Winners Announced for the First Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Awards

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The winners for the Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Awards were announced during the Kids@Play Summit, a part of the 2010 International CES. The first-ever awards show highlighted products, such as applications, video games, CD-ROMs, internet websites, and eBooks, that raised the bar for innovation and excellence.

The 2010 winners are as followed:

Best Children’s App:  Wheels on the Bus from Duck Duck Moose Design for tapping the potential of multi-touch for children

Best Interactive Toy: Tag Reading System from LeapFrog Learning for using technology to help children decode print

Best Children’s Website or Service: Deep Brain Stimulation from Edheads for empowering children with a powerful, realistic simulation.

Best Music and Rhythm Product: The Beatles Rock Band from Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. for setting a new standard in the rhythm-game genre, and helping to bridge the generation gap.

Best Computer Software: World of Goo by 2D Boy  and Brighter Minds Media for playfully introducing powerful scientific building concepts in a puzzle setting.

Best Title for the Nintendo DS or DSi: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box by Level-5, Inc. and published by Nintendo for offering children a quality problem solving experience.

Best Hardware or Peripheral Device for Kids: iPod Touch (2009 Edition) from Apple for giving children access to thousands of affordable multi-touch experiences.

Best Informal Learning Experience: SCRATCH v. 1.4 from the MIT Media Lab for effective use of public grant money to create a product that anyone can use at no cost.

Best Video Game for Kids: LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. for playfully transforming a game console into a powerful creativity tool.

Best Virtual World: Club Penguin by New Horizon Interactive for the Disney Interactive Media Group for continuing to innovate with new features and translation features.

Digital Pioneer for Kids: Mitchel Resnick from the Lifelong Learning Group at the MIT Media Lab  (led the team that created the SCRATCH programming language). He was recognized as the individual that has made the largest impact on children’s technology design.

The finalists of the 2010 KAPi Awards were selected by a group of publishers and critics at the Dust or Magic Institute and the winners were determined by the popular vote of the attendees at the 2010 Kids@Play Summit. For more details, visit www.ChildrensTech.com/KAPis/.