Play n’ Trace Wins Toy of the Year

Learning Express Toys gives Boogie Board® eWriter the nod for top toy
of 2016 at their annual convention

KENT, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#learningexpressBoogie
Play n’ Trace (a Kent Displays, Inc. brand) received the
coveted Toy of the Year Award at the 2016 Learning Express convention.
The convention is hosted by Learning Express Toys, the nation’s leading
franchisor of unique and educational toys that are sold through 125
independently-owned store locations and online. The Toy of the Year
Award is carefully selected and a highly distinguished honor with
thousands of top tier toy brands in consideration.

Learning Express Toys’ Toy of the Year award goes to a product that is
innovative and generates outstanding sales. Learning Express storeowners
vote on the product they consider the “best of the best” for the year.
This award also recognizes a vendor who works as a true partner with
Learning Express storeowners to make their products successful.

“The Toy of the Year award recognizes a toy that embodies the best of
the best. It must be innovative and generate outstanding sales. Our
storeowners are proud to honor the Boogie Board Play n’ Trace by with
this prestigious award,” said Sharon DiMinico, CEO and founder of
Learning Express Toys.

Kent Displays CEO, Dr. Albert Green, is honored by the recognition and
comments, “This is a great example of our amazing team of innovators
that are able to bring revolutionary technologies to consumers. Special
kudos goes to our Boogie Board Design Director, Hunter Morris, and Sr.
Scientist, Dr. Clinton Braganza, for their relentless efforts in
creating and bringing the only translucent screen and kid-focused
eWriter to the marketplace.”

The Play
n’ Trace
is the first Boogie Board eWriter to feature a translucent
LCD writing surface so kids can trace anything from letters to hands and
face. The translucent LCD allows two and three dimensional objects to be
traced or drawn free hand, so children can draw with the touch of a
stylus or finger, eliminating the mess that typically comes with
markers, crayons or colored pencils.

“Unlike our other products which are designed for a broader audience,
the Boogie Board Play n’ Trace is to be used as a creative learning tool
for children ages 3-9. As an industrial designer I look at the
ergonomics and ethnographic behaviors of children in this age group. The
colors, shapes, thickness, weight are crucial decisions. In this case,
it was also helpful to understand developmental milestones of children
including fine motor skills, imagination creation, creative thinking and
tracing,” said Hunter Morris, Design Director at Boogie Board eWriters.

About Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational
toy stores with more than 125 locations across the country – each one
locally owned and operated. Providing an extraordinary shopping
experience, Learning Express Toys is best known for its knowledgeable
and playful sales staff and its unique product mix (birth – age 14).
Believing that everyone who walks through the doors should be WOWED,
Learning Express Toys focuses on the customer experience.

A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization,
civic fundraising and regularly scheduled children’s events contribute
to the exceptional customer service and energetic atmosphere.

To learn more about Learning Express Toys, franchise opportunities, or a
store near you, visit

About Kent Displays, Inc. – The Makers of Boogie Board eWriters

Founded in 1993, Kent Displays is a world leader in the research,
development and manufacture of Patented Roll-to-Roll No Power LCDs for
unique, sustainable applications. Its flagship product line, Boogie
Board eWriters, has redefined writing. These paperless memo pads and
note books do not require power to write and retain an image, using only
a small amount of battery to erase. Specific writing instruments are not
required – even a finger can be used. Millions of Boogie Board eWriters
have been sold through a wide variety of retailers around the world. For
more information please visit:


Kent Displays, Inc.
Todd Packer, 330-673-8784