First-of-its-kind awards program recognizes importance of STEM for children,

helps parents make the smart choice


NEW YORK CITY, June 1, 2018 – Parents increasingly recognize the importance of teaching children STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – to prepare them for the future. Because children learn from play, toys are their first and best introduction to STEM concepts.

But what really qualifies a toy as STEM?

Child’s Play Communications today is launching Seriously STEM, a new awards program designed exclusively to review and evaluate STEM toys for kids. Winners will be chosen by independent judges — educators, industry play experts and toy reviewers — with real expertise specifically in kids and STEM.

“Not every toy teaches STEM skills,” said Child’s Play Communications president Stephanie Azzarone. “Our goal is to offer valuable information to all those parents who understand the benefits of STEM but who need help making the right choices for their child.”

Manufacturers may submit products for review within the four subject categories, and within specific age groups, ranging from toddler to teen. Criteria for selection will be established by the panel of judges.

Products from any country and company are eligible for submission. The submission period runs from June 1 through September 15, 2018. The official entry form may be found here.

A percentage of all proceeds from Seriously STEM submission costs will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Winners will be announced November 1 at the third annual Kids’ & Family Tech Expo in New York City and heavily marketed throughout the holiday shopping season.

Child’s Play Communications specializes in publicizing kids’ products, especially toys, and has worked with many brands within the STEM space.

For additional information, contact [email protected].