TWA 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!
The 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
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.
TWA writes about littleBits
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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 are a plush talking educational learning tool that
sings, reads and answers 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 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
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....
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