Parents' Choice Award

The Parents' Choice Award is an award presented by the non-profit Parents' Choice Foundation to recognize "the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels."[1] It is considered a "prestigious" award among children's products,[2] and has been described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as the industry equivalent of an Academy Award.[3][failed verification]

Parents' Choice Award
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Parents' Choice Gold Award
Awarded forExcellence in children's products
CountryUnited States
Presented byParents' Choice Foundation
First awarded1978-

The Parents' Choice Awards were established in 1978 by Diana Huss Green, who was then the president of the Parents' Choice Foundation.[4] The award recipients are determined by a committee of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and children. One of six award commendations are given to award winners: Classic, Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved or "Fun Stuff."[1] The awards are held annually.


  1. ^ a b "Parents' Choice Awards". Parents' Choice Foundation. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  2. ^ Nahas, Donna Kutt (January 17, 1999). "Books and Authors With Roots on the Island; Lending a Guiding Hand By Her Children's Books". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  3. ^ Carter, Reon (December 2, 1995). "Parents Can Consult Plenty Of `Top Toys' Lists". Cincinnati Enquirer (reprinted in Seattle Times). Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  4. ^ "CINAR receives high honors from the Parents' Choice Foundation". PR Newswire.

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