Award ceremonies help industries distinguish the best products on the market, as they celebrate innovation and reward originality. The annual Creative Child awards, which assembles a team of early education professionals, music educators, and parents reviews children's products and promotes those that they believe are really at the top of the game.
Super Duper Publications, which creates educational materials specializing in products for children with special needs and communication or language delays, has won awards in numerous areas — Educational Classroom Products, Educational Products, Classroom Games, Educational Software for Kids, and Kids Games.
Social Skills Chipper Chat Magnetic Chip Game received the Game of the Year Award in the Classroom Games category. It has 12 different sets of social "theme" boards that present 144 everyday scenes, related social stories, and relevant follow-up questions.
Yogarilla Exercises and Activities – 55 Card Yoga Deck won the Seal of Excellence Award in the Educational Classroom Products category. For ages 3 and up, children learn traditional and original yoga poses.
Webber Story Builder Interactive Pocket Chart and Workbook won the Kids Product of the Year Award in the Educational Classroom Products category. A unique interactive pocket chart that gives students a visual, step-by-step, hands-on way to learn how to identify the key elements of a story, and then retell the story in their own words.
Super Duper's Sentence Building Fun Deck also received the Educational Classroom Products category Preferred Choice Award. This deck, for grades 2 and up, has 56 brightly-illustrated cards with sentence prompts to help children learn to make simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Super Duper's HearBuilder Phonological Awareness – Sound Awareness for Reading Software Program (Home Edition) won the Media of the Year Award in the Educational Software for Kids category. For ages 4 to 11, this evidence-based software helps children improve critical pre-reading and reading phonological skills as it increases their awareness of words, syllables, and phonemes.
HearBuilder Sequencing – 2-6 Step Sequences Software Program (Home Edition) won Educational Software for Kids Preferred Choice Award. For ages 5 and up, this research-based software has 120 illustrated sequences targeting comprehension and critical thinking skills.
HearBuilder Following Directions – with 40 Basic Concepts Software Program (Home Edition) also won the Preferred Choice Award in the Educational Software for Kids area. For ages 4 to 9, this evidence-based software gives children a systematic way to improve their listening and following directions skills.
Funzee Everyday Sounds Software won the Preferred Choice Award in the Educational Software for Kids category. The software tracks data for an unlimited number of players, allows printing of progress reports, and even records the sounds and photos each child identifies incorrectly.
Lids ân Lizards earned the Kids Games Seal of Excellence Award. For ages 4 and up, Lids ân Lizards has children flip the nesting lids to find a photo magnet underneath while they learn articulation, categorizing, describing, and auditory and visual memory skills.