Parents' Choice Award - Best "Learning and Doing" Educational Software
On Monday, October 29, 2000, the "Parents' Choice" Awards were announced. "Horace Hopper's Musical Adventures" received the highest award (The Silver Award) of any "learning by doing" toy.
Dr. Toy - "100 Best New Children's Products of 2000"
Horace was also selected by Dr. Toy for the 10 best Audio/Video awards. "Horace Hopper's Musical Adventures" is a winner. There is nothing else in the market that combines adventure, piano keyboard skills, imaginations, and shared family fun and involvement.
The superb graphics, first class orchestrations, and recent research linking early childhood musical education with increased spatial and temporal reasoning can all be showcased though this medium. It would be seen as an excellent early childhood curriculum.”
Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, also known as Dr. Toy, head of the Institute for Childhood Resources, San Francisco only evaluates products that are active, creative, educational, enriching, and fun. In addition the following qualities are taken into consideration: uniqueness, flexibility, ease of use, design, packaging, quality, durability, safety, originality, play value, price, skill building, and multi-cultural appeal.