Awards season is once again upon us, kicking off with a spotlight on tech-enabled playthings at CES in Las Vegas, the world’s biggest trade show for gadgets, gizmos and tech-infused consumer products from all walks of life.
Winners of the 12th annual Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) awards have been announced ahead of a trophy ceremony at the Venetian Hotel on 9 January, during CES 2020.
Among this year’s top rated tech toys are Hasbro’s Star Wars Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battle Lightsaber, a range of foundational coding toys from Learning Resources, and LEGO’s Duplo World app for youngsters.
More than 500 children's technology products were evaluated and reviewed to determine the most innovative games, software, devices and apps for educating and entertaining today's tech-fluent children. The 2020 awards were evaluated by an independent jury of industry and editorial experts under the direction of Warren Buckleitner, Editor of Children's Technology Review.
And the winners are:
• Best Overall Technology Toy: Hasbro – Star Wars Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battle Lightsaber
• Best Use of Emerging Technology: Virsix Games – St. Noire
• Best Creative Experience: Bandai Namco Entertainment – tori Explorer Pack
• Best App: LEGO – LEGO Duplo World
• Best STEM/STEAM Product: Learning Resources – Coding Critters
• Best Robotics: Educational Insights – Artie 3000 The Coding Robot
• Noteworthy School Product: FableVision Studios – Keenville
• Pioneer Team: Elenco
• Legend: David Small and Paul Rago’s Shoot the Moon
• Judge's Choice: Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure