I’m thrilled to announce that my math products, Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! and Best Multiplication Songs EVER! are Spring 2012 Tillywig Brain Child Award Winners (Books and Audio Categories).
“Everything you need to help kids master multiplication can be found within these [workbook] pages! Loaded with examples, hints, tips, and playfully designed worksheets, this workbook is strongly geared to how kids think and learn… If you’re looking for a systematic, comprehensive, highly-organized curriculum that makes learning (and teaching) multiplication fun and easy, you’ve just found it! “
“Kids often struggle with their multiplication tables, but it doesn’t have to be that way… This [CD] is also a wonderful tool to use along with the Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! … An engaging, fun, spirited approach to learning something every one of us needs to know!”
Click here to learn more about the workbook, the CD and the FREE software you can download for addition and times tables practice.
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Evaluation criteria and process: a Tillywig award winner is one determined by the Tillywig testing team to have high entertainment and/or educational value. During the evaluation process, products are used by a number of testers in an observed focus group format. In the final evaluation of any product, comments from observers are integrated with feedback from testers. Testers and observers come from all walks of life and a broad range of ages. When assessing these values, Tillywig focuses on evaluating many factors, including:
Ease of First Use
Clear, easy-to-understand instructions and product design are key factors in creating a positive initial experience.
It was fun the first time out, but will it be equally or even more enjoyable over a period of weeks, months…years?
Does it look and feel well-made? Is it something retailers would be proud to have on their shelves, a parent would be proud to give as a gift? Is it, from all appearances, built to last?
Social Interaction/Fun Factor
Products that effectively promote a high level of face-to-face playful interaction receive a high rating from us. If participants laughed out loud, so much the better!
Does it inspire creativity during use/play? Does this product actively fuel the imagination?
Thought Processes/Motor Skills
Does it encourage new ways of thinking or promote physical development?
Weighting of Criteria
If the product appears to be an educational product, then factors relating to learning and development are more heavily weighed.
Thank you, Tillywig!