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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 to identify children’s products that genuinely teach STEM subjects. A complete list of winners may be found here.

“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

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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 awardwinning agency offers an exciting array of proprietary services to engage its target market. For additional information, please visit our web site at, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.