For Immediate Release: 5/3/06
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iParenting Media Awards Announces Excellent Products of 2006

Evanston, IL - iParenting Media Awards announces the winners of our Excellent Products of 2006 Call for Entry, during which we evaluated items ranging from high-tech strollers and car seats, innovative toys, creative sporting goods and educational software to helpful books and baby care products. All of the items were thoroughly evaluated by experienced reviewers to determine which ones exceeded the standards to earn an award.

The evaluation process created by the iParenting Media Awards program is so thorough it has attained ISO 9001:2000 Certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is the world's largest developer of standardization regulations, and ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognized standard of quality assurance. Only a fraction of the companies that attempt this certification achieve it.

"Over the last decade, iParenting has been reviewing products for families and we take that responsibility seriously. The iParenting Media Awards program carefully reviews and then recognizes the best products in the marketplace and shares them with parents," says Alvin All, Chief Executive Officer of iParenting Media. "Our Excellent Products Call for Entry was filled with innovative products, but only the ones that exceeded the high evaluation standards we set earned the iParenting Media Award."

To be considered for an award, each company submitted four identical samples of each product, which were then precisely matched within iParenting's database of hundreds of experienced reviewers using iParenting's state-of-the-art technology. An expert, a childcare setting and a family reviewed the products and submitted a thorough evaluation of each item. Results were compiled and submitted to the iParenting Media Executive Committee for final approval. The end result of this comprehensive process is a list of award-winning products families can feel confident in purchasing for their loved ones.

Here is the list of all the iParenting Media Award winners for the Excellent Products of 2006 Call for Entries:


