SoftStone, Inc. Awards

Santa Choice Award Winner

Santa Choice Award Winner!

The Santa Choice Awards program reviewers are experts and leaders in their respective industries and communities.  They are a mix of best-selling authors, teachers, parents and advocates for the improvement of parenting and teaching excellence.

The mission of the Santa Choice Awards is to have professional outside reviewers evaluate the products that are created for all members of the family, from grandparents to newborns and to promote the winners to millions of consumers in print, on television and radio.

Each product submitted into the Santa Choice Awards program is reviewed by two age-appropriate users and by one product expert. Products are evaluated over a period of 30 days. Each product category has it’s own criteria for earning a Santa Choice Award. Winners are determined based on a scoring system provided back by the reviewers, with the final approval given by the final review committee.

Criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Durability
  • Product Design & Functionality
  • Educational Value (if applicable)
  • Play Value
  • Content and Positive Underlying Messages

If Santa Approves It, It’s Gotta Be Good!  Santa approves of the SoftStone, LLC., product line.  Reviewers gave remarkable results to EQ For Children and SoftStone, LLC., and also mentioned that the product line should be licensed or placed not only in homes across the nation, but also in all school systems.

Marriah Media Gold Award Winner!

Marriah Media Gold Award Winner!

The Marriah Gold Award recognizes outstanding parenting and educational products.  Independent reviewers consist of the most discriminating parents, teachers and children. Marriah Media Gold Award winners have had their products tested by three external review sites.

Marriah Media facilitates both the Santa Choice Awards and the Marriah Media Gold Award.  Once the evaluation process is completed, and a Santa Choice Award determination is made, the product automatically receives a Marriah Media Gold Award for year round promotions and support by Marriah Media.  Marriah Media hosts a platform of media assets including television, radio, print and social media components featuring the winning items to consumers directly.

Each product submitted into the program is reviewed by two age-appropriate users and by one product expert. Products are evaluated over a period of 30 days. Each product category has it’s own criteria for earning an award. Winners are determined based on a scoring system provided back by the reviewers, with the final approval given by the final review committee.

Criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Durability
  • Product Design & Functionality
  • Educational Value (if applicable)
  • Play Value
  • Content and Positive Underlying Messages

Reviewers shared feedback on the EQ For Children and SoftStone, LLC. product line, and  recommended it be licensed or placed not only in homes across the nation, but also in all school systems.

What Families Think About SoftStone, Inc.

How long did the review take? 
Approx. 15 days

Was the product engaging?
Yes
Explain:
The full line of products offers numerous positive characteristics – great for teachers and students

Did the reviewer want to utilize or play with the item again?
They will.
Explain:
After thoroughly reviewing the program, I believe this will be a great aspect to both classrooms, homeschooling student and family.

What is/are the most positive characteristics of this item?
Joy & subliminal positive messages.

What is/are the challenges of this product/if any?
The educator will need to be committed because it’s comprehensive – but no challenges were found.

Please rate this product on a scale of 1-10 (10 is the best):
10

Please provide a statement of feedback directly to the product originator or company:
Congratulations for creating a much needed program. There is too much negativity in the media and this program deeply offsets that for children.

Optional/Additional Comments:
Definitely award winning!

Julie K.

Early Childhood Expert

How many reviewers were involved with this product evaluation?
12

How long did the review take? 
30 Days

Was the product engaging?
Yes
Explain:
Reviewers were both teachers and students and it was truly a joy to participate

Did the reviewer want to utilize or play with the item again?
Very Much
Explain:
We continue to utilize the entire product line – even after the review was finished

What is/are the most positive characteristics of this item?
It has a number of positive characteristics – Love, helping, choices, gratefulness, etc.

What is/are the challenges of this product/if any?
None

Please rate this product on a scale of 1-10 (10 is the best):
10

Please provide a statement of feedback directly to the product originator or company:
This product line should be licensed for school systems

Optional/Additional Comments:
WINNER!!

Diaz Family

How many reviewers were involved with this product evaluation?
8

How long did the review take?
1 Month

Was the product engaging?
Yes

Did the reviewer want to utilize or play with the item again?
Absolutely!
Explain:
The kids loved the characters

What is/are the most positive characteristics of this item?
Its comprehensive and the kids love it. I enjoyed being reminded myself of many affirmations

Please rate this product on a scale of 1-10 (10 is the best):
10

Please provide a statement of feedback directly to the product originator or company:
Thank you for creating such and easy to use system. It instills in all of us the traits that we want to teach children

Optional/Additional Comments: 🙂

Moffet Family