Educational Nature Backpack Kit for Kids Wins NAPPA Toy Award
Billings, Mont. - October 19, 2007 - Hands-on nature exploration in the backyard and beyond is accessible with the Young Naturalist's Backpack Kit, a Gold Award winner in the 2007 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) competition. This honor recognizes the backpack kit, which includes tools that children ages eight and up can use to get out and discover nature, as a standout among this year's toys. It is available from Home Science Tools, an online retailer focused on making science fun as well as educational.
Now in its 17th year, NAPPA is a well-known source of gift ideas for anyone interested in high-quality toys that develop a child's knowledge, imagination and skills. Full NAPPA results will be announced Nov. 1, 2007, in 40 parenting magazines across the country and online at Parenthood.com.
'NAPPA-winning products meet the most stringent criteria and are judged by nationally recognized industry experts, educators, reviewers and advocates in their fields,'' explains NAPPA Manager Barbara Smith Decker. 'When parents see the NAPPA Gold or Honors seal on winning products, they're assured of a high quality, fun and educational experience for their children.''
The Young Naturalist's Backpack Kit was released in April 2006 by Home Science Tools. Six other nature and earth science backpack kits are also available at www.homesciencetools.com, covering topics such as astronomy, rocks, botany and insects. 'These backpack kits are more than 'edu-tainment,''' says Frank Schaner, the company's founder and president. 'With them, kids get quality tools they can use to discover and investigate on their own, developing an enjoyment of nature as well as real science skills.''
The Gold Award-winning pack is priced at $89.95 through the 2007 holiday season.
Home Science Tools is an online resource for parents, teachers and children interested in a wide array of science materials. Frank and Debbie Schaner started the business in 1994 with a commitment to provide the best tools for science education and to promote enjoyment of science. They offer quality products, low prices and prompt order shipment. The company is constantly expanding its product offering to meet the broad science needs of parents and teachers in the U.S. and Canada. Additional information is available at www.homesciencetools.com.
The National Parenting Publications Awards were created in 1990. NAPPA's Children's Products division covers Toys & Games, Music, DVDs, Books & Magazines, Storytelling & Spoken-Word Recordings, Software, Video Games and Websites.
NAPPA is recognized for its service to parents, having won the Parenting Publications of America's Gold Award for Editorial Excellence. NAPPA is a program administered by Dominion Media, a division of Dominion Enterprises, and promoted in association with parenting publications across the United States and on the web at Parenthood.com.