dads have looked at the product and not only given some thought as to whether it's apparently safe, fun, reputable, good for kids, but have seen the product in action and tested it.

What do sea monsters, battling magnets, tennis-playing frogs, and the most popular game in ancient Egypt have in common? They're all among the winners of the 2008 Father's Day Mr. Dad Seal of Approval, a national service created by Armin Brott, America's Most Trusted Dad.

While some guys are still happy with traditional Father's Day fare such as power tools and ties, what today's dads really want, says Brott, are games, toys, and activities that will help them maximize the time they have to spend with their families and enrich their father/child relationships.

"We created the Seal of Approval in response to hundreds of our readers and listeners, who asked us to recommend quality products for dads," explains Brott. He and his team choose winning entries that meet or exceed the criteria that support Mr. Dad's mission: they give men the resources, tools, and information they need to be the fathers they want to be and that their families need them to be.

The Mr. Dad Seal of Approval is trusted by some of the toy world's biggest brands--including Lego, Haba USA, and the Magic Schoolbus Series--as well as a host of smaller companies. "Although we've won many awards, I am most excited about the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval," said Craig Olson, creator of the Baffle Gab board game. "Your Seal of Approval assists Dads around the country to identify games that bring families together for quality time while having fun and learning. A great combination!"

For this Father's Day season, Mr. Dad partnered with GreatDad.com to create a joint Mr. Dad Seal of Approval/GreatDad Recommends award. "Our team of evaluators considered more than 75 entries" says Brott, "and we selected the ones we thought did the very best job of bringing dads and their children closer together."

"Dads are looking for 'kid-friendly' labels or seals of approval on products and services," says Dr. William Bennett, a pediatrician and member of the panel that evaluates entries for the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval and GreatDad Recommends programs. "Dads should care if a product or service bears these seals because this means real dads have looked at the product and not only given some thought as to whether it's apparently safe, fun, reputable, good for kids, but have seen the product in action and tested it."    

Just in time for Father's Day, Brott is available for interviews to discuss the selection process, the winners, and the Seal of Approval itself.

Some more of Mr. Dad's top choices for this Father's Day include:

  •     Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark for Reading
  •     Rubik's Revolution--a new twist on the old cube
  •     Fuzzi Bunz pocket diapers
  •     DadGear messenger bag
  •     Scootababy baby carrier

The complete list is available at http://www.MrDad.com/seal

Mr. Dad is now accepting applicants for the 2008-2009 Winter Holiday Seal of Approval. Recipients will be announced just after Thanksgiving, 2008.

For additional information on the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval, or to schedule an interview with Armin Brott, please contact June Elliot or visit http://www.mrdad.com/seal

About "Mr. Dad" Armin Brott
Armin Brott is the country's leading expert on fathers and families. His seven best-selling books have helped millions of men around the world build strong relationships with their children and family. His titles include, "The Expectant Father" and "The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year," both of which were released on audio last week. Brott has written on parenting and fatherhood for hundreds of national and local publications. He hosts "Positive Parenting," a nationally distributed weekly talk show, and writes a nationally syndicated column, "Ask Mr. Dad." The father of three, Brott lives with his family in Oakland, California. More information can be found at http://www.mrdad.com

About GreatDad.com
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, GreatDad.com is a leading source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads - delivered from the male perspective.

Contact:
June Elliot
MrDad.com
1-800-MISTER-DAD (647-8373)

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