Because dads don't always think like moms.
San Francisco, CA – April 21, 2010 – What do an indestructible booster seat, a board game about bankruptcy, a coloring book that teaches critical thinking, and a wisecracking 9-month old have in common? They’re all among the most recent winners of the joint GreatDad.com Recommends/Mr. Dad Seal of Approval awards. Both the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval and GreatDad Recommends programs were created to recognize products and services that encourage dads to spend more quality time with their children.”We want to provide a dad-approved list of toys, games, and activities that, among other criteria, are educational, fun, and promote more interaction between dads and kids,” said Paul Banas, Founder and CEO of GreatDad.com. “What we’re really doing,” adds Armin Brott, founder of Mr. Dad, “is giving men the resources and tools they need to be the fathers they want to be.”
The two awards programs are already trusted by some of the toy world’s biggest brands—including Lego, Haba USA, and the Magic Schoolbus Series—as well as a host of smaller companies. “Although we’ve won many awards, I am most excited about the MrDad Seal of Approval,” said Craig Olson, creator of the Baffle Gab board game. “Your Seal of Approval assists dads around the country to identify games that bring families together for quality time while having fun and learning. A great combination!” Until today, winners were announced only twice a year—before Father’s Day and before the Winter holidays. However, due to popular demand, Mr. Dad and GreatDad will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis and will announce winners at least four times per year. “Dads are looking for ‘kid-friendly’ labels or seals of approval on products and services,” says Dr. William Bennett, a pediatrician and member of the review panel that evaluates the products and services submitted for the MrDad Seal of Approval and GreatDad Recommends programs. “People should care if a product or service bears these seals because this means real dads have looked at the product, seen it in action, and tested it.” The most recent winners have been divided into a number of categories:
Pregnancy and Infancy
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tweens and Teens
Family Wii game
The GreatDad Recommends and Mr. Dad Seal of Approval programs offer entrepreneurs, small businesses, large manufacturers, merchants, services, and others a proven way to reach millions of men who are passionate about fatherhood. For more information, visit greatdad.com/Greatdad_banner/leadingpage.php