Nov. 1, 2018, New York City — The first-ever Harry Potter STEM product, robots that use Augmented Reality to teach coding to kids, t-shirts that let you see inside the body, and more, were on display November 1 at the third annual Kids & Family Tech Expo in New York City.

Hosted by Child’s Play Communications, specialists in promoting kids’ products, the Expo is the only media event specifically for tech products designed for kids and families.

This year Child’s Play also introduced STEMStation, a special section within the Expo devoted to companies showing products that, along with tech brands, complete the definition of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Also new at this year’s Expo: Child’s Play announced the winners of the first Seriously STEM Awards, created by the agency in partnership with STEM.org to identify children’s products that genuinely teach STEM subjects.

“There has been so much focus in recent years on the importance of STEM, and rightfully so,” observed Child’s Play Communications president, Stephanie Azzarone. “This year’s Kids & Family Tech Expo recognized that in a major way and supported toy companies that are doing a great job of educating kids about STEM.”

The 2018 Kids & Family Tech Expo exhibitors included both start-ups and global brands many of which took part in the 2017 Expo as well. This year’s exhibitors and product highlights included:

  • Boolean Girl Tech’s self-contained, build-it-yourself computer engineering kit
  • Curiscope’s Augmented Reality t-shirt that allows children to learn about the human body…on a human body
  • Elenco’s circuit kits that add lights, sounds and moving parts to building bricks to make endless combinations
  • Hexbug’s customizable BattleBots fighting robots, complete with arena
  • I Luv Wireless kids’ cell phone with GPS tracker
  • Kabook’s original books that can be customized with a child’s own name and photos
  • Kano’s wireless Harry Potter wand that shows fans of all ages how to code
  • Klutz’s kits for creating gumball machines, remote racer cars — even a movie
  • littleBits kit that lets kids build and customize high-tech hero gear with electronic blocks — and enter Super Hero training with their favorite Marvel Avengers
  • Novel Effect’s app synchs sounds and music to a storyteller’s voice
  • Pai Technology’s friendly robot, Augie, uses AR to teach coding
  • Tech Will Save Us kits let kids make glowing badges for their clothes or flashing lights for their bikes
  • Woobo’s fuzzy robot uses artificial intelligence to answer kids’ questions
  • Yellow Scope’s science kits for girls explore chemical reactions, molecular motion, temperature and more

The Associated Press, Cool Mom Picks, Cool Hunting, GeekDad, Gizmodo, Parents and The TODAY Show were among the major media attending the 2018 Kids & Family Tech Expo, along with key social influencers.

For additional information about the Kids & Family Tech Expo, visit childsplaypr.com.

About Child’s Play Communications

Child’s Play Communications specializes in promoting products and services for kids and parents — and consumer technology — through public relations, social influencers, social media content and events. The agency has successfully launched emerging companies and supported global brands, including Hasbro, Sony, Spin Master, Disney and Warner Bros. It is also the creator of the Kids’ & Family Tech Expo, the first media event specifically for tech products designed for children and parents, and the Seriously STEM Awards. Based in New York City, the award-winning agency offers an exciting array of proprietary services to engage its target market. For additional information, please visit our web site at ChildsPlayPR.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.