The Best Summer Brain Toys & Media for Teachers and Families

Academics' Choice today congratulates all winners of the Summer 2017 Academics' Choice Awards, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The summer winners include brain-boosting products from Alex Brands, Tynker, High Noon Books, Teach My Toddler, SimplyFun, Little Medical School, Bratskeir & Co., LTD, Brainspace Publishing, Blake eLearning, Sago Mini, Michael & the Rockness Monsters, Logic Roots,, Magformers, Shiller Math, Geometiles, 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.

"It is a tremendous honor to receive the Academics' Choice Award. The thorough, multi-faceted review process really gives people a chance to explore Geometiles as a tool for sparking both creativity and analytical thinking. Seeing the Board truly enjoy and value the importance of high-quality educational toys, such as Geometiles, gives a great sense of fulfillment." - Yana Mohanty, PhD, CEO of Imathgination and inventor of Geometiles

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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