KapiAwardsBanner_2016TWA was so pleased to see the 2016 KAPi Award Winners as many we had reviewed and promoted this past year. Kudos to  GoNoodle for the BEST School Product, got a group of kids and a few spare minutes? What teacher doesn’t?  GoNoodle — the video streaming service for classrooms can turn this time into a mini-gym class, or a trip to a Zumba studio. Some videos reinforce grade level lessons, and they work at home, too. The Foos Coding 5+ by codeSpark as BEST APP for the younger crowd, ideal for future programmers, The Foos are animated creatures that present challenges that can be solved by code. The better you do, the greater the challenge, making The Foos an excellent first coding experience.  BEST Hardware Dot and Dash by WonderWorkshop, meet your kids’ first robots: Dot and Dash. Their mission is to entertain and delight, but also to teach children to learn to code. They respond to voice, can dance and sing and come with a host of apps that together comprise a complete learning system for future coders.  And far from last or least is Edwin the Duck who won most Innovative Award, we add to the list of KAPI winners!

2016edwin1-790x385The 6th Annual KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) Awards celebrate excellence in children’s media. The fabulous emcees Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review and Robin Raskin of Living in Digital Times return to give out the awards at CES.  This celebration is for the most deserving people and products in the kids’ tech industry. Kick Off 2016 with the KAPI AWARDS with Tonda Sellars of Kids Digital Media!

Congratulations to: Ayah Bdeir 2016 LIFETIME PIONEER

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Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is democratizing hardware and empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. ThroughThrough littleBits, Bdeir has created a powerful global community of current and future makers. See more HERE:

TWA writes about littleBits

2016 HONORABLE MENTION

Tiggly Words School Edition

Tiggly Words School Edition puts five connected vowel manipulatives into kids’ hands to play with four apps, provides teachers with Teacher Handbooks so they can implement the connected tech as part of their curriculum… Read reviews of other Tiggly Products Here

Bluebee Pals

Bluebee Pals are a plush talking educational learning tool that sings, reads and answer phone calls. Our innovative technology includes lip synchronization that allows the animal’s “mouth” to move while you’re reading storybook… Read reviews of Bluebee Pals Here

Scribble

Scribble is the evolution of the award-winning Scribble Press, which has seen more than three million books created by children six to 12 since it launched three years ago. Today’s Scribble app provides kids with creative multi…Read review of Scribble Press Here

Highlights Hidden Pictures

Looking for the perfect skill-building, Fun with a Purpose™ app for your child? Look no further! Classic Highlights Hidden Pictures® scenes have been reimagined for a whole new generation. Both kids and grownups will find something…Read about our trip to Highlights

BB-8 by Sphero

Over the years, the magic of Star Wars™ has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks to our advancements in technology, we’ve made it possible to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ into your home….Read about Sphero here

Crazy Gears by Seven Academy This leveled problem solving physics game lets children freely manipulate gears, chains, rods, pulleys and more to pull themselves to the next level. Jurors liked how this app gives children plenty of opportunities to make mistakes (also known as debugging). Read about Crazy Gears Here

 

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