Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award!

Virtuoso Bears have done yet again: the classical plushies have won a prestigious Brain Toy Award by the Academics' Choice Awards™. Academics' Choice Awards™ help parents and educators validate claims such as "critical thinking" and "educational toy" with a qualified, scientific and objective approach to evaluation. Academics' Choice Awards™ bring recognition to the best thinking-based products in the industry.

This is what the review team and Academic Advisory Board, consisting of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions, had to say about the Virtuoso Bears:

With Virtuoso Bears, lots of soft skills were practiced including listening and responding to music, responsibility/caretaking for your bear, and social skills when sharing and playing with the bear.
The classical music definitely has a calming effect. The structure, melody, and rhythm tends to relax young children and even helps babies that have a hard time sleeping. The combination of a cuddly bear with calming classical music is simply brilliant. My 12 month old loves it. He definitely falls to sleep faster when embracing it. I love that his relaxed mental state - as a result of the music and comforting bear - may help increase his language development and other learning abilities.
I liked the music and the soft material the bear was made out of. The music is different than most toys kids have, so it was a nice change. I like that you can push the button to turn the music off - great design!