Top 50 Educational Products That Develop Critical Thinking – Summer 2019

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Academics’ Choice today congratulates all winners of the Summer 2019 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 Crayola, Learning Resources, Think Tank Scholar, Linguacious, Samsung, The Learning Journey International, Noodle, Junior Learning, PlayShifu, Dr. Panda, LiteracyPlanet, Learning Without Tears, Lipa Learning, Educational Insights, Center for Cyber Safety and Education, Educational Blueprints, White Wave Press, NAEYC, Mentoring Minds, I Know It, Highlights Learning,, MobyMax, 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.

“ is truly honored to be selected for a 2019 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award,” said Adrian Ridner, CEO & Co-founder of “We work hard to provide resources that can support learners of all levels and with unique learning styles and preferences. Receiving this recognition helps us know we’ve created valuable resources and motivates us to continue to provide the best education tools for students of all grade levels, teachers, parents and anyone looking for a flexible and engaging way to learn.”

“MobyMax is honored to receive a prestigious Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award for our comprehensive and interactive learning platform. We’re gratified to be recognized for creating what the judges called some of the ‘best thinking-based products’ in the industry. We share the judges’ perspective that the high point for students is to have choices in their education that allow them to progress on their own, a philosophy that has been at the core of every MobyMax product we’ve developed. We’re also thrilled that MobyMax’s success in meeting the needs of both gifted and remedial students has been deemed ‘an outstanding technological achievement.’ We know that receiving this recognition from Academics’ Choice will help propel our mission to help students learn twice as fast.” – Glynn Willett, Co-Founder, MobyMax

“What an honor to have The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science recognized by Academics’ Choice Awards! It not only encourages me to continue creating empowering books that celebrate women’s achievements, but more importantly it honors those very women scientists by acknowledging their vast accomplishments and contributions to our world.” – Elizabeth Lorayne, Author and Publisher at White Wave Press

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.


– Academics’ Choice published the original press release here.