STUDIO CITY ( — Struggling with what to get the kids this holiday season?

Sharon Vinderine, founder of Parent Tested Parent Approved, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to show viewers popular holiday items that are parent tested and parent approved.

PTPA was started because as an inventor of a baby product, Vinderine was looking for ways to promote her new product. She submitted her product to several awards because they all promised to help her reach her consumer audience should her product earn their seal. She was disappointed to find that it seemed everyone who applied for an award was an automatic winner and that there was neither feedback on the product nor any outreach as promised. This prompted the creation of The Parent Tested Parent Approved Awards.

LOL ELMO – MSRP $44.99
• There are so many ways to make LOL Elmo laugh!
• Elmo tells jokes, makes silly sounds – then more he laughs, the more he rolls and shakes
• LOL Elmo comes with Dorothy’s fishbowl squeaker and instructions.
• Ages over 18 months to 4 years

Cuddleuppets – MSRP $19.99
• A unique combination of a Blanket and a Puppet
• Made with soft, plush, washable material
• Great for pretend play or just as a cuddly friend to sleep with
• Comes in 6 different animal puppets and colors

Kobo Glo – MSRP $129.99

• Revolutionary Comfort Light illuminates the screen with a soft, adjustable glow so you can read any eBook any time of day under the perfect light — no lamp required
• Intuitive touchscreen technology lets you browse your library, look up words, and switch between screens quickly, easily
• Customize your reading with a choice of 7 additional font styles and 24 sizes, adjustable weight and sharpness settings, and the power to set your own margins
• Never worry about your battery dying mid-chapter; a single charge on the Kobo Glo lasts up to a month

Kobo Mini – MSRP $79.99

• Complete with a no-glare natural E Ink touchscreen and built-in Wi Fi
• With a 5″ touchscreen, Kobo Mini is the lightest, smallest eReader on the market
• Kobo Mini’s battery lasts up to 1 month
• Kobo Mini has 2 GB of storage for up to 1,000 eBooks

Olympus TOUGH TG-820 Camera – MSRP $299.99

• Waterproof, Shockproof, Freeze proof, Crushproof and Dustproof, this durable point-and-shoot is great for family vacations or even just playing in the backyard
• 12 megapixel
• shoot crisp, clear photos no matter what the weather conditions

Jabra Solemate– MSRP $199
• The go-anywhere, do-anything portable speaker with massive sound that lets you share your music everywhere. All you have to do is provide the tunes and SOLEMATE will do the rest.
• You can take your SOLEMATE anywhere; the durable design is dust and splash resistant, and the rugged, non-slip rubber sole can handle the bumps and knocks of the journey
• When it comes to sound quality, the SOLEMATE is custom-designed and tested state-of-the-art facilities and provides the ultimate portable speaker experience
• The SOLEMATE doesn’t stop at music. Connect to your phone and you’ve got your own personal speakerphone. Or take your video chats to the next level by using SOLEMATE with Skype™, Google™ Talk, and other video chat services.

LifeProof nüüd case for iPad – MSRP $99.99
• Water, dirt, snow and shock proof
• Features a totally naked screen that provides a perfect tactile response and visual clarity
• The new LifeProof iPad case protects iPad 2/3/4 devices
• The LifeProof nüüd iPad case is available for $99.99 and the Cover + Stand for LifeProof nüüd iPad case for $19.99. A case and cover combo is also available for $119.98

Wearever Cookwear – MSRP – $79.99
• It is free of any harmful chemicals but is durable and scratch resistant and has a natural ceramic coating
• The cookware is excellent for searing and cooking as its heat retention delivers evenly cooked food
• Heat resistant to 750° it can go from stovetop to oven. The ceramic coating’s nonstick properties make cleanup a breeze and the cookware is dishwasher safe
• Safe for your family (no chemicals) and the environment (recyclable)

KRUPS EA82 Full Automatic Coffee + Espresso Machine – MSRP $799.99

• This machine is able to perform the duties of virtually five coffee and espresso appliances with the single touch of a button
• The LCD screen permits the immediate visualization of all functions of the machine via a central “one touch” button while precise settings allow the user the preparation of a “tailor made” cup of coffee
• Available in black and red


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