Testimonials & Awards
What Parents Say About One Minute Reader
“My son actually begs me to use this program—he thinks it's fun to try to beat his score each time. He's having such a good time that he doesn't realize how much he's learning. It makes learning to read fun, which keeps him interested.”
“A wonderful asset and resource. My 12 year old enjoys the independence and motivation.”
“My daughter has just started using the One Minute Reader and loves the program. Now she's the one asking me if she can read!”
“My son is dyslexic, and he loves the One Minute Reader program. The stories are topics that really interest him. It only takes a few minutes each day, and I have seen a significant improvement in his reading skills in just five months.”
An Award-Winning Program
We are proud and honored that the One Minute Reader program has received these awards:
2013 App of the Year & Media of the Year Awards from Creative Child Magazine
Creative Child magazine has awarded the One Minute Reader iPad app 2013 Children's App of the Year and a Media of the Year awards! The products submitted to Creative Child magazine's awards program are reviewed by parents, educators, and professionals. The awards will be officially announced in the fall. Creative Child is a national publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child's creativity.
2008 Mom's Choice Award Gold Recipient
One Minute Reader has been named a 2008 Gold Recipient by the Mom's Choice Awards®.
According to their website, the Mom's Choice Awards are "known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services.
"Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on our evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions."
The entries are evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges that includes education and media experts plus parents, children, authors, librarians, and more.
Entries are scored on several factors, including production quality, design, educational value, originality, appeal, and cost.
Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award
One Minute Reader is a three-time winner of the Teachers' Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine, most recently in 2011.
The award is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market.
The winners are selected based on evaluations by teachers who are also parents. The teachers evaluated the products' educational value, originality, creativity, ease of use, safety, durability, and high-interest level and motivation for children.
Only the products that meet the teachers' stringent standards are chosen for an award. In the Family category, the teachers evaluated over 200 products to choose the best tools for at-home learning.
iParenting Media Award
iParenting Media recently presented an award in the book category to One Minute Reader in its annual evaluation of products for children, parents, and families.
In her analysis of the reading program, one reviewer noted that One Minute Reader gives students “a sense of learning while having fun.”
iParenting Media is a nationwide resource for parents with more than 40 websites devoted to the family lifecycle, a radio show, podcasts, and a syndicated column. iParenting Media uses a thorough and objective evaluation process to review products and select the winners. Products are evaluated by a qualified base of hundreds of reviewers.
Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
The National Parenting Center has awarded Seal of Approval to One Minute Reader two years in a row. The purpose of the program is to identify the best products and services being marketed to parents and their children.
In its review of One Minute Reader in 2006, the Parenting Center wrote, "The thoroughly unique approach to teaching reading really impressed our testers....There are tests and graphs to chart progress, but it was the smile on children's faces that sealed the deal for our testers."
In the Seal of Approval program, parents, children, and educators evaluate products' quality and desirability, taking into account a variety of factors including the reactions of the children.
Independent Publisher Book Award
One Minute Reader has received a 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Children's Interactive category from the trade journal Independent Publisher.
The annual Independent Publisher Book Awards (the "IPPYs") are intended to recognize excellent independently published books. Judging is based on content, originality, design and production quality with an emphasis on innovation and social relevance.
AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards
At the AEP Annual Summit in 2006, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announced two Distinguished Achievement Awards for One Minute Reader.
The prestigious awards are presented annually to outstanding educational publications and products in different categories. One Minute Reader was selected as the winner in the following categories:
- Instructional Materials: Hi/Lo Reading Materials: This category is for books or periodicals designed to assist struggling readers with high-interest content and supportive text. These materials are typically aimed at readers who are reading significantly below their grade level.
- Books: Workbooks: This category is for consumable books for practice or study.
AEP is a national professional organization for educational publishers. AEP supports the publishing of quality materials for educators and students.
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