Art with Anything Earns Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval

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Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff, a new book that will keep children learning creatively all year long, has been awarded the influential PTPA Media Inc.'s Seal of Approval for excellence in family products.

Gryphon House, Inc. is pleased to announce that Art with Anything (ISBN: 978-0-87659-085-0) by MaryAnn Kohl has been awarded the Parent Tested, Parent Approved™ Seal of Approval from PTPA Media, Inc. for excellence in family products.

Art with Anything was among many entries from across North America competing to win the Parent Tested Parent Approved™ Seal for summer 2010. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experiences – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the Parent Tested Parent Approved™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative new products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, president and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “It’s win-win. By improving communication between manufacturers and consumers, we are helping companies serve their market better, and helping families identify products that have been tested and recommended by their peers.”

From scraps of fabric to coffee grounds, kids can turn everyday items into works of art with activities from Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff. Each week features 5 days of fantastic activities, increasing in complexity with each day. It’s the perfect resource for parents and teachers who want to reuse items they have on hand or stick to an art supply budget.
Art with Anything will keep children learning creatively all year long!

Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing. She provides open-ended art activities for young children that focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.

About Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff
With 52 weeks of fantastic art projects using easy-to-find, everyday materials, Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff (ISBN: 978-0-87659-085-0, by MaryAnn Kohl, 128 pages, Available May 2010, $19.95) provides a year of creativity, imagination, and fun for children ages 4-10. For additional information or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact Jennifer Lewis, Tel: (800) 638.0928, Email: Jennifer(at)

About Gryphon House, Inc.
Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies to bring the joy of learning to young children. Visit for more information.


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