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Kidspiration 3

Kidspiration 3

Parents who evaluated this software were amazed at the breadth of educational subject matter jammed into one title. Preteen students will find lessons and support learning on reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Thinking skills and conceptual learning are also a focus of the program The reading component does a marvelous job at progressively …

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Inspiration 9

Inspiration 9

Year after year, version after version, Inspiration stands alone as the premier thought organizing software on the market. Giving students a system by which they can organize ideas into manageable diagrams, outlines and concepts, Inspiration goes a long way in relieving some of the well documented stress that many students feel. You can create project …

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Pixie 2

Pixie 2

You have probably never heard gushing of the sort we heard when speaking to parents about their experience with Pixie 2. They were amazed at just how all-encompassing and multifaceted this software was. There are lesson plans that mimic the curriculum students are learning in school making it perfect for use in the home or …

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Inspiration 9

Inspiration 9

We have been reviewing Inspiration software for years now and still have never found a system that comes close to matching it remarkable ability to help students organize and communicate their ideas and concepts. The incorporation of web based tools that let students take notes and convert them into presentations really impressed our testers. No …

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Inspiration

Inspiration

The learning and thinking software that broke the mold and continues to lead the way when it comes to innovative visual realization on the computer continues to impress testers year after year. Whether they are building graphic organizers like concept maps, mind maps, idea maps, diagrams and expansive webs, the process is remarkable in just …

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Kidspiration

Kidspiration

Like it’s older brother, the multiple Seal award-winning Inspiration, Kidspiration develops thinking, literacy and numeracy skills for elementary aged children. Back again in the Seal winners circle with a new version, Kidspiration again builds on its core strengths, enhancing word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension and written expression. New skills like reasoning and problem solving are great …

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ItzaBitza

ItzaBitza

A wonderful new software title that is ideal for new readers, the Itzabitza program utilizes simple words which enhance and entice children to develop of love of reading. According to our testers the software builds confidence and allows for independent play and discovery. It was immediately apparent that the cute graphics appeal to the age …

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SPORE

SPORE

The most innovative, push-the-envelope, creative computer game on the market today. It is hard to capture the essence of this remarkable game in words, SPORE is an experience that is so unique that you really have to just give yourself over to the concept and see where it takes you. As testers young and old …

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Didi & Ditto Preschool

Didi & Ditto Preschool

This wonderfully entertaining computer game for pre-schoolers engaged and captivated our young testers with a perfect combination of story, colors and stimulating games. The characters, Didi and Ditto, are adorable and appealing. Kids wanted to play for hours and parents had a hard time saying no since they saw their children learning hand-eye coordination, numbers, …

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Jumpstart 3D Virtual World: The Legend of Grizzly McGuffin

For today’s parents who recall some of the rudimentary computer games they played as children, the advance in interactivity and graphic sophistication never ceases to amaze. In the case of this title, our testers were floored. Being able to give their children the ability to explore a whole new virtual world and interact with different …

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HOW IT WORKS

 

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor, and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period Testing Begins Submission Deadline Testing Ends Report Issued
SPRING ’24 February 15th March 13th April 19th May 8th
FALL ’24 June 1st June 24th July 31st August 15th
HOLIDAY ’24 September 1st September 24th October 31st November 15th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and online stores including Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured on TNPC’s website as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

To submit a product click here.

HOW IT WORKS

 

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period Testing Begins Submission Deadline Testing Ends Report Issued
SPRING ’23 February 15th March 10th April 24th May 10th
FALL ’23 June 1st June 23rd July 31st August 16th
HOLIDAY ’23 September 1st September 22nd October 30th November 15th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

To submit a product click here.

HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '24

FALL ‘24

HOLIDAY ‘24

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 13th

June 23rd

September 24th

Testing Ends

April 26th

July 31st

October 31st

Report Issued

May 14th

August 15th

November 15th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '24

FALL ‘24

HOLIDAY ‘24

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 13th

June 23rd

September 24th

Testing Ends

April 26th

July 31st

October 31st

Report Issued

May 14th

August 15th

November 15th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

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