Boogie Board Announces Availability of Play n’ Trace eWriter – First Translucent LCD Writing Screen

By - October 2015

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A few weeks ago, I got a chance to look at the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter and was pretty impressed with what I saw. It’s basically just a replacement for the pen and paper but other than that, not much more. That’s where the new Play n’ Trace comes in. The Play n’ Trace is geared towards the youth market with a heavy emphasis towards tracing. It features the first translucent LCD writing surface allowing users to trace whatever is placed underneath the writing surface.

As you might be thinking, this is great for kids learning how to write their ABC’s and 123’s as well as budding artists who might want to draw something they see that might be too difficult to do freehand.

“Our Boogie Board eWriters have been a source of fun and inspiration for children in the classroom and at home for years,” said Dr. Albert Green, CEO of Kent Displays. “Following the success of our reinvented Jot 8.5, we sought to propel the market even further, developing the first eWriter truly dedicated to children, encouraging visual motor integration. The Boogie Board Play n’ Trace is the perfect tool to help kids develop crucial motor skills, while masking their learning in a fun, clever package.”

The Boogie Board Play n’ Trace will be available on Amazon and top retailers including Learning Express and Mastermind Toys, beginning today, starting at $29.99 USD. Accompanying accessory packs each start at $12.99 USD.

Press Release

Kent, OH., October 26, 2015Boogie Board, makers of the world’s first eWriter that writes like pen on paper, today announced availability of the Boogie Board Play n’ Trace, the newest and most fun member of its comprehensive product line. Featuring the first translucent LCD writing surface, tracing templates and an ingenious design, Play n’ Trace transforms Boogie Board’s familiar eWriter surface into a fun, translucent learning and tracing tool. Designed specifically for the youth market, Play n’ Trace motivates children ages 3+ to express their creativity while developing critical motor, communication and writing skills through the accompanying learning app.

“Our Boogie Board eWriters have been a source of fun and inspiration for children in the classroom and at home for years,” said Dr. Albert Green, CEO of Kent Displays. “Following the success of our reinvented Jot 8.5, we sought to propel the market even further, developing the first eWriter truly dedicated to children, encouraging visual motor integration. The Boogie Board Play n’ Trace is the perfect tool to help kids develop crucial motor skills, while masking their learning in a fun, clever package.”

Play n’ Trace is highly durable and easy to use. Create again and again, without the need to charge or connect. Simply write, trace or draw on the translucent screen with the included twin tip stylus or your fingernail. Start over with a simple press of the erase button found on top of the toy. Children can participate in endless hours of inventive fun at home or on the go with Play n’ Trace.

Play n’ Trace features include:

  • First-of-its-kind, translucent LCD writing screen: allows two and three dimensional objects to be traced or drawn free hand – pictures, workbook pages, even faces
  • Artist’s palette form-factor: allows hands of all sizes to hold the toy comfortably while encouraging imagination
  • Superior Boogie Board writing experience: provides a fun new take on Boogie Board’s proven tactile, analog writing feel, while ensuring an eco-friendly paper alternative
  • Worry-free fun: eliminates the mess typically associated with markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • Extensive battery life: Lasts up to 5 years
  • Countless options for fun: Five Play n’ Trace Accessory Packs to continue the fun – Learning Pack, Sea Life, Farm Friends, Space Adventures, Princess Dream; each Accessory Pack includes 2 reusable cling scenes, 1 brush stylus and 6 tracing templates

When children write, they learn
Boogie Board is dedicated to encouraging children to learn, play and grow. In partnership with Excellent Play, global leader of scientific research and knowledge about play, learning and child development, Boogie Board developed a free iPad activity app for children ages 3 to 10, equipped with unique lesson plans that utilize Play n’ Trace’s cleverly translucent screen. Excellent Play certified Play n’ Trace app grows as you grow, designed with 6 functional areas. The 6 functional areas, each tiered for ages 3 to 10, include: Directions, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Feelings and Letters/Writing.

Availability
The Boogie Board Play n’ Trace will be available on Amazon and top retailers including Learning Express and Mastermind Toys, beginning today, starting at $29.99 USD. Accompanying accessory packs each start at $12.99 USD.

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Samuel Huang is an avid gamer and all around tech geek. When not glued to his computer or iPhone, he can be seen pwning n00bs on PSN nightly. On occasion, he has the crazy dream of owning a vintage JDM Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R or a Datsun 240Z.