The Best Educational Toys, Games, and Media for Kids and Teachers - 2022

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The independent Academics' Choice Awards program and its seals of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as indicators of genuinely effective learning products that stimulate the mind, and develop critical thinking thinking skills for success in school and life.

We are so honored to receive the Academics' Choiceâ„¢ Smart Book Award

Academics' Choice today congratulates all winners of the Fall 2022 Academics' Choice Awards, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The winners include teacher-approved, brain-boosting products from Amazon, FoxMind Toys & Games, GiiKER Technology Co., Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ningbo Mideer Network Technology Co LTD, Craftikit, SimplyFun, Science, Naturally!, Bezgar, Slumberkins, Bunny Hopkins, LeapFrog, and more! The full list of winners is posted online at

The Academics' Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.

"We are excited to win the Mind Spring Award for our Wobble Board Collection from Academics' Choice celebrating mind-building children's toys. That's exactly what we intend our toy designs to accomplish - enable the mind-spring of curious explorers with creative open-ended active play." - Shamik, Bunny Hopkins

"We are so honored to receive the Smart Book Award. We know our customers value having education experts, parents, and even children, back up the content of our books! Having the Academics' Choice award seal on our book really assures us that we are doing something right." - Caitlin Burnham, Senior Editor, Science, Naturally!

Many of the products that are evaluated by the Academics' Choice Awards team are donated to a variety of worthy charities including the Kids In Need Foundation and the Toys for Tots Foundation.

About Academics' Choice:
Academics' Choice helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics' Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine "mind-builders" are recognized with the coveted Academics' Choice Awards.


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