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You heard it first at Kids@Play.
Kurio announced a partnership with Verizon to create the first cellular connected kids tablet. Both parties agree that kids will be afforded a broader, more enriching use of tablet technology when not confined to WiFi. The tablet includes a bevy of parental controls. The crowds around Kurio at CES Unveiled spoke volumns about the importance of the emerging Kids Tablets market.
FingerPrint showcased is new partnership with Samsung to create a kid’s channel on the tablet. Watch Nancy MacIntyre’s presentation here.
Our first year of a full blown digital playground, the NEOS from PlayWorld Systems gave CES attendees a good chance to burn some calories and see the world from through the eyes of playground loving kids.
The introduction of the MIPs Modular Inverted Pendulum Robot from WowWee delighted audiences with these tray carrying/ bump and grind dancing/ gesture driven robots.
Play-I introduced Bo and Yana, a robot duo to teach kids programming.
David Pogue gave us the first look at his new Yahoo! Tech endeavors and family’s can look for some great new content from Yahoo’s family contributor, Dan Tynan.
The KAPi Awards , always a highlight, were spearheaded once again by the amazing astute Warren Buckleitner , and twelve judges steeped in educational and entertainment technology for kids. Congratulations are in order for Hasbro, TinyBop, StoryBots, PlayWorld Systems, and our pioneer awardee, David Kleeman for his constant devotion to keeping the promise of kid’s media on track.
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See you in 2015, but don’t make yourself a stranger. We’ll be blogging, updating, and speaking all over the place and your news is always our news!
Robin Raskin and Warren Buckleitner