Crystal Growing Trees and Pocket Microscope Both Win High Honors
Myrtle Beach, SC (October 27, 2010) – Ten-year-olds discover that money doesn’t grow on trees
but crystals do! Elementary school kids now carry microscopes in their pocket. Sounds wild?
Actually these zany products from Wild Creations™ are the top award winners according to the
Parents’ Choice Foundation judges. Crystal Growing Trees win a Fall 2010 Parents’ Choice
Fun Stuff Award. Natural History Museum Pocket Microscope captures a 2010 Parents’
Choice Recommended Seal.
The prestigious Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to
recognize quality children's media. The Parents’ Choice Awards program honors the best
material for children and winning is not easy! A mere 20% of those items submitted to the
Parents’ Choice Awards™ program receive a commendation in one of the six award levels:
Classic, Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved, and Fun Stuff, underscoring the influential and
celebrated achievement of being honored with a commendation from the Parents’ Choice
The Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award was created in response to requests to identify value
priced age-appropriate products such as kits for making a keepsake for Grandma, party games, or
birthday party gifts that won’t break the bank plus are well produced and fun. The Parents’
Choice Recommended Seal indicates that judges found the product distinguished enough to give
it a notch above "Approval" rating – thus giving approval and thorough recommendation for
reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent.
Bringing fun and recommended products to market is what Wild Creations does best. Beyond
Parents’ Choice Foundation, toy industry judges have been impressed with the kooky yet
educational items rolled out this year. Wild Creations earned kudos from iParenting Media
Awards, The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Gold Awards, Tillywig Toy Awards and
Parent Tested-Parent Approved Media on various products in just the last three months.
Parents’ Choice testers enjoyed playing with each of Wild Creations winning products. Listed
below are their shared impressions:
Crystal Growing Trees • $7.99 • Ages 10+
Fall 2010 Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award
Crystal Growing Trees is a fun educational activity for children
of all ages. The kit is very affordable and the experiment is easy
enough to complete that even young children can enjoy it. The
kit comes with materials for growing five trees full of crystals
(the two inch trees are made of paper and the crystals develop
from a small liquid substance provided). The crystals start to grow in a few hours and by
the next day the tree is full of crystals. The directions are simple and the activity is easy
to clean up. The activity is fun even for kids not showing a strong interest in science.
Families and teachers will enjoy this product.
Natural History Museum Pocket Microscope • $13.99 • Ages 5+
Fall 2010 Parents’ Choice Recommended
What excited our testers about this microscope was its pocket size, as it
was very easy to carry in a backpack during nature hikes. Testers examined
dragonfly wings and cricket's legs and used the magnified view to describe
new discoveries journals or conversations. For example, the cricket's leg
was hairy, with hairs not visible to the naked eye. Parents will enjoy the
addition of magnification to their children's scientific exploration, and
children will have fun collecting items specifically to view in detail. This
product got our testers thinking about the world around them and helped
convey basic exponents (due to the magnifying lens).
To purchase or find more information on their colorful catalog of products, visit Wild Creations
website at www.wildcreations.com.