Parents’ Choice serves as a trusted and independent source for educators and librarians, journalists and families searching for quality children’s media and toys. During the lengthy screening process, sparky.org was evaluated for product design and function, educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being.
Award winners become part of a select group. Fewer than 20 percent of the products submitted to the awards program receive any level of commendation.
The official Sparky the Fire Dog® website allows kids to explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment. The popular ad-free site features sections for children of all ages, even providing voice-overs for younger children who cannot read yet. The diverse activities range from a fire truck section, cartoons, family activities, seasonal Sparky e-cards for kids to send to friends and family, and parent and educator information.