Company Name Product Title
ABC Development, Inc Soap Filled Bottle Scrubber with Nipple Brush
Acting Out Musical Sunshine Skirt
ALEX Jungle Toss
ALEX Knight's Adventure
ALEX Rub A Dub Dinosaur Island
ALEX Rub A Dub Paradise Island
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Composition for Young Musicians
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Amazing Jamnasium
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Recorder Express
Amacom Baby Read-Aloud Basics
Anchor Bay Entertainment Mister Rogers Neighborhood: What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel?
Animal Wow Entertainment, Inc. Dogs Wow Dogs
Atea Kids Drop Stop
Baby Road Trip LLC Baby Road Trip City
Basic Comfort, Inc. Four-Sided Change Pad
Basic Comfort, Inc. Nuzzle Nursing Wrap
Basic Comfort, Inc. Inclined to Sleep/Resting Up
Basic Comfort, Inc. Ultra Plush(TM) Change Pad Covers
Beltkro, Inc. BELTKRO - the BELT Kids Rip Open
Blue Coat Systems K9 Web protection
Bouton d'or Acadie Un jeu pour Jérémie
Bouton d'or Acadie Petit Paul
Briarpatch Sudoku
Brighter Minds Media, Inc. Noah's Ark: Baby's First Pop-Up!
Brooks Pond, Inc. Carrier Cover
Buena Vista Home Entertainment Kronk's New Groove
Buena Vista Home Entertainment Baby Wordsworth: First Words - Around The House
Casablanca Kids Inc. My Beautiful World by Jack Grunsky
Casablanca Kids Inc. The Magic of Mozart
Change Is Strange Change Is Strange - 4 book series
Charles R. Rothschild Productions, Inc. Simply Suzi
CoCaLo, Inc. Textured Sherpa Patch Blanket
Corolle Bebe Do with Rattan Moses Basket
Crave Entertainment The Bible Game
Del-Ray Dermatologicals Baby Lizard Australian Suncream
Deos Animation Studios Ribert & Robert's WonderWorld
Digital Praise Inc. Light Rangers: Mending the Maniac Madness
Digital Praise Inc. Dance Praise
DisneyToon Studios Bambi II
Do-Re-Me & You! America the Musical
Do-Re-Me & You! Sound Bingo
Do-Re-Me & You! Jump to the Beat
Duet, Inc. Cowboy
Duet, Inc. Princess
EMINES Roll 'n Multiply
Emphasis Products light:night portable luminary
Equator Creative Media, LLC Travel With Kids Caribbean - Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
ETA Cuisenaire Learning Place for Families Kindergarten - Spaces and Places for Reading and Writing
Family-Facts Family Life Organizer
Folkmanis, Inc. Peacock Puppet
Folkmanis, Inc. Harbor Seal Puppet
Folkmanis, Inc. Brer Fox Puppet
Folkmanis, Inc. Brer Bear Puppet
Folkmanis, Inc. Brer Rabbit Puppet
Fox Home Entertainment Little Manhattan
Fox Run Records Hot Air Balloon
FridgePlay GoSpy Jungle
Gamewright Top Speed
Gamewright Thing-a-ma-BOTS
Gamewright Uglydoll® Card Game
Greentree Publishing Raising a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World
Gund Tiny Treasures Playset by babyGUND
HABA Little Friends First Playing Set
Hasbro Games Monopoly, SpongeBob Squarepants Edition
Hasbro, Inc. Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Crazy Cuts
Hasbro, Inc. Littlest Pet Shop Get Better Center Playset
Hidden Spring Sisters All...and One Troll
Hint Beverage Company HINT-Apple
HIT Entertainment Barney(TM) Let's Go To The Beach
HIT Entertainment The Wiggles(TM) Here Comes The Big Red Car
HIT Entertainment Bob the Builder(TM) When Bob Became A Builder
IMMI SafeGuard Go®
Imperial Toy Corporation Little Tikes(R) Bubble Bellies(TM) Bubble Pup
Inet Productions Inc. Jack's World
Inspiration Software, Inc. Inspiration® 8
It's Not Your Fault That You're Overweight It's Not Your Fault That You're Overweight - A Story of Enlightenment, Empowerment and Accomplishment for Overweight and Obese Kids
KelMar Games Corp Tricky Town
Kimberly-Clark Corporation HUGGIES(R) Cleanteam(TM) Disposable Mitts with Body Wash
Knowledge Adventure Math Blaster: Master the Basics
Last Day of Work Fish Tycoon for Windows
Laughing Fox Music FIDDLESTICKS
LazyTown Entertainment LazyTown
Lean Forward Media LLC Choose Your Own Adventure® The Abominable Snowman
Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. Learning Friends Pop-Up
Company Name Product Title
Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. LeapStages Learning Piano
Learning Horizons Blue's Clues Colors, Shapes, and Opposites
Learning Horizons Blue's Clues All About Reading Workbook
Learning Horizons Horses Know it All with Audio CD
Learning Horizons Snakes Know it All with Audio CD
Learning Horizons Strawberry Shortcake Addition Flashcard
Learning Horizons Care Bear Numbers, Colors, and Shapes Flash Card
LearningCents LearningCents Bank
Legacy 52 Ways to Protect Your Teen - Guiding Teens to Good Choices and Success
LEGO Systems, Inc. Classic House Building Set
Lerner Publishing Group Tooth Fairy's First Night
