Top 32 Brain-Boosting Educational Products of the Summer - 2018

Academics' Choice today congratulates all winners of the Summer 2018 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 Learning Resources, Leapfrog, The Learning Journey International, Teknikio, SpoonRead, Shmoop University, Inc., Golden Bell Studios, Vosego, Dr. Panda Toys Limited, Kitki, High Noon Books, 3P Learning, Skoolzy, Triora Technologies, PlayMonster, Hap-Pal Music, Kore Design, Flinto Learning Solutions, Blake eLearning, Xander Educational Apps, Slate Science Operations, Peartree, Think Tank Scholar, Minds On Play LLC, Educational Insights, 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.

"The Academics' Choice Award brings our app, Equii, validity that extends beyond just being fun. Our app tickles your brain in a way that is fun and makes your think critically. Equii definitely has ability in the academic world and we could not have done it without the support from the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. We are so happy to have the opportunity to learn from hands on experience." - Blake Pride-Zorn, Co-Founder of Triora Technologies

"We at Shmoop are honored that Academics' Choice has chosen to recognize our ShmoopTube video product. Now if only Scorsese will start returning our calls." David E. Siminoff, Founder

"We are honoured to have won the Academics' Choice Awards™ for Flintobox and FlintoClass. Academics' Choice Award embodies hard work, perseverance and a true exemplar of encouragement. Our mission is to revolutionize the way children around the world learn and play by productising and standardizing early education. Over the past 5 years, Flinto has promoted rich early experiences in 5 Lakh+ children across 8 countries. We are extremely pleased to have been validated for Redefining Early Education with such a prestigious award." - Arunprasad Durairaj, CEO and Co-Founder, Flinto Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd

"We are thrilled that Botley™ the Coding Robot Activity Set has been selected for the prestigious Summer 2018 Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award! Learning Resources remains committed to creating educational toys that are essential learning tools and are aligned with the mission of Academics' Choice to support brain-boosting products." - Marie LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer, Learning Resources

"Winning the Academics' Choice for three of our products is wonderful news," said Robert Gross, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Golden Bell Studios. "Robots on the Line and Keys to the Capitals winning the Brain Toy Award means so much to our entire team. We aim to promote positive growing experiences for children, both cognitive and emotional, through our vast collection of games. Both of these board games are exemplary of what we strive to continue accomplishing so that kids will not only learn important skills by having fun, but also continue expressing themselves in healthy ways. Additionally, we're equally amazed with Black Hat inclusion as a Mind Spring Award recipient. We put great value in being recognized by the top notch panel of judges selected by Academics' Choice. Golden Bell will continue following the example they've set."

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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