|Country United States|
Official website parents-choice.org
|First awarded 1978|
|Awarded for Excellence in children's products|
Presented by Parents' Choice Foundation
The Parents' Choice Award is an award presented by the non-profit Parents' Choice Foundation to recognize "the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels." It is considered a "prestigious" award among children's products, and has been described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as the industry equivalent of an Academy Award.
The Parents' Choice Awards were established in 1978 by Diana Huss Green, who is currently the president of the Parents' Choice Foundation. The award recipients are determined by a committee of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and children. One of six award commendations are given to award winners: Classic, Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved or "Fun Stuff." The awards are held annually.