Leveractive, LLC Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby
little twig Baby Basics
Macaroni Soup! Stinky Cake
Marshall Cavendish Verbs in Action: Spring Out
Mary Meyer Night Flight Activity Set
Meadowbrook Press The Official Lamaze Guide
Mega Bloks Inc. Pyrates(TM) Shark Escape(TM)
Mega Bloks Inc. Disney Winnie the Pooh Sound Stacker(TM)
Meredith Books The Sonoma Diet
Modus Five Childbirth: A Multimedia Course & Resource Kit
Mommy Teach Me Spanish! Fiesta Friends DVD Vol.2 Mommy Teach Me Spanish! Vol. 2 "Que Duermas Bien - Sweet Dreams"
Munchkin Deluxe Potty Seat
Neat-Oh! International, LLC ZipBin(TM) Mansion
Northlight Communications, Inc. Sign2Me Flash Cards: Beginner Series - Quick Start Pack
Orion Enterprises trading as Bright Bubs Bright Bubs
OSO Products Ltd. Co. Cart Coat(TM) - The Ultimate Shopping Cart Seat Cover
Otero Games The Spider's Web(TM)
Pacific Play Tents, Inc. Spring Time-Fun Time Tent & Tunnel Combo
Pacific Play Tents, Inc. See Me Connecting Tunnels
Pamela Drake Incorporated Monkey Magnet Puzzle Box
Peg Perego USA Peg Perego Pliko P3 MT
Peg Perego USA Primo Viaggio SIP
Playmates Toys Inc. Bathtime Baby Princess Cinderella
Quixote Group, LLC Mederma® for Kids(TM)
Reader's Digest Young Families Pooh's Birthday Book
Reader's Digest Young Families Walt Disney's Peter Pan
Reader's Digest Young Families An Amusement Park Mystery in Ohio
Reader's Digest Young Families An Alligator Adventure in Florida
Reader's Digest Young Families On the Trail of Bigfoot in Washington
Rio Grande Games Niagara
Scholastic Inc. Good Boy, Fergus!
Scholastic Inc. The Wright 3
Sega of America Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure
Silver Dolphin Art Academy Paint It
Silver Dolphin Explore It Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Silver Line Baby Bags The Swagg
Small World Toys, Inc. The World of Eric Carle: Polar Bear Touch & Stack Blocks
SoccerEdge SoccerEdge Bungee Soccer Trainer
Social Skill Builder School Rules!
Sound Advice, Inc. NoteNiks Healthy Eating & Exercise CD
Stephan Baby Boo-Bunnie®
Sycamore Kids Inc. HandySitt Wooden Booster Seat
Talking Fingers, Inc. JingleSpells - 20 Songs to Spell By
Terri Lee Associates Terri Lee Birthday Party Fun
The American Game Factory Koala Brothers: Outback Adventures
The American Game Factory Franklin's Great Adventure
The Children's Group Murmel Murmel Munsch!
The History Channel/History Eduction Voices of Civil Rights
The Language Workshop for Children Sing & Learn Spanish with Professor Toto Starter Kit
The Language Workshop for Children Sing & Learn Italian with Professor Toto Starter Kit
The Language Workshop for Children Sing & Learn German with Professor Toto Starter Kit
The Language Workshop for Children Watch & Learn Spanish with Professor Toto - Part 1
The Language Workshop for Children Watch & Learn French with Professor Toto - Part 1
The Language Workshop for Children Watch & Learn Italian with Professor Toto - Part 1
The Language Workshop for Children Watch & Learn German with Professor Toto - Part 1
THiNKATiViTY, Inc. Sunny Sunshine Crib Toy
ThinkFun, Inc. What's GNU?
Ticche & Bea The Baby Clothes Quilt Kit
Time Too Round the Clock(TM) Baby Tracker
Touchmore GmbH Concept & Products Flingo
Toy Box Innovations, Inc. Disney Princess Vol. 1
Verdict Entertainment Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: An Album of Classical Lullabies
Wai Lana Yoga Wai Lana's Little Yogis Fun Songs CD & Lyric book
Wild Planet Dodge Discs
Windrage Music Sounds of Life
Witty Bit World, Inc. Witty Bit World Alphabet & Phonics Music Collection
XBrains, LLC 21E(TM) Secret Code Game
ZingerZ Incorporated The Walk-O-Long
Zun Zun Tunes Water Song

iParenting Media operates one of the Internet's most popular communities for parents and parents-to-be at iParenting's Editor-in-Chief, Elisa Ast All, MSJ, writes a syndicated monthly newspaper column and co-hosts an A.I.R.-nominated radio show, Points on Parenting, in which she features her favorite iParenting Media Award winners. Consumers can learn more about iParenting Media Award-winning products, and find out where to purchase them via our retailer network online directory, by visiting

iParenting Media Awards offers four Calls for Entry each year and our next Call for Entry, the 2006 Outstanding Products Call, is open now until Friday, June 9, 2006, with products due in our Evanston, IL, headquarters by Friday, June 16, 2006. Award winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. To learn more and to submit your product, visit

Media inquiries:, 847-556-2300. Photos and product descriptions of award-winning items are available.