The leading online educational website for children ages 2–6, ABCmouse.com has been the recipient of numerous awards from national organizations focused on parenting and learning, as well as from the media. Below is a selection of the accolades we’ve received to date.
We are also proud of the many thousands of positive comments we have received directly from teachers and parents who are using ABCmouse.com successfully to help their students and children learn and develop.
The Parents’ Choice Award is America’s oldest nonprofit program to recognize high-quality media for children. Using distinguished panels—which include educators, scientists, librarians, and parents—the Parents’ Choice Foundation identifies the best products for children of all ages, backgrounds and skills, and honors those products with its Parents’ Choice Award. Only 20% of all entries receive any award. The ABCmouse.com website received the highest award possible for a new entry, earning a Gold Seal.
The goal of the Children’s Technology Review is to “de-mystify” the latest technology products and services for parents and teachers through complete, objective, child-centered reviews. The review process is designed to measure five factors that generally apply to most children’s interactive media experiences: ease of use, educational value, entertainment value, design features, and overall value.
In his review of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, Editor Warren Buckleitner said, “After you play a few levels you quickly can see that teachers played a hand in all aspects of this service.” Buckleitner also noted, “This type of service is complete enough to supplement an existing school curriculum or provide the backbone of a home-based curriculum.” The ABCmouse.com website was awarded 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars along with the Editor’s Choice Award.
Parents and teachers rely on the Mom’s Choice Awards® for their thorough evaluation of high-quality media, products and services created for children and families. A panel of judges, which includes education and media experts, parents, librarians, scientists, and medical and business professionals, rates products and services on production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, appeal, cost and other elements. The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy website and The Letter Songs A–Z CD were each awarded a Gold Medal, the highest honor from the Mom’s Choice Awards.
The Teachers’ Choice Award, given by Learning Magazine, recognizes excellence in educational products designed for home use. The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy website was used and rated by both teachers and parents and was honored with the Teachers’ Choice Award based on its educational value, motivation, interest level, ease of use, and safety.
The mission of the National Parenting Center is to advise, support and guide parents with advice provided by world-renowned experts in child rearing and development. The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program was created in 1990 to identify the very best products and services for families. Seal of Approval award-winning products, such as ABCmouse.com, have been singled out for their high quality and desirability.
Tillywig’s Brain Child Award honors engaging educational products that successfully blend learning with fun. During Tillywig’s evaluation process, products are used by testers in an observed focus-group format. Awards are given to the best products based on these group-play tests.
The SheKnows Parenting Awards recognizes the top products in the parenting industry. The goal of the awards is to offer parents all the information they need to make informed decisions about their kids. SheKnows editors review nominated products on the basis of quality, functionality, convenience and other factors. Winners are selected by online voting process open to the public and are announced on the SheKnows website.
The W³ Awards honor the best of the Web. Winning entries for The W³ Awards are selected by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), which honors creative excellence on the web. IAVA members include a wide variety of renowned visual arts, marketing and media professionals. Websites, such as ABCmouse.com, are judged on their creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use.
Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition has been honoring the very best in website development since 1997. Each year, an international, expert panel of WebAward judges review websites in 96 industries. Sites are rated for design, interactivity, technology, content, innovation, copywriting and ease of use for their target audience. The best-reviewed websites are recognized with a WebAward. ABCmouse.com received awards in in the Education and Family categories.