SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio announced that Wonder Workshop’s Dash robot has been honored as a Platinum award winner by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. The highest honor given by Oppenheim, Wonder Workshop, creator of Dash and Dot robots that make coding fun for kids 6 and up, is being recognized as one of the most inventive and engaging new products of the year.
“Dash is designed to introduce kids to beginning programming skills through playful interaction with its child user,” said Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. “Our child and parent testers alike find Dash to be an amazing product that will delight children right out of the box.”
Led by industry veterans Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is the leading resource and benchmark of excellence for consumers, toy industry professionals, and media. Earlier this year, Oppenheim also awarded Dash the Gold Seal award for being an outstanding product that enhances the lives of children.
"At Wonder Workshop, we believe it is of the utmost importance to engage children through creativity and play,” said Vikas Gupta, chief executive officer and co-founder of Wonder Workshop. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio as validation that Dash is a fun, engaging way for children to learn computer science skills, while helping them to become the builders and masters of their worlds.”
Wonder Workshop’s unique approach to coding tools for kids has established them as leaders in the toy industry, in schools, and for families worldwide. Kids have executed over 4.6 million programs on Dash and Dot and thousands of teams of kids ages 6-12 are currently engaged in Wonder Workshop’s International Robotics Competition, a series of real coding challenges designed to inspire the technologists of tomorrow.
Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot robots are sold in six major retailers in the U.S. and Canada including Apple stores, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us, Amazon, and www.dashtherobot.com. Dash and Dot work with a suite of free apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices.
About Wonder Workshop
Wonder Workshop was founded in 2012 by Vikas Gupta, Saurabh Gupta and Mikal Greaves, a team of inventors, designers, programmers and parents sharing a mission to make coding a new creative tool accessible for children from age six and up. Today, Dash and Dot are used in more than 8,500 elementary school classrooms around the world, and children in more than 37 countries are using Wonder Workshop to ignite curiosity and confidence through play while learning essential 21st century skills. Learn more about the San Mateo, CA-based company by visiting https://www.makewonder.com/.
About the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
The independent consumer organization rates the best children's toys based on a number of criteria including quality, innovation and whether a toy is fun and engaging. Toys are reviewed by child development and toy experts Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim as well as their network of family testers all over the United States. The Oppenheims are contributors to NBC's TODAY Show. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, Gold and SNAP (special needs) Awards for 2016 are available at toyportfolio.